Canadian Imam Says It Is Legal For 50-Year-Old Man To Marry 9-Year-Old Girl

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Police are investigating an alleged hate crime when they found flyers which depicted Mohammad deflowering a 9-year-old girl, Aisha, in mailboxes around Edmonton, Alberta in October 2016.

The Crown Prosecutor has reason to believe these flyers meet the criteria of being called hate crimes since it contains pornographic content.

Abu Ameenah Bilal Philips, a Muslim Canadian Imam, and scholar as well as the Chancellor of Islamic Online University says that there is nothing wrong with this marriage. In a lecture he had given some years ago, he explained that according to Islam puberty means menstruation and the ability to bear a child. This is what they consider the dividing line between maturity and childhood. He said that 1400 years ago life was shorter and 9-year-old girls were mature. But, he also said that marrying a 9-year-old girl was legitimate. He said that if a Muslim mad in his 50’s wished to marry a 9 or 10-year-old woman who has reached puberty, it was legitimate.

In a lecture he had given earlier, he had addressed the many consequences of delaying marriage. He said that delaying marriage was causing moral corruption and leading to things like lesbianism, homosexuality, masturbation, and pornography.

He had also written a book back in 2002 called Contemporary Issues which has been made accessible at the online library of Muslims of Calgary. In this book, he had justified why early marriage made sense in Islam.

He said that there were 9 years in the lunar year and that the minimum age for girls to marry according to Islam was 8 year and 9 months when it came to the solar year. This is because the lunar year is a few days shorter than the solar year.

These Islamic rulings when it comes to the age of puberty are now being taught in Islamic schools all across North America.

Original story here.