“Nine as being the appropriate age…”
Three short months ago, the Grand Mufti of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Sheikh Abd al-‘Aziz ibn ‘Abd Allah ibn Muhammad ibn ‘Abd al-Lateef Aal ash-Shaikh, authorized girls as young as 10-years-old to marry.
Always the innovator, the Islamic Republic of Iran has done the neighboring Kingdom one better.
One year, that is…
The Majles Legal Affairs Committee has released a press statement stating that the current civil law, a hangover from the pre-revolutionary days under the Shah, in regards to the legal age of marriage for girls under the age of ten is to be considered “un-Islamic and illegal.”