Volume 7, Book 62, Number 88:
The Prophet wrote the (marriage contract) with ‘Aisha while she was six years old and consummated his marriage with her while she was nine years old and she remained with him for nine years (i.e. till his death).
Acccording to the Koran, Mohammad’s actions are to be followed for all times.
YUSUFALI: Ye have indeed in the Messenger of Allah a beautiful pattern (of conduct) for any one whose hope is in Allah and the Final Day, and who engages much in the Praise of Allah.
Islam should of never been allowed to be practiced in Western Civilization in the first place.
Hat tip to JR.
Yemen women oppose proposed child marriage ban
Sun Mar 21
SANAA (AFP) – Thousands of Yemeni women, their faces covered in religious veils, demonstrated outside the parliament on Sunday to oppose proposed legislation banning the marriage of girls under 17.
The protesters held up banners proclaiming “don’t ban what Allah made permissible,” or “stop violating Islamic sharia law in the name of rights and freedoms,” an AFP correspondent said.
Answering calls by Muslim clerics who oppose the proposal on grounds it goes against Islamic sharia law, the protesters arrived in organised buses.
Proposed amendments to the civil status law stalled in parliament last August after severe opposition to a government proposal that would ban girls females 17 and males under 18 from marrying.
Child marriages are common in impoverished Yemen, especially in rural areas, where girls as young as eight are known to have been married off by desperately poor parents.
Last year a child marriage case in Yemen made international headlines after a 12-year-old girl died in childbirth, together with the baby.
“Where will this… new law take us?” asked Umm Abdulaziz, a protester clad in black from head-to-toe.
“Most rights groups have women who are over 40 and still not married,” she added in an apparent taunt at unmarried activists in Yemen, whose largely traditional tribal society looks down on single women past a certain age.
“There is a significant spinstership among female students in Yemen universities,” she added.
A handful of women’s rights activists outside the parliament were seen leaving after being outnumbered by the demonstrators.
“It is unreasonable to marry our daughters at the age of eight or nine. This is a serious problem,” said Houriya Mashhour, deputy director of Yemen’s Women National Committee.
A delegation from the protesters met MP Sheikh Humaid al-Ahmar, the deputy speaker of the parliament, along with several Islamist MPs from Al-Islah, a powerful opposition party leading the campaign against the proposed amendments.
“We consider those who call for limiting marriage age by law as enemies of Allah, his prophet and us,” said one of the women delegates.