Around many parts of the Muslim world it is not uncommon for girls as young as 9 to be married to men old enough to be their grandfathers. While the practice may be officially illegal, it is accepted because the Prophet Muhammad himself set the precedent. At the age of 52 he took a 6-year-old child as one of his wives; the marriage was sexually consummated when she was 9.
Wondering what this is all about? Read my post explaining why and how I’m commemorating Lent this year.
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