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Is a marriage permissible if the man is younger than the woman?

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assala mu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa baraka tu i wanted to ask in islam can a man mary a women if he is one year younger does islam says that it is not allowed 


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Is a marriage permissible if the man is younger than the woman?

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Islam has permitted a man or a woman to marry at any age after the age of puberty. A 80 year old man may marry a 15 year old girl; or an 80 year old woman may marry a 15 year old boy! There is absolutely no restriction or condition on age, except that both the partners must be beyond the age of puberty.


The Messenger of Allah (saws) himself married Hadrat Khadijah (r.a.) when he was 25 and she was 40.


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