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Many people in India,Pakistan and Bangladesh marry girls of very young.

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Dear Brother Burhan, many people in India,Pakistan and Bangladesh marry girls of very young age citing the example of our Prophet(saws),who married Hazrat Ayesha when she was 9 or 12 years of age. Many a time these young girls die during child birth.Guide me as to are they justified?


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Marry girls early

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Sahih Al-Bukhari Hadith 7.4 Narrated by Abdullah

We were with the Prophet (saws) while we were young and had no wealth whatever. So Allah's Messenger (saws) said, "O young people! Whoever among you can marry, should marry, because it helps him lower his gaze and guard his modesty, and whoever is not able to marry, should fast, as fasting diminishes his sexual power."


Al-Tirmidhi Hadith 3090 Narrated by Abu Hurayrah

Allah's Messenger (saws) said, 'When someone with whose religion and character you are satisfied asks your daughter in marriage, accede to his request. If you do not do so, there will be temptation on earth and extensive corruption.'


As strong as ones natural desire for sex is during ones youth, Islam has guided and encouraged (not commanded) the believers, both men and women, to seek to marry as early as that they may save themselves from falling into temptation and illegal sexual intercourse.


We reiterate again that Islam has encouraged (not commanded) the believers, both men and women, to marry as early as possible after one has attained the puberty..but if for any reason one, whether man or woman, choose to delay their marriage there is absolutely no harm and they are at absolute liberty to do so.


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