Children Producing Babies Makes the Muslim Tribe Stronger

To Young to be Married

Islam Child Bride Pregnancy. Imam Shabbir Ally is president of The International Toronto Dawah Center. Shabbir Ally gave an interview that was uploaded on April 21, 2017. This interview contextualizes the context that places child marriage in a perspective that enables Muslim scholars to assert Islam is a leader of female human rights.


In what ways are Muslim women disadvantaged in the current marriage system from an Islamic lens?

Imam Shabbir Ally:

One of the issues, there in no minimum age prescribed for an allowable Islamic marriage. A boy or a girl could get married very early. For a boy, this may not prove to be much of a problem because he always has the option of divorce. The woman did not have the option of divorce. She could seek a dissolution of her marriage, but that is a long process and it requires taking her case to the Muslim Court, or in a modern context, where Muslims are minorities, taking it to a council of imams. The boy, he can just simply utter the word “divorce” and he is freed from the marriage he does not like.

Child Marriage Can Be a Burden to Females However Advantageous for Males

Islamic Marrying Age

Now we speak often about the consent of a woman in marriage, but that consent does not apply to minor girls. Girl could be married off by her father or her grandfather without her consent.


So this is an Islamic principle?

Imam Shabbir Ally

It is well known and it is classified and codified in Islamic textbooks…. And their great contribution to societies would have been get married, have children. They increase the number of the tribe. The tribe became larger and stronger. So each individual was contributing something to the growth of the tribe. And women in particular, that would have been a great contribution to their tribes by getting married early and having children.

Islamic Marrying Age


Do you still think in light of these brief issues that we talked about, and acknowledging that we will need to have another episode where we talk more about these issues, that Islam still views women in a positive light as we framed our initial discussion?

Imam Shabbir Ally

Well yes. Here, by Islam, I mean in my conception of what Islam is. Involving the Quran as the basic teaching of Islam understood against the backdrop of historical circumstances and now reapplied to a modern and changing situation.

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Tafseer al-Tabari, 14/142 

2 – It was narrated from ‘Aa’ishah  MABPWH that the Prophet PBUH  married her when she was six years old, and consummated the marriage with her when she was nine, and she stayed with him for nine years. 

Narrated by al-Bukhaari, 4840; Muslim, 1422. 

Al-Istidhkaar, 16/49-50. 

Ibn ‘Abd al-Barr said: 

The scholars are unanimously agreed that a father may marry off his young daughter without consulting her. The Messenger of Allaah married ‘Aa’ishah bint Abi Bakr when she was young, six or seven years old, when her father married her to him.

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Getting married at an early age is something that is confirmed by the book of Allah, the Sunnah of his Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam), the consensus of the scholars and the actions of the companions, and the Muslims who came after them

The evidence from the Qur’an is:

1. The saying of Allah: “And those of your women as have passed the age of monthly courses, for them the ‘Iddah (prescribed period), if you have doubts (about their periods), is three months, and for those who have no courses [(i.e. they are still immature) their ‘Iddah (prescribed period) is three months likewise, except in case of death]”. (At-Talaq 65:4)

The evidence from the Sunnah is: The Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam) established the marriage contract with Aisha, may Allah be pleased with her, when she was 6 years old, and he consummated the marriage with her when she was 9 years of age.

Tonight is their Wedding Night

It is reported in Sahih AlBukhari and Muslim that Aisha, may Allah be pleased with her, said: “The Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam) established the marriage contract with me when I was 6 years of age and consummated the marriage with me when I was 9 years of age.”

Ibn Qudama said in Al-Mughni: “There is no difference as regards a young girl who is still a virgin“. Ibn Al-Mundhir said: “The reliable people of knowledge agree unanimously that it is permissible for a father to marry off his young and virgin daughter to an eligible man. It is also permissible for him to marry her off despite her reluctance to be married.

Getting married at an early age is something that is confirmed by the book of Allah, the Sunnah of his Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam), the consensus of the scholars and the actions of the companions, and the Muslims who came after them


Islamic Child Brides in Dearborn Michigan

The Girls Who Go Away by Kaylee McGhee White, Commentary Writer  | June 22, 2018

Dearborn’s Yemeni population has grown significantly over the past five years, largely due to an influx of refugees. More than one-third of Dearborn’s approximately 100,000 residents identify as Arab, and of those approximately 8 percent are Yemeni. Like most immigrant groups, the Yemeni bring their social customs with them. Child marriage is one such norm. Article


Turkish child marriage religious document sparks anger

Turkey’s main opposition party has called for a parliamentary inquiry after the directorate of religious affairs said that, under Islamic law, girls as young as nine could marry. Article

Conclusion: Islam Child Bride Pregnancy

Those who say child marriage is not an Islamic practice are spreading misinformation about Islam.

To further understand the value Islam places on females read Why do little girls wear a hijab? Women that are covered & Recognized will Not be Molested Article

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