Is puberty a prerequisite for marital relations? Â
(source)Â on a tip from GoV
According to the Shafi’i school is puberty a pre-requisite to intercourse in marriage and how is puberty defined?
Wa alaykum salam wa rahmatuLlahi wa barakatuHu,
In the Shafi’i School, a girl must mature to an age where sheÂ is ready for relations, prior to that it is unlawful. One must note thatÂ relations may well harm a girl at a young age; thus, waiting until she is physical and mentally readyÂ is necessary. The possibility of inflicting harm on herÂ mustÂ not exist. These two considerations, 1) Â the absence of harm and 2) her readiness,Â are what have been stressed in the Shafi’i School pertaining to when relationsÂ are lawful. (See Rawdat al-Talibin v. 7, p. 261; Mughni al-Muhtaj v. 4,Â p. 373)
And Allah knows best.
Allah may know, but we can’t ask him. We asked the imam and he Â does not answer the question. He leaves open the possibility that sex before puberty might be admissible, provided that it does not harm the girl, and that she is “ready”.
But who decides about that ?
Why, Allah, of course. “Allah knows best”. Â How convenient… Comment below the fold.
Note the evil character of the question. I mean, what sort of person even wonders whether it might be admissible to have sex with a girl before she has reached puberty ? And then takes pain to ask the question on a “religious help” site ?
Note also that the questioner asks for a definition of puberty (thus prompting for an answer that it is legitimate to have intercourse with a girl as soon as she has reached puberty), but that the “religious scholar” takes care not to give it to him.
This cannot be but deliberate, considering how fastidious Islam is about micro-managing such details of people’s lives.
Of course, the “scholar” cannot state flatly that sex with a little girl is forbidden, since Mohammad did it. So he has to dance around the issue.
And what’s the result ? Any Muslim reading the answer is entitled to draw the conclusion that yes, sex with a little girl is permissible, sometimes. If he is so inclined.
All in all, a fine example of Islamic hypocrisy and evil.
I took a screenshot just in case they might take it off and deny it afterwards:
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BNI has more:
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