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I want to talk about irrational behaviour.

Recently, I raised the issue of child marriage amongst Muslims, and I asked this "scientist" how old he believed Aisha was when she was married to Prophet Muhammad. He said "9".
We "know" this because it is mentioned in the hadith that the marriage was when she was 6, but the consummation took place when she was 9.

Then I said I do not believe that because ...
1) the Qur'an has laid down guidelines on how to determine if a girl is eligible to marry (not the onset of menses - but the ability to manage their own finances, the ability to give their own consent, and the ability to enter into a legal contract) AND
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Today’s State of the Nation Broadcast is aimed at unveiling the true enemies of Nigeria. Please lend me your ears as we separate chaff from grains, tares from wheat, villains from heroes, and perverts from patriots. #SOTNB2020
Let us read Isaiah 5:20-24, a text of Scripture that, in my opinion, captures today’s topic in its entirety. #SOTNB2020
Fellow Nigerians, I welcome you to a new decade in the 21st century. About a hundred years ago, our founding fathers began the quest to build a great nation. #SOTNB2020
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A few years ago, a robust #ChildNotBride campaign raged in Nigeria following Senator Bakuras new marriage to a 14 year old until it fizzled out in time just like every other Nigerian issue does.
I was on the side that defended early marriage 🤭.
Yes, the very controversial Binta defended early marriage & Bakuras choice to marry that girl.Was what I did then Islamic or cultural? Looking back at me then & where I am now, I will say it was cultural.
I was just another person with socially inherited perceptions & sentiments.
The stand I took was very much influenced by my social conditioning, interpretation of the Deen I got & the inbuilt human defensiveness that comes with the dissonance which arises when you know something you belong to is flawed.
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