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Shafiqah Othman @sfqomhz
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Child marriage is still practised in some regions with support from its societies. Some parents encourage their sons to practise it, and may even allow girls into it to protect family honour or to reduce the burden of sustaining them.
1. Repeated and overlapping pregnancies and nursing periods before the girl’s body is fully developed may lead to a condition called nutritional depletion.
2. Maternal mortality rates are high among young mothers, as is the incidence of premature births and some other diseases that afflict the urinary tract and reproductive system of young mothers.
3. The risk of infection with HIV during sexual intercourse is higher in females than in males. Such risks increase among young girls whose growth is not fully complete but are subjected to sexual relations with husbands who are older and have had previous sexual experiences.
4. Emotional, familial, and social problems related to child marriage are caused by incomplete physical maturity and the emotional immaturity of husband and wife.
Some supporters deduce the permissibility of child marriage from the Sunnah, where they say that the Prophet PBUH married Aisha RA when she was a six-year-old girl and consummated the marriage when she was nine.
Even though the age of Aisha RA during marriage and consummation is still being debate, Muslims should understand that this was a unique situation (for the Prophet PBUH) and that the matter is a specific case not meant to be generalised.
Here are some infographics that you can use from, an organisation that has been fighting to #EndChildMarriage and bringing global attention to this humanitarian crises.
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