Child Marriage, Waiting Period Quran 65:4
In a discussion I tried to answer someone in which it is argued that Quran legislates pre-puberty marriages. My answer is as follows & I will like if someone can add content to it
Dear xxx, it’s a very good question! There existed many Arab traditions beforehand & therefore legislation was sent for them. For instance in Quran you will find a legislation that divorce will not occur if someone orally called his wife ‘mother’ thrice! This was a tradition of Arabs! So child bethroned to some male was a custom in reality still it is, especially in India, Africa & Burma. It is not necessarily an Islamic thing. Cousin are bethroned to their cousins at a very young age (although consummation doesn’t occur). Now the X3 month period is there for any death doubt! A male can be killed in a war far off or has gone missing …or his death news is yet to travel to homeland (news is getting transferred via horses those days). Such tenure is therefore prescribed to know of any pregnancy in adults or ascertain husband’s death!
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