Marriage Rights for All? Pedophilia in Islam

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Question 6737

Second marriage possible under these conditions. I would like to marry a woman who is 12 years old, her father and she has also agreed. What is your advise? [sic]

I am 45 and married to already 15 years now after the sexual desire of my woman has nearly gone I am looking to marry again. And I would like to marry a woman who is 12 years old, her father and she has also agreed, my first wife told me that it could make problems if it will be a big different in age, and also some of my children are older than my second wife. What is your advise ? And is it allowed for me to have already sexual intercourse with these woman after we are married or to I have to wait till she reach at special age?

Answer

According to the Shari’ah, if a girl is a minor (did not attain puberty), she may be given in marriage by her father. There is no age limit to be intimate with one’s wife even if she is a minor.

It is important for you, in your situation, to consider the age difference reservation expressed by your wife.

and Allah Ta’ala Knows Best

Mufti Ebrahim Desai