posted on Mar, 11 2012 @ 04:23 PM
Due to some comments about the Prophet Muhammad being attracted to young
girls, I had to create this thread for the confused folks out there....
In the past, it was normal to marry at a young age, so why keep on
saying the same lie over and over again?
Aren't people here honest about denying ignorance ?
In the 12th century Gratian, the influential founder of Canon law in medieval Europe, accepted age of puberty for marriage to be between 12 and 14
but acknowledged consent to be meaningful if the children were older than 7.
It should be noted that Judges honored marriages based on mutual consent at ages younger than 7, in spite of what Gratian had said; there are
recorded marriages of 2 and 3 year olds.
The American colonies followed the English tradition, and the law was more of a guide. For example, Mary Hathaway (Virginia, 1689) was only 9 when
she was married to William Williams. Sir Edward Coke (England, 17th century) made it clear that "the marriage of girls under 12 was normal, and the
age at which a girl who was a wife was eligible for a dower from her husband's estate was 9 even though her husband be only four years old.
I'm not saying it is right to marry a young girl, all I'm saying is, the prophet of Islam was alive in around
600 AD, way before the examples Wikipedia gives. And yet there are still ignorant accusations about him being
If he was,well, most of our ancestors were as well.
WIKI Marriageable age