Saudi 12 Year old divorces 80-yr-old hubby

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By deepb

Excerpts - In what could become a prelude to introduction of a minimum age for marriage in Saudi Arabia, a 12-year-old girl has won a divorce from her 80-year-old husband.

The case had sparked debate in Saudi Arabia, with some judges and clerics using Prophet Muhammad’s marriage to a nine-year-old girl as justification of child marriage.

However, in January Sheikh Abdullah al-Manie, a senior Saudi cleric, spoke out in defence of the girl, declaring that the Prophet’s marriage 14 centuries ago could not be used to justify child marriages today.

Read the whole article here - http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/middle-east/Saudi-court-lets-br...

I say well done to these open minded people who are bringing progress to Saudi. Hope yet remains.

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By Platao36• 10 years 8 months ago.
Platao36

"However, in January Sheikh Abdullah al-Manie, a senior Saudi cleric, spoke out in defence of the girl, declaring that the Prophet’s marriage 14 centuries ago could not be used to justify child marriages today."

Couldn't agree more

By draj• 10 years 8 months ago.
draj

OMG......Grand Grandfather and Grand daughter!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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