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TRADITIONAL CUSTOMS MIGHT BE ACCEPTABLE FOR MARRIAGE WITH 6 YEARS OLD KID BUT NOT NOW

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Submitted by MOHAMAD NOZZI (Singapore), May 31, 2009 at 22:01

Traditional customs might be permissible but not permissible now and it is difficult to comment whether Muhammad was bad in marriage with 6 years old kid.

Men with many wives and this practice is acceptable in everywhere of the world whether it was in Republic of China, Malaysia, Indonesia, India and etc. in the past. However, men with many wives have to be treated as not loyalty to wives and be ended with many wives.

Marriage for children were predetermined by their parents were acceptable in India, Republic of China, and etc. in the past and yet it is not acceptable in this current world today since many people would condemn it due to the parents do not respect the decisions of the children to decide their marriages to whom should be granted with in the future.

Marriage to the dead is acceptable in Republic of China in the past since children's marriages were pre-determined by their parents to another parties and it ended up that one side of their children died earlier and caused marriages to the dead to be acceptable in the past in China.

How do you know the marriage with children by adults were once acceptable in the past and this practice is no longer practised nowadays and causes this practice to be ceased many years then? What if the practice with children by adults was acceptable at the time when Muhammad was here since marriages were pre-determined by parents, we, moderate muslims, could not say Muhammad was bad since this was the traditional practice that was passed down from the past.

Violence in the families was acceptable in the past that women were beaten up by husbands in many countries. However, nowadays we talk about equality between men and women and this practice is not acceptable nowadays even though it was once acceptable in the past.

I have a doubt that it might be the traditional practice at that time since why the 6 year-old child's parents or relatives or friends did not object the marriage if they found to be unacceptable during that period. What if this practice was acceptable at that time and caused a legal marriage with Muhammad, we could not condemn muslims and the only thing is to blame is the bad traditional customs that pass down from the past.

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