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Reader comment on item: Can Islam Be Reformed?
in response to reader comment: Positive signs that are not positive

Submitted by Alain Jean-Mairet (Switzerland), Jul 4, 2013 at 02:36

Child marriage before menstruation is not allowed in Islam, any female who turned to menstruation age is viable to get married and bring children of her own.

That is at least not what the Koran seems to say in verses 65.1-4: http://www.islamawakened.com/quran/65/4/default.htm

And it also seems that all Sunni classical schools of jurisprudence took over the age of nine for fixing the point when girls can be considered pubescent (Shia didn't bother to determine such a minimal age):

http://books.google.ch/books?id=7EAsmttzXjcC&pg=PA21&lpg=PA21&dq=%22age+before+which+puberty+cannot+be+established%22&source=bl&ots=NsP6vDC8ej&sig=XKHkXNETJi5qiXE-ZneaTEI6cHY&hl=fr&ei=CEhNTa6dDZHsOdiC3NEP&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=1&ved=0CBcQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q=%22age%20before%20which%20puberty%20cannot%20be%20established%22&f=false

That is, it seems that until very recently, all learned Muslims thought that a quite clear (sahih) hadith about the age of Aisha was a trustworthy source: http://www.usc.edu/org/cmje/religious-texts/hadith/bukhari/058-sbt.php#005.058.234

Is this going to be the way of reforming Islam?

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