Islamic Law: Father’s Lust for His Daughter is Not A Sin If The Daughter is Over 9 Years Old

islam muslim child bridesTurkey has an official directorate in charge of interpreting Islamic law, popularly known as the Diyanet.

It has a website where people ask questions about various aspects of Islamic law. The website recently stirred up controversy by issuing a fatwa, or religious ruling, which asserted that fathers having lustful feelings toward their own daughters are not necessarily violating religious law, provided the girl is over nine years of age.

Another question stated: “Would my marriage be void if I lust for my own daughter?”

An unidentified ulama, or Islamic scholar, replied that it was not an open-and-shut case. “There is a difference of opinion on the matter among Islam’s different schools of thought,” he asserted. “For some, a father kissing his daughter with lust or caressing her with desire has no effect on the man’s marriage.”

Al-Monitor writes that after “elaborating in graphic and disturbing detail about girls’ attire,” the ulama suggested, “The girl should be over nine years of age.” For good measure, he wrapped things up with an “explanation about differences in sexual arousal between males and females.”


One comment

  • Martin Horowitz

    Child brides are allowed in Islam, so pedo lust is okay.

    From Reliance of the Traveler (Hand book of Islamic law) – m3.11

    “Whenever the bride is a virgin, the father or father’s father may marry her to someone without her permission, though it is recommended to ask her permission if she has reached puberty. A virgin’s silence is considered as permission. As for the nonvirgin of sound mind, no one may marry her to another after she has reached puberty without her express permission, no matter whether the guardian is the father, father’s father, or someone else.”

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