Tag: Child Marriage

A Detailed Historical Examination Of Numbers 31:18

  Content: 1. Introduction 2. The Hebrew word “taph” (children) 3. The Hebrew word “lachem” (“for yourselves”) 4. The Ancient Interpretation of Numbers 31:18 5. Contemporary Interpretation of Numbers 31:18 6. “Forced” – Deuteronomy 21:14 7. Conclusion 1. Introduction The details that are given in Numbers 31:18 about the female captives caught and distributed to… Read More ›

Bible: How Old Was Dinah When She Was Married To Shechem?

Kaleef K. Karim What was Dinah’s age when Shechem raped her? Was Dinah given away in marriage to Shechem? This will be elaborated further down in the article. I do a lot of research about the Quran, Hadith and the Bible, I have to read a lot of commentaries on these books – to get… Read More ›

200 Thousand Christian Children Were Married Before 10 In India

Nearly 200 thousand Christian children were married before the age of 10 years in India, reveals an Discover The Truth analysis not long ago released, census data from Government Of India – Ministry Of Home Affairs. The biggest group of a particular faith married off were Hindus, according to the data available it said that… Read More ›

Quran 65:4 – The Child Marriage Claim

Kaleef K. Karim Content: 1. Introduction 2. ‘Nisa’ 3. Waiting Period 4. Distortions of Islamic Scholastic Interpretations of Quran 65:4 5. Science: Who are the Scholars Referring to? 6. Quran 4:6 – Marriage 7. Muslim and non-Muslim Scholarly Evidence 8. Conclusion 1. Introduction The below Qur’anic passage has often been used by some to promote… Read More ›

Child Marriage In The Bible?

Christians believe that the Bible has nothing to say with regards to the condoning or approving of child marriage. However, when we look into the Bible, we find passages that do approve of it. One of the most prominent examples is of Numbers 31. 17 Now therefore kill every male among the little ones, and… Read More ›

Canadian Defense Minister Tweets Hoax Photos From Anti-Muslim Hate Sites

By Ali Abunimah / Electronic Intifada Muslims in Canada have strongly condemned their country’s defense minister for tweeting hoax photographs purporting to depict enslavement and oppression of women and girls by Muslim men. This comes amid accusations that the government is deliberately stoking anti-Muslim sentiment in the country. The National Council of Canadian Muslims said… Read More ›

Bible: Isaac’s Marriage To 10 Year Old Rebecca?

Kaleef K. Karim The Book of Jasher is mentioned in Joshua 10:12–13 and 2 Samuel 1:18. This is interesting – although the Book of Jasher is not part of the canon, the Old Testament does mention it. So, it was in existence. Let’s read Jasher 24:37-45: 37. And the Lord hearkened to the voice of… Read More ›

Minimum Age For Marriage In The Quran

Kaleef K. Karim Arabic: وَابْتَلُوا الْيَتَامَىٰ حَتَّىٰ إِذَا بَلَغُوا النِّكَاحَ فَإِنْ آنَسْتُم مِّنْهُمْ رُشْدًا فَادْفَعُوا إِلَيْهِمْ أَمْوَالَهُمْ وَلَا تَأْكُلُوهَا إِسْرَافًا وَبِدَارًا أَن يَكْبَرُوا وَمَن كَانَ غَنِيًّا فَلْيَسْتَعْفِفْ وَمَن كَانَ فَقِيرًا فَلْيَأْكُلْ بِالْمَعْرُوفِ فَإِذَا دَفَعْتُمْ إِلَيْهِمْ أَمْوَالَهُمْ فَأَشْهِدُوا عَلَيْهِمْ وَكَفَىٰ بِاللَّهِ حَسِيبًا Transliteration: Waibtaloo alyatama hatta itha balaghoo alnnikaha fa-in anastum minhum rushdan faidfaAAoo ilayhim amwalahum… Read More ›

Minimum Age For Marriage In The Bible

In this article I will establish that the age for marriage, when someone is allowed to get married Biblically, is when one enters puberty. The Bible makes mention the general age of girl allowed for “love-making”. The reference is found in a parable where God compares Israel to a baby girl whom YHWH took in… Read More ›

Bible: Does Numbers 31:18 Sanction Pre-Pubescent Marriages (Child Marriage)?

The answer for the above is yes! Numbers 31:18 does sanction child marriage. Let’s now examine the verse: Related articles: Bible: Child Marriage in Ancient Israelite times Age of Consent in European & American History 12 year old Mary’s marriage to 90 year old Joseph the carpenter   Webster’s Bible Translation Numbers 31:17-18 Now therefore… Read More ›