When an esteemed elderly cleric announced his marriage, his community gathered to celebrate the revered sheikh’s wedded bliss. However, the couple’s romantic honeymoon was quickly cut short once everyone noticed what was “wrong” with the blushing bride.
Despite becoming the second-largest religion in the world, Muslims continue to perpetuate the same violence and oppression that their prophet mandated over 1,400 years ago. Because their “perfect man,” Muhammad, modeled this brutality, Islam has not and cannot progress past its seventh-century barbarity. Unfortunately, this leaves millions of women and children at the mercy of their abusive patriarchs, who have been religiously endowed by war-loving Allah.
When an esteemed elderly sheikh was set to marry, his Muslim followers lauded the holy matrimony of their respected leader. The 65-year-old Omani sheikh identified only as “Ahmed” was ecstatic to wed his lovely new bride — a terrified 16-year-old virgin girl who was sold to him by her greedy Muslim uncle and aunt. The perverted Islamic scholar quietly married his young bride for 5 Indian lakh, which is the equivalent of about $78, according to the India Times.
The prohibited union took place in Hyderabad, India, but is only considered illegal because the girl’s parents did not consent to the marriage. Knowing that he was in danger of getting caught by authorities, the Omani cleric secretly married the child in an Islamic nikkah ceremony performed by a Sharia court justice called a qazi, India Today reports. He then consummated his illegal marriage in a hotel in Barkas during a depraved 4-day honeymoon before fleeing with his child bride to the Persian Gulf.
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The victim’s mother, Unnisa, explained that her husband’s sister, Ghousia, and brother-in-law, Sikander, are responsible for plotting what should be considered human trafficking. Now, Unnisa is pleading with the police to get her daughter back and punish the sheikh.
“The sheik is saying he had bought my daughter for Rs 5 lakh (78 USD). He said this was paid to Sikander. Only if this amount is paid, he said he would send my daughter back to India,” Unnisa said in the complaint lodged with the Falakunuma police on Wednesday.
Union Minister Maneka Gandhi has reached out to External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj in a desperate bid to rescue the girl. Gandhi is asking the Hyderabad Commission of Police to focus on the investigation. Although it appears that little is being done to rescue the girl, authorities have reported that they are doing everything within their power to bring her back.
Falaknuma Assistant Commissioner of Police, Mohammed Tajuddeen Ahmed said that the case is being investigated. “We are trying to get the girl back to Hyderabad,” added the police official. On the other hand, Sikendar is being questioned.
As is common, local Muslims are demanding that authorities respect the sanctity of the marriage, reminding them that it is the religious right of Muslim men to marry children.
“Some sections of the Muslim community are defending the marriage saying it is acceptable to the Muslim Personal Law. But, we have requested the NHRC to treat the girl as a minor and apply the provisions of the Child Marriage Restraint Act,” said the association’s honorary president Achyuta Rao.
As far as claiming their religious right, child marriage and pedophilia are intrinsic aspects of Islam and Sharia law. Because their prophet Muhammad married a prepubescent 6-year-old girl and consummated their union just 3 years later, none can accurately state that such acts are against Islam.
Sahih Muslim (8:3309) – A’isha (Allah be pleased with her) reported: Allah’s Messenger (may peace be upon him) married me when I was six years old, and I was admitted to his house at the age of nine.
Sahih Bukhari (58:234) – Narrated Aisha: The Prophet engaged me when I was a girl of six (years)….Unexpectedly Allah’s Apostle came to me in the forenoon and my mother handed me over to him, and at that time I was a girl of nine years of age.
In every accepted hadith, Aisha is listed as age 9 when the pedophile prophet consummated his marriage to his favorite child bride. It is solely because of his example that Muslims demand the right to continue child marriage and pedophilia to this day. As long as we acknowledge that Muslims have the right to practice their religion, we are recognizing their right to perform all of their oppressive and violent fundamentals as well.