CHILD MARRIAGE: 8-Year-Old Bride Dies After Sleepin With 40-Years-Old Husband

An eight year old bride identified as Rawan, died in Hardh in the governorate of Hajjah in northwestern Yemen, from internal injuries on her wedding night, bleeding to death after deep vaginal tearing caused by sex with her 40 year old husband, according to a report issued by UPI on Sunday, Sept. 8.


Activists in the region are fighting for forced child marriage to be banned, and they have called for police to arrest the girl’s husband and family.

The issue of forced marriage of child brides is a socially accepted custom and is widespread in many rural areas in Yemen.

A February 2009 law set the minimum age for marriage at 17, but it was repealed after some conservative lawmakers called it un-Islamic.

In particular, a prominent Islamic cleric, Abdulmajeed al-Zindani, issued a fatwa in support of the practice, declaring supporters of a ban on child brides to be apostates, and ultimately leading a successful campaign against legislation that would prevent adult men from marrying children.

Legislators have been looking at ways to curb the practice and they have so far been unsuccessful.

Currently the law states that parents should decide when a daughter marries. Unfortunately, reports indicate more than a quarter of Yemen’s females marry before age 15.

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  1. Muslims should continue with their foolis idea of child marriage. Why are they not commenting? This post should be sent to Yerima. What a wicked world?

  2. @ igwe
    probably ur intelligent is under ur feet, if not u wouldn’t ve dragged religion into dis barbaric and satanic act.
    Islam doesn’t prescribe child-abuse known as child-marriage nd any muslims advocating 4 it is leaving in d last century, bcos early marriage was peculiar in all tribes then.
    So, u better stop ur blasphemous bcos i never c anything special in xtianity other dan deceit nd hereses!

    • Ayodeji, U are moroon!!! Why not drag religion into it?! Did u read the news at all?! Lawmakers passed a law to ban it and some other politicians called t anti-islamic! So is islam no more a religion? Why are u people trying to cover up ur babaric religion? The same thing is happening here in Nigeria. The senate wanted to ban child marriage bt ur ambassador, Yerima – a child abuser, blocked it with same tone; anti-islamic!
      Islam is a shame and poison to the world!

  3. hey ppl u ar foolish u don’t know d secret of our religion. Our religion balance anything according to order of OUR GOD so never abuse or speak even 1 word, which is not gd to Islam and muslim. ISLAM RELIGION OF PEACES AND UNITY.

  4. muhammed was 52 when he married aish of 9years of age.
    therefore it is not a surprise if muslims started defilling 6years old girl,i pray that may god opened their eyes

  5. This people are crazy, how can a normal human being a normal person who is 30 or more,sleep with a kid of 8 yers old its not normal at all. Actually they need prayer. An they are idiod sis man guys be ashamed of ur self

  6. It would be wrong to blame the innocent man, and let his religion go free… was he not influenced by the creeds of his religion; the founder of the religion did not just condoned it, he showed his captives both by precept and by example.
    Only the injil (gospel) can solve the problem

  7. this s just a crook story that did not potrait an ounce of truth. My muslim brethren u do not need to engage those puportdly seeemingly animal in any argument anymore


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