‘Child marriage is our religious belief’ – Nigerian Muslim Man Causes Outrage on Twitter

A Nigerian Muslim man who goes by the name, Usman Solo, left Twitter users shocked after he said that child marriage is a religious belief.

Usman made the statement while reacting to Femi Fani Kayode’s tweets in which he criticized the Sultan of Sokoto for not championing the fight against Child Marriage and paedophilia in the North.

Usman, in reaction to this, said bluntly, “Child marriage is our religious belief” and it has got everyone wondering where it was written in the Quran that it’s okay to be a pedophile.

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Just so you know according to a source, the Quran states specifically in the 6th verse of its 4th Chapter,

“And test the orphans [in your charge] until they reach a marriage­able age; then, if you find them to be mature of mind/sound in judgment, hand over to them their possessions…” (Quran, 4:6)

It should be noted that in this context, Marriageable age is equated to sound judgment; an age in which a person can responsibly handle their possessions.

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Though there’s the misconception about this verse,

And those who no longer expect menstruation among your women – if you doubt, then their (waiting) period is three months (relating to divorce), and [also for] those who did not menstruate. And for those who are pregnant, their term is until they give birth. (Quran, 65:4)

BUT… The verse starts off by discussing the waiting period for women who have ceased to menstruate, in the case of a divorce.

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Therefore, it has laid the context of adult women who are of menstruating age.

Obviously then, “those who did not menstruate” is from the context of adult women who are supposed to menstruate, but did not do so – This medical condition is called Amenorrhea where a woman does not have menstrual periods.

So it’s either Usman is ignorant of his proclaimed beliefs or he’s just some perverted pedophile who’s looking for a reason to justify his despicable notions.

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