Many of the Bible's Prophets married girls of the same age. Also, Mary was 12 when she married 99-year old Joseph .
What is the minimum age for marriage in the Holy Quran?
The sections of this article are:
1- Children must reach ashuddah (full strength and growth) and adulthood.
2- Children reaching "the age of marriage" in Noble Verse 4:6.
3- Female-children becoming fataaya (young ladies) become ready to be "wed" ( 4:25).
4- Wisdom and Knowledge from Allah Almighty came after ashuddah.
5- What about Prophet Muhammad's marriage with 9-year old Aisha.
6- What about Noble Verse 65:4? Does it not allow marriage with children? (A conversation between me and a Christian)
7- Prophet Muhammad's advise to "O young grown-ups (shabab)" ( يا معشر الشباب ) for marriage.
Because Allah Almighty created every human being unique and different, our physical bodies vary. Yet, in regards to the minimum physical requirements or age for marriage, for both males and females, Allah Almighty had laid it out beautifully for us in the Holy Quran.
Ashuddah in Arabic is derived from
the root word shadeed, which means mighty and powerful. Allah Almighty referred to iron as shadeed (having mighty power) in Noble Verse 57:25. Let us look at what Allah Almighty Said regarding children reaching their full strength and growth:
Noble Verse(s) 22:5
[022:005] O mankind! if ye have a doubt about the Resurrection, (consider) that We created you out of dust, then out of sperm, then out of a leech-like clot, then out of a morsel of flesh, partly formed and partly unformed, in order that We may manifest (our power) to you; and We cause whom We will to rest in the wombs for an appointed term, then do We bring you out as babes. then (foster you) that ye may reach your age of full strength ; and some of you are called to die, and some are sent back to the feeblest old age, so that they know nothing after having known (much), and (further), thou seest the earth barren and lifeless, but when We pour down rain on it, it is stirred (to life), it swells, and it puts forth every kind of beautiful growth (in pairs).