A.B. Melchizedek
2 min readJun 17, 2024

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Ah, Medieval and middle age scholars I keep quoting...and we are not in the middle ages,

How would you understand the eternal words of Allah except by looking at what the prophet, his companions and the classical scholars closer to his time said of those words.

If Allah's words are supposed to be eternal and unchanging, how come, according to you, the correct approach is for them to keep changing depending on the times?

You say emphasis was on having children but that makes no sense because a girl that has not started menstruating as per Surah 65:4 cannot have any children.

Now since you dont like middle age scholars, may I quote Imam Maududi for you, He is a 20th century scholar on the matter. He comments on Surah 65:4

"...Here, one should bear in mind the fact that according to the explanations given in the Qur'an the question of the waiting period arises in respect of the women with whom marriage may have been consummated, for there is no waiting-period in case divorce is pronounced before the consummation of marriage. (Al-Ahzab: 49). Therefore, making mention of the waiting-period for the girls who have not yet menstruated, clearly proves that it is not only permissible to give away the girl in marriage at this age but it is also permissible for the husband to consummate marriage with her . Now, obviously no Muslim has the right to forbid a thing which the Qur'an has held as permissible."

How do you respond to 20th century Imam Maududi saying Surah 65:4 makes it permissible to marry and have sex with girls who are too young to menstruate and that NO MUSLIM HAS THE RIGHT TO FORBID WHAT THE QURAN ALLOWS?

Don't run away from the topic please. Be a man, let us finish this child marriage bit and we can go to Moses afterwards.

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A.B. Melchizedek

Crusader for the truth of the gospel and the logical coherence within the context of the scriptural worldview.