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What is the age of marriage/sex for Muslim girls?

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The classical jurists in Islamic history generally agreed there was no age limit for marriage as the institution carried a wider set of roles than a contemporary "marriage" as understood in the West. For instance a husband could use marriage to fulfil the role of guardianship. Sex was prohibited at any age if it caused harm of any sort.

Generally Muslims culturally undertook marriage and sex over the age of puberty, with ages varying based on region and custom.

Exceptionally marriages would happen below this age - based on specific situations and circumstances.


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