Salafist Cleric Says Fathers Can Marry Off Their Newborn Daughters

From Stepfeed:
Last week, Egyptian Salafist preacher Muftah Mohammad Maarouf, also known as "Abu Yahya," stated that it's absolutely okay for a newborn girl to be married off by her father - even at such a young age.

Yes, you heard that right.

The statement was made during a live TV interview on a show that was discussing a controversial draft law aimed at lowering marital age in Egypt to 16.

According to the preacher, if no harm will be done to a female, then nothing should prevent her from getting married, regardless of her age.

"I am not the one saying this, in Islamic Sharia there is no set age for marriage when it comes to females," Maarouf said.

When the show's presenter pressed on with: "If this is true, then any age would be fine for marriage, 2 months, 1 year," the preacher shockingly responded:

"Even if she's just 1-day-old." [...] 

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