238 underage marriages approved in KL in six years

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  • Tuesday, 01 Aug 2017

A TOTAL of 238 marriage applications involving underage Muslims were approved in the city over the past six years.

Minister in the Prime Ministers Department Datuk Seri Jamil Khir Baharom said that the records were based on applications sent to the Kuala Lumpur Syariah Court 2010.

“Islam does not allow underage marriage, except for those with approval from the Syariah Courts, which is granted only with permissible reasons,” he said.

Applicants must have permission from both sets of parents before the Syariah Court will consider giving approval.

Cohabiting without a proper marriage is forbidden in Islam, and therefore these marriages are allowed to prevent zina (adultery), he said in a written reply to Datuk Ngeh Koo Ham (DAP- Beruas).

Ngeh had asked for the total number of underage marriages approved by Syariah Courts between 2010 and now, and whether social, economic or religious factors influenced the numbers.

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