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NU rules in favor of underage marriages

  • Muhammad Nafik and Andi Hajramurni

    The Jakarta Post

Makassar | Sat, March 27 2010 | 10:54 am

PREMIUM The minimum age of 16 years to marry under the prevailing 1974 marriage law is not a sharia-binding regulation for Muslims, according to Nahdlatul Ulama (NU) jurists.The panel of sharia experts announced there was no age limitation for marriage under Islamic law. They did not cite gender; but the law  states that women must be at least 16 to marry,  while the minimum age for men to marry...