fatwa No. 12708
“... Marriage to a young girl before she reaches puberty is permissible according to sharee’ah
, and it was narrated that there was scholarly consensus on this point.
1 – Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning):
“And those of your women as have passed the age of monthly courses, for them the ‘Iddah (prescribed period), if you have doubt (about their periods), is three months; and for those who have no courses [(i.e. they are still immature)
their ‘Iddah (prescribed period) is three months likewise”
In this verse we see that Allaah states that for those who do not menstruate
– because they are young and have not yet reached the age of puberty – the ‘iddah in the case of divorce is three months. This clearly indicates that it is permissible for a young girl who has not started her periods to marry.
Al-Tabari (may Allaah have mercy on him) said: ..."