One girl in my class ( she isn't my close friend, we talk rarely) will get married soon probably.
She is only 17 and Muslim, her parents are from Iran . I became to know that she will go there to meet one boy and maybe marry him.
I don't know it it's legal, can 17 years old girl marry? and I don't know if she is forced to it but I wish I can help her. What do you think I can do?
Even if she isn't forced she shouldn't marry so early, don't you think?
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Yeah...I know what you are talking about. I come from an area that ha a large Muslim population, and when I was in high school, many girls were engaged or married. In fact, I was raised Muslim (I no longer follow any religion, because I think it's just a way to control people, among other things...I have a brain, and I can think for myself). I used to actually be one of those people tht defended Muslim traditions and tried to help non-Muslims understand...but then after doing that for so long, I realized this is a bunch of utter B.S.
In their culture, it really is what the girls expect...not out of the norm for them...and yes, that doesn't mean it is right. I don't believe the complete b.s. that lovw comes after marriage...funny..my mom always says that...and I'm 100% sure my parents never have loved each other...they can't stand each other. I'm not sure there is anything you can do besides just talking to her.
This Islamic culture is very closely knit, so they try and preserve a girl and not allow outside influences. Trust me, my rents did it with me...I got a full paid scholarship to university, including living in a dorm free for a year, but they would not let me move away. In fact...km in my late twenties...still not married, but I live a home because of that. I'm trying to get out though...and hopefully they don't find ou about my Jewish boyfriend, lol...but it comes to a point when parents control their child's life so much that the kid stops caring...hopefully your friend will not marry and have time to think for herself before its too late1