I have come across a lot of worrying things and opinions on social media and I am now wondering what the Islamic ruling is. What is the youngest age for someone to be Islamically married? Are any other factors taken into consideration when it comes to the permissibility of a marriage? What are the rulings on forced marriage?

Maturity , understanding the requirements of marriage, education and compatibility are of utmost importance when it comes to marriage. Age is just a number , however we don’t encourage, endorse or condone the marriage of minors. E.g. between the age of 9-16 years. Forced Marriages are not allowed and are a crime in Islam against the girl.