Half of severely depressed adolescent mental illnesses begin by the age of 14 and three-quarters by mid-20s. Neuropsychiatric conditions are the leading cause of disability in young people in all regions. If untreated, these conditions severely influence children’s development, their educational attainments and their potential to live fulfilling and productive lives. Disorders is available for pilot testing in countries.
2020, adopted by the 66th World Health Assembly, provides a framework for strengthening capacities in countries to address the mental health needs of children and adolescents. The Department encourages the adoption of a life-cycle approach in implementation of mental health policies and strategies. World Health Assembly during its 67th session in May 2014. The Lancet’s new Series, Advancing Early Childhood Development: from Science to Scale. Initially, I believed what many Muslims asserted: Muhammad sexually consummated his marriage to the nine year old Aisha following her first menstruation. This increases the weight and scope of my argument and places Muhammad and Islam in a far darker, more disreputable, light. Muhammad did the wrong thing in having sex with a child.
Muslims have to answer for their continued support for Muhammad because he transgresses their standards. I am not trying to use cheap polemics. They need to be discussed in detail and in context. It might be offensive to some but it needs to be discussed. Picture this historical setting: A 49 year old man asks his best friend if he could have his permission to marry his 6 year old daughter. Her parents watch as the he proposes marriage to the child.
The Islamic source materials state that Muhammad proposed marriage to Aisha when she was 6. He assumed her silence constituted her consent. Some 2 to 3 years later, just after he had fled to Medina, he consummated his marriage with her. He was 52 and she was 9. Aisha was still considered a child. Islam teaches that a child enters adulthood at the beginning of puberty. The bottom line is Muhammad, the creator of Islam, revered by his followers, had sex with a child!
As will be shown, this leads to physical, and psychological, damage to the child. For that we turn to the Islamic source materials. If you are in doubt concerning those of your wives who have ceased menstruating, know that their waiting period shall be three months. The same shall apply to those who have not menstruated. As for pregnant women, their term shall end with their confinement. God will ease the hardship of the man who fears him. The surrounding context deals with the issue of the waiting period for divorce, and remarriage.
The Quran is telling Muslims to wait for a certain period of time before making the divorce final or deciding to forego it. Since Muslim men are to wait 3 months before divorcing a prepubescent child it means that they have been engaging in sex with those children. The `Iddah is made up of cleanliness and the menstrual period. So he divorces her while it is clear that she is pregnant, or he does not due to having sex, or since he does not know if she is pregnant or not. This is why the scholars said that there are two types of divorce, one that conforms to the Sunnah and another innovated. Jewish culture allowed young girls to be married at an early age but not as young as 9. How do the biological sciences address the topic of female puberty?
Here are quotes from several college level text books. There is a great deal of info presented, but it is necessary to provide scientific details to fully understand puberty. 22: “Puberty derives from the Latin word “pubertas”, which means “adult”. Technically, the term refers to the period during which an individual becomes capable of sexual reproduction, that is, it denotes the series of biological changes leading up to reproductive capability. More broadly speaking, however, puberty is used as a collective term to refer to all the physical changes that occur in the growing girl or boy as the individual passes from childhood into adulthood.