I have some questions that I need answered because Shaitan is playing with me.
1) I need to know in the opinion of the four mathaahib about the woman being consenting for marriage. Brother Muadh posted about one issue where a woman did not give her consent, but the nikah went a head anyway. Is this jaiz? Can a father or wali in any of the mathaab marry his daughter to someone she does not want to marry and be with without her consent? I have always thought that this was not allowed in Islam but I am ignorant. If it is allowed, what is the wisdom or benefit in this?
2) Can little children be married (either to adults or to anyone else)? I'm taking like from age zero through to puberty. If a child is not baligh, can they give consent to the marriage or decline it?
3) If children under the age of puberty can be married, are their mates allowed to consumate the marriage with them? Would this be all right with someone who was under the age of puberty? Basically are there any conditions as to how old the wife/husband has to be before they have sex with their spouse?
I would very much like these questions to be answered by ulama, like Mawlana Nazim or Mawlana Hussain or any knowledgable brothers from any of the mathaahib. These things are bothering me as I thought that none of these things were allowed but now don't know and I want to know what is the correct stance I should hold.
TO BROTHER DEFENDINGISLAM: you had posted a thread about a christian priest making accusations of piedophillia. What happened to that thread and what were the answers (if any).