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PUBERTY

Puberty - Boys

Puberty – Boys

Puberty is known in Islamic law as al-bulugh, or Tamyeez, (coming of age as a man and woman). There are signs of puberty (bulugh):

  • Discharging semen as a result of wet dreams, known as inzaalul-manyyi.

  • Appearance of hair around the pubic area is a sign of puberty. If a person sees that even without wet dreams, he or she has attained puberty. This may happen at the age of thirteen or fourteen, and parents should inform girls and boys about these signs.

Allah (SWT) states: "But when the children among you come of age, let them also ask for permission, as do those senior to them in age..." (Al-Qur'an, 24-59)

When the child reaches puberty, parents should explain to him/her that there are rules for their conduct and wellbeing and that he/she becomes fully accountable for his/her deeds in front of Allah (SWT). It is first and foremost the responsibility of the parents to carry this message to the child.

The child should also be informed that if he has a sexual dream, he does not have to take a bath (ghusul) unless he sees or feels wetness in his clothes or sheets due to sperm ejaculation in the case of the boy, or vaginal discharge in the case of the girl.

Puberty – Girls

Girls reach puberty and adulthood when they experience the above signs. However, they have a fourth sign, that is, menstruation (hayd). Whenever a girl experiences it, she is a woman even if she is 12 years old. At that time, the Qalam (the pen of responsibilities) begins to flow and to record the deeds of the servant, good or bad.

It is interesting that in the western world the case is the reverse when the person comes of age, he or she is allowed to do things, which are detrimental to his or her well being. They are licensed to read, watch, and listen to so-called adult material, as if when one is an adult it is time to be irresponsible.

When a juvenile reaches the age of puberty in Islam he or she should be careful about anything he or she does or says.

When the girl is about nine years old, her parents should inform her that the first time she sees blood (menstruation), she becomes accountable for her acts and the worship acts prescribed on the Muslim women are also prescribed on her.

When the girl does not see any more blood at the end of her menses, she should perform ghusul.

Pre-Marital Sex

Pre-marital sex is fornication (zina). Pre-marital sex is absolutely forbidden in Islam, no matter whether it is with a girlfriend or a prostitute.

Allah says: Do not go near adultery, surely it is an indecency, and an evil way of fulfilling sexual urge]. (17:32)

The punishment for pre-marital sex

According to Sharia:

If an unmarried man and an unmarried woman are found guilty of fornication (zina) their punishment will be a hundred whips each to man and woman.

And those who accuse chaste women and do not bring four witnesses to testify - punish them with eighty lashes and do not ever accept their testimony; and it is they who are the wicked. [Al-Noor :4]

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