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Muwatta Malik / Book 28 / Hadith 1099

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Yahya related to me from Malik that he had heard that al-Qasim ibn Muhammad and Salim ibn Abdullah were marrying off their daughters and they did not consult them. Malik said, "That is what is done among us about the marriage of virgins." Malik said, "A virgin has no right to her property until she enters her house and her state (competence, maturity etc.) is known for sure."

وَحَدَّثَنِي عَنْ مَالِكٍ، أَنَّهُ بَلَغَهُ أَنَّ الْقَاسِمَ بْنَ مُحَمَّدٍ، وَسَالِمَ بْنَ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ، كَانَا يُنْكِحَانِ بَنَاتِهِمَا الأَبْكَارَ وَلاَ يَسْتَأْمِرَانِهِنَّ ‏.‏ قَالَ مَالِكٌ وَذَلِكَ الأَمْرُ عِنْدَنَا فِي نِكَاحِ الأَبْكَارِ ‏.‏ قَالَ مَالِكٌ وَلَيْسَ لِلْبِكْرِ جَوَازٌ فِي مَالِهَا حَتَّى تَدْخُلَ بَيْتَهَا وَيُعْرَفَ مِنْ حَالِهَا ‏.‏