National Coordinator for Ghana Muslim Mission Women’s Fellowship, Hajia Mariama Obeng has called on Muslim women to abide by the ethics of Islam by inculcating in their female children the teachings of responsible womanhood.
She disclosed in particular that Islam frowns on mothers who allow their children to go wayward stating categorically that the association is not in support of child marriages.
“Islam abhors child marriages. Even if she attains the age of marriage you cannot as a parent force her into it without her consent. Any parent who does that is flouting the teachings of Islam” adding “the child has to give her consent before the marriage can be contracted”
Hajia Mariama Obeng underscored the significance of mothers in training their wards in accordance with the tenets of the religion so that they do not depart when they grow into adulthood in order to become responsible citizens.