Mohabat News -- According to Shahrzadnews, the Jam-e-Jam news website reported, these give details of the woman's age, height, weight, place of residence, and health records. They state whether she has been married before, whether she has undergone the menopause, whether she is divorced, plus the dowry required for one full hour of temporary marriage.
Temporary marriage or Islamic "Sigha" is regarded by many as a legalisation of prostitution by the Islamic regime. The debate about it is not confined to Iranians, and last week the German magazine Der Spiegel ran an article on the subject under the heading "For better sex, go to Iran and get a Sigha."
In another report entitled, "Iran seeks to legalise marriage for girls under 10", Shahrzadnews wrote, "The legal affairs committee of the Majles, the Iranian parliament, has told the press that they regard the law that prohibits girls below the age of 10 from being married off to be 'un-Islamic and illegal'.
According to recently released statistics, in the past few weeks over 75 female children under 10 were forced to marry much older men. In 3929 cases, bride and groom were both under 14.
In a discussion of the issue organised by the Khabar Online news website, conservative law-maker and spokesperson for the Majles committee Mohammad Ali Isfenani said: "Before the revolution girls under 16 were not allowed to marry. Parents determined to get around the law would often tamper with their daughter's birth certificate. Under the previous constitution, people were legally regarded as adults when they were 18. After the revolution the age at which children were regarded as going through puberty was lowered to 9 for girls and 15 for boys." He added: "As some people may not comply with our current Islamic legal system, we must regard 9 as being the appropriate age for a girl to have reached puberty and qualified to get married. To do otherwise would be to contradict and challenge Islamic Sharia law."
He also confirmed that under his chairmanship the legal committee of the Majles would seek to change the current legislation.