Youngest bridegroom in Tabuk gets a baby boy


By Nadir Al-Anzi

Okaz / Saudi Gazette

TABUK — Ali Al-Qaisi, the youngest bridegroom in Tabuk who is now only 16 years old, was blessed with a baby boy a year and a half after his marriage to his cousin who is only 15 years old.

Qaisi was in his second year in the intermediate school when he got married. His marriage stirred a lot of controversy between supporters and opponents.

The supporters said that as long as he could discharge his responsibilities there was nothing to prevent his marriage at this young age. They rather believe that the early marriage would prevent young men from pursuing illegal sexual relationships.

The opponents said the young couple, who were not mature enough, would not be able to raise a family, bring up their children or bear the financial expenses of the married life.