What is the age that girls are recommended to cover their bodies in accordance with tasattur?
Submitted by on Mon, 01/11/2010 - 02:02
Dear Brother / Sister,
Since human beings can differentiate between the good and the evil only after they reach the age of puberty, our Lord will not question us about our childhood in the Gathering Place (mahshar); however, He will question us about our responsibilities of worshipping like prayer (salah), fasting, tasattur, etc beginning from the day that we reach puberty; so our religious responsibility starts from the age of puberty.
However, the time of puberty is not certain. A boy may reach puberty at any day beginning from the age of 12 and a girl beginning from the age of 9 until they reach the age of 15. The age of puberty starts with wet dreams (ejaculation) for boys and menstruation for girls; beginning from that moment, the responsibilities are recorded separately in the form of “done” or “missed” in the book of deeds.
If a boy does not have wet dreams (ejaculation) and if a girl does not menstruate although they reach the age of 15, they are regarded responsible beginning from the age of 15.
Allah created people in different structures. It can be shown as one of the reasons of the difference of the age of puberty. However, in general, people reach the age of puberty at about the same periods.
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