KLUANG: A 15-year-old boy ended his bachelorhood early when he married his 17-year-old girlfriend here after dating for only about two months.
Muhd Muaz Mislan, 15, and Nur Izzati Amiera Ishak, 17, tied the knot on Nov 30 and captured the attention of social media after the newlyweds posted photos and a video of their akad nikah (solemnisation ceremony) on Facebook.
In his posting, Muhd Muaz said he wanted to marry the girl to make their relationship legal after receiving both familiesâ€™ nod.
â€œYoung marriage will stir talk from others; but I am ready,â€ he added.
Muhd Muaz, who is believed to be waiting for his Pentaksiran Tingkatan 3 (PT3) or Form 3 Assessment result, is said to have decided to discontinue studies next year.
The video footage showed that Muhd Muaz and Nur Izzatiâ€™s marriage was solemnised with a RM22.50 wedding dowry.
Nur Izzati has just completed her Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) examinations.
For Muslims, the legal age of marriage for males is 18 and females, 16. With the permission of the syariah court, however, Muslims can marry at any age.
In Malacca, 15-year-old Nurulain Mohammad married businessman Zulhelmi Kaharudin, 21, at a mass akad nikah (solemnisation of marriage) ceremony at the Malacca International Trade Centre in Ayer Keroh here on Sunday.
Nurulain and Zulhelmi, 21, had the blessings of their respective families. From the start, their love story was not a secret.
Zulhelmi, who runs a restaurant business, said he was brought up in a strict family.
â€œNeither of us dared to meet secretly.â€
The eldest of three siblings said he encouraged his new bride to study right up to tertiary education level. â€œOnly after that will we have children,â€ he said.
â€œShe is still a girl but I will guide her with the right values,â€ he said.
The couple saw each other while walking around the neighbourhood. Zulhelmi said it was love at first sight.
â€œShe was walking back from school a few days later when I said â€˜I love youâ€™. To my surprise, she said the same back to me.â€-The Star