Tabuk (Saudi Arabia): The youngest husband in Saudi Arabia has become the youngest father in the Kingdom as well, after his wife delivered their baby on Thursday, a year after their marriage.
Fifteen-year-old Ali al-Qaisy from the Tabuk area is a tenth grader, whose wedding in 2016 went viral and grabbed local media attention, according to royanews.tv.
His wife gave birth to his first child in the emergency of the military hospital in Tabuk. He showed a picture of Qaisi carrying his child in his hands, thanking his school and the military hospital for standing with him.
When Ali tied the knot in 2016, his wedding was attended by his classmates, teachers, relatives and neighbours, while his school decided to give him a week off for his honeymoon and agreed to defer his examinations.
Abdulrahman al-Atawi, Ali’s school Principal, told Sabaq newspaper: “All the teachers joined me in celebrating Ali’s wedding, and we gave him wedding gifts too.”
The child’s father said he did not hesitate to marry Ali off, who also kept insisting on the idea. In fact, Mohammad helped find his son the perfect bride, and said that Ali was capable of taking care of a wife and his own home.
Ali’s father had a similar experience to his son’s; he got married at a young age as well, and currently has three wives and 16 children.
As for the new father, he encouraged his classmates to get married, noting that marriage “preserves youth” and “opens life’s doors.”