Freddie Aguilar decided to convert to a Muslim to marry his teenage girlfriend. The resolution came on top of all the controversy about him having a minor girlfriend aged 16 years old.
Freddie Aguilar now to be married to his teen girlfriend was under heavy fire by critics regarding not only the huge age gap between him and his lover, but also the fact that his girlfriend was still under 18 years of age.
Philippine civil laws prohibit minors marrying, but Presidential Decree 1083 or the Muslim Family Code allows such union as long as the bride has had menstruation. Prophet Mohammed similarly married a teenager when he was over 50 years old.
Mangundadatu said in the report that Aguilar, who was raised a Catholic, was inclined to embrace Islam even before meeting his would-be wife. The bride will turn 17 on November 29.
What are your thoughts on the Freddie Aguilar teenage marriage and his conversion to the muslim belief?