Why? Because she violated Islamic law. A hadith depicts Muhammad saying: “There should be no nikah [marriage contract] except with a wali [guardian].” (Jami al-Tirmidhi 1101)
And another hadith has Aisha recounting that Muhammad said: “Whichever woman married without the permission of her wali her marriage is invalid, her marriage is invalid, her marriage is invalid. If he entered into her, then the mahr [bride price] is for her in lieu of what he enjoyed from her private part. If they disagree, then the sultan is the wali for one who has no wali.”
“Any woman who gets married without the permission of her wali, her marriage is invalid, her marriage is invalid, her marriage is invalid. If her husband has consummated the marriage, then the mahr belongs to her in return for that. If she does not have a wali then the (Muslim) ruler is the wali of anyone who does not have a wali.” (Jami al-Tirmidhi 1102)
Sudanese police lashed a woman 75 times on Tuesday after a court found her guilty of marrying a man without her father’s consent, her lawyer and rights activists said.
The woman, a native of the war-torn Darfur region, was flogged at a police station in Omdurman, the twin city of Khartoum, after having served a six-month prison sentence.
The punishment was meted out less than a week after another Sudanese court condemned a teenager to death for killing her husband who had allegedly raped her.
“She completed her six months in jail and today she was flogged 75 times” as ordered by the court, lawyer Azza Mohamed Ahmed told AFP.
Ahmed said her client was put on trial after the father refused to approve her marriage to a man of her own choice.
“She and the man then got married and lived together for a year,” the lawyer said, adding that the couple now have a two-month-old baby.
“Her family then filed a case against her, accusing her of living with a man illegitimately.”
Ahmed said the court found her client guilty of marrying without her father’s consent as required under the Muslim country’s law.
Her husband was sentenced to two years in prison….