Friday, January 16, 2015
by Faisal Ibn Abdul Qaadir Ibn Hassan Abu Sulaymaan
The Meaning of Puberty:
Puberty ( البلوغ ) signifies the time when a child transitions from childhood to adulthood. At this stage, he/she becomes legally responsible according to Islâmic Legislation, which means their good and bad deeds will be recorded.
Imaam Ibn Mandhoor رحمه الله said:
“A boy reaches ( بلغ ) puberty: i.e. has a wet dream -- it is as if he has reached the time of recording [of good / bad deeds] and legal responsibility. This is like that of a girl who has reached ( بلغت ) puberty”.