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Question : #278 Category: Family Issues
Subject: when is a girl an adult?
Question: When is a girl considered adult from the viewpoint of Sharia?
And how is puberty confirmed for males?
Answer: She is considered adult at the completion of nine lunar years.

Puberty in males could be confirmed if one of three signs was present.
1. First: Completion of fifteen lunar calendar years of age.
2. Second: Ejaculation through sexual intercourse, or seminal discharge while awake or asleep.
3. Third: The presence of pubic hair, of the rough type, similar to head hair.

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