Loli Betroth to 47 Year Old Man

14 04 2009


A Saudi Arabian judge has recently ruled that the union of an 8 year old girl to a 47 year old man was legal and legitimate.
Apparently the 8  year old girl’s father had sold betrothed her to this man to clear him off all his financial debt, her mother upon hearing of this objected to this idea and put forward her case so that the union could be annulled.

Alas this was to bear no fruit, when the case when before Shiek Habib Al-Habib he stated that since Islamic law governs many of the country’s domestic affairs the union was perfectly legitimate and legal.
The girl’s embattled mother shocked at Al-Habib’s ruling, petitioned a appeals court to have the verdict overturned although her case was originally rejected, the case eventually was passed but was given to Shiek Habib Al-Habib; who simply reaffirmed his position.

Shiek Habib Al-Habib did however manage to have the 47 year old man promise that he is not to have sex with the young girl until she reached puberty; Al-Habib stated that the girl upon reaching puberty can file for a divorce, unfortunately at such an age to request a divorce would give the impression that she’s second hand goods for any potential suitors.

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Man Divorces Wife Via Text Message

10 04 2009


Yes, ladies and gentlemen a Saudi man has recently divorced his wife via text message. The man was in Iraq when he sent her an SMS stating that he has decided to break up their relationship.
Apparently this is the first time such an event has happened in Saudi Arabia, a court in Jeddah finalised the break up after having two relatives of the man confirm his intentions.
Saudi Arabia practices a form of Islamic Sharia law with clerics overseeing Sharia courts as judges, the law stipulates that a man may divorce his wife by saying “I divorce you” three times.

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