Divorce By Cell Phone

from the different-cultures dept

A court in Dubai has validated the divorce of a couple after the man sent his wife a text message on a mobile phone telling her they were divorced. The text of the message actually read: “Why are you late? You are divorced.” Apparently, that’s all you need to make it official in Dubai (if you’re male, that is). The couple is actually still together, so I’m not sure why the case went through, but I get the feeling that I don’t really understand the legal system in Dubai.


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e3ashig (user link) says:

Re: Divorce in Dubai

When people get married, they chose which one of the couple has the authority to divorce. By default, the man has this authority, but it can be the woman. Divorce is severely discouraged. Infact, in Islamic believe, it is God’s least favourite of all the allowed rights in Islam. To divorce your partner, you have to have the competence, then say the words (I Divorce You) or (You are divorced). Couple have a certain number of month to reconcile after divorce but are only allowed to divorce and reconcile twice, after the third divorce, they can not reconcile as easy again.

I dont think the man in the above story can qualify as “Competent” judging by his action.

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