Rare wife-initiated Muslim divorce causes stir in India

September 12, 2017 1 comment

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A teacher in the northern Indian city of Lucknow has raised eyebrows amongst the local Muslim community by initiating a divorce from her husband. The 35 year-old has a launched a khul’ (or khula), a legal process in which a Muslim woman divorces her husband by announcing her intention of returning the mahr to him….

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Husband’s pipe smoking habit prompts divorce bid

October 10, 2016 0 comments

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A Emirati woman has applied to divorce her  husband due to his almost constant pipe smoking. The husband smokes midwakh (also spelled medwakh), traditional Arabian pipes filled with dokha, a pungent blend of shredded Iranian tobacco, bark, leaves and herbs. Most midwakh are made in the United Arab Emirates and exported across the Middle East….

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Punishment suggested for quick Islamic divorces

October 6, 2016 0 comments

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Muslim men should be punished when they divorce their wives quickly without good reason, an Indian religious group has suggested. The All India Muslim Women Personal Law Board (AIMWPLB) made this demand in a petition to the country’s Supreme Court. The group’s President Shaista Amber said introducing a punishment could act as a deterrent for…

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Divorce soars in Saudi Arabia

October 2, 2016 0 comments

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Saudi Arabia now has one of the highest divorce rates in the world, new figures suggest. No less than 127 divorces a day are issued in the conservative Middle Eastern kingdom – and the rate is accelerating according to the Saudi Ministry of Justice. In the western city of Jeddah on the coast of the…

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