In what seems to be a far off place with strange rules and customs, another woman has fallen victim of an Islamic law that says that if a man says that he divorces his wife three times in repetition, they are divorced. The twist comes in how the couple can get back together:
Under the rules, the woman, who is a mother of three, must marry another man and obtain a divorce from him before she can be reunited with Ershad, the clerics in the local mosque said.
The clerics have said the man the woman marries temporarily must be 70 years of age, Parida said.
If it was absurd to say that a verbal statement said when drunk or asleep can render a couple with children divorced, it is even more absurd to say that marriage to a 70 year old for a day will rectify the measure. In Mosaic law, a woman that divorced and then married another was not to go back to the first husband. She could if she just divorced and had not married another.
I don’t understand why, in terms of marriage, anyone woman would want to be a Muslim.
- You’re property
- You have to wear a burqa
- You may be one of four
- You can be divorced by your husband saying the same thing three times, and even if he didn’t mean it, you’re still divorced
- To get back with the father of your children and your kids you have to marry a 70 year old…
It’s just absurd.