Friday, January 4, 2008

Divorce, Islamic style

Under Sharia, a man can unilateraly divorce his wife by repeating 3 times "I divorce you." (Talaq)

Now, in the era of electronic messager, a new approach has appeared in Egypt, where the husband informed his wife they had divorced via a SMS message.

Egyptian woman in legal test of SMS divorce

At the end of the news, it says "According to Egypt's state-run statistics bureau, a couple files for divorce every six minutes in Egypt." This shows that islamic family stability is not what we hear so often from Islamic appologists.