The grand mufti of Saudi Arabia, Abdulaziz Al Ash-sheikh, has approved the mandatory divorce of an unnamed couple discovered to have been breastfed by the same woman as infants.
The declaration had to list the reasons for the divorce, and has to be repeated before witnesses in the couple's bedroom, in front of the main entrance to the house, and before a public assembly Williams, p.
The ring was sprinkled with holy water, the bridegroom took the ring and moved it so that it came to be placed in turn on the bride's thumb, index finger and long finger - where it stayed.
He decided last year to marry her to a civil servant as the man's second wife.
According to the Iranian news website Tabnak, 42, children aged between 10 and 14 were married in
Failing this, it will sentence him to death.
A Saudi father returned his year-old daughter to her year-old husband after finding her hiding at her aunt's home for about ten days.
With enough will, even a custom so deeply entrenched as the Saudi wali al-amr can be changed.