March 2, 2007

Dubai's Grand Mufti accredits divorce through SMS

_1433790_malaywomen300.jpg Amazingly, divorce by SMS is still going on in Malaysia.

According to the Malaysia Sun, Dubai's Grand Mufti, Ahmed al-Haddad, "acknowledging the synergy of technology and tadition, confirmed that a Muslim divorce can be carried out by a text message:

'While some said writing a divorce is equivalent to verbally announcing it, others believe a divorce must be documented by writing and can only be applied when there is intention and when it is read aloud. Divorce through this modern way is not different from using a pen and a paper," he said.

Related:

-- Debate of SMS Divorce (still) Rages in Malaysia

-- Malaysian Senator fined for cell phone divorce

-- Indian Women unite against Muslim divorce by SMS

-- Malaysian Muslims and divorcing by SMS in the news again

-- Divorce by SMS, face a fine: M'sia

-- Don't give out divorce papers, departments warned

-- Mobile divorce unacceptable, says Malaysia (BBC)

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