March 2, 2007
Dubai's Grand Mufti accredits divorce through SMS
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.
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