Man divorces wife by SMS

A Saudi court decided to separate a national couple after the husband sent a SMS to his wife mobile phone telling her that she is divorced, a newspaper in the Gulf Kingdom reported on Saturday.

The woman from the western town of Madina asked court to officially endorse her divorce and supported its complaint with the SMS from her husband, the online Arabic language daily Anakum said.

“The husband told the judge he sent the message after an argument with his wife but that he did not mean to divorce her,” the paper said.

“But the judge considered the SMS as a real divorce under Islam and decided to support the wife’s plea for divorce.”

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