Saudi women include right to drive condition in marriage contract

Daijiworld Media Network - Dammam (SHP)

Dammam, Jun 25: Saudi women are considering including specific aspects in their marriage contract before entering the union. According to the law, if anytime there is a breach of such contract, it could pave the way for divorce.

The marriage contract could contain anything from a woman's right to have her own house, to hiring a maid, or to study and work after marriage.

Last year, the ban on female motorists was lifted, the condition has now made way into the marriage contract as right to own a car and driving one.

One couple who was set to get married had some of the above mentioned conditions. Majd (29), who is getting married this month shared a contract in which his 21-year-old fiancee drafted few conditions. Majd, signed off two conditions, one being right to work and the other being the right to drive after marriage. He explains that his fiancee wanted to be independent after marriage and that he was in complete agreement with her.

One of the clerics states that these contracts have made the women bolder as they do not fear to exert their rights or even decide to end their marriage when they find a breach of contract.

"In the past, society did not listen to women. Husbands would turn around and firmly say 'No’, but now they are listening to the aspirations of women," cleric Ajemi said.


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  • RkR, Mangalore/ Dubai

    Tue, Jun 25 2019

    Mangalorean’s have all the freedom

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  • R.Bhandarkar, Mangaluru

    Tue, Jun 25 2019

    Here now all women drive before and after marriage also....
    They are in any case the driving force behind every marriage.... Is it not?
    Saudi ...Now aa? Masth Back yaa....

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  • Sunil Pinto, Dubai/ Udupi

    Tue, Jun 25 2019

    Maam, Sometimes wives drive you crazy also....

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  • Mangalurian, Mangaluru

    Tue, Jun 25 2019

    Wow! Saudi Arabia is miles ahead of India when it comes to contracts in marriages.

    In India, prenuptial agreements are neither legal nor valid under the prevailing laws.

    With extremely gender-biased laws, India does not consider a marriage as a contract.

    I fully support the Saudi system of contract in marriage.

    So, for male that is planning to marry, remember, under the Indian laws, there is no protection for a male!

    So wait until your girlfriend turns 40.

    Otherwise, become a citizen of Saudi Arabia.

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  • Jimmy, Nagapatnam

    Tue, Jun 25 2019

    Saudi womens getting married late even after 40 as locals bring there bride from outside as need to pay heavy amount to bride's family. Arabs bride groom need to give dowry to bride. But in india our muslim brethern not taken into account what there prophet teached and demand dowry from bride's family. Humhe Honda Civic Chahiye.

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  • RkR, Mangalore/ Dubai

    Tue, Jun 25 2019

    Mangalorean could prefer hometown rather Saudi Arabia
    Male restrict his female, freedom z what everyone wants in today world

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Tue, Jun 25 2019

    Saudi Women will not allow men to Abandon ...

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  • Jimmy, Nagapatnam

    Tue, Jun 25 2019

    Due to social network they view the world and aware much what less in there part. They want to escape from boredom and to fly and enjoy life which available once. Only by giving healthy fatty food and many other provisions nobody satisfy with it. Need freedom.
    Newly appointed His Highness wants to change nation for giving more relaxation in each and everything. Day is not too longer even religious places of other community also crop-up in saudi arabia.

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  • Jimmy, Nagapatnam

    Tue, Jun 25 2019

    These people themselves do not have trust on women folk. Trying to keep them in captive. Still they escape from one gate and reappear in another and reach there nest as if nothing happened.

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