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Afghanistan has half a million widows, and the number is increasing

The burden of life has made Masooma look twice her age. Her life story in many ways is similar to those of several hundred thousand other Afghan women who have become widows since the latest conflict began here more than 40 years ago.
She lost her husband in a rocket attack 17 years ago in Kabul and since then has been feeding and raising her five children, doing jobs such as cleaning and laundry.
 
 

Rules of Divorce in Islam

Source : AlQuranclasses.com / 8 May 2013

Divorce is a game of seconds. Divorce in Islam is the most disliked permissible act.

In the earlier times, no rules of divorce were set, men used to divorce their women out of anger or any other reason and after some time they used to take them back. Women were not given any rights and they were forced to go back in the marriage with their ex-husbands. This inequality and injustice was addressed by Islam and there were rules set to divorce so that no injustice could take place.

 

Big fat weddings weigh down Qatari grooms

Source : Al Jazeera / 26 Mar 2013

The Gulf state of Qatar is among the wealthiest countries in the world. But despite the affluence, increasingly extravagant weddings in Qatar are making it difficult for men, who pay for the celebrations, to foot the bill.

Jamal Qassim said he spent 450,000 Qatari riyals ($123,600) on his wedding. He worked and saved for nine years to pay for it. "I didn't even travel once outside of Qatar. I was saving and saving. I didn't buy myself a fancy car." He said he now regrets paying that much. At the end of 2012, he was in the process of getting a divorce.

 

30,626 couples divorced in 2011

Source : Arab News / 26 Jan 2013

The Ministry of Justice has disclosed that the number of divorces in the Saudi Arabia reached 30,626 in 2011 against 162,880 registered marriage contracts.

 The figures appeared in a statistical report for the year 2011 recently published by the Ministry of Justice.

 “Of the total number of divorces, 26,840 were husband-initiated cases accounting for 87.6 percent, while 1,071 cases were “khul”, which is when a wife demands divorce, and 2,715 were annulment cases,”according to the report.

 

Pakistanis Turn to Divorce, Liberty Blamed

By OnIslam & News Agencies / 11 Jan 2013 

Pakistani women are increasingly turning to divorce to escape abusive and loveless marriages, a phenomenon blamed by some on the rising empowerment and freedoms.

"If you are earning, the only thing you need from the guy is love and affection,” 26-year-old divorcee Rabia, a reporter, told Reuters.

 

Brunei Study finds Muslim divorce after 10-14 years increasing

By Rabiatul Kamit / 2 Jan 2013 

Divorce rates in the country continue to rise among Muslim couples who have been married for 10 to 14 years.

The Brunei Darussalam Statistical Yearbook (BDSYB) for 2011, which was released last week, revealed that marriages lasting 10 to 14 years have consistently topped the divorce rates over the past five years.

These couples account for 20.6 per cent or 95 cases out of the 459 divorces registered in 2011. However, overall divorce rates have dropped 4.9 per cent last year compared to 2010.

 

Marriage breakdowns: A disturbing trend

Source : Arab News
JEDDAH | 19 Jun 2011

There were 500,000 divorce cases in Saudi Arabia in less than two decades, Asharq Al-Awsat, a sister publication of Arab News, reported Friday quoting a field study that claimed the figures represented a worrying trend.

The study, conducted by researcher Salman bin Muhammad Al-Amri, said divorces were particularly common among young couple and asked for establishing special offices for marriage counseling under the umbrella of Shariah courts.

 
 

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