A Saudi man has divorced his wife by text message, a newspaper said on Thursday.
The man was in Arab News reported.when he sent the SMS informing her she was no longer his spouse. He followed up with a telephone call to two of his relatives, the daily
A court in the Red Sea city of finalised the split — the first known divorce in by text message — after summoning the two relatives to check they had received word of the husband’s intention, the paper said.
Saudi Arabia practises a strict form of, and clerics preside over Sharia courts as judges. Under the law a man can divorce his wife by saying “I divorce you” three times.