SMS Divorce Tested in Egyptian Court - HotHardware
SMS Divorce Tested in Egyptian Court

SMS Divorce Tested in Egyptian Court

Not something you could get away with in the U.S., obviously, but Islamic law is something different.

After missing a call from her husband on her mobile phone, Iqbal Abul Nasr received a text message from him saying "I divorce you because you didn't answer your husband," Al-Akhbar said.

In line with sharia (Islamic law) men do not need to go to court to file for divorce. A unilateral declaration of divorce by a man, repeated three times, formally ends a marriage.

It was the third time Abul Nasr, an engineer from Cairo, received a divorce text message from her husband, prompting her to seek a legal decision from the a family court on the status of her marriage.

This practice has already been outlawed in some countries.  Too many divorce messages flooding the network, we assume.

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I suppose they don't need many divorce lawyers over there.Big Smile

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