Tunisian President Wants Ban Over Marriage of Muslim Women with Non-Muslims to be lifted

On the occasion of National Women’s Day, Tunisian President Beji Caed Essibsi called upon the Prime Minister and the Minister of Justice to remove the ban over Muslim women marrying Non- Muslims. The President vocally suggested changes to be made to their Publication 73 in the Constitution to remove the restriction. The President made clear that according to the sixth chapter of the Constitution there should be complete freedom of belief practiced in the country.

Publication 73 was written by the Ministry of Justice in the year 1973 and prevented local Tunisian women from entering wedlock with any foreigners. It was noted that the religion and faith of the man must be recognized by the mufti presiding over the marriage. With a step forward in the right direction, Essibsi expressed that this law was an obstacle for women in the way of making a free choice regarding their partners. When the amendment is made and the law is passed, Tunisia will be the first Muslim nation that allows its women to marry outside of their faith, in history.
The President reassured in his speech that Islam is not a hindrance in the way of democratic living and progress. He stated that he looked forward to seeing equality between men and women in the nation.
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Saudi men need Government’s consent to marry foreigners

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Riyadh: Saudi men now need the government’s official approval in case they want to marry foreign brides. In situations where their love interests happen to be women expatriates from Bangladesh, Pakistan, Myanmar or  African country – Chad, they cannot marry them as it has been banned. The women population of these four countries is 5,00,000 and there has been no specific reason given as to why they are on the “do not marry” list.

According to the new stringent rules, the formalities for marrying foreigners have also been toughened, says the Mecca police chief, General Assaf al-Qurashi. As per the new rules, grooms should be above 25 years of age in order to apply to marry a foreign bride, divorced for 6 months or more in case of a remarriage. If the groom already has one spouse, who is “either disabled, suffering from a chronic disease, or sterile”, then he should have  some proof to back his claim.

Saudi men are allowed up to four wives in accordance to the Islamic Law. The country has always been condemned for their displeasing rules towards women.

Read more at: http://www.malaysiandigest.com/world/512148-saudi-men-need-permission-to-marry-foreigners.html

Saudi men need Govt consent to marry foreigners

Riyadh: Saudi men now need the government’s official approval in case they want to marry foreign brides. In case their love interests happen to be women expatriates from Bangladesh, Pakistan, Myanmar or the African country – Chad, they are completely banned from marrying them. The women population of these four countries is 5,00,000 and there has been no specific reason given as to why hey are on the “do not marry” list.

According to the new stringent rules, the formalities for marrying foreigners have also been toughened, says the Mecca police chief, General Assaf al-Qurashi. Wannabe grooms should be above 25 years of age in order to apply to marry a foreign bride, divorced for 6 months or more in case of a remarriage and should have proof in case his wife is “either disabled, suffering from a chronic disease, or sterile” if he has at least one spouse already.

Saudi men are allowed up to four wives in accordance to the Islamic Law. The country has always been condemned for their displeasing demeanor towards women.

To read more: http://www.malaysiandigest.com/world/512148-saudi-men-need-permission-to-marry-foreigners.html