A man who lived and studied abroad made headlines for what could possibly pass for the shortest marriage in history after he divorced his wife one hour after their wedding.
According to reports, the sheikh who was brought for the marriage had just performed the rites and was leaving when the man stopped him and asked for a dissolution of the union.
Guests at the wedding stared in disbelief as the man insisted on the divorce in the Western Red Sea port of Jeddah.
It was learnt that the man’s reason for the quick divorce was that his mother and the other members of the family told him to cancel the marriage on the grounds that the woman is not the suitable wife for him.
The experience was described as the quickest divorce in Jeddah, the Gulf Kingdom’s second largest city after the capital Riyadh.