I couldn’t help myself laughing off my chair when I came across the story of two couples whilst on holiday in Maldives who thought they were renewing marriage vows were in fact being subjected to a torrent of abuse. Rather than hear the words ‘In sickness and in health’ they were vowing to words which included ‘swine’ and ‘infidel.’ I think the man who was conducting the marriage was positioning himself for a job at the marriage motels in Las Vegas, but with this eulogy of “You fornicate and make a lot of children. You drink and you eat pork. Most of the children that you have are marked with spots and blemishes”, he has a long way to go.
Then again the unlucky couple in the Maldives aren’t in the dilemma of a young love bird in Qatar who by some default ended up divorcing his wife by pronouncing the words ‘Talaq‘ while enjoying some cyberspace banter. According to a fatwa from Darul Uloom Deoband the marriage is void, even though the unhappy man had no idea of the ramifications
Once in Batley, West Yorkshire a Muslim wedding ceremony was on the verge of becoming a comedy of errors when during a ceremony which included three grooms had to be halted. The Imam nearly married one groom to his sister-in-law, as it seems a triple ceremony was a bit too much for this simpleton, it was only when the second groom shouted that ‘hey that’s my wife’, did people realise a mistake was made. If by some chance the cross marriage ceremony was unnoticed how would it have been unravelled.