Monday, March 27, 2006

That's Some Pillow Talk has a weird story from India about a man who divorced his wife - in his sleep. Apparently while he slumbered the man murmured "talaq" three times one night. "Talaq" in Arabic means "divorce," apparently:

When local Islamic leaders got to hear, they said Aftab's words constituted a divorce under an Islamic procedure known as 'triple talaq.' The couple, married for 11 years with three children, were told they had to split.
The happy couple are not going quietly into that good night:
The couple, who live in the eastern state of West Bengal, have refused to obey the order and the issue has been referred to a local family counseling center.
But that might not be necessary, according to Islamic scholars:

'This is a totally unnecessary controversy and the local 'community leaders' or whosoever has said it are totally ignorant of Islamic law,' said Zafarul-Islam Khan, an Islamic scholar and editor of The Milli Gazette, a popular Muslim newspaper.

'The law clearly says any action under compulsion or in a state of intoxication has no effect. The case of someone uttering something while asleep falls under this category and will have no impact whatsoever,' Khan told Reuters.

What I want to know is who turned the husband in? Who exactly would have heard his slumbered saying aside from his wife?

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