Marrying ex-wife's sister within just 9 days of divorce deemed illegal

04:24 PM | 26 Apr, 2024
Divorce Illegal

In a groundbreaking verdict, the Lahore High Court has ruled that marrying the sister of a former wife within just nine days of divorce is illegal. Justice Tariq Saleem Sheikh issued an 11-page written judgment, shedding light on the legal and religious implications of such marriages.

The court emphasized that marrying the sister of the first wife before the completion of iddat (the waiting period after divorce) is equivalent to marrying two sisters simultaneously, which is prohibited under Islamic law. It reaffirmed that a person cannot maintain simultaneous marriages with two sisters.

According to the ruling, marriages conducted under such circumstances will be considered invalid. The judgment instructs both parties to immediately separate upon the annulment of the marriage. Failure to comply will result in the responsibility falling on a cleric to dissolve the marriage.

The case under scrutiny involved Musawwir Hussain, who allegedly married his former wife's sister just nine days after their divorce. The court also dismissed the interim bail of the suspect who entered into the marriage without completing the iddat.

The decision sets a precedent regarding the legality of marriages conducted shortly after divorce, reiterating the importance of observing religious protocols and legal requirements in such matters.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


Today Open Market Currency Rates in Pakistan - Pakistani Rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Riyal - 16 June 2024

Pakistani rupee rates against US Dollar and other currencies on June 16, 2024 (Sunday) in open market.

USD to PKR Rate Today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.5 for buying and 280.65 for selling.

Euro's buying rate stands at 296 and selling rate is 299 while British Pound rate is 349.7 for buying, and 353.25 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 74.80 and Saudi Riyal at 72.80.

Currency Rates in Pakistan

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.50 280.65
Euro EUR 296 299
UK Pound Sterling GBP 349.7 353.25
U.A.E Dirham AED 74.8 75.6
Saudi Riyal SAR 72.8 73.55
Australian Dollar AUD 182 184
Bahrain Dinar BHD 741.18 749.18
Canadian Dollar CAD 204 206
China Yuan CNY 38.43 38.83
Danish Krone DKK 40.18 40.58
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.66 36.01
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.9 1.98
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 909.34 909.34
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 59.3 59.9
New Zealand Dollar NZD 170.79 172.79
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.97 26.27
Omani Riyal OMR 723.88 731.88
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.42 77.12
Singapore Dollar SGD 203.65 205.65
Swedish Korona SEK 26.4 26.7
Swiss Franc CHF 311.9 314.4
Thai Bhat THB 7.58 7.73


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