Thursday, December 6, 2007

Man Dupes Naïve Misyar Hopefuls

from Arab News (Saudi Arabia)

A Saudi man took advantage of the high demand for misyar brides and duped three men out of more than SR75,000, the daily Al-Riyadh reported yesterday. In Saudi Arabia, misyar works like this: A woman basically agrees in a binding Islamic marriage contract to be set up with certain material provisions (an apartment, a car, etc.) in exchange for living with a married man. She may also forgo any pre-nuptial demands, but since she doesn’t get a dowry or access to other material support she usually asks for something. Usually the more attractive and younger the woman, the more leverage she has in getting material positions. In this case, three different men asked the man for his daughter’s hand in marriage and instead of approving one prospective groom, the man accepted all three proposals. After he had the money, the man fled to an unknown location and conveniently changed all of his contact numbers.

1 comment:

Abu Daoud said...

Ha! Well, I don't like liars, but I can't help but feel a little happy for the shrewd father.