Saudi Marriage Contracts to Include Clause Allowing Women to Drive and Own Cars

Published October 1st, 2017 - 11:25 GMT
With the Royal decree granting driving licenses for women in Saudi Arabia, a new condition of driving and owning a car is expected to be included as the fourth prominent provision in marriage contracts starting this week (AFP/File Photo)
With the Royal decree granting driving licenses for women in Saudi Arabia, a new condition of driving and owning a car is expected to be included as the fourth prominent provision in marriage contracts starting this week (AFP/File Photo)

Marriage contracts in Saudi Arabia are expected to see an additional clause included after women in the Kingdom were granted the right to drive.

The section including conditions set by Saudi wives usually included three clauses. Among the most popular conditions are the provision of her own independent house, completing one’s education and not preventing her from working if she chose to.

With the Royal decree granting driving licenses for women in Saudi Arabia, a new condition of driving and owning a car is expected to be included as the fourth prominent provision in marriage contracts starting this week.

One image of a marriage contract including the condition that a husband respects a wife’s decision to drive has been circulating in Saudi Arabia this weekend.

Member of the Board of Senior Ulema Sheikh Abdullah Al-Manee told Okaz that it is permissible for a woman to put a condition on any permissible matter in her marriage contract.

Sheikh Al-Manee further said that the condition is binding on the husband after signing the marriage contract or "Aqd Al-Zawaj".

In this connection, sociologist Fuad Al-Mushaikhis said the change that has occurred regarding the conditions in the marriage contract after allowing women to drive cars is a natural matter.

 

 

This article has been adapted from its original source.


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