- Groom agreed to pay £20,000 to the father of the bride for her hand in marriage
- He paid the first half in the judge’s office as agreed and was to give the rest after
- But bride’s father demanded it on the spot and wouldn’t let him get it from car
- Groom felt ‘insulted and demeaned’ and divorced the woman immediately
A groom divorced his bride just 15 minutes after their Islamic wedding because he felt ‘insulted’ by her father’s dowry demands.
The man agreed to pay his new father-in-law Dh100,000 (£20,000) for their wedding in Dubai but the older man became impatient to get the cash.
Family members and friends accompanied the couple to a Sharia judge’s office to witness the marriage contract being signed.
A groom divorced his bride just 15 minutes after their Islamic wedding because he felt ‘insulted’ by her father’s dowry demands (stock image)
The groom handed over Dh50,000 (£10,000) on the spot as agreed, with the rest to come after the party left the court building, according to Gulf News.
However, the father demanded the cash as soon as the signing was over, even though the groom didn’t have it on him.
He said it would only take five minutes to walk to his car, which was parked outside, and get the rest of the dowry.
Instead of letting him retrieve it, he insisted he either pay right then or send a friend or relative to get the money while he stayed inside.
The man agreed to pay his new father-in-law Dh100,000 (£20,000) for their wedding in Dubai but the older man became impatient to get the cash
The groom felt ‘insulted and demeaned’ by the series of demands and called off the marriage immediately, a lawyer handling the case said.
‘He told the bride’s father that he did not want his daughter as his wife and divorced her in less than 15 minutes from signing the marriage contract,’ he said.
Divorcing in just 15 minutes seems extreme but it was not the shortest marriage in the emirate’s history and another lasted just seconds.
In that case in 2012, the groom stepped across the corridor into the divorce court because the bride’s father demanded the she be allowed to keep her job.