A Saudi man came back from studying abroad to marry his sweetheart. But an hour later, he divorced her.
The sheikh who was brought for the marriage had just performed the rites and started to leave when he was stopped by the groom.
The Sheikh himself was shocked and at first thought the groom was joking.
"But the groom insisted on the divorce. The reason was that his mother and the other members of the family told him to cancel the marriage on the grounds she is not the suitable wife for him," Sabq Arabic language daily said.
The paper described it as the quickest divorce in Jeddah, the Gulf Kingdom’s second largest city after the capital Riyadh.