Unknown Saudi Man Pays to Free 14 Year Old Girl from 80 Year Old Husband

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Unknown Saudi Man Pays to Free 14 Year Old Girl from 80 Year Old Husband
Mon 08-04-2013

An unknown man paid SR1 million to free a 14 year old Saudi girl from her 80 year old husband!

The 14 year old  Saudi girl who had been forced to marry an 80 year old man finally became free after an unknown  man paid back the wedding money to the husband who had demanded payment in return for a divorce.

Ahmed Rahim immediately divorced Nura after receiving a cheque from the unknown man during a meeting held at a social centre in the southwestern town of Sabya.

Rahim married the teenage Nura last month with her father’s consent and refused to divorce her unless she pays him back his dowry, the money offered by a bridegroom to the bride under Islamic law.

Nura said she had been deceived by her father who had asked her to go and collect a cheque as a reward from the Quran memorization centre…she said she later discovered that the cheque was dowry money for her marriage to that old man.

Okaz newspaper quoted Rahim as saying he had not cheated the girl on the grounds he had come to her house and asked her father to marry her. “I don’t see my age a problem to this marriage. I found that this girl is the right wife for me but this did not happen because of the circumstances."

“I will not give up and will continue my search for my life’s partner who will break my loneliness…I am tired of living alone and I believe the dowry money I have recovered from that girl’s family will support my quest to find another wife.”