Couple in breastfeeding kinship divorced

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BURAIDAH — The General Court of Al-Ras has issued a ruling for the divorce of a couple who were found to have been breastfed by the same woman. The couple had been married for 25 years, during which they had seven children. Islam considers a woman who breastfeeds children of other women as their mother and her children as their siblings and therefore cannot marry each other. Sources said the case had been under review for three months and the court sought the opinion of the Grand Mufti, Sheikh Abdulaziz Al Asheikh, who approved the divorce.






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