By MD RASOOLDEEN | ARAB NEWS
RIYADH: The Shoura Council said a fine of up to SR100,000 will be imposed on Saudis who violate the regulations of the proposed marriage law that would allow Saudis to marry foreigners.
The bill was approved Monday at the council’s session chaired by Vice Chairman Bandar bin Mohammed Hamzah Hajjar.
The draft marriage law prepared by a special committee appointed by the council contained 13 articles that outlined the social, cultural, environmental and religious impact on Saudi men marrying non-Saudi women and Saudi women marrying non–Saudis.
The bill allows Saudi men and women to marry nationals from the Gulf countries since they belong to the same religion and are supported by identical cultures.
Secretary-General Muhammed Al-Ghamdi explained that applications for marriages where a Saudi marrying a non-Saudi from countries outside the GCC should be made three months prior to the official Nikah ceremony.
Comments: And we thought that Saudi Arabia is following Islamic law.
These rules have nothing to do with Islamic law…