Arabs Marry Bosnian Women to Establish Parallel Families

Source: Balkan Insight.

A thirty-six year old woman from Sarajevo, who has two children from her first marriage, told BIRN about how she married an Arab, to become his second wife.

She says her new husband, who is 51, originally came to Bosnia for business, to open a small company in Sarajevo. They met, the woman recalls, when he came to her place of work. She says they joked and she noticed him looking at her.

After a while, a mutual friend who is already married to an Arab introduced them. This friend explained that the man was looking for a Bosnian wife, to help her if he could.

She says it took her about two months to familiarize herself with his way of life and habits over the phone and through video messages. Her father gave his consent to their marriage, so they got married in Sarajevo.


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  1. Here the attitude of Mufti of Islamic Community appears to be strange. According to Quran if a man can ensure justice and has real need can have 4 wives at a time. If Bosnia claims to be a Muslim majority country it should create space to recognize this Islamic family law specially the Islamic community. For other aspect Mufti is correct that current government legislation does not permit to have more than one legal wife. However for this effort can be made to modify the family laws for Bosnian Muslims.

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