Two women arrested for alleged polyandry

Two women arrested for alleged polyandry
Updated 03 June 2014

Two women arrested for alleged polyandry

Two women arrested for alleged polyandry

The Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice (Haia) in Jeddah recently arrested several Arabs for allegedly organizing misyar marriages for two married women, according to local media.
Polyandry involves a woman marrying more than one man, a practice forbidden in Islam.
Misyar marriages allow the husband and wife to give up several rights such as living together and financial obligations.
The suspects had tried to get the women married to other men and had arranged for another Arab to authorize the unions.
The Haia had acted on a tipoff from an anonymous source and caught the gang red-handed as they were conducting one of the marriages.