.
.
.
.

Mauritanian women say no to polygamy

Husband pledges in contract not to remarry

Published:

Many Mauritanian women and their families are now stipulating the one-wife rule as a prerequisite before marriage, but religious scholars have condemned it as a violation to Islamic teaching.

Many of the Mauritanian women now insist on including a condition in the marriage contract that prevents the husband from keeping a previous wife or taking a new one. In case the husband violates this condition, the woman becomes entitled to file an immediate divorce.