A strange public announcement that was published in a newspaper surprised Egyptians yesterday.
A man wanted to apologize to his wife: “I, Imad Mohammed Ahmed Lamama, apologize to Mrs. Manal Qarni Sofi Abdul Hamid, my ex-wife and my children, for any mistake I committed… I also thank her for her dedication in caring for my children Ahmed, Mohammed, Abdul Rahman and Amr,” the statement said.
The announcement was strange and its reasons were unclear.
However, al-Arabiya came to know that the man works in a bank in the south of Egypt and has been married to Manal.
A few months ago, his mother-in-law got sick and was paralyzed so his wife started to care for her and moved to live with her mother. The husband got angry and asked her to take care of her home and family, asking her brothers and sisters to care for their mother in rotation.
The wife could not concede to her husband’s request, because of her siblings’ circumstances. Then the husband asked her to make a choice between her family and her mother. She chose to stay with her mother and they filed for divorce.
Later on, their eldest son was able to bring them together again. He convinced his father that what his mother was doing is consistent with Islam that teaches us to take care of our parents.
Before the divorce verdict, the husband published his announcement in the newspaper, and the sons worked on the reconciliation.
The husband accepted that his wife should care for her mother and the family was reunited again.