Images showing an Egyptian woman reportedly attending her husband’s wedding to his second wife has attracted widespread attention online this week.
The post provoked a string of online comments, from people expressing their shock to others congratulating them.
The event also sparked a debate over polygamy, deemed by activists and women's groups as cruel as it has deviated from its original purpose in Islam, which was to protect widows and orphans.
The groom was identified as Motaz Hilal and was reported to have issued a statement.
“Hilal explained that he decided to marry again because he wants to expand his family and have more children.
“He also hit back at people who were criticizing photos of his wedding and said he was confused as to how they went viral on social media in the first place,” according to news site Stepfeed.
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