A unique case of a woman having two husbands still not solved?

THE Tanah Merah Syariah Lower Court on Sunday (Oct 8) accepted a man’s oath of denial that he never pronounced the ‘Islamic’ talaq or divorce to leave his second wife who is now alleged to have two husbands.That is because the woman, Wan Nor Shakirin, 32, is married again to another man, Mohd Kamarulazhar Ayob, 42.The first husband who is also the owner of the restaurant Rahaman K A Mohamed Jaafar, 47, stated that he never divorced his wife.

To prove this, he took an oath of denial before Judge Ahmad Hariri Mohd Saad using a copy of the Islamic religious book the Holy Quran.This story went viral a few years ago after it was revealed that the woman has been married twice and maybe the wife of two different men at the same time. This situation is illegal in the eyes of Muslims and according to Islamic laws, a woman can only have one husband at a time.The judge, in the decision today as reported by Sinar Harian ruled that Rahaman and the plaintiff are still married.“With this oath, the court decides that the defendant and the plaintiff are still legally married unless the plaintiff comes back to court with new evidence,” said Ahmad Hariri.Moreover, the woman does not have legal representation and was absent from the court but she had previously told the court that Rahaman had pronounced a triple talaq divorce on her.

However, Rahaman denied the matter.Rahaman and Shakirin got married on Jan 2, 2019, in Narathiwat, Thailand. Their marriage was later confirmed according to Sharia law by the court on June 6 and registered at the Tanah Merah Colony Religious Office.Furthermore, Rahaman received information from the Shah Alam Religious Office, Putrajaya that Nor Shakirin is married again to another man Mohd Kamarulazhar Ayob. The circumstances of the woman’s marriage to another man are not explained.The first husband has also filed a case to dissolve the marriage between his wife and Mohd Kamarulazhar at the Kota Bharu Syariah High Court. – Oct 8, 2023


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