Tuesday, May 24, 2005

Symposium on spinsterhood :: 7DAYS

Dr Ahmed Al Kubaissy, a leading Islamic Scholar, yesterday called on lawmakers to allow national women to marry non-UAE nationals and halt a “daily” rise in the number of unmarried Emirati women.... Speaking at a Dubai “symposium on spinsterhood”, organised by the Juma Al Majid Centre for Culture and Heritage in collaboration with the UAE Marriage Fund, Al Kubaissy said that national women should be allowed to marry other Muslims and Arabs in order to combat a rise in the number of UAE national men marrying foreigners - or at least limit national men to marrying only national women. Elaph.com reported the symposium highlighting “an economic change in UAE society” as the the biggest factor behind this trend, including the increasing cost of dowries, luxury furniture and bridal gifts.

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