Medinah: A Saudi groom in Medinah divorced his bride on their wedding night after she removed her veil and he saw her face for the first time.
According to a report in local newspaper Okaz, as translated by Gulf News, the couple, had arranged to marry without seeing or meeting each other.
The groom saw his new wife’s face when they were preparing to have their wedding photograph clicked — and was deeply disappointed.
“You are not the girl I want to marry,” he reportedly told her. “You are not the one I had imagined. I am sorry, but I divorce you.”
The woman burst into tears in front of her family and friends who had gathered around the couple.
The shocking story went viral on social media, where the groom was criticised for being “totally irresponsible” and “utterly insensitive.”
“He should appreciate that beauty is in the character, not the face. Unfortunately, many young people today are interested only in looks and ignore values and morals. May God give her a better husband who will appreciate her for who and what she is”, said a social media user Afra....