Here are three short articles from the Middle East where Muslim ‘men’ have exploited this.
A Palestinian man divorced his wife on the first day of the fasting month of Ramadan because she forgot to add carrot to his favorite peas dish.
The man had just returned home for iftar (evening meal) and went straight to the kitchen to check the cooking.
When he lifted the pan cover, he noticed there was no carrot mixed with the peas, the papers said, without mentioning where exactly he lives.
When his wife told him she forgot to add carrot, the husband went made and divorced her just minutes before he was to have his iftar, they said.
A Saudi man beat up his wife and divorced during the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan because she stuffed his sambosa pie with cheese not meat, Kabar Arabic language daily reported.
The unidentified husband returned home from work in Riyadh and asked his wife to make meat sambosa for his iftar (Ramdan evening meal), the paper said.
“Instead of putting meat in the pie, she stuffed it with cheese…when her husband tasted it, he was mad…he beat her up, divorced her and kicked her out.”
A Saudi husband divorced his wife because she tried to wake him to go to work in the morning, the local daily Ajel reported.
It was the third time that the 23-year-old man, who was not named, divorced his wife for the same reason in the first time and because of his noisy children in the second case, the paper said without mentioning where he lives.
“In the third case, his wife kept shaking him to wake him up so he will go to work in the morning…he got mad and divorced her instantly,” the paper said.
“When he was out of his madness fit, he regretted his act and went to her family’s house to restore her but they refused…he tried again and again but he was told that he would never see her again.”
This article from December 2010:
Saudi Arabia has one of the highest divorce rates, with an average 66 divorce cases a day, according to a social expert, who blamed wrong choice of the spouse and other factors, a local daily reported on Sunday.
“An average 66 divorce cases are recorded daily in Saudi Arabia and this is a very serious indicator that threatens the local society,” said Iftikhar Dahneem, a well social expert in the Gulf Kingdom.
Quoted by Sharq newspaper, she said the main causes of the high divorce rate include the wrong choice of the spouse, the educational gap, differences in habits and poor understanding of marital duties.
The paper quoted a recent local study as saying high divorce cases are also due to negligence, disregard of either spouse, violence, and persistent disputes.