Saudi Marriage Officials Use WhatsApp To Promote Polygamy


A group of marriage officials in Saudi Arabia have established a group on WhatsApp for the purpose of arranging polygamous relationships. The group leaders said the group was created to counteract the growing numbers of divorced women and widows while encouraging men to marry more than one woman.

Data has been collected on nearly 1,000 women for the purpose of matching women with men who share similar interests and desires.


The marriage officials in the group said the WhatsApp matchmaking service is free of charge.

Islam permits polygamy, allowing men to have up to four wives, but women cannot have more than one husband.

Read the story here: “Marriage officials form WhatsApp group to encourage polygamy”

SAUDI GAZETTE, December 25, 2016

MAKKAH — A cartel of eight marriage officials have formed a group on WhatsApp to propagate polygamy as a remedy to the rising number of the divorced women, widows and spinsters.

Reporting the news recently, Makkah daily did not name the members of the group but said they have established a cartel under the name “polygamy”.

Members of the group said they were calling on young men marry more than one wife in order to cut down the number of Saudi women without partners to share their life.

They said they mooted the idea after noticing the rising rates of divorce in Makkah and decided to encourage polygamy to get men marry more than one woman.

The group collected data of about 900 women consisting of divorcees, widows and women who had never married before.

They gathered enough data about women who would not mind being a second, third or a fourth wife.

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