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Don’t put marital problems online, warns Saudi cleric

The cultural evening `China- India Cultural Extravaganza 2013` organised by India China Economic and Cultural council, in New Delhi,September 28,2013.(Amlan Paliwal/IANS)Saudi Arabia’s top cleric has warned couples against publicising their marital problems on social networking sites, saying such publicity could create a scandal, media reports said.

Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdulaziz Al-Asheikh, chairman of the Council of Senior Ulema and the General Presidency of Scholarly Research and Ifta (empowered to issue fatwas), was speaking during a Friday sermon in a mosque here, Arab News reported .
“Marriage is a sacred matter in Islam since it has been decreed by God,” Al-Asheikh said. “Going public at times of crisis can only escalate issues, which should be resolved through wise counselling to avert divorce.”
The cleric urged the couples to not blow marital issues “out of proportion” and warned family members against meddling in marital affairs.