100-year-old Saudi man takes 26-year-old as third wife

March 15th, 2008 - 5:50 pm ICT by admin  

Dubai, March 15 (IANS) A more than 100-year-old Saudi widower has married for the third time - to a 26-year-old woman. Ahmed Ateeq Al-Hariri Al-Zahrani, who lives in Taif, near Mecca, faced no opposition from either his bride-to-be or his family when he decided to marry for the third time. His previous two wives are dead.

“We didn’t oppose dad’s marriage. We agreed to his marriage and we wish him happiness for the rest of his life,” Al-Zahrani’s oldest son Abdul Rahman told the Saudi Gazette newspaper.

The guest list for the marriage ceremony included Al-Zahrani’s sons, grandchildren and great grandchildren - numbering 120 - and some friends and family.

Asked if he would marry a fourth time, Al-Zahrani was quoted as saying, “I wish that but everything is in Allah’s hands.”

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