The Jeddah Criminal Court has slapped a woman with a fine of 50,000 Saudi Riyals for advising her friend to find a better husband.
According to the court records, the woman was commanded to take a pledge that she will not advise any married woman and the husband was also awarded the money.
The husband prosecuted the woman for destroying his marriage and demanded compensation instead.
He claimed, “The woman defendant badly counselled his wife and urged her not to obey him.”
The man further added, “My wife’s friend incited my disobedience, by giving her advice that harmed our marital relationship.”
“She used to tell my wife you should find someone better for yourself. Show him who’s the boss. Don’t let them push you around,” he added.
However, the court has advised the couple to carefully decide what advice to take thoughtfully and what to ignore, because friends may destroy a relationship out of envy.