London, Apr 10: A Saudi man divorced his wife by uttering 'I divorce you' thrice through a text message.
According to the Arab News, the man was in Iraq to participate in what he described as 'jihad' when he sent the SMS telling his wife that he's divorcing her, reports The Telegraph.
He confirmed the split by telephoning two of his relatives.
A court in the Red Sea city of Jeddah has finalised the split after summoning the two relatives to check they had received word of the husband's intention, said the paper.
This is the first known divorce in Saudi Arabia by text message.