divorceA Saudi couple who had been married for 25 years and had seven children together have been issued a ruling for divorce by a court after discovering they were breastfed by the same woman when they were infants, Saudi Gazette reported.

Saudi Grand Mufti, Sheikh Abdulaziz al-Asheikh reviewed the case and approved the divorce.

In Islam, it is not permissible to marry a woman who was breastfed by the same foster mother since she is considered as a sibling. Sunni Islam prohibits marriage between milk-brothers and milk-sisters, or milk-children and milk-parents.