Stefan is a German national who would like to marry his Saudi fiance but needs guidance on how to go about initiating the marriage permission. Insha’Allah a Saudi woman or her non-Saudi fiance/husband who are going through the process or have completed it successfully will read Stefan’s story and help get him started in the right direction. Thank you,
اسلام عليكم , Hello to everybody
So my story started in October 2008 when I met my love in a hotel in Marsa Alam with her mother and sisters. We only had some hours to speak but they were so romantic and we both felt in love for the first sight. When I left some little days later I didn’t thought that I would see her again because of the distance and the culture but it came different.
Back home we started to write emails, to chat and talk by internet and we soon confessed our love to each other, I also started to learn the Arabic language at my university and still learn it until today. There was no day without a message or call and it took not long until I booked a flight to Cairo where she lived with her mother and sisters. The time seemed not to end until I went after my exams to the airport to come to see her again. It was like we were separated for years – even when we saw each other only for hours. We spent a wonderful time together and visited places like the pyramids, the national museum, markets, deserts and so on. In that time we really felt that we belong together and that we wanted to spent one life in future. But we also realized the problems with the culture and family, especially that her father is Saudi and so she is too.
The first thing I did when I was back in Germany was to book my next flight to Egypt. But we could not spend so much time together because we were not married and problems occurred with the family. So I met her again for some little days with my grandparents and she got to know them. By time we really wanted to marry but after she would have finished her studies at the end of the year 2009 she had to go to her father to Saudi-Arabia. He lives with his new wife and family there but the divorced wife raised the children in Egypt – so for my love her father was like a stranger. We both knew what it would mean for us when she would go there but I never gave up the hope that one day we would be together forever so I decide to come with my parents for a week to the red sea, at least that she would meet them. I knew that when we would meet ever again than for marriage. So we spent some nice days in Marsa Alam with my parents and the mother and sisters of my love. Everything seemed to be perfect, we was like officially engaged, everybody of our family was happy and we had no doubt that we will soon marry and move together to Germany.
After our little vacation I flew back to Germany and she directly to her father in Saudi Arabia.