London, Sept. 5 (ANI): An unfaithful Muslim husband in the United Kingdom has said that his estranged wife does not deserve a divorce from him, because polygamy is allowed under Islamic law.
During a court hearing, business tycoon Houshang Jafari, 60, was accused of being unfaithful to his wife, Aghdas Bidaki, 53, with a younger woman by whom he has two children.
According to The Telegraph, he left his family home and moved in with his mistress, Katrina, who is 20 years younger to him, into a 1.2 million pounds apartment.
During the divorce hearing, the property developer, who styles himself 'Lord' and was once jailed for attacking a helicopter, told Bristol county court that he was allowed a second wife under Sharia.
Bidaki argued that her husband's affair and illegitimate children were grounds for a divorce.
They married in Iran in 1978, when she was 19, before moving to Britain, where they had three children and he built his business, the court heard.
In the following years, her husband had numerous affairs, Bidaki said.
According to the report, she ignored them, hoping he would grow out of his infidelity, but their marriage soon came under great pressure as he complained about her "cooking" and family life, she said.
After threatening to end the marriage, she spoke to her husband about her concerns and he promised to buy her a new three-bedroom home and a car and pay her a monthly allowance, the report said.
But she decided to go ahead and seek a divorce after becoming aware that Katrina, who calls herself "Lady Jafari", had become pregnant again two years after having a son with the developer, it added. (ANI)