What would happen to a teenage girl (not married) in Saudi Arabia if she had sex and was pregnant and the community found out?

Updated on : December 3, 2021 by Tommy Roberts



What would happen to a teenage girl (not married) in Saudi Arabia if she had sex and was pregnant and the community found out?

1-Saudi Arabia criminalized adultery by law (the country adapted Islamic law called Sharia).

2-In Sharia, you need 4 eyewitnesses to see the actual penetration, which means (in public sex) in addition to pregnancy (result of sex by mutual consent) in the case of a single woman.

3-The punishment of the Sharia in case an unmarried woman commits adultery is found in the holy Quran in chapter 24.

{The adulteress and the adulterer: whip each one of them with a hundred lashes, and do not let their piety conquer you with respect to the Law of God, if you believe in God and in the Last Day. And let a group of believers with

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1-Saudi Arabia criminalized adultery by law (the country adapted Islamic law called Sharia).

2-In Sharia, you need 4 eyewitnesses to see the actual penetration, which means (in public sex) in addition to pregnancy (result of sex by mutual consent) in the case of a single woman.

3-The punishment of the Sharia in case an unmarried woman commits adultery is found in the holy Quran in chapter 24.

{The adulteress and the adulterer: whip each one of them with a hundred lashes, and do not let their piety conquer you with respect to the Law of God, if you believe in God and in the Last Day. And that a group of believers witness their punishment} 24:02

Jail, possible forced marriage, or death are possible. It is immoral and illegal to have sex outside of marriage and rape is not an excuse. Women have no legal defense against a man, even if he gets into a situation by mistake. It may not be correct or makes no sense to most people, but it is a reality in many countries.

You must flee immediately. Turkey or Europe are both wise bets. But staying in Saudi Arabia is too dangerous for both you and the unborn.

From what I remember, it is a 100 lash punishment and you would be subject to continuous abuse from the public. And 100 lashes frequently have brought DEATH before, pain and injury could also KILL the unborn.

So fleeing is the best motive, Europe is a frequent refuge for those in need of safety, Germany and Austria in particular.

Hospitals will accept her and report her case to the police… then she and her partner will be arrested and sent to jail.

Dating, as we know it in the West, is not allowed in Saudi Arabia, but times are changing! When I lived there from 1974 to 1985, men and women were not even allowed to see each other before marriage. Of course, they found ways around that.

All relationships would start over the phone. A man or a woman heard that another man or woman was attractive or beautiful, etc. through their family or friends and called, always using a false name. If they "clicked" and ended up talking to each other for a long time and he was getting serious, they would give their real names.

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Dating, as we know it in the West, is not allowed in Saudi Arabia, but times are changing! When I lived there from 1974 to 1985, men and women were not even allowed to see each other before marriage. Of course, they found ways around that.

All relationships would start over the phone. A man or a woman heard that another man or woman was attractive or beautiful, etc. through their family or friends and called, always using a false name. If they "clicked" and ended up talking to each other for a long time and he was getting serious, they would give their real names.

The next step was to meet us. This was only done when they started talking about marriage. Usually it was done in a mall. The girl would have her driver let her get out of the car at one end of the mall, enter and walk straight through the doors at the other end of the mall to the children's car. Then they would drive out of town to some place where they couldn't be seen and they would park and talk. I would get to see her face for the first time. Most likely, she will be accompanied by a trusted woman, a shopping maid, often a Filipina.

It was a very dangerous encounter like this, but many couples did it before marriage. All they would do was talk and see each other, but this was still strictly forbidden. There were also many women from very strict families who did not see their husband until their wedding night. They exchanged photos and talked for hours and hours on the phone every day. This was also supposed to be forbidden, but everyone knew it was happening and just turned a blind eye.

Now it is very different for most families. When my youngest son got married about 10 years ago, he found out about his future wife from a family member who knew her. He liked what he heard and called her, giving her his real name. They talked for a long time day and night and he decided she was the one. He went to see his father and asked his permission to marry her. His family happily agreed. After that, my son was welcomed into his home to visit his fiancée whenever there were other members of his family with them.

I think this is pretty typical now. There may still be some ultra-conservative families that won't allow them to sit together like this, especially in the towns and areas outside the cities yet. Maybe even in the cities. Since I only visit now and don't live there anymore, it's hard to keep up with all the changes! So if I have something wrong about how it is today, I apologize in advance!

Here are some points.

  • Women cannot drive. (Update: we can drive now!)
  • Women must wear Abaya when they go out (a long garment similar to a dress. Mostly black, but there are many colors and different designs) ... and yes, that is the only thing that the country forces us to wear, but not the Scarf. Women can choose not to wear the veil / hijab. Update: (Now you don't have to wear the Abaya, but you do have to wear clothing that covers the body)
  • You cannot travel without the permission of your legal guardian (but yes, you can travel alone or with other girls). Update: now we can travel without permanent
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Here are some points.

  • Women cannot drive. (Update: we can drive now!)
  • Women must wear Abaya when they go out (a long garment similar to a dress. Mostly black, but there are many colors and different designs) ... and yes, that is the only thing that the country forces us to wear, but not the Scarf. Women can choose not to wear the veil / hijab. Update: (Now you don't have to wear the Abaya, but you do have to wear clothing that covers the body)
  • You cannot travel without the permission of your legal guardian (but yes, you can travel alone or with other girls). Update: we can now travel without permission! Any man or woman, once they are 21 years old, can travel without parental permission.
  • Being a hijabi is much easier in Saudi Arabia than in any other country due to the segregation of schools, gyms, parties and so on. In my opinion, segregation has both positive and negative effects. A positive aspect is that women would have more freedom to wear what they want and do what they want because it is an area for girls only. Especially in the gym tbh, and in schools to play sports and compete with more comfortable clothes especially that it is so hot in Saudi Arabia. However, on the negative side, many people are very closed minded and the only thing they can think of when you say "male" and female "is sex ... and that a man and a woman cannot be" just friends ". Which is stupid, I think.
  • Some men force their daughters, wives, etc. Wear the hijab.
  • When women give birth, they enjoy paid maternity leave.
  • Women can choose to work or be a homemaker. Society is under no obligation to make any of these options. but many men do not want wives who work. And there are also many men who do not care if she works or not.
  • Most of the women have their own driver (since they cannot drive) and a housekeeper. No, not just the rich. Most middle-class citizens have a driver and at least one maid. (update: women can now drive, but many people still have drivers, especially since not all women drive yet. Some families still don't accept their daughters / wives driving, and some people just don't have their license yet)
  • Women are not required to pay rent or household items or even tuition for their children if they are married. Everything financial is an obligation for the husband and the wife's money is hers. However, you can choose to help your husband with finances, of course, if you wish.
  • If you are in a queue and you were the only woman or just a couple of women, the men in front of you will probably give you their place. (Although it doesn't always happen)
  • Women can work in almost all workplaces.
  • Society is exhausting and closed-minded. We are far from being a feminist society.
  • We have the same salary for the same work.
  • As a woman, you are expected to know how to cook.
  • 2020 Update: I think there have been a LOT of changes to improve women's rights in Saudi Arabia since I wrote this post in 2018, but I can't really list them all. In general, the quality of life for a Saudi woman depends A LOT on how open and God fearing her family is. Furthermore, the lives of women on average are very different in big cities and in small towns / rural areas. People in larger cities tend to be more open and respectful of women's decisions. Also, most women don't really have full control over their lives because every decision they make must be approved by their family,

That's all I could think of. Feel free to ask about anything you don't mention or mention.

Dating in Saudi Arabia is not like western style dating. Which means you don't go out openly. Which also means that they do not return to each other's place to sleep, as most live in huge mansions / villas with their family.

Singles over 18 live with their families and that's the culture. So don't expect a single person to own a SOHO or studio apartment like in New York.

Going out in Saudi Arabia means meeting subtly in cafes, restaurants or isteraha (villas for family reunions and parties) or perhaps in a drive-in to neighboring countries like Bahrain or the United Arab Emirates.

Most young Saudis

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Dating in Saudi Arabia is not like western style dating. Which means you don't go out openly. Which also means that they do not return to each other's place to sleep, as most live in huge mansions / villas with their family.

Singles over 18 live with their families and that's the culture. So don't expect a single person to own a SOHO or studio apartment like in New York.

Going out in Saudi Arabia means meeting subtly in cafes, restaurants or isteraha (villas for family reunions and parties) or perhaps in a drive-in to neighboring countries like Bahrain or the United Arab Emirates.

Most of the young Saudis here start hanging out in coffee shops and keep in touch by exchanging phone numbers or Snapchat @ 's. Some may marry and others may have difficulties, as there may be a possibility of a tribal clash. Love marriages are still frowned upon in this culture, but I can say that times are changing.

But appointments can be easily made if you know the places and locations. As for foreigners, appointments are mostly held in closed venues where Saudis are not allowed. These compounds are completely free of external rules.

Appointments also take place at the Diplomatic Headquarters, which is the safest place to date. No one will question your relationship. Nobody will bother you. There are many restaurants and cafes to relax within the Diplomatic Quarters.

In the end, as the saying goes, "don't get caught" is what you should keep in mind. I have gone out in Riyadh and Jeddah. My friends have gone out. It's about knowing the right place and time to do it.

Have fun hanging out!

Whether it's on car trips, in restaurants, or at home!

However, all of them are risky. But doable; under certain conditions of c. Choosing which one to choose mainly depends on the city you are in and how well you trust the person you are dating. Usually it would start in public places, and they may not even be able to speak!

Or you can take a friend with you and go for a car ride, this is actually made easier with apps like Uber and Careem. So, no suspicions, people would think that you are basically using a taxi.

Restaurants is also a good place, especially here in saudi t

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Whether it's on car trips, in restaurants, or at home!

However, all of them are risky. But doable; under certain conditions of c. Choosing which one to choose mainly depends on the city you are in and how well you trust the person you are dating. Usually it would start in public places, and they may not even be able to speak!

Or you can take a friend with you and go for a car ride, this is actually made easier with apps like Uber and Careem. So, no suspicions, people would think that you are basically using a taxi.

Restaurants is also a good place, especially that here in Arabia they are not open places like aborad. most of the restaurants here have partitions. Since you know that women cover their faces, in a restaurant your table would become a small cubicle so that women can uncover their faces and eat. So, you have your privacy there and nobody knows who you are. Like the picture below

it is generally not glass. it is a curtain. and no one can see who is there.

Casas, well, this is a big step. And there are so many things to consider. and it is not a popular option. because no one should know that you are cheating on someone. However, this option is optimal when the house is empty and you know it for SURE. Also, you two trust each other, so when you get caught, know that you won't be thrown under the bus!

However, I know people who have mixed parties and they know people there. They usually take place in a remote place like the outskirts of the city or the desert.

That said, people trust online interaction more.

I am a Pakistani raised in Saudi Arabia (I now live in the UK). I have lived in Saudi Arabia for 26 years.

I guess your question really is' what is life like in Saudi Arabia for teenagers and young men and women as foreigners? because life is different for a foreigner and a local.

I will keep my answer brief. To be honest, I have mixed feelings about it. I myself have enjoyed my time as a young worker in Saudi Arabia. I had very good friends who were not Saudis: if you don't speak Arabic, you are less likely to mix with locals, and in general, Saudis are reserved and don't tend to mix with foreigners.

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I am a Pakistani raised in Saudi Arabia (I now live in the UK). I have lived in Saudi Arabia for 26 years.

I guess your question really is' what is life like in Saudi Arabia for teenagers and young men and women as foreigners? because life is different for a foreigner and a local.

I will keep my answer brief. To be honest, I have mixed feelings about it. I myself have enjoyed my time as a young worker in Saudi Arabia. He had very good friends who were not Saudis; If you don't speak Arabic, you're less likely to mix with locals, and Saudis are generally reserved and don't tend to mix with foreigners. With friends he enjoyed the weekends and joked in general, he also had a good job.

In terms of opportunities, the place is especially lacking for foreigners. One can do a lot. If you are a student (in your teens or in college), it is impossible to find a part-time job or the opportunity to learn a skill, as a job requires you to transfer to iqama. So you only have to depend on your father's pocket money and to learn you can only rely on your school, which we all know does not teach anything that is useful in practical life.

Life improves a bit when you finish studying and get a suitable job and transfer your iqama to the employer, as long as you end up with a good employer. Once you start earning, you have a little more freedom when it comes to money. Working also allows you to meet and make friends. That is why it is very important to have a good employer and good colleagues, since it is not easy to change employers.

As a young person you like to travel and do things, but it is not easy. Life is a limit for a young foreigner or a foreigner in general. It is almost impossible to make friends or mix with the opposite sex. Many things are only for Saudis.

It all depends on what you really want to do. If you are content with having a life of limited opportunities or if you want to lead a good religious life or a relaxed life, Saudi Arabia is a good place to be a young person.

For men:

  1. There are some places / malls where you can't go in if you dress badly and you don't have any girl / woman with you.
  2. Never ever fight a Saudi. Most are good, but some are pretty rude. Your new generation has no manners and if you are unlucky by their side, there is a chance you could be deported.
  3. If a girl / woman comes, first give her a place; otherwise, you will have terrifying eye contact. LOL
  4. If you have been in a car accident, try to be patient, the police will always side with Saudi Arabia. Note that.
  5. Do not shake hands or approach an opposite sex.
  6. When you are in a lo
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For men:

  1. There are some places / malls where you can't go in if you dress badly and you don't have any girl / woman with you.
  2. Never ever fight a Saudi. Most are good, but some are pretty rude. Your new generation has no manners and if you are unlucky by their side, there is a chance you could be deported.
  3. If a girl / woman comes, first give her a place; otherwise, you will have terrifying eye contact. LOL
  4. If you have been in a car accident, try to be patient, the police will always side with Saudi Arabia. Note that.
  5. Do not shake hands or approach an opposite sex.
  6. When you are on a long road trip, there is a speed limit of 120 so you have to be very, very patient and there are so many passengers that you will be fine.
  7. Shops and markets are closed during prayer times. So if you are Muslim, go and pray that there are mutawas (government recognized religious police) who pick you up and take you to the mosque.
  8. For women, always wear abaya wherever you go, even if you don't have to. Never show your skin.
  9. Always have a male company with you because the new generation from Saudi Arabia is badass.
  10. Always haggle in the markets, of course, not in the shopping malls.

Apart from that, Saudi Arabia is a very safe country if you are not involved in cases of alcoholism, gambling or any other illegal cases.

80% of Saudis are quiet by heart until you don't misbehave.

Guardianship laws are slowly being relaxed under the new leadership and leadership of Saudi Arabia.

However, Saudi Arabia is a very family culture, and by family I mean extended ones as well. It is highly unlikely that the woman does not have living male relatives (either uncles or grandparents). However, there are also many services (it is common to have a driver) that facilitate the movement of women, since they cannot drive (for the moment), they can also take taxis. Careem & Uber, among other services, are widely available. Delivery is also very common, so you can get many

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Guardianship laws are slowly being relaxed under the new leadership and leadership of Saudi Arabia.

However, Saudi Arabia is a very family culture, and by family I mean extended ones as well. It is highly unlikely that the woman does not have living male relatives (either uncles or grandparents). However, there are also many services (it is common to have a driver) that facilitate the movement of women, since they cannot drive (for the moment), they can also take taxis. Careem & Uber, among other services, are widely available. Delivery is also very common, so you can get many services at home.

While living in Saudi Arabia doesn't sound ideal for many, women have managed to adapt and build their routines around what is available. For example, having a driver is considered a luxury for some, but it is quite common in the CCG.

Saudi labor law requires business owners with more than a certain number of female employees to provide a daycare and nursing facility for their female employees. A few days ago a mentor's approval to launch a new business for women business owners was revoked.

It is not that easy for a Saudi Muslim Arab to marry a Saudi girl. Let's first examine how it's done in Saudi Arabia. First, the faces of Muslim women are covered over anyone outside the girl's immediate family. Muslim men are not covered. This could mean that women are the ones who choose. If so, the girl will express her satisfaction to her parents, who will contact the boy's parents and a meeting will be arranged, during which the boy will be allowed to see the girl with her face exposed. If the boy agrees, the relationship can go to the next level and continue until marriage, but ab

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It is not that easy for a Saudi Muslim Arab to marry a Saudi girl. Let's first examine how it's done in Saudi Arabia. First, the faces of Muslim women are covered over anyone outside the girl's immediate family. Muslim men are not covered. This could mean that women are the ones who choose. If so, the girl will express her satisfaction to her parents, who will contact the boy's parents and a meeting will be arranged, during which the boy will be allowed to see the girl with her face exposed. If the boy agrees, the relationship can go to the next level and continue until marriage, but without a doubt, there will be no intercourse before marriage.

In other cases, the young ladies interested in marriage will have arranged, on the part of their respective parents, meetings with young men who are also interested in marriage.

Generally, there is no compulsion for anyone to marry someone else. You hear about forced marriages, but I think it is a small minority of cases.

In the case of a foreigner who marries a Saudi girl: there is a clear advantage for the foreigner to be Muslim, but I think it is not mandatory. A non-Muslim foreigner would need a Saudi friend to organize the initial meeting. As said, the Saudi girl may see the non-Muslim foreigner and ask her father to investigate the possibility of a union.

In the case of a non-Muslim woman who marries a Saudi man, the relationship is easier and there are fewer formalities to adhere to.

As for Arabia, it happens, but in private, if a couple was in a relationship or was dating. (trusted close people may know)

Men and women often meet through social media like Twitter and Instagram, and sometimes it ends with the marriage. While dating apps like Tinder and OkCupid work here.

However, with traditional marriage this does not happen or can happen at a very low rate. Both are generally afraid of being judged or misunderstood.

I am also answering this as a Saudi, the other answer is 90% wrong.

Do not kiss in public, it is very inappropriate and the culture does not accept it, that is more than the problems you will face if the police see you. In your house do what you want, the police are not going to break into your house and check if you are kissing or not.

The other answer said that he can put you in jail !! LEGALLY!! Completely false statement. However, if that man has bad intentions and reports him or something, they will both get in trouble (I don't think I've ever heard of a similar case).

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