It is said that physical appearance or beauty must not be one of the reasons why you are marrying someone, as sooner or later the beauty will fade as is the system set up by Almighty Allah. Vanity or preference of beauty is something which we all are guilty of, to some extent. These days it is also common for men and women to accept or reject each other based on how they look. However this next man has faced rejection for being overweight, however it was not from the girl he intended to marry. A Saudi man who is the father of a bride has reportedly refused to give his permission to his daughter so that she can marry a man who is, according to him, obese. The father of the bride has stated that before the man can lose at least 55 kilos off his weight, the proposal for marriage cannot be accepted by the family of the bride.
The hopeful groom in question here has stated that his current weight is around 145 kilos when he proposed to his neighbor for her hand in marriage. He added, however, that the father of the bride has raised a stipulation which states that he must bring his weight down to 90 kilos in order for the marriage proposal to be considered and move forward. The prospective groom also stated that for the past 3 years he has been working tooth and nail in order to lose some of his body weight. He stated that he has been following a low calorie diet and has also been exercising relentlessly however he has only been able to lose around 25 kilos of weight so far.
He also said that he went to the father of the bride with the weight loss of 25 kilos however the father stated that he had stated that he must weigh 90 kilos and not 120 kilos and that another 20 kilos were needed to be cut off. The father of the bride even went as far as saying that the day that the prospective groom reached a weight of 90 kilos, that same day his date for marriage with his daughter would be decided.
A health report published last year has stated that obesity has quickly become one of the major concerns for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia with around 70 percent of Saudi men suffering from the condition while around 37 percent of the Saudi women also face problems which are usually associated with those who are overweight. The issue of obesity has spread at a rate of 30 percent over the last decade or so.
According to the Gulf Health Reports, there are almost 20,000 people who are dying every year in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia due to diseases which are related to obesity. Well as it seems to me, the father of the bride has already accepted his proposal, and hence should consider the efforts of the future groom in reducing his weight as a testament of his pure intentions and his strong resolve in getting what he wants.
Source: Gulf News
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