Note 030
From Chapter 65 of the Decline & Fall

According to the Koran (c. ii. p. 27, and Sale's Discourses, p. 134), Mussulman who had thrice divorced his wife (who had thrice repeated the words of a divorce), could not take her again, till after she had been married to, and repudiated by, another husband; an ignominious transaction, which it is needless to aggravate by supposing that the first husband must see her enjoyed by a second before his face (Rycaut's State of the Ottoman Empire, l. ii. c. 21).

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