An 18-year-old in Sabah has married a 42-year-old single mother of five boys, according to a news report.
The groom’s father Alin @ Matalin Utam, 52, of Kuala Penyu, did not object, saying: “They are mature enough to make their own decisions, including getting married,” Harian Metro newspaper reported him as saying.
He said his son, Mohd Sufie Alin had married Dayang Sopiah Gusti, 42, at the Beaufort district mosque on Tuesday, attended by both families. A photograph of Mohd Sufie placing a gold ring on Dayang Sopiah’s finger during the solemnisation ceremony was widely shared online.
The newspaper said that Alin was told about his son’s decision just days before the wedding. He advised his son to be a responsible husband, not only having to care for his wife but also his five stepsons.
However, he said “what is important is that Sufie did not disturb someone else’s wife and they wish to continue their relationship the Islamic way. Therefore, I have no problem and consider Sopiah to be the soulmate of Sufie, which has been decided by God,” he was quoted as saying.