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  • Taking second wife while unable to support first wife Date: 29-10-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum wa rahmatullaah wa barakaatuhu. Brother, I hope you are in good health. May Allah bless you and your family. Sheikh, I want to ask you a question related to my situation. My husband and I got married one and a half year ago. My husband is a student of knowledge in Madinah university. He is a revert Muslim since 7 years now. I live.. More

  • Division of overnight stay between co-wives Date: 8-9-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. If one has two wives, can he distribute his time between them in the following manner: he will stay one week/one month with one wife in her allocated home and not meet the other wife in this period. Then he will spend the same number of days with the other wife. When staying with one wife in this manner, can he be in regular contact.. More

  • Injustice between wives in overnight stay Date: 21-6-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. In Sweden, there are a lot of brothers who are married to several wives, especially in a city called Gothenburg, where, sadly, this type of marriage has almost become like a fashion thing where brothers compete in who can have more wives. This thing is also very common among the brothers who are famous around Sweden , meaning imams,.. More

  • Second wife has right in husband's time Date: 7-6-2017

    Can I ask for a Khul‘ (divorce requested by the wife and in which she returns the bridal gift) if my husband is not giving me time because he is already married an always gives me excuses for his wife's family an kids. He just wants to help me financially, so is that right for him to say that he just wants to help me? He does not want to divorce me... More

  • Permission of first wife not necessary to take second wife Date: 30-4-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. Greetings. Please explain in detail about, I tried to make a non-Muslim girl Muslim, and she became Muslim on the condition that I marry with her, but my wife does not allow me to marry her because she loves me, and this girl also loves me, and I love both equally. So I need to know what I should do. Two years ago, my wife got pregnant,.. More

  • First wife's permission not condition for validity of second marriage Date: 12-4-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. I have two question and am seeking answers in the light of islam: 1. I am already married and have gotten a second wife abroad without the knowledge of my first wife. My mother knew that I would be doing so. I did my second marriage according to Sharia in the presence of the Wali (legal guardian), two witnesses, and guests, including.. More

  • Providing accommodation for first and second wives Date: 8-12-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuhu, Shaykh. I have a very important question regarding polygamy. I have spoken to my wife about marrying another wife; she is not happy but seems to have accepted it, so I am going to need to find out a few things regarding spending and housing before becoming serious about this. Currently, I have tried.. More

  • Wife may not ask husband to divorce co-wife Date: 1-11-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum. I have been married to my husband for almost 26 years and we have 3 children. My husband married another woman in secret, almost 4 years ago, and they have a child. My husband actually cannot afford to spend on more than one wife. I am paying for the house and other expenses, like the children's education, and so on. He also does.. More

  • Stipulating that husband does not take second wife in marriage contract Date: 22-10-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum. I have read this on another website and want to know the authenticity of this: At the time of the marriage of Faatimah and‘Ali, may Allaah be pleased with them,the Holy Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam,added the clause that ‘Alicould not marry another woman as long as Faatimah would be alive. Can a father from the side.. More

  • Asked for divorce because husband took second wife Date: 17-9-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuhu. My husband married my friend without my knowledge. I know that there is no need to inform me in Islam. I was devastated and asked him to divorce me because she is now pregnant. Instead of divorcing me, he divorced her through a text message. Is this valid? And did I commit a sin given that he divorced.. More

  • Taking second wife without providing for first Date: 18-6-2016

    I am the first wife of my husband. We married four years ago and have a baby girl who is three years old. I wish to mention that I have been working in a company for five years. My husband ded not have a job when we got married. Moreover, he has not been looking for a job for the last four years. I bare all the expenses, including those for the baby... More

  • It is more appropriate not to conceal second marriage from first wife Date: 18-6-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum. I would like to know the following: does a man have to inform the first wife if he marries a second? What if he does not inform her or denies having a second wife (while he does have one) and then dies, and suddenly the second wife appears at the funeral? Or what if, without their knowledge that they are siblings, the children fall.. More

  • Injustice between co-wives in overnight stay Date: 23-4-2016

    I am a co-wife, my husband spent almost three weeks with his other wife when she gave birth to their second child to help her out. He spent no nights with me during that time; is he required to make up for these nights with me? .. More

  • Taking second wife without informing first wife is not cheating Date: 22-4-2016

    Some people say that getting married more than once without letting the first wife know is not permissible because this is considered cheating (on her), and the Messenger of Allaah, sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam,said, “Whoever cheats does not belong to me.” Narrated by Muslim (102). Is this claim with the aforementioned evidence acceptable? .. More

  • Justice between wives is only condition for taking more than one wife Date: 19-1-2016

    My older sister got married more than 20 years ago. My older brother arranged the marriage for his best friend's wife's brother. My sister and her husband tried to have children for eight years and tried treatments to cure her infertility. However, the doctors said she will never be able to conceive. So her husband asked her and our family if he could.. More