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I Aim to Marry Four Wives; Is It Wrong?

I Aim to Marry Four Wives; Is It Wrong?

In this counseling answer: • Going into a marriage truthfully, and with no hidden agendas makes for a successful marriage, in sha’Allah. • You may wish to consult with your local Masjid or Imam regarding the possibility of meeting such sisters for marriage. There are many sisters from all walks of Islamic life who do embrace …

He Wants Me to Be His Fourth Wife, But…

He Wants Me to Be His Fourth Wife, But…

In this counseling answer: “You should immediately end this relationship. It is not healthy for you, spiritually or physically. What is most important for you right now is to focus on your own spiritual well-being. Seek good company, by finding Muslim women who will support you in your journey through Islam. As-Salaamu ‘Alaikum Wa Rahmatullaahi Wa …

Is Polygamy Better Than Monogamy?

Asalamu Alaikum Ali, Thank you for contacting About Islam with your question. Let me first clarify that the hadith you referred to in your question is actually a saying attributed to Abdullah ibn Abbas (may Allah be pleased with him). Sa`id ibn Jubair is reported to have said: Ibn Abbas said to me: “Did you …

Four Wives, Why Not Four Husbands

Four Wives, Why Not Four Husbands?!

Salam Dear Nadeem, Thank you for your question and for contacting Ask About Islam. It is good that you and your roommate can talk about religion. Many Westerners do not want to discuss what they consider to be a “personal matter.” However, in order to guide your roommate to Islam, it would be best if …

Why Not More Than Four Wives

Why Not More Than Four Wives?

Salam Dear Mahmoud, Thank you for your question and for contacting Ask About Islam. Actually this is one of the main accusations used to attack Islam with and a very frequently asked question. Polygamy, in its two forms preceded Islam; those two forms are polygyny or marrying several wives and polyandry or marrying several husbands. Islam …



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