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From Monogamy to Polygyny: How to Help My Wife Cope?

From Monogamy to Polygyny: How to Help My Wife Cope?

In this counseling answer: An apology to her about this betrayal will help her deal with the situation Try to see the situation from her point of view and how she probably felt when she found this out. Try to give your first wife extra support in this difficult time. Ensure that you love her. As-Salamu ‘Alaikum …

I’ve Married a Married Man; I Feel Deserted & Depressed

In this counseling answer: •Speak with your husband about your feelings and concerns. •If he cannot provide satisfactory support and answers, please do write to our “Ask the Scholar” section with details or see your local imam. •Insha’Allah, please do see a counselor in your area to address your feelings of what may be depression. …

My Husband Has a Secret Second Wife

My Husband Has a Secret Second Wife

In this counseling answer: • Polygamous marriages in Islam must be conducted the same way that a monogamous marriage is. • You are under no obligation to maintain a relationship with the new wife. • Seek counseling or therapy for yourself. • Take some time away from this marriage before making a decision. • Joint custody can be …

I Just Found Out The Man I Love Is Married

I Just Found Out The Man I Love Is Married

In this counseling answer: •He has been lying to you for almost two years. This immediately indicates that he is incredibly dishonest. •She is your sister in Islam, and deserves that you look out for her in such a situation. At the very least, do not do something which you know will continue to harm …

I Sacrificed a Lot for Him, Yet He’s Marrying a Second Wife

I Sacrificed a Lot for Him, Yet He’s Marrying a Second Wife

In this counseling answer: •While it is permissible, it is not the “right” of any Muslim man to simply choose to marry more than one woman. Rather, it entails a great deal of responsibility. •With regards to the Shari’ah, it is also your choice whether or not you wish to remain married to him if …

Marry Another Woman

Do Men Need First Wife's Approval to Marry Another Woman?

Short Answer: The verse allowing men to take more than one wife was revealed after the Battle of Uhud, in which 10% of the Muslim men had been killed. Now, in those days there was no kind of social security. In a society where there were not enough men to equal the number of women wanting to …

Husband Wants a Second Wife to Have a Son

In this counseling answer: • It is absolutely necessary that you tell your husband your feelings towards his suggestion. The best way to approach this issue is with complete clarity and honesty with your husband. • Things don’t necessarily have to end up with him marrying a second wife or with divorce. The both of …

Troubled First Marriage; I Want a Second Wife

Troubled First Marriage; I Want a Second Wife

In this counseling answer: • I understand that it must be a huge emotional and mental burden that your wife is treating you in such negative a manner. However, do try to apologize to her for any wrong-doing on your part and reconcile with her again for the sake of Allah and for the sake …

Husband Has Three Wives & Some Cyber Sex Partners

In this counseling answer: • He, like many people, knows that what he has been doing is wrong, but doesn’t want to admit it or take responsibility for it because he may fear to appear weak in front of himself or others. • There is absolutely nothing wrong with telling your husband how you feel. …



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