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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 Forgot to Tell Me He Was Married; I Left Him

Husband Forgot to Tell Me He Was Married; I Left Him

In this counseling answer: • Polygamy is a very serious matter, and any man who deals with his wives unjustly will be punished severely for his injustice. • What is important now is that you focus on yourself and your child, and on healing from the trauma that you have endured. • Find a personal …

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. …

This Married Man Just Wants Me to Fulfill His Sexual Desires

This Married Man Just Wants Me to Fulfill His Sexual Desires

In this counseling answer: • The fact that he wants to keep a potential second marriage secret is not a good sign. Based on what he has said about his family, and his return to them, I would recommend even more caution with regards to this person. • What appears to be part of the problem …

She Forced Me to Marry Her as My Second Wife

She Forced Me to Marry Her as My Second Wife

In this counseling answer: • The first step you must take is to sincerely turn to Allah and beg Him for His Forgiveness, His Mercy, and His Help in overcoming this huge challenge in your life. • Counseling is most definitely a necessary step to take. • I recommend that you look into books, articles, …

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 …

I Prefer Remaining Single Forever Than Sharing My Husband

I Prefer Remaining Single Forever Than Sharing My Husband

In this counseling answer: • Islam allows the man to have more than one wife if only the man keeps a balance between the two or more wives and keep them equally well. This is a huge challenge many men, unfortunately, disregard when they think of marrying a second wife. • Look at the situation from an …

A Christian Woman: Shall I Be a Muslim’s Second Wife?

A Christian Woman: Shall I Be a Muslim’s Second Wife?

.In this counseling answer: • The only being that you belong to is God alone. • There is no such thing as ‘informal marriage’ vs. ‘formal marriage’. The only form of marriage is the Islamic marital contract, called the nikah. • You should leave this man immediately. But also use this experience as an opportunity to learn more …

I Don’t Want to Live in Polygyny; Is It a Sin?

In this counseling answer: • Outside of accepting that Allah has made polygyny permissible (under strict conditions!), it is not obligatory for any Muslim woman to accept polygamy for herself. • Turn to Allah and seek His help in filling your heart with tranquility and contentment. • Have a sincere, heart-to-heart talk with your husband about …



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