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I Can’t Stand My Husband’s Happiness with His Young Second Wife

I Can't Bear Seeing My Husband Happy with His Other Wife

In this counseling answer: • The key is to remember that both wives struggle a great deal, facing their own insecurities and jealousies. • Rather than focusing on what your husband has with his other wife, focus on what you have for yourself, and within your marriage. • Always turn to Allah. As-salaam ‘alaikum wa …

But I Just Can’t Accept Polygamy

But I Just Can’t Accept Polygamy

Why is it so hard to accept polygamy? Why is it so excruciating to share my husband? When will I be able to feel OK about my husband having another wife? One reply to these sorts of questions I came across really struck me: you first have to accept you don’t own your husband. ‘But of …

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“Polygamy, Not My Problem”- A Muslim Woman

Those women who seek to “love polygamy” often live in psychological and emotional turmoil as they deny themselves the right to hurt or even cry. They feel guilty for any resentment or emotional outbursts..

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 …

A Second Wife: I Face Homelessness

A Second Wife: I Face Homelessness

In this counseling answer: • Polygamy is allowed only when the man is able to commit to being just between his wives. • I strongly urge you to find an Islamic authority in your region who can officiate a faskh for you. • If possible, search for a Muslim woman’s shelter in your area. As-salaam ‘alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa …

My Husband Loves His Other Wife More Than Me

My Husband Loves His Other Wife More Than Me

In this counseling answer: • Patience is the key to improve the relationship between yourself and the other wife. • Try communicating with your husband in a manner where you are not blaming him or putting him on the spot. As-Salamu ‘Aleikum, We are glad that you reached out to us with your problems. We …

A Second Wife: Why Did He Marry Me If He Cannot Provide?

A Second Wife: Why Did He Marry Me If He Cannot Provide?

Salam Aleikom, In this counseling video, you will learn: • The responsibility of a husband toward her wife • Some techniques you can decide whether your marriage is worth staying in. *** Watch more: Disclaimer: The conceptualization and recommendations stated in this response are very general and purely based on the limited information provided in …

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Shall I Be His Second Wife?

In this counseling answer: • What you really need to consider is whether this man really worth this headache. • You will have to learn how to keep cool and ignore his first wife in order to keep going with your life. As-Salaam ’Alaikum Sister, Unfortunately, it is a situation that the solution isn’t in your …

Being a Second Wife Feels Like Torture

Being a Second Wife Feels Like Torture

In this counseling answer: • If you can tolerate these needs not being met, then stay with him, but have little expectations that these things will change. • You should also seek local advice from your Imams and try to have counseling. As-Salaam ’Alaikum sister, A polygamous family situation is never easy and requires a lot …

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 …



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