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Husband’s Ultimatum: Second Wife or Life without My Children

Husband’s Ultimatum: Second Wife or Life without My Children

In this counseling answer: “It is necessary to be aware of the negative/difficult side of the choice. Then you will need to decide whether you will be able to cope with those difficulties and to accept them from the position of a strong, responsible individual and not from the position of a helpless, weak victim.” As-Salamu …

Struggling to Stay in Polygamy

In this counseling answer: “Polygamy is a very difficult lifestyle, and not every woman – and certainly not every man – is cut out for it. You have two options before you: remain in your marriage or leave your marriage. You need to think about what you want from life – as a Muslim, as a woman, as a …

I Found Out I Was My Husband’s Secret Second Wife

I Found Out I Was My Husband’s Secret Second Wife

In this counseling answer: “Allah (swt) will not judge you for what you didn’t know. As a good wife, you trusted your husband. As your husband is now gone, he can’t rectify his mistakes. So, it is advised to try forgiving him and ask Allah (swt) for his forgiveness.” Wa ’Alaikum Salaam wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuh sister, Certainly, …

Polygamy Survival Guide

Polygamy is often seen as the end of a happy marriage, but it need not be that at all. Take it from me, I’m a happily married first wife and I’m friend with my co-wife, Masha’ Allah; in fact she’s sitting in the same room while I’m typing this. Polygamy can work if the husband …

I Don’t Want to Ruin His Marriage, but I Love Him

I Don’t Want to Ruin His Marriage, but I Love Him

Answer: As- Salam ‘Alaikum, Thank you for seeking our advice. First of all, you have to decide what the right thing is for you do to. He is a married man with a daughter, and his wife seems to be really upset about his idea of marrying you. Can you accept to be the cause …

I Found Out He Has Another Wife & a Child

I Found Out He Has Another Wife & a Child

In this counseling answer: “I would suggest getting marital counseling from a specialist. If you decide that you are able to deal with the situation, forgive him and respect his other relationship. If you think you won’t be able to forgive, your financial situation should not be the main reason to stay married.” As-Salamu ’Alaikum sister, …

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

Salam Dear Sister, Thank you for your question and for contacting Ask About Islam. The idea of marrying more than one woman is greatly misunderstood, not least amongst Muslim men! Context of Polygyny Verses Before the advent of Islam, it was quite normal for a man to take many wives in marriage, or even to take …

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Take My First or Second Wife for Hajj?

Wa `alaykum as-Salamu wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh. In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful. A Muslim man is ordained, in case of polygamy, by Allah Almighty and His Messenger (peace and blessings be upon him) to be just towards his wives. Allah Almighty says in the Qur’an, “And you have it not in …

He Wants to Take a Second Wife to Have a Son

He Wants to Take a Second Wife to Have a Son

In this counseling answer: “It seems your husband desperately wants a son. Why is that? Have you both talked openly about why it is important for him to have a son? The both of you need to come together, respect each other’s desires and needs, and come with a mutual understanding on how to live your …

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“I Won’t Let My Husband Have a Second Wife!”

Being a Muslim woman, I know that Islam gives the right to men to have up to four wives, but, to me, I still believe that Islam hasn’t invented the idea of polygamy but it just puts rules and conditions to restrict it.



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