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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 Prefer Staying Single Forever Than Sharing My Husband

I Prefer Staying 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 …

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 …

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, …

Husband Wants to Keep His Second Marriage in Secret: I Feel Angry

Husband Wants to Keep His Second Marriage in Secret: I Feel Angry

In this counseling answer: • Islam prohibits secret marriages. • Lying is also prohibited in Islam. •Have a serious discussion with your husband. If he insists on getting you to lie for him, then be upfront: that you will not do so, as lying is prohibited in Islam, to begin with. It is absolutely his …

Wife: “If You Marry This Woman, I’ll Harm Myself”

Wife: “If You Marry This Woman, I’ll Harm Myself”

In this counseling answer: • It would not be very beneficial for you to involve yourself further with this man until such time as he has figured out what is going on with his current wife. • I strongly recommend that you wait until he resolves his situation by either divorcing his current wife or …

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 …

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 …

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 …



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