Perceiving more Love for one wife over the other

Q: Is there any sin if one perceives more love within his heart for one wife, though he shows equal attention and maintains equality between his wives?

A: Since one does not have control over one’s emotions and inner feelings, one will not be sinful and accountable if one perceives extra love within one’s heart towards one wife. However, on account of the extra love one should not show more affection and attention to that wife.

( لا في المجامعة ) كالمحبة بل يستحب

قال في رد المحتار: أما المحبة فهي ميل القلب وهو لا يملك. (رد المحتار 3/202)

ومما يجب على الأزواج للنساء العدل والتسوية بينهن فيما يملكه والبيتوتة عندها للصحبة والمؤانسة لا فيما لا يملك وهو الحب والجماع كذا في فتاوى قاضي خان. (الفتاوى الهندية 1/340)

Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

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