Taking a second wife without the first wife’s approval

Q: Is it permissible for a man to take a second wife without his first wife’s approval?

A: It is permissible for the husband to marry a second wife without the approval of the first wife. However, to avoid complications, it is better that he informs his first wife at the time of taking the second wife.

“فانكحوا ما طاب لكم من النساء مثني و ثلث و ربع” (سورة النساء الآية 3)

Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)


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