Taking a second wife

Q: I want to find out, a friend of mine wants to take a second wife. He has kids from his 1st wife. He doesn’t love her and they hardly communicate. He is staying with her because of the children. Reason for wanting a second wife is because he wanted the happiness and all of the duties a wife should see to. Should he leave the 1st wife?


A: He should try his best to reconcile. He should engage a senior family member to reconcile their differences and misunderstandings and also make du`aa that Allah Ta`ala guides all to that which is best.

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)