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Regarding marriage – 1) If you wish to take a second wife, does your first wife have to know about it? I was told she doesnt. 2) Does your second wife have to know that you are married?

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1) If you wish to take a second wife, does your first wife have to know about it? I was told she doesnt. 2) Does your second wife have to know that you are married? 3) What is the minimum requirments of a valid Nikkah? Do you have to pay Dowry?

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1. Your second wife does not have to know about your first marriage.

2. The offering and acceptance has to be carried in the presence of 2 sane, mature, male witnesses or 1 male and 2 females. It is Waajib to pay a dowry.

and Allah Ta’ala Knows Best

Mufti Ebrahim Desai

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