Marrying two sisters at the same time

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Q: My question is marrying two sisters at same time is not allowed in Islam. If Islam allowed a Muslim to marry maximum of four women, then why it is not permissible to marry his wife’s sister. What is the logic behind it. I think two sister can live more happily then others.


A: This is haraam. The Qur’an and Hadith have prohibited marrying two sisters at the same time.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)