Taking a second wife

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Q: A girl wants to marry me and I want to marry her too. But we had physical relation About 2 years ago. In these two years i got married with other girl and now we also had a kid. But the first girl who had physical relation with me is still want too marry me. And i am thinking(planing) to make her my 2nd wife. She is agree and my wife is also agree with it too. What should i do. Is there any way(kaffara) to get married(2nd).


A: Send a proposal for her and inform her parents that you wish to take her as your second wife.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from, where the questions have been answered by Mufti Zakaria Makada (Hafizahullah), who is currently a senior lecturer in the science of Hadith and Fiqh at Madrasah Ta’leemuddeen, Isipingo Beach, South Africa.

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