Taking a second wife

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Q: I am 41 years old. I got married 10 years ago. I have a daughter 9 years old and son 4 years. My wife is patient of multiple sclerosis. She has been sluggish since marriage. She cannot manage home and family matters. I am over burden as am job doing person. I want to opt second marriage and will keep first one with me. Please guide me what Islam says on this.


A: It is permissible.

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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