Leaving one’s husband due to him taking a second wife

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by

Q: Can a wife leave her husband since she cannot cope/bear her husband who has a second wife? Is it any sin on her?


A: It is not right to leave the husband. If she cannot manage she should respectfully ask for a separation.

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


Answered by:

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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