Equality between wives

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by Muftionline.co.za

Q: Husband has 2 wives; one is a housewife and the other one is working. The husband said to the working wife that she should bear all the expenses by herself because she is working. What should be the distribution of nights as the working wife only visits on weekends and for the whole week the husband spends his time with the one who is the housewife.

Bismillaah

A: The husband needs to distribute his wealth and time equally between both the wives, unless one of the wives forgoes some of her rights.

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

 

Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

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