Equality between wives and children

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by Muftionline.co.za

Q: How do you share food for your wives when one’s children are more than the others. For example, if the first wife has 4 children and the second wife has 8 children and the third has 6 children; is sharing the same quantity for them justice?


A: The wive’s shares will be the same and the children’s shares will be according to the number and need of the children.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)


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