Second wife giving up her nights and accepting less financial support

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Q: If the second wife gives up her nights and accepts less financial support as she is by the means to. She has verbally stated this to her husband. She is happy to be in the protection of marriage and her husband is very good to her. Is the husband committing a wrong because he is not equal?


A: If she has forfeited her marital rights, her husband will not be sinful.

(ولو تركت قسمها) بالكسر: أي نوبتها (لضرتها صح، ولها الرجوع في ذلك) في المستقبل، لأنه ما وجب فما سقط (الدر المختار 207/3)

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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