Contract stipulating that the husband cannot take a second wife

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Q: Is it permissible for a women to have a contract before marriage stipulating that the husband cannot take another wife for five years. If it is permissible and the husband agrees and violates the agreement by taking another wife, does the wife have grounds for a khula?


A: This condition is invalid in Shari’ah.

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

حدثنا الحسن بن علي الخلال حدثنا أبو عامر العقدي حدثنا كثير بن عبد ​الله بن عمرو بن عوف المزني عن أبيه عن جده : أن رسول الله صلى الله عليه و سلم قال الصلح جائز بين المسلمين إلا صلحا حرم حلالا أو أحل حراما والمسلمون على شروطهم إلا شرطا حرم حلالا أو حل حراما قال أبو عيسى هذا حديث حسن صحيح. (ترمذي 1/251)

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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