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If a man’s wife becomes ill and sickly and therefore she will be  unable to satisfy his sexual desires, would it be ethical for a man to get another wife or will it be unethical. The man will still dedicate his time to take care of her needs. He will not desert her. In terms of shariah, does it become compulsory for the man to get another wife if he still has a lot sexual desire in him? If he does not get another wife out of kindness and service to his first will, will this be considered as being foolish while he still has sexual desire and cannot satisfy himself with her?

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by Muftionline.co.za

Q: If a man’s wife becomes ill and sickly and therefore she will be  unable to satisfy his sexual desires, would it be ethical for a man to get another wife or will it be unethical. The man will still dedicate his time to take care of her needs. He will not desert her. In terms of shariah, does it become compulsory for the man to get another wife if he still has a lot sexual desire in him? If he does not get another wife out of kindness and service to his first will, will this be considered as being foolish while he still has sexual desire and cannot satisfy himself with her?

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A: It is permissible for him. However he should maintain justice between both wives.

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

 

Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from MuftiOnline.co.za, 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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