Treating one’s wives with respect and consideration

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Q: My parents are married alhamdulillah and my dad did a second marriage. It’s been 2 years. He wants to keep both of his wives together in one home but my mother feels hurt seeing the other woman again and again. What is the rule for these circumstances in Islam? My father says my mum hurts him by asking to stay separately, he says he won’t forgive her so in akhirat will there be any harm to my mum? What is her duty and her rights if she doesn’t want to stay together with another woman?


A: The shari`ah requires that he keeps both his wives with respect and consideration.

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


Answered by:

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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