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Is it considered greed to desire more than one wife?

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by TheMufti.com

Q. My question is whether should a man desires another wife whether this would be seen as excess or greed I need to know who the dislike of worldly pleasures equates to having more than one wife. JazakAllah ghair.


A. It is permissible for a man to marry one, two, three or four wives.

It is not considered to be greed of this worldly life if there is a genuine need to marry and maintain ones chastity.

Allah Ta’ala Knows Best

Mufti Ismaeel Bassa

This answer was collected from TheMufti.com, which is a fatwa portal managed by Mufti Ismaeel Bassa from South Africa.

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