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Distribution among the wives

Wife losing her share when she gives it up169

Q 3: I have a wife who has a psychic problem; she does not fulfill my rights as a husband. I married another wife to serve me and my sons, and I spend days with them equally. However, my first wife along with her sons sleep in one room and leave me to sleep alone in her room; wo...

Equal division of everything between the wives or with their consent287

Q 4: A Muslim is married to two women and he divides everything equally between them but he loves and spends more nights with one of them. What is the ruling on this man having sexual intercourse with his second wife and then going to spend the rest of the night with the ...

Objecting to polygamy184

Q: My mother is afflicted with a disease that left her disabled. As a result, she cannot fulfill her marital duties. My father sought treatment for her inside as well as outside the Kingdom but to no avail, which led him to marry another woman to keep himself chaste. (Part No. 19; Page No. 186) He...

Remarrying although first wife is not negligent156

Q: I have been married for five years now to a righteous man, all praise be to Allah. We have four children and we lead a happy life, all praise be to Allah. However, after I had this fourth girl, my husband married another woman at a time when I was really in need of him. He said that he did not m...

Is it lawful to agree with the wife to give up her rights?163

Q: I have two wives. I have been married to the first one for twenty years, and we have four sons and five daughters. I have been married to the second one for three years, and we have one daughter. The last three years have all been miserable, mostly for my first wife. I have tried so hard to trea...

Wife dedicating her time to the co-wife247

Q 2: My wife makes me angry and we fight a lot. This is why I refuse to share her bed. One day I informed her that I am not satisfied with her actions and she said that she would forgive me for marrying another wife in return for a monthly sum. I agreed and kept supporting her financially. She liv...

Inequity between wives and children259

Q: I am a religious young Muslim man. I treat my mother well, Praise be to Allah. My father is married to a second wife and he loves her and her children more than us. He gives preference to his children over me and my two sisters. My stepmother is an envious woman. She li...

The Messenger's marriages185

Q 2: Why did the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) have more than one wife?...

Prohibition of marrying more than four wives simultaneously136

Q 2: There is evidence in the Qur'an that a Muslim man is not allowed to marry more than four wives at a time. Why did the Messenger (peace be upon him) not abide by this, (Part No. 19; Page No. 174) by marrying more than four wives?...

Wisdom behind the permissibility of polygamy172

Q: Why does Islam permit polygamy, i.e. That a man may marry two, three, or four wives at the same time. What are the conditions, characteristics, and advantages of such permissibility? How can we refute the allegations of those who doubt the permissibility of polygamy?...