[Q 207] Justice Among Multiple Wives in Islam


What happens if a man is inclined to one wife if he has 2 wives already? Is there a punishment?

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

الجواب بعون الملك الوهاب اللهم هداية الحق والصواب


According to shariah it’s compulsory (Wajib) for the husband that if he has more than one wife, to deal with them equally in those matters which are in his control such as giving a gift, spending the night and providing those things with which she can beautify herself for her husband.

He should conduct with them with justice and equality in day to day dealings. If he doesn’t do this despite having the capacity to do so then he will be sinful.

As for those things which are not in his control such as innately loving one wife more than the other, this will not be held against him. However, he should strive to be just and equal with them.

Answered by: Asif Raza Madani (Askmufti Scholar)

Verified by: Mufti Sajid Attari

Translated by: Ikram Madani

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