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He didnt tell me that he had marry that women.

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One of our brothers/sisters has asked this question:

My husband and I dont live in the same apartment due to some problems we had. But we love each other and dont want to divorce. His mother tinks that we are divorced and forced him to marry an other woman,otherwise he is not her son she told her. So he did as she sade(due to, paradise is at your mothers feets). He didnt tell me that he had marry that women before there marriage and I believe that she dosnt know about me.

Is it permissible to do like this?


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Marry second wife

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It is not an obligation in Shariah Law to take the permission or consent of the first wife for a believer to seek to marry another woman, but it would have been only piety and righteousness on the part of the person to have made it absolutely clear to the second wife that he is already married and has a prior wife. If the person chose to practice deceit when seeking to marry again, he will be held severely accountable for his deceit and his dishonesty in the Court of Allah Subahnah.


In any case, regardless of whether he informed his new wife that he is previously married or not if all the obligatory conditions of an Islamic Nikaah were honored, the marriage itself will be considered lawful, legal and valid in the Sight of Shariah Law and of Allah Subhanah.


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