Marry 2nd wife.
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Dear brother as-salaam-alaikum,
I am 27 year old unmarried female a reserach scholar in profession, i am involved with a muslim guy who is already married for 10 years and have two kids of 5 and 9 years. i want to marry him and he also wants the same but the problem is i dont want to share my husband and neither i want him to divorce her first wife i want him to marry me and stay away from first wife at the same time i want him to support his wife and kids in terms of finances, studies etc., i will only marry in case he is living with me to some other place rather than the same house where his first wife is staying, i am in a big problem because one of my islamic friend told me that this will be haram? please clarify and do help me to find the prosperous way i can marry him. Please advice any solution in the light of quran and authentic hadiths that what are the possible ways in such case. but please reply to me as early as possible.
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Marry 2nd wife
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Your Question: i am in a big problem because one of my islamic friend told me that this will be haram?
Sahih Al-Bukhari Hadith 8.598 Narrated by Abu Huraira
Allah's Messenger (saws) said, "No woman should ask for the divorce of her sister (Muslim) so as to take her place, but she should marry the man (without compelling him to divorce his other wife), for she will have nothing but what Allah has Decreed for her."
It is indeed not appropriate for a woman who sincerely believes in Allah and the Last Day to put a condition unto a man who is already married that he divorce or abandon his first wife to marry her.
But rather the lawful way would be to marry the married man as his second wife, and encourage the man to fear Allah and do justice amongst this two wives.
If the woman who intends to become the second wife cannot bring herself to share her prospective husband, she should abstain from marrying an already married person and choose to marry an unmarried man instead.
If one trusts, obeys, and follows the guidance and commands of Allah and His Messenger (saws), one can be assured of never ever being misled; but if one believes, obeys and follows any other guidance, other than that of Allah and His Messenger (saws), one can be assured of being led astray.
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