Second Marriage Without Divorce Under Muslim Laws

My wife and I separated one year ago and don't have kids and filed a case in family court with no response from her. Can I do a second marriage without divorce under Muslim Laws?

Answer (1)

Arshi Noor

Arshi Noor

  • Sector-1, Noida

In Islam, monogamy is the general rule while polygamy is only an exception. The Prophet did not favour polygamy except in exceptional circumstances. According to the Muslim Marriage Law, a man can have up to 4 wives, but a woman can only have one husband at a time. Muslims can legally have more than 1 wife provided that each such marriage is done according to Sharia, which is also known as Muslim Personal Law. 

Answered on 31 Mar 2020


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