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Marrying two Sisters Concurrently



Nasihah (Advice): Fostered (Suckled) Siblings


Sayyiduna Uqbah Bin Haaris Radhiyallahu Anhu reports: I married a woman and then a black woman came to us and said, “I have suckled both of you (your wife and you).” So, I came to Nabi Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam and said, “I married so-and-so and then a black woman came to us and said to me, ‘I have suckled both of you.’ But I think she is lying.” He (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) turned His face away from me and I moved to face His face, and said, “She is lying.”He (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) said: “How (can you keep her as your wife) when that woman has said that she has suckled both of you? So abandon (i.e., divorce) her (your wife).” (Bukhari)




Question and Answer:


  1. Assalamualaikum A man married the younger sister of his wife and made her his second wife which violates the Sariah Law. Now what he should do. With which one he should live – first one or second one.  


(Question published as received)


  1. It is not permissible for a man to marry his wife’s sister whilst he is in the Nikah of his wife. Hence, the Nikah performed to the wife’s sister is invalid.


In this case, the husband does not have the choice of choosing between the two, but will have to remain with his first wife. (Badaai’-us-Sanaai 2/263)


And Allah Ta’ala Knows Best

Mufti Ismaeel Bassa


Mufti Moosa Salie
Mufti Ebrahim Desai                         


(The answer hereby given is specifically based on the question asked and should be read together with the question asked. Islamic rulings on this Q&A newsletter are answered in accordance to the Hanafi Fiqh unless otherwise stated.) 


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