The Ruling on Marrying a Second Wife Secretly – Shaikh Ibn ul-Uthaymeen

Question: I want to marry a second wife. Is it allowed for me to marry in secret and not inform my [first] wife of that?

Answer: “It is allowed to marry and not inform your wife of that, however, it is necessary for the marriage to be apparent and announced because the Prophet (ﷺ) ordered that. He said:

أعلنوا النكاح

Publicize the Marriage

[Graded Saheeh by Al-Albani in Saheeh Jami no. 1072]

And if you do what Allah and his Messenger (ﷺ) ordered of publicizing the marriage, then Allah will be pleased with you and your wife if you tell her”.

[Taken from: https://shamela.ws/browse.php/book-2300/page-5426]

Translated by

Faisal Ibn Abdul Qaadir Ibn Hassan
Abu Sulaymaan

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