Taking a second wife

Q: I have been married for eight years. My wife is not interested in sex. We can go 5 to 6 months without being intimate. She never adorns herself or makes herself look attractive. It has become very difficult for me. I really don't want to split my family up by getting divorced. My question, am I in the right by getting a second Wife?

A: You may take a second wife. However, you should ensure that you exercise equality in fulfilling the rights of both wives.

And Allah Ta'ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)