Equality between wives

Q: My husband has two wives. I have read that a man with two wives is supposed to give them both equal amount of time. What does this equality mean because I think in todays lifestyle one man cant give time equally and its impossible.

An example is that last night my husband came home late, around 1am. So he gave me time from that time till around 10 am the next morning. Now with the other wife, he went to bed early around 9.30 pm and from my knowledge, he was awake till 12 am and Allah knows best how long.

I dont know but my question is the other night I got less time and the other wife got more time. What's the Islamic ruling on this. Is it permissible?

A: This is not right. The nights must be equally shared.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)