Taking a second wife secretly

Q: Can a husband marry twice without the permission of his first wife because he does not have any children from his first wife?

A: The nikaah is valid, but we strongly discourage this on account of the numerous complications that come about due to secret nikaahs. If he needs to make a second nikaah then he should announce it fully.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)