Equality between wives living in different countries

Q: Presently I have two wives. I married with my first wife while I was studying in Turkey and she got official status of my wife in the online government system in Turkey. I have married again a couple months back. Now I got a job in Turkey, where I can take my first wife only (since she is registered there and two wives are not allowed in Turkey) and cannot take my second wife due to the given reason. I am confused as to what to do?

If I take my first wife only and visit Pakistan in the holidays or call her on a tourist visa off and on, will this be fine and justified? Please advise me as to what I should do so that I may not become sinful?

A: Showing equality between the wives is an obligation. If for some reason, which is not within your volition then make it known to your wife that you will show her attention but due to legal reason you can't do it and this is how you are going to do it. She needs to forgive you and understand it.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)