Asking for khula if husband wants to take a second wife

Q: We know that in Islam a woman is forbidden from asking for khula for no legitimate reason. We also know that she cannot prevent her husband from marrying a second wife.

In the case where the wife deeply knows that she cannot cope with having a co-wife and this causes her alot of emotional harm, hatred towards her husband which causes her to not wanting to fulfil his rights nor stay with him or look at him, in this case, is that a legitamate reason for her to ask for a divorce if the husband tells her that he is going to get married to a second wife?

A: It is valid. However, she should also consider living the life of a widow, is that also manageable.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)