After reading Did scholars define a limitation of concubines a man could have? I remembered that there's another verse later saying:
And whoever among you cannot [find] the means to marry free, believing women, then [he may marry] from those whom your right hands possess of believing slave girls. ... (4:25)
This verse is discussing the situation of a man who wants to get married, but for some reason can't afford marrying a free woman. This made me curious about this situation and relevant rulings.
I have a couple of questions concerning this marriage, but before making this post to broad let me start by asking this:
- When it comes to polygyny -maybe the husband becomes wealthy after marrying a slave- which rules apply in case of a further marriage those of a marriage with a free women or those of a concubinage? And if so would it make a difference if among the possibly other wife was free?