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Is it improper for a woman to insist on being the only wife?

DISCLAIMER. This is not meant to be a fatwa on the matter. Rather, it is a collection of the opinions expressed in multiple publications. One should always seek a fatwa from a scholar knowledgeable ...
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If a man's marriage fulfils "half his deen", what happens with multiple wives?

The hadith you quoted has another version in Al-Tabarani's Al-Mu'jam Al-Awṣat, hadith 7647, starting with "Whoever gets married, ..." (also narrated through Anas ibn Mālik). The condition ...
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Can a woman marry two men if she is sexually unfulfilled by one?

No, it's forbidden in the Qur'an: And [also prohibited to you are all] married women except those your right hands possess. [This is] the decree of Allah upon you. ... -- Qur'an 4:24 See also ...
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Does Qur'an 4:3 forbid marrying more than four wives?

Yes, it forbids marrying more than four, but not from Qur'an alone can one derive this ruling; neither the tafsir, nor the reasons for revelation in isolation. This is especially the case when based ...
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Is a Muslim man allowed to have more than one wife if his wife is non-Muslim and polygyny is against his wife's religion?

Yes, it is permitted and was indeed the case over time. Here, I am starting off with your premise that neither Judaism nor Christianity permit more than one wife. Imam Ahmad ibn Hanbal documented the ...
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Where is the proof that a man can marry a second wife without the first knowing?

Indeed, it is deceptive to marry a second wife without the first wife knowing about the second (or without the second wife knowing about the first). However, scholars consider such a marriage would ...
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Is there an authentic hadith to the effect of "If Fatima suffers, I also suffer. Don't you ever marry anyone but Fatima"?

Note that this incident happened after fath Mekka. There are several ahadith quoting the words: Fatima is a part of me. He in fact tortures me who tortures her. (sahih Muslim) إِنَّمَا فَاطِمَةُ ...
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Is Polygamy still accepted in Islam

Yes, why not? Islamic rules are eternal, and they can always be practiced so long as all related conditions and terms are honored and satisfied. However polygamy is not mandatory. It is reserved for ...
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Latest views/ruling about egg donation between wives of same man?

The fatwa you are referring to is based on a declaration of the International Islamic Fiqh Academy from October 1986 it is case 5 from a list of 5 cases which have been considered as haram. And it is ...
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Can a wife deny her husband to marry more women?

No, a wife can not deny her husband from marrying more than one woman. The base law about multiple marriages is that it is permitted: فانكحوا ما طاب لكم من النساء مثنى وثلاث ورباع فإن خفتم ألا تعدلوا ...
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What is the evidence for General (any-case) Polygamy?

The general principle in Islamic jurisprudence, when not dealing with acts of worship, is that everything is halal unless there's evidence showing it to be haram. The concept of marriage, which ...
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Will a woman become kaffir if she doesn't like the fact of her husband taking another wife?

No the permission for polygny is bound to certain conditions which no normal human being is able to fulfill to 100%. That's why Allah added the words like "if you fear"(see in 4:3). Secondly it is ...
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Willing to divorce my husband

Due to the lack of information. In your case there are two possibilities as far as I understood -assuming that your marriage was legal and valid according Islam-: Either you have made it a condition ...
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Does one wife have the right to be treated as good as another

Yes, each wife has the right to be treated equally as good the other wife of one husband. Polygamy in Islam is based on treating all wives equally and with justice as per Quran. Else the man is asked ...
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May a husband share his bed with multiple wives for sex, movies, sleep, etc.?

Husband have to provide the acceptable housing and living for his wives. It is not about pleasure only. It is primarily a responsibility. The relationship between him and his wives have to be ...
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Husband withholds intimacy from one wife but maintains relations with his other wife

Firstly, you don't owe any maintenance\money to your husband, rather your husband owes maintenance to you, its called nafqah and is an integral part of marriage. Quran 2:233 ... Upon the father is ...
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What does Islam say about a male who is excessively wealthy but refuses polygamy?

There is absolutely nothing wrong with a man refusing polygamy regardless of wealth. His wealth should be made accessible to the Muslim community through zakat and charity (sadaqa), not at all ...
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Is there an authentic hadith to the effect of "If Fatima suffers, I also suffer. Don't you ever marry anyone but Fatima"?

Another Shia argument why the hadith cannot be authentic: Ali ibn Abi Talib never intended to have a second wife whilst he was married to the daughter of the prophet, as it was not a "normal" ...
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Is there an authentic hadith to the effect of "If Fatima suffers, I also suffer. Don't you ever marry anyone but Fatima"?

Shias believe that the narration regarding Imam Ali isn't true: As the prophet is commanding against Qur'an. According to Qur'an any man is allowed to marry up to 4 women. The narrator of the this ...
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Is a Muslim man required to give the same mahr to each of his wives?

I don't know of any narration or anything that would directly address what you are asking. Likely there isn't. Simply said, men should act fairly among their wives. So my answer is basically my ...
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Is a Muslim man required to give the same mahr to each of his wives?

ALl perfect praise be to Allah Nikah is a contract between husband and wife, and mahr is agreed upon amount by these 2 persons for this contract to be valid. There is no mention of mahr to be same ...
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Can a man marry his wife's cousin if it will cause conflict?

Basically there's no shari'a based objection to this marriage. As what is haram is said in verse (4:23): Prohibited to you [for marriage] are ... and that you take [in marriage] two sisters ...
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Is marrying a second wife makruh (disliked) even if the husband can treat his wives equally?

Islam has allowed polygamy as a solution for social problems and exceptional circumstances under strict conditions. If the conditions are not met, then the man should not marry a second wife. If ...
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Is polygamy strictly forbidden for women in Islam?

AFAIK there's neither a clear Verse nor a Verse one could conclude from that a woman could marry more than one man. But we have a clear and long Hadith in Sahih al-Bukhari and Sunan abi Dawod ...
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