Second marriage in Islam, Wife’s consent unnecessary

2014-03-10 23:50:13 | Al Muslim News
Second marriage in Islam, Wife’s consent unnecessary

 

Pakistan's Council of Islamic Ideology has observed that some of the clauses of the existing family laws in Pakistan are contrary to Sharia. According to the council’s Chairman, Maulana Muhammed Khan Sherani said that permission for second marriage is not necessary. The council met in Islamabad and analyzed the existing family laws in Pakistan. Following the meeting Maulana Sherani told media that the existing family law has made the process of entering into a second marriage complicated. Maulana Sherani added, that Islamic Sharia Law does not require permission from a wife before a man enters into another marriage, while according to the Muslim Family Law 1961 permission from any existing wives is mandatory, which according to Maulana Sherani, is contrary to Islamic Sharia Law..

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