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If wives demand separate houses, but husband cannot afford?

If 4 wifes doesn't want to live in same house and demand separate house (accommodation),is it unreasonable.if he doesn't afford 4 house he shouldn't be keep 4 wifes, happy with one wife, r u agree , please answer this question??


بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

We begin with Allah’s blessed name, we praise him and we glorify him, seek his forgiveness and ask him to guide us. Whoever Allah guides, None can lead astray and whoever he misguides, None can guide. There is no power and no strength except from Allah, The most high, the Most great, the most powerful. We bear witness that there is no one worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers. We pray for peace and blessings on all the noble messengers and in particular on the last of them all “the blessed prophet Mohammad (pbuh)”

The wife has the right to demand a separate accommodation. The blessed prophet himself made the arrangements to provide a separate and distinct quarter or apartment for each of his wives. If the wives of the individual agree and are satisfied to share the same house, that is also good.

If he cannot afford four houses then it is the responsibility of wives to understand the financial condition of their husband and to cooperate with him and try to form a cordial relation with other wives.

Allah says in the Glorious Quran: And if you be apprehensive that you will not be able to do justice to the orphans, you may marry two, or three, or four women whom you choose. But if you apprehend that you might not be able to do justice to them, then marry only one. Quran[4:3]

If one wishes to exercise ones option of marrying more than one wife, then the person must strive to be just and equitable in spending of his wealth and distribution of his time towards his wives.

Dear sister, marrying more than one wife is a difficult trial and the husband has to be equal with the wives without inclining to any particular wife. If one cannot afford more than one wife or if one cannot be equal then one should marry only one. And Allah alone knows the best.

I ask Allah to make this a sincere effort, seeking his pleasure, and I ask him to grant us refuge in him from the evils within ourselves, and that in our deeds. I ask him to grant us success in achieving whatever pleases him; And May Allah Shower His blessings and mercy upon our beloved Prophet Muhammad (pbuh), his family and his Companions and on all those who follow him until the final hour.

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