Leading Saudi Scholar on Polygamy: Instead of Going Berserk, The First Wife Should Help Her Husband




Published on Oct 12, 2018

Abdullah Al-Mutlaq of the Saudi Council of Senior Scholars said that polygamy was "sometimes a necessity and sometimes a crime" and that if a man marries multiple wives, he must treat them equally. Speaking on an October 3 fatwa show on Saudi Arabia's TV Channel 1, Al-Mutlaq said: "The wives are not entirely innocent because they do not help the husband treat them with equality." Instead of "[going] berserk and [making] a fuss," the wife should "pray for Allah to turn her into a good neighbor, and should help her husband treat them equally," he said.