Neglect to 2nd wife and not being just


I came across an article on the internet concerning 2nd wives and wanted to know more since it’s not that common in Trinidad. Can you tell me what’s the punishment if a man has two wives and neglects the 2nd wife and does not treat her equal to the first wife. Thankyou.


Assalaamu Alaikum,

Regarding this, the Prophet (SA) is reported to have said, ‘When a man has two wives and he does not deal equitably between them, he will come on the Resurrection Day with a side hanging down’. (Tirmizi, Abu Dawood, Nasai)

And Allah knows best,
Mufti Waseem Khan.