Punishment for neglecting a second wife

Q. I came across an article on the internet concerning second 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 second wife and does not treat her equal to the first wife?

A. 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