Muzaffarnagar: Leading Islamic seminary Darul
Uloom Deoband has appealed to Muslims not to marry for the
second time since it is hard to provide "equal justice" to two
wives in "Indian custom".
"It is hard to provide equal justice to two wives in
Indian custom," it said, replying to a query by a person
who wanted to marry a second time while his first wife was
"Though Islam permits two wives at the same time, Indian
tradition does not allow it," the seminary said.
President of Uttar Pradesh Imam Organisation, Mufti
Zulfikar said though Islam allows for second marriage on the
condition that the husband ensures equal maintenance, "it is
difficult to provide same treatment to both women".