Tuesday, November 19, 2013

For those who wish to take a second wife: Moulana Ashraf Ali Thanvi (RA) wed twice. From the first wife he had no children. He married second time with a widow who brought with herself a daughter. Hence the Moulana had no biological son or real daughter of his own. Once, a murid brought two melons, identical in color and size, for him. The Moulana asked for a paring knife and when he had it he cut both melons in half in half and asked his nephew and secretary Moulana Shabbir Ali to give half piece of each melon to his one wife and the remaining two pieces (from the two fruits) to the second one. One of the disciples present asked him "But Moulana you could have sent one melon each to your wives instead. Why did you choose to cut them half in half?" The Moulana replied Islam does not allow any discrimination between the wives or between their children. What if they (melons) tasted different". No sermon intended, just for your information.

P.S. : P.S. : “But if you fear that you willl not be able to deal justly (with your wives), then (marry) only one…(Al-Quran: Surah al-Nisa, 3)

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