Does Saying “Whoever Takes a Second Wife Becomes Troubled” Blasphemy?

Answered by Shaykh Yusuf Weltch


Does saying “whoever takes a second wife becomes troubled” blasphemy?


In the Name of Allah, the Most Merciful and Compassionate.

No. Saying that one will become troubled if they take a second wife is not blasphemy.

This may be true for certain people and does not necessarily imply a rejection of the permissibility of polygyny or that for some people with righteous intentions; polygyny may be religiously or socially advantageous.

To deny the permissibility of polygyny itself, regardless of the circumstances, or to deem it an absolutely blameworthy action is indeed a sinful belief and may have implications on one’s faith.

This would depend on one’s intention for saying what they said. And the door of repentance is always open.

Hope this helps
Allah knows best
[Shaykh] Yusuf Weltch
Checked and Approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Shaykh Yusuf Weltch teaches Arabic, Islamic law, and spirituality. After accepting Islam in 2008, he completed four years at the Darul Uloom Seminary in New York, where he studied Arabic and the traditional sciences.

He then traveled to Tarim, Yemen, where he studied for three years in Dar al-Mustafa under some of the most outstanding scholars of our time, including Habib Umar Bin Hafiz, Habib Kadhim al-Saqqaf, and Shaykh Umar al-Khatib.

In Tarim, Shaykh Yusuf completed the memorization of the Quran and studied beliefs, legal methodology, hadith methodology, Quranic exegesis, Islamic history, and several texts on spirituality. He joined the SeekersGuidance faculty in the summer of 2019.