Question: How many wives can a Muslim have in South Africa?

A Muslim man may lawfully marry up to four wives and divorce them relatively easily.

— Notwithstanding the rule of Islamic law permitting a Muslim to have more than one wife but one wife unless he can deal with them with equal companionship and just treatment as enjoined by Islamic law and only in exceptional cases. Art. 28.

How many wives can a Muslim have in Africa?

But according to Islamic law, a man is not allowed to have more than four wives at the same time. It also states that a man should treat his wives fairly and equally - otherwise, he should remain in a monogamous marriage.

It is well-known that Islamic marriages are not recognised as legal marriages in South Africa and that such marriages do not have the same protection and consequences provided to civil marriages. As a result, the Islamic marriage between Mr and Ms Rose was invalid.

Can you have 2 wives in South Africa?

Polygamy is legal under certain circumstances in South Africa. All polygamous marriages entered into in accordance with the provisions of the Recognition of Customary Marriages Act are legal. Therefore only men are allowed to marry more than one spouse of the opposite sex at the same time.

Can you legally have two husbands?

The crime of bigamy In New South Wales, section 92 of the Crimes Act 1900 makes it an offence punishable by a maximum penalty of seven years imprisonment to marry a person whilst already married to another. This is known as bigamy.

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