Sheil Muyideen Bhello, a popular islamic scholar has declared that a true muslim will be harming himself by sticking to only one wife, the scholar insisted that the minimum a muslim should marry should be two.
Sheik Muyideen made this declaration while delivering a lecture titled “Legal Marriage : Enjoy,”. Defending his position further, the Sheik said that even the Koran gave instructions that a man should marry atleast two wives, insisting that when a man restricts himself to one wife, he inevitably denies himself many of the pleasures that accompany marriage, such as being able to eat a variety of foods.
In his words: “Allah said a man should marry any kind of woman he likes, so as a man, if you want to marry a fair-complexioned or dark woman, marry her. Allah said we should start from two women, although I know women will not like to hear this.
“If you have to marry, start with two women, which is what the Quran says and the Yoruba’s have a saying that a man with one woman isn’t a real man. For instance if you are married to one wife and she over-salts your food, you don’t have a choice than to eat the food or buy food outside.”
He added that he is often queried by lots of people asking why he supports the polygamous way of life, but he insists that it is not him but that he is merely following Allah’s injunction. He further stated that for a Muslim man, the maximum number of wives he can have is four, and that Allah approves of such an arrangement.