His Second Wife
Completed✔ Short Story
"And if you fear that you may not be just to the orphans, then you may marry whom you please of the women: two, and three, and four. But if you fear you will not be fair, then only one, or what your right hand possesses. This is best that you do not face financial hardship."
Many believe that it is permissible to have more than one wife while others say, "Only if" meaning there are strict conditions in order to marry more than one wife.
After seven years of marriage, Falak's husband [37 years old] says, "This is isn't working out. It's been seven years, Falak. Seven years of trying with no result."
"Salim, we will just have to be a little bit more patient. In Shaa Allah..." Falak says [27 years old].
Salim doesn't let her finish as he shuts her with his next words, "I need children. My own flesh. I'm sorry, Falak but I have no other choice. I have to get married again, but know that I will never neglect you. I love you."
Then he walks away.
"And you will never be able to be equal [in feeling] between wives, even if you should strive [to do so]. So do not incline completely [toward one] and leave another hanging. And if you amend [your affairs] and fear Allah - then indeed, Allah is ever Forgiving and Merciful." [4:129]
After seven years, Falak turns back to this verse in the Quran, over and over again...until Salim arrives at the door with his new wife, Sarah [25 years old].