Polygamy is a common phenomenon in Saudi Arabia. Islam has allowed men to keep 4 wives in case they don’t feel content with one, two or three wives. The compulsion for men is that they should fulfill rights and needs of all their wives equally. Allah has warned men in their conduct clearly that if they will lack in maintaining equality and justice among their wives, they would be punished. Despite clear permission by Islam, it has always been difficult for women to give permission to their husbands for a second marriage.[irp]
Despite conventional jealousy and rivalry customs, surprising news has come from Taif. Two wives of a 70 years old man not only allowed their husband for third marriage but also encouraged him to get a third wife for his bliss. A 70 years old man named Awad bin Aouaimer Al-Thouaib from Taif shared with media that he was literally shocked to hear from his wives that they want him to get married for one more time. His wives have grown too old like him and suggested him to get another younger wife. They not only gave him permission but also recommended him several options for prospective third marriage.
Awad bin Aouaimer Al-Thouaibi is perhaps the luckiest man on this planet and his wives are most generous ones. The man was given the offer for new marriage by his wife due to their respect and love for him. The strange wives of this man want to keep their husband happy and contented for this purpose they offered him to get a new and young wife. They not only made this offer but also arranged all functions of the marriage ceremony.
The wedding arrangements were made under the supervision of both wives of this lucky man. The ceremony held in Taif and guests were all amazed by the generous decision made by thankful wives. The husband first got a shock of high volts, later he filled with happiness out of thankfulness for his wives for their open heartiness and generous decision.
The marriage ceremony went quite fine and this special kind of marriage amazed many. The wives of a man fulfilled their promise and gifted their 70 years old husband a young and beautiful wife. As per historical facts, it would be the strangest gift a wife might have gifted to her husband in the world. The newly married couple went for a honey moon as well with permission and prayers of two old wives of newly married 70 years old man. It might be a frowning idea for many women but this news has affected the authenticity of the fact that a wife can never tolerate division in love of her husband.[irp]
Two generous wives of Awad bin Aouaimer Al-Thouaibi have set a clear example that a generous and thankful wife can offer anything to her husband including a new wife. Such incidents are very rare in this world where the majority is occupied with possessiveness and sense of ownership.
Source: Arab News