Skip to comments.Balancing Love & Tradition: Pak Man to Marry 2 Brides in 24 Hrs
Posted on 10/17/2010 6:31:18 PM PDT by nickcarraway
A 23-year-old Pakistani man plans to marry two women in 24 hours, gaining national attention for his novel solution to a dilemma over wedding the woman he loves or going ahead with the marriage his family arranged.
Pakistani law allows polygamy based on the concept that Islam, the main religion in the country, allows up to four wives.
But men who take multiple wives usually do so years apart and must also get approval from their first wife prior to a second marriage. Azhar Haidri initially refused to marry 28-year-old Humaira Qasim the woman to whom he has been engaged since childhood because he wanted to marry the woman with whom he had fallen in love, 21-yearold Rumana Aslam.
But the decision threatened to split his family apart since arranged marriages are often customary in Pakistan.
"I gave this offer that I will marry both of them,'' Haidri said ahead of his first marriage to Qasim on Sunday in the central Pakistani city of Multan. "Both the girls agreed.''
He is scheduled to marry Aslam on Monday . Several Pakistani television stations plan to carry the nuptials live given the unique circumstances.
For their part, both woman say they think the compromise is a good one and they plan to live as sisters and friends.
"I am happy that we both love the same man,'' Aslam said. Haidri an herbal medicine practitioner considers himself extremely lucky. "It is also very rare that two women are happily agreeing to marry one man," he said.
2 mother in laws...sigh... he will need to put another stair in his house, so that he can build another mother in law suite under the staircase for the second M-I-L
No barf alert?
Hmmmmmm, maybe this Muslim thing isn’t that bad after all? I think I could handle 2-4 of them, but then again, the interfering mother in laws would be too much to handle. I’ll stick with what I have.
at least they ain’t 12
“...both woman say they think the compromise is a good one and they plan to live as sisters and friends...” RIGHT!
He's not much of a Muslim traditionalist. Both wives are adults.
No Way, really? Cool.
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