I didn't think it was possible to feel any more despair that what I already do after being on the raw end of this whole cheating scandal. It turns out I was wrong. You see there's a new phenomenon happening in Glasgow and it's the one of the second wife.
You don't get it? Ok well neither did I but let me try to explain it. Man marries woman, has kids, job, family car....normal life on the surface of it. He maybe has that odd meeting away that leaves said wife on her own, starts travelling a little bit more but nothing out of the ordinary. Then one day, she catches a message on his mobile phone. Something irks her about the message and she starts to dig. Her digging leads her to discover her husband of ten years has had his nikkah done to another woman. He has had a secret second wife for five years and even managed to father a few children from her.
The worst bit about it for me is that in most instances that I know of, the second wife knows her man is already married. She therefore agrees to enter into a marriage with an already married man. In my city, I know of at least three situations where a man is married in secret to another. Clearly not that great a secret seeing as I know but nevertheless done behind first wives back. A meeting with my lawyer last week made me cringe when she told me that most of the cases she was dealing with nowadays were from the Muslim community of first wives discovering their husbands had married another woman in secret.
I don't see anybody condemning it so where are all the scholars, muftis, imams etc while this goes on? How or why is it made so easy for men to be able to do this? Why are woman agreeing to become homewreckers........love? It's the same love that will make you wife number two when he goes on to marry his third.