Some section of Islamic women in the Northern Region of Ghana have advised the Muslim community in the region to take proper care of their wives to halt the frequent marriage breakdowns in the region.
The group believe that, marriage is a social institution which allows men and women to enjoy their social right after going through the necessary procedures recognised by society.
They stressed that Muslims should be able to provide equal treatment to their wives by showing them love like the Christians no matter the number of wives one has.
Speaking to the media, Madam Salifu Bintu, called on all Islamic preachers to as a matter of urgency begin teachings on marriages so to maintain sanity in marriages in the region.
According to her, Chapter 4 verse 3 of the Holy Quran teaches that, “a man can marry up to four wives if only he can take care of the four wives equally”.
“In Islamic religion, men are permitted to marry up to four wives if he will be able to cater for them. But forty-five per cent (45%) of married women have been left to suffer in their marital homes because of multiple wives by their husband” she added.
Madam Bintu noted that, marriage contributes a lot to the development of the Islamic religion by improving the credibility of men in the society, adding that social vices such as stealing, among others can be minimised when parents are able to nurture their children.
Abdul Razak Raffia