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My husband is promised to his cousin, what are my rights?

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what are my rights?

Before I married my husband, he already tied himself with his cousin due to family arrangement. I know its really painful to share with other due to love, but i agreed on that.

Since im a filipino converted muslim, i just want to know my right regarding this situation?

I hope you can find time to accomodate my queries. thanks

- twinkle

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  1. Dear twinkle, As-salamu alaykum,

    I think what you are saying is that he and his cousin are promised to each other, but are not actually married, right? Maybe they are engaged?

    In that case I think you should ask him to break the engagement with his cousin. In Islam we have the right to choose our partners. There is no obligation on him to continue that engagement.

    Also, I am wondering if his family knows about you? If not, then this is a big problem. There should be no secret relationships or marriages in Islam. As long as he keeps you a secret he can deny your rights and treat you like a mistress. Your marriage to him should be known to his family, and should be in the open. They must see you as his first and rightful wife. If he is not willing to do this, then you have a problem. But since you have not elaborated on this issue, I will wait until you comment further Insha'Allah.

    Wael Editor

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