SecondWife.com, a matchmaking site that enables Muslim men to search for second, third, or a fourth wife (the Islamic limit). On the flip side, women can search SecondWife.com profiles if they hope to become an extra wife.
The site looks like a standard online dating portal with women’s profiles, each with a non-identifying username; we could filter prospects by age, location, appearance and interests.
But it is not like Shaadi.com or Bharat Matrimony. This polygamy website is for Muslim men to find more than one wife in an honorable way as said by the website creator Azad Chaiwala. It has sparked outrage in the United Kingdom after many subscribed to the portal to find second wives. The website, secondwife.com with more than 100,000 users, has been slammed for "treating women like ornaments."
The website highlights a quote from the Quran on its portal,
“Then marry women of your choice, two or three, or four but if you fear that you shall not be able to deal justly, then only one”
Azad Chaiwala established the website when he was looking fo a second wife for himself. According to Chaiwala, the website helps build a bigger family. Chaiwala says his website helps people. But campaigners are not happy with it. They have demanded the website be pulled down as it leaves women with no legal rights.
“Users police each other and every picture is vetted for decency. We do not allow cleavage,” the East Midlands-based businessman explained in a conversation with BBC Inside Out.
Though bigamy is illegal in the UK and carries a sentence of up to seven years, Chaiwala argues that Islam allows a man to have up to four wives.
“This is my wedding, I do not need to have a piece of paper. Is it illegal to have a mistress?” he said.