London – A Muslim entrepreneur has created a dating website to help men find a second wife.
Azad Chaiwala founded Secondwife.com with the mission of encouraging ‘fidelity, morality and old-fashioned family values’.
The site exclusive to followers of Islam has already gained 35,000 members since 2014 – prompting the 33-year-old to design Polygamy.com for all faiths last month.
Mr Chaiwala, from Leicester, claims the new site is especially popular with women and already has over 7,000 members.
Polygamy.com is more tailored to Western audiences than Secondwife.com, proclaiming: ‘We specifically cater to individuals who are seeking a polygamous relationship.’ Astonishingly, the married businessman claims he will select his next two wives from the new site, but warned he is ‘picky’, adding: ‘If it is good for me and God, it must be fine.’
In the UK, bigamy is illegal and carries a maximum prison sentence of seven years.
But Mr Chaiwala said Islam allows a man to have up to four wives as long as they are in agreement with the arrangement.
Muslim MP Khalid Mahmood has branded the venture ‘stupid’.
He warned that women entering a polygamous relationship were ‘waving away financial rights usually attached to a marriage’.