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14 May 2007

Muslim men urged to marry single mothers

A Malaysian state has urged Muslim men, who are allowed to take up to four wives, to marry single mothers to reduce the number of women bringing up children alone, a report said on Sunday

Abdullah Che Muda, who heads the Islamic and welfare committee in northeast Terengganu state, was quoted by The Star newspaper as saying there were 18,000 single mothers in the state alone.

"In my constituency alone, there are now some 300 single mothers and those intending to remarry should consider these women," he was quoted as saying.

"Those who are eligible can look after these single mothers, by accepting them as wives," he said.

Under Islamic laws, Muslim men can take up four wives, but they must be mentally and financially stable, have an in-depth knowledge of Islam and be fair to all wives, Abdullah added

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