A Somali man has married two different women on the same day and has even encouraged other men to do so.
Bashir Mohamed told the BBC Somali Service that he married the two women because he wants “many children”.
“I used to bring them together to socialize with me at my home,” he said.”I used to say openly to both of them that I love them. They were satisfied.”
“I will encourage other men to do it, if they can afford it,” Mohamed added
The joint wedding took place in a village in Somaliland last week, the Somaliland Informer news site reported. Polygamy is legal in Somaliland and is commonly practiced.
Islam allows men to marry up to four women provide the husband treats all his wives equally and justly. Mohamed’s two weddings on the same day is the first of its kind to be reported in Somaliland.