Polygamy is not an unfamiliar concept in our society. Even the religion allows it, although of course, there are terms and conditions. We have always heard of men marrying another behind their wives’ back. That’s just unethical, really.
Polygamies might not be everyone’s cup of tea, but it could work if the parties involved are on the same page. Just like how this couple, or should we say throuple, from Sarawak are.
Recently, a certain Facebook post from a wedding photographer went viral. Instead of a normal wedding photography session between two people, this occasion involved three. The groom, and the bride. And another bride. Marrying two women at once? Yes! You read that right! Not on two different occasions, but simultaneously.
The Sarawakian photographer, Mohamad Muhidin, had posted his works (like all photographers do), on Facebook. It has gained attention from netizens because of it’s peculiarity. He captioned the throuple’s wedding photos with “Two hearts, one love. I would like to just say, perghh perghh.”
Of course netizens are curious on what do the brides feel. Well, like we said before, polygamies aren’t really everyone’s cup of tea. Most women wouldn’t be keen on sharing their partners. But, from one of the wives’ Facebook posts, she seems happy with it.
She reposted some of the photos from the solemnisation ceremony and captioned it, “In the name of Allah, the most generous and merciful, thank God. Pray for us so that we will always be happy till Jannah. Got married alongside my husband’s other wife, Mazlinah Tahaau. May we be happy with our beloved husband, Jafarrudin Morni. (2.12.2021) Thursday @ Majma Mall, Kuching, Sarawak.”
The reactions from netizens are apparently quite positive. Everyone seems to be wishing them happiness and blessings. A netizen had advised the husband by telling him to always treat them fairly, saying, “What’s most important is fairness. Love the both of them. Support them financially. (May) you be able to lead well and give good examples to them and the family.”
Another netizen made a good point at those who criticised the man for marrying two women. She stated on her comment, “I don’t understand why are there people criticising. It’s not illegal. It’s better that he got married and his wife knows. Rather than he cheats his wife, does not support his wife financially (or) commit other sins. May the husband treat both his wives fairly.”
If the husband is being a jerk, the wives can always gang up and support each other, no?