someone marries a woman and then travels to another country where he marries another woman and does not visit his first wife for months. Later, when he returns to her, should he compensate her for the months he spent with his second wife or divide his time between them?
It is a Sunnah (a commendable act) for a man who marries a second wife to spend three days with her, if she has been previously married and seven days if she is a virgin. Afterward, he should divide his time between the two wives equally. If he stays a longer period with any of them, he should spend an equal time with the other when possible, unless one wife gives up that right. May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.