Spending on wives

Q 3: Is it permissible for a man to marry four wives and give the first wife a quarter of a French riyal, the second wife half of a French riyal, the third wife one and a half French riyals, and the fourth wife one French riyal to buy their needs? (Part No. 21; Page No. 158

A: It is permissible for the Muslim man to marry four wives. This is based on the general meaning of the Ayah (Qur'anic verse) in which Allah (Exalted be He) states: ...then marry (other) women of your choice, two or three, or four (Surah Al-Nisa', 4: 3)... This has also been authentically reported in the Prophet's Sunnah (whatever reported from the Prophet) and the entire Muslim Ummah (community) unanimously agree upon this.The amount of money a husband should give each wife should be what is sufficient to fulfill her needs. This is based on the Hadith in which the Prophet (peace be upon him) stated: Their rights upon you are that you should provide them with food and clothing in a fitting manner. May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.