Sheikh Fareed denies second marriage was conducted in secrecy

Prominent religious scholar Sheik Ibrahim Fareed has denied rumors that his second marriage, which was conducted in Sri Lanka, was conducted in secrecy.

Sheikh Freed’s lawyer Shaheem Ahmed told Minivan News that police officers yesterday went to Fareed’s house and questioned him about the marriage.

‘’Police officers told Sheikh Fareed that the case was reported to police by the Islamic ministry,’’ claimed the lawyer, ‘’and said that the Islamic Ministry had reported that the marriage was held in secrecy.’’

A marriage cannot be held in secrecy, continued Shaheem, adding that it was furthermore not the position of the police to investigate such matters.

‘’This is just a personal attack on Sheikh Fareed, it is very clear,’’ he said.

He also said the Islamic Ministry had denied it reported the case to police.

Police Sub-inspector Ahmed Shiyam denied that police told Sheikh Fareed that his marriage was held in secrecy.

‘’Police officers questioned Sheikh Fareed because he had not submitted to register his second marriage in the court and the given duration had passed,’’ he said. ”But he has now submitted to register the marriage.’’

Police declined to reveal who reported the case and more information on the matter, ”as the case was personally related to Sheikh Fareed.’’

Fareed alerted Minivan News to the allegations, sending attached copies of documents from the Family Court in Sri Lanka to prove he had attempted to register the marriage.

”The documents will reveal my second marriage was registered, and the Maldives Police Service was misinformed about the case,’’ he claimed in the mail.

Islamic Minister Dr Abdul Majeed Abdul Bari did not respond to Minivan News at time of press.


43 thoughts on “Sheikh Fareed denies second marriage was conducted in secrecy”

  1. They will do anything to destroy Sheikh Fareed. This is the same Sheikh who was jailed and tortured for allegedly distributing Christian literature. Can somebody imagine this? Sheikh Fareed distributing bibles? But that was the reason for his incarceration then...under Maumoon's rule.

  2. if fareed can handle two marriages, he can run for presidency in next election. perverts!

  3. you fools (police). dont u have something important to do rather witch hunting sheik fareed?

  4. In my opinion, there is a number of things Fareed should be prosecuted for, but this is simply not one of them.

    I hear the 'secret' bride is of legal age, if barely so, - and certainly not the youngest girl to have been wedded to a scholar in this country.

    The Islamic Ministry should stop abusing the police to harass people over personal grudges.

  5. I like this sheikh because he remains saying them although he is give (1) a good job (2) jailed (3) arrested (4) even killed. Other sheikhs will change fatwas for theirs and others wishes daily, monthly or weekly.

  6. i wonder why such a great scholar would go abroad for a second marriage in the first place? if he had nothing to hide.

  7. as far as the quran is concerned, there seems to be certain grounds for polygamy as being conditional to helping the orphans as 4:3 states:
    "If ye fear that ye shall not be able to deal justly with the orphans, Marry women of your choice, Two or three or four; but if ye fear that ye shall not be able to deal justly (with them), then only one, or (a captive) that your right hands possess, that will be more suitable, to prevent you from doing injustice."

  8. The Quran
    [3:129] Ye are never able to be fair and just as between women, even if it is your ardent desire: But turn not away (from a woman) altogether, so as to leave her (as it were) hanging (in the air). If ye come to a friendly understanding, and practise self-restraint, Allah is Oft-forgiving, Most Merciful.

  9. What kind o stupid news is this, I can understand, a thrash newspaper like "Haveeru" and "SunFM" printing crap like this.

  10. Sheiks who get their wives wear the face veil have an advantage in hiding who really is behind the black bundle of cloth. It is a smart trick that even Fareed has gone for. It's is even a good tactic to engage in pedophile activity. If you want to enjoy polygamy all you have to do is to grow a long beard truncate the pants and start preaching. How lucky we men have become thanks to sheiks like Fareed.

  11. Yet again another article to defame Islamic Scholars and also to create hatrd among Islamic scholars! Why didnt minivan report on the "mistress" of some of the top politicians of DRP, MDP, QP or GIP or Adaalath or Gasim Party??? Why didnt minivan reports of the amount of alcohol that hits Male' and uninhabitate island for these top politicians? I wonder why Minivan fails to become truely Minivan!! Minivan is worst Haveeru now!! This doesnt negate any arguments for any wrong doing of any Islamic scholar or non Islamic scholars in Maldives!! We know for a fact Wide spread Women abuse is prevalent among local politician in Maldives..specially the famous and most vocal ones in all partie!! and minivan protects these elements!

  12. Grounds For Polygamy*

    [4:3] If you deem it best for the orphans, you may marry their mothers - you may marry two, three, or four. If you fear lest you become unfair, then you shall be content with only one, or with what you already have. Additionally, you are thus more likely to avoid financial hardship.

    Polygamy Discouraged*

    [4:129] You can never be equitable in dealing with more than one wife, no matter how hard you try. Therefore, do not be so biased as to leave one of them hanging (neither enjoying marriage, nor left to marry someone else). If you correct this situation and maintain righteousness, GOD is Forgiver, Most Merciful.

  13. @ thetruth

    "as far as the quran is concerned, there seems to be certain grounds for polygamy as being conditional to helping the orphans "

    I think you are right, it's about helping the orphans, being fair to them, treating them well. Also marrying other women should not be at the expense of fairness to them. Here's another translation of the verse you quoted which I believe says the same.

    [4:3] And if you fear that you cannot act equitably towards orphans, then marry such women as seem good to you, two or three or four; but if you fear that you will not do justice (between them), then be content with only one, or with what you already have (two or three). This is more proper, that you may not deviate from the right course.

  14. what the fu*k! don't the current government has something important rather spying sheikh fareed?

  15. Thou shan't harass Sheikh Fareed, nor arrest him. Verily, believers shall obey the teachings of Sheikhs.

  16. Unworthy news. Who cares who marries who as long as their is no forced marriage of a child involved.

  17. One main reason for people to grow long beard and call them selves sheikhs, is to get small girls as their concubines. Normally, Maldivians so called sheikhs marry girls as young as 12 years.. they do this in Srilanka. their are dozens of Maldivian sheiks married to young girls in srilanka.

  18. this fareed is an extremist.. Once I met him and he told me that now Jihad is and individual obigatory for every muslim, and in this time the child can go without the permission of parents and etc etc.. and one of my friend told that Fareed said we cant go to the maldivian courts to get an islamic marriage cox they are not following the islamic shariah.. father of extremism..

  19. I question why Sheik Fareed is called a Islamic Scholar or for that matter any kind of scholar. I question whether he was given any such designation by any university or any academia or has he contributed to Islamic research. Any one with a degree or Master is not a scholar and such persons should not be allowed to preach.

  20. "Fareed alerted Minivan News to the allegations, sending attached copies of documents from the Family Court in Sri Lanka to prove he had attempted to register the marriage." where are the documents if Minivan News has obtained it? Why nothing which stated on the documents are mentioned?

  21. my intepretation of the Quran verses regarding this is that, more than one wife is only permisable in cases where you have to be involved in helping a woman who has been widowed and in need of help. these sheiks simply do it for their sexual desires. i'm never gonna listen to something from this guy ever again...

  22. All Mullas including Fareedh want to utilise all 4 slots available for rich Muslim men. I wonder how they manage to treat all 4 fairly.

  23. what's wrong with you ppl? why trying to reinterpret quruan to suit your fancies? We Muslims do not feel shy to say the truth. The truth is that Islam not only allows polygamy. Our beloved prophet married many women, even the sahaaaba most of them had more than 2 wives. So there is nothing to be ashamed of. Polygamy is also fully in accordance with human behaviour. humans are polygamous by nature. its Christianity that tries to limit marriage and human contact. Now just tell me anyone who would just love to be monogamous all through his life and would not even think of any other girl/woman. If there are such men then they certainly needs a little bit more of manliness.
    most of humanity (men that is) either are polygamous or adulterous because its human nature. by being officially married to 2 or 3 or 4 women, one is simply being true to nature and enjoying a blessing permitted by Allah(swt). the other way is to be adulterous and have sexual liaisons with other women without taking any responsibility for their enjoyment.

  24. @ islam boy,
    Take a few women as your wifes, ok, and justify it.

    You are right that the human species is polygamous by nature, but women are promiscuous too- particularly during their ovulation time. They like to have another partner while even being married or engaged to a permanent one.

    Don't be surprised if any of your many wives cheats on you... 'legally' she can't have another husband (which woman would like to have this anyway??).

    You might eventually end up cheated once... twice... three or even four times, Superman!

  25. @ islam boy
    peace be upon you.
    are you aware that the prophet had other wives ONLY after his first wife passed away? and his later marriages were mainly with windows?

    so do not try to justify your libido in the name of islam. AND never try to frame the prophet ever again, he did exactly in accordance with the Quran.

    the Quran is crystal clear on the issues, Quran is not something sent to scholars or sheikhs alone, Quran speaks for itself, its only corrupt religious scholars who interpret them in order to legalize their naked desires. therefore i suggest you think again when you speak of islam next time.

  26. This islam boy sounds more like the stupidboy...

    When you are born naked, I dont know why you go against nature by covering yourselves up!!

    And yes boy, u r wrong if u think human desires are limited to men... I think like u said we women should start acting on our human nature too!!

  27. This is a never resolved argument.

    Men designed the framework to the benefit of men. You honestly think God cares how a pair of his creation of millions of species, trillions of individuals, have sex?

    But, we have made the setup in a way anybody who questions about it will feel dirty.

    So, girls and ladies, you lost this game. Men can choose and have their way on this game.

    The base objective is to have social harmony.

  28. Incredible how men try to justify their sexual disorders in the name of religion.
    After all, it's all about not having their d***s under control, and to reproduce - what every species is aiming at. One male being able to fertilize four women at a time - how does it differentiate us humans from the rest of the animal kingdom???

  29. Marriage from multiple women in Islam might not be allowed for those who might result in damaging the society with their marriage by bringing more illiterate, poor, and in many cases starving children to the society.

    Let us look at Noble Verse 4:3

    Notice how Allah Almighty allowed polygamy only for helping the orphans (more women are needed to take care of the Muslims' and non-muslims' orphans after every battle.) Notice also how Allah Almighty ordered the men to be either fair to their wives or else to never marry more than one wife.

    Now let us look at Noble Verse 4:129

    Here we clearly see that Allah Almighty tells men that they will never be fair to their wives.

    Allah Almighty temporarily ordered polygamy but yet very highly discouraged it, and if we think we can see from the Noble Qura'n that polygamy should not be allowed today to most Muslim men in the Muslim world.

    Islam does not allow marriage of multiple wives for males' sexual privileges and desires as Anti-Islamics claim. A normal man who makes enough money to keep him surviving in life can not provide a fair quality of life to all his wives, which means that he must not be allowed to marry multiple wives because he will only make his society worse.

    Noble Verse 4:3 came to solve social problems. Unfortunately today, some Muslims intensify the Muslim's social problems in the Islamic poor countries by marrying multiple wives and bringing more and more illiterate and poor kids into the society which on the long run will only keep their entire society below the level of poverty. Therefore, Noble Verse 4:3 doesn't allow polygamy just for anyone or any reason and Noble Verse 4:129 certainly nullifies the excuse Allah Almighty gave to Muslim men to practice polygamy.

    Therefore, unless we have social or personal dilemmas where too many Muslim men were lost, or there is problems with the wife toward her husband, then polygamy should not be allowed nor justified in the Islamic view.

  30. @ Marina

    It differentiate us by way of our religion. We Muslims are better than Christians and Hindus.

    We suffer, our family suffer, society suffers and country suffers too but we talk about jihad and allow NGOs like JUS talk about it.

    God has given us Holy quran but he has also given us "intelligence" but alas that is seldom used in Muslim World.

  31. malthus was this scaremonger who said humans would eat up the planet and then this earth could not feed this ever growing humans. but then came industrial revolution and humans realized this fear of having big families is unfounded. Likewise in holy quruan God says not to kill the babies for fear of destitution. I think this applies perfectly well to our situation where we are in fear of having bigger families. This is also against the spirit of islam. Islam encourages to have bigger families. Its god who provides. Scarcity is a situation we caused by how we distributed the wealth. God gave us equally but we chose the division. So:
    1. We shall have bigger families
    2. marry more women
    3. and not be sorry or shy to speak the truth.
    4. have trust in Allah swt

  32. There you are, straight from horses mouth. Girls you lose. We can use and abuse you. We will poke our dxxxs into how ever many we wish.

  33. islam boy, good luck in multiplying yourself with several women. In 2007, people used the equivalent of 1.5 planets to support their activities (WWF Living Planet Report).

    The world needs people like you to worsen the situation. God will fix it.


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