15. The untold story of the first wife (with Sarah)

TRIGGER WARNING: Accounts of torture, violence and black magic

When revert sister Sarah realises her husband is interested in taking a second wife, she tries to be a supportive partner. But not all that glitters is always gold, and as the secrets and deceit begin to pile up, it’s Sarah and her children who end up paying the price.

Join us on a harrowing journey through Europe and North Africa as Sarah fights for survival and tries to break free from a situation that has spiralled out of control.


This is the second part of two episodes covering stories of polygamy in Islam, hearing directly from the wives in question. Note, the first half of the story is related to Sarah’s polygamous experience. The latter half is other themes described in the trigger warning. Listener discretion is advised.


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Salaams and welcome to another episode of Not Another Mum Pod! So today we continue the theme of polygamy, a super hot topic in our community so will try to be as sensitive as we can. This particular episode is pretty triggering so do be mindful.



Naf, last week we spoke to Layla who was the second wife in a marriage and she spoke at length about how she made it work – albeit not without controversy. Without giving anything away or any spoilers, what did you think of Layla’s story?



I have to say, if I’m honest and especially once I’ve had some time to digest, I think there are a lot of unspoken challenges and they haven’t been addressed