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The first wives who shared their story with CBC did so on condition that their identities not be revealed to protect themselves and their children from a potential backlash within the Muslim community.
In a recent sermon at his centre, Slimi told his congregation that polygamy "was permitted for a certain time and within a certain context in the past, hundreds of years ago, but here in Canada, it's not allowed and 95 or 99 per cent of women don't agree with this and I am talking about Muslim women." It continues in part because an imam is not required to solemnize a marriage in the Islamic faith.
Anyone with a basic requisite knowledge of the Qur'an and the prophetic traditions can officiate a nikah — or marriage — ceremony.