Wonders shall never end! While a lot of men in today’s world are dreading marriage, this fellow is breathing marriage in like it’s just oxygen. Mohammed Bello, an 84 year-old former teacher and Muslim preacher from Northern-Nigeria actually has 86 wives and not less than 170 children. He speaks about his experience and also advises that no one emulate him.
A man with 10 wives would collapse and die, but my own power is given by Allah. That is why I have been able to control 86 of them, He says his wives have sought him out because of his reputation as a healer.
He Went on to say “I don’t go looking for them, they come to me. I will consider the fact that God has asked me to do it and I will just marry them. To my understanding the Koran does not place a limit and it is up to what your own power, your own endowment and ability allows. God did not say what the punishment should be for a man who has more than four wives, but he was specific about the punishment for fornication and adultery.”
Because Islam, the religion this 67-year-old man follows, only allows a man to marry four times, he was sent to prison for marrying 86 women. He was released in 2008. However, he continues to justify his action:
“If God permits me, I will marry more than 86 wives. A normal human being could not marry 86 – but I can, only by the grace of God. Left up to me, I would have married maybe two wives, but what I am doing is divine, it is an assignment and I will keep marrying till the end of time. I just want to advise those fighting against the number of my wives to stop because such people are waging war against God, their creator. I married 86 women and there is peace in the house – if there is peace, how can this be wrong?”
When asked how he sustains the family, he says Allah is the one that provides for them. Reports have it that the family consume up to 12kg of rice per meal. In addition, he refuses to allow any of his family or other devotees to take medicine and says he does not believe that malaria exists.
One of his wives testifies to this:
As soon as I met him the headache was gone. God told me I was time to be his wife. Praise be to God I am his wife now. I am now the happiest woman on earth. When you marry a man with 86 wives you know he knows how to look after them.”