Matchmaking services are all the rage today ... and Muslims have had their fair share of halal-dating apps to help with this, but, it hasn't stopped there... 

Someone in the UK created a "Muslim polygamy matchmaking" website - SecondWife - to help married Muslim men find another wife. 

According to The Daily Mail, it already has 100,000 users globally, of which more than 25,000 are based in the UK.

In recent days, campaigners have been demanding the website to shut down for treating women like they are "ornaments" to be collected. 

"The popularity of this site worries me deeply. This site should be outlawed for UK use and follow the law in the UK which does not allow this," said Jess Phillips, a member of the Women and Equalities Committee, according to The Times London.

"Women are not a commodity, they are not domestic slaves. People cannot be collected like ornaments," Phillips added.

In the UK, polygamy is illegal. Violators of the law can face a prison sentence of up to 7 years. 

However, such marriages are only recognized if they take place in countries where it's considered legal, which is the case in most Arab countries including Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Morocco, Lebanon, Jordan ... to name just a few. 

The site was established in response to a "need" screenshot of an ad places by married man with 2 children Source: BBC

The founder of the site Azad Chaiwala established it in 2014 in response to a personal "need". 

Chaiwala - who is from Sunderland, a city in North East England - added that these marriages are "more honorable" in comparison with affairs and prostitution. 

"We’ve got so many successful marriages and so many women signed up themselves… they are opting to enter this kind of relationship," he said, according to the BBC.

The 34-year-old founder also claimed that polygamy helped build "bigger and better families.

Pictured: Azad Chaiwala, founder of the polygamy matchmaking website Source: The Times

However, women do not agree. 

Shaista Gohir, of the Muslim Women’s Network, said polygamous marriages usually take place without the wife's consent. 

"What is very concerning is that there will be men exploiting vulnerable women through polygamy. I have heard of situations where men marry women, have sex with them, and move on to the next woman," Gohir said.

"Polygamy is destructive"

Polygamy in Islam

In the Muslim world, polygamy is still an issue up for debate, as people tend to forget that there are a set of tight conditions that must be met for it to be 'legal'.

Polygamy for Muslim men is permissible only "if" the man can do all wives justice by treating them equally. 

"But if you fear that you will not be just, then [marry only] one," Surat An-Nisaa states. 

The surah then decrees: "You will never be able to be equal between wives, even if you should strive to do so".

The religion first allowed polygamy for the sake of widows and orphans who had no means of survival.