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92-Year-Old Man Has Been Married 107 Times

| by Michael Howard

A Muslim man in Nigeria says his decision to marry over 100 women is divinely-sponsored.

Mohammed Bello Abubakar, 92, has been criticized by the Muslim leaders in his community, who say Islamic law forbids the taking of more than four wives, according to the Daily Mail.

In 2008, a Nigerian court ordered him to divorce 82 of his then-86 wives. But Abubakar insists that he is doing God's work, and as such he defied the court, electing to marry even more women.

He has now been married a total of 107 times and divorced a total of 10 times.

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"What I am doing is divine," he said, according to the Daily Mail. "It is an assignment and I will keep doing it till the end."

Had he not been on a divine mission, Abubakar says he would only have a couple of wives.

"I am still going to marry more," he said. "I will keep marrying them for as long [as] I am alive. If it was up to me, I would have married maybe two wives, but what I am doing is divine."

He also cautioned other men against trying to adopt his lifestyle.

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"A man with 10 wives would collapse and die, but my own power is given by Allah," he said. "That is why I have been able to control 86 of them."

Abubakar's marriages have produced 185 children, many of whom he has outlived.

It was recently reported that Abubakar was dead -- a rumor he says comes from those who envy him.

"My dear, I am very much alive, hale and hearty," he said, according to News.com. "The rumor is baseless and can best be described as the work of my detractors because they envy what God has done and what he is still doing for me."

Sources: Daily Mail, News.com / Photo credit: Al Jazeera via Daily Mail

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