It is reported that Al-Mughīrah b. Shu’bah – Allāh be pleased with him – used to marry many women. He used to say, “A man who has one wife is ill when she is ill and has a period when she has hers, and a man with two wives is between two flaming fires.’ He used to marry four women at a time and divorce four at a time.

Al-Dhahabī, Siyar A’lām Al-Nubalā`, in his biography of Al-Mughīrah b. Shu’bah