Mohammed Bello Abubakar, a 93-year-old Muslim cleric who wed 130 wives over the course of his life, died on Saturday, leaving behind more than 200 children. Abubakar died in Niger after an unknown illness and large crowds turned out for his funeral on Sunday.
It is believed that some of his wives are pregnant.
According to Daily Mail, Abubakar’s personal assistant said that the cleric had a premonition of his death before he passed.
In 2008 he faced criticism from other Muslim preachers who demanded that he must divorce 82 of his 86 wives within 48 hours. However, Abubakar refused, saying it was his “divine mission” to keep marrying.
Abubakar tied the knot 130 times, with 10 of his marriages ending in divorce.
According to the BBC, one of his wives said she could not reject his proposal because it was a command from God.
At the time of his arrest, he was described by his family as a good husband and father. However, Abubakar warned others not to follow in his footsteps, as he said he is only able to cope with having nearly 100 wives because of the command he was given from God.
Hey, God, if you’re listening, I’d love for my divine mission to be to sleep with as many women as possible, too. So, if you want to set that one up, that’d be swell.