Are they making Allah's messages a laughing stock? (2:231)
Are they doing it for fun? What is your take on this?
In dire circumstances, a Mu'mina is likely to gladly accommodate a helpless widow like a sister in Islam. Still, her free consent will be most important to keep the domestic atmosphere harmonious and well-balanced.
At the emotional level, justice from the husband with two, three, four wives will not be possible as we see in 4:129. He will be required to act in a fully equitable manner.
But, first of all, where is the IN KHIFTUM (if you fear ....) part?
4:3 If you fear that you (the society) shall not be able to do justice with the orphans, (as may happen in times of war and political turbulence, the government shall announce a state of Emergency), then, in order to accommodate widows and orphans, men of sound finances and character shall be encouraged to marry these widows; two, three, and four (4:127). But, if you fear that you shall not be able to deal justly, then, you must not take additional wives, and may continue with what you already have (4:129). This will be more suitable to prevent you from doing injustice and face financial hardship. [Second marriage during peace time is a frank violation of the Qur’an – note ‘If you fear’ in the beginning]
4:129 [Men who have been permitted a second wife for post-war exigencies (4:3) must understand that] You will not be able to deal equally between your wives however much you wish. But do not turn altogether away from one, leaving her as if in suspense between having and not having a husband. Fulfill the rights of each one of them and be mindful of God. Surely, God is ever Forgiving, Merciful. [Your effort is seen 53:40, and He is the Absolver of your imperfections]