I seem to have a problem with men marrying more than 1 wife.
Quran is only the religious book on the face of the earth that says Marry only one as mention in
but it also mention in same chapter that
Marry women of your choice two, three, or four; but if you fear that you shall not able to deal justly with them, then marry only one(4:3)
At another place it also mention that
you are never able to fair and judge as between women (4:129)
Therefore polygamy is not a rule but an exception, many peoples are under the misconception that it is compulsory for a Muslim man to have more than one wife.
Broadly, Islam has five categories of
‘Fard’ i.e. compulsory or obligatory
‘Mustahab’ i.e. recommended or encouraged
‘Mubah’ i.e. permissible or allowed
‘Makruh’ i.e. not recommended or discouraged
‘Haraam’ i.e. prohibited or forbidden
Polygyny falls in the middle category of things that are permissible. It cannot be said that a Muslim who has two, three or four wives is a better Muslim as compared to a Muslim who has only one wife.
because naturally no woman would like to share a man, and sometimes.
By nature males and females are born in approximately the same ratio.
A female child has more immunity than a male child. A female child can fight the germs and diseases better than the male child.
For this reason, during the pediatric age itself there are more deaths among males as compared to the females.
During wars, there are more men killed as compared to women.
More men die due to accidents and diseases than women.
The average life span of females is more than that of males, and at any given time one finds more widows in the world than widowers.
World female population is more than male population I don't want to list down county wise, but its true.
Thus, considering above points normally women have two option before a woman who cannot find a husband is to marry a married man or to become public property.
Islam prefers giving women the honourable position by permitting the first option and disallowing the second.
There are several other reasons, why Islam has permitted limited polygyny, but it is mainly to protect the modesty of women.
I feel Islam doesn't consider how women feel.
And again in the Qur'an:
"O mankind! Verily we have created you from a single (pair) of a male and female, and made you into nations and tribes that you may know each other." (49:13)