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Four marriages of men are permissible in islam.Holy Prophet attempted 11 marriages, than why it is not allowed for men to get 11 marriages?

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  • Your statement is not correct the prophet pbuh was never married to 11 women at once, but only to 9 and the amount of 4 wives which sets a limit for the believers applies to those women one is married at once, else if 4 wives died or were divorced should the husband stay unmarried? So it is incorrect to say that 4 marriages are allowed. But being married to 4 wives simultaneously is allowed. – Medi1Saif Oct 2 '18 at 10:32
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Men are not allowed to be married to more than four women simultaneously, because the Quran has put a limit of four:

فانكحوا ما طاب لكم من النساء مثنى وثلاث ورباع فإن خفتم ألا تعدلوا فواحدة أو ما ملكت أيمانكم ذلك أدنى ألا تعولوا

Then marry those that please you of [other] women, two or three or four. But if you fear that you will not be just, then [marry only] one or those your right hand possesses. That is more suitable that you may not incline [to injustice].

Quran 4:3

The Prophet Muhammad ﷺ was married to nine women simultaneously, and this was a specifically allowed to him see Quran 33:50-52:

There are quite a few examples of differences of law applicable to the Prophet compared to other Muslims. For example:

  • The Prophet and his family can not receive Zakat, whereas any other Muslim may receive it.
  • The Prophet's property is not inherited by his heirs, unlike the property of other Muslims.
  • Some of the acts of worship that are voluntary for other Muslims are obligatory for the Prophet.
  • The Prophet's Wives can not be married by others after his death, unlike the wives of other Muslims.

There is a list of these in Tafsir al-Qurtubi (arabic) under السادسة عشرة

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