Questions tagged [polygamy]

Ploygamy refers to the practice of having more than one spouse at a time. Specifically, Polygyny refers to having multiple wives, and polyandry refers to having multiple husbands.

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Will a woman become kaffir if she doesn't like the fact of her husband taking another wife?

Assalamualaikum I find that whoever doesn't like the law of Allah is a disbeliever. We all know that polygamy is allowed by Allah. But most of the married Muslim women don't want or like their husband ...
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Willing to divorce my husband

My husband married me in the year 2015 2nd feb and the next year he married another woman on 21stjan 2016 without my knowledge. We are medical students i am a bhms and he is mbbs and also my cousin. ...
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Does one wife have the right to be treated as good as another

Does one wife have the right to be treated as good as another wife of one husband? What happens when she is not? Is there anything she can do? What?
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May a husband share his bed with multiple wives for sex, movies, sleep, etc.?

Is it permissible a husband to share his bed with his two wives? Including for sex, movies, telling stories, and sleep. As in Quran Chapter No 2: Verse No 223: "Your wives are a place of sowing of ...
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Is a Muslim man allowed to have more than one wife if his wife is non-Muslim and polygyny is against his wife's religion?

Qur'an 4:3 permits a man to have up to four wives (polygyny), provided he does justice to them. Qur'an 5:5 permits a man to marry chaste women of the book (typically Christians or Jews). While ...
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Where is the proof that a man can marry a second wife without the first knowing?

Assalamulaikum, I have seen some Islamic Lectures that say that the man does not need to ask his first wife's permission, but also the first wife does not even need to know? Isn't this lying and ...
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Is it improper for a woman to insist on being the only wife?

Qur'an 4:3 makes Islamically permissible men having more than one wife. However, after some (comically unsuccessful) attempts at finding a husband, I can say the idea of my (inshallah) future husband ...
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Husband withholds intimacy from one wife but maintains relations with his other wife

Assalamu alaikum, I am in a polygamous marriage and we all live together in one house. I would like to know whether it is permissible for a husband to withhold relations from one wife but have ...
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What does Islam say about a male who is excessively wealthy but refuses polygamy?

Out of curiosity, what does Islam say about a male who is excessively wealthy but refuses polygamy. Is such a person considered selfish?
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If a wife marries an already married man knowing he cannot do justice between his wives, is she blameworthy?

The Qur'an verse relating to polygyny is: And if you fear that you will not deal justly with the orphan girls, then marry those that please you of [other] women, two or three or four. But if you ...
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If a man's marriage fulfils “half his deen”, what happens with multiple wives?

The question Are the "half your deen" hadiths authentic? talks about the hadiths regarding a man's marriage being half his deen. For example, Daily Hadith write: Anas ibn Malik reported: ...
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Is there an authentic hadith to the effect of “If Fatima suffers, I also suffer. Don't you ever marry anyone but Fatima”?

M. Arnez, Empowering women through Islam: Fatayat NU between tradition and change, J. Islamic Studies, 2010 (doi), p. 83 describes how Siti Musdah Mulia, an Indonesian women's rights activist, uses ...
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Does Qur'an 4:3 forbid marrying more than four wives?

And if you fear that you will not deal justly with the orphan girls, 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 ...
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Is it true that the Prophet had more than four wives at a time, and how could he break the rule? [duplicate]

In Islam at most four marriages are allowed. But I heard that prophet Muhammed (peace be upon him) had more than four wives at a time. Is it true? If true, then how could he break the rule? (It's not ...
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How did Muhammad Abduh come to understand Qur'an 4:3 as meaning to discourage and even prohibit polygamous marriage?

N. Nurmila, Polygamous Marriages in Indonesia and Their Impacts on Women’s Access to Income and Property, Al-Jāmi‘ah: J. Islamic Studies, 2016 (URL), writes: The belief that Islam supports polygamy ...
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What are the benefits of accepting polygamy for women? [closed]

I am a Muslimah and. I understand that men are different from women and that we have different needs along with that Polygamy is legal. I accept what Allah decrees is best for us, male or female, but ...
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Latest views/ruling about egg donation between wives of same man?

Recently, I stumbled upon this ruling https://islamqa.info/en/83799 about taking eggs from one wife of a man and implant the fertilized embryo it into another wife of the same man. From what I ...
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Can a woman marry two men if she is sexually unfulfilled by one?

What if a married woman has got strong sexual desire that one husband can not fulfil? Is she allowed to marry two men to avoid haram relationships.
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Is a Muslim man required to give the same mahr to each of his wives?

In Islam, a mahr is a mandatory payment, in the form of money or possessions paid or promised to pay by the groom, or by groom's father, to the bride at the time of marriage, that legally becomes her ...
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Can a man marry his wife's cousin if it will cause conflict?

Is it allowed in Islam for a man to marry his wife's first cousin, which he knows will cause conflict among them?
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Is marrying a second wife makruh (disliked) even if the husband can treat his wives equally?

Under Islamic marital jurisprudence, Muslim men are allowed to practice polygyny, that is, they can have more than one wife at the same time, up to a total of four. -- Polygyny in Islam, Wikipedia ...
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Polygyny -what is the purpose? [closed]

As a Muslim man, I have never really thought much about polygyny and I am more of a one woman person. However, under what circumstances can a husband be involved with a potential second wife? Does ...
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Does being forced to sign separation papers count as talaq?

In a western country, such as Canada, if someone is forced to sign separation papers with his first wife for the citizenship claim of his second wife (though neither the man nor the first wife want to ...
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Is polygamy strictly forbidden for women in Islam? [duplicate]

Is there an ayet in Koran that prevents a woman from marrying more than one man ? If not, what's the general consensus on the topic ?
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Is Polygamy still accepted in Islam

Website SecondWife.com promotes polygamy. This is a Sunnah but is it still applicable to modern times? Would it be okay to go ahead with this in western societies where monogamy is more traditional ...
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Under what circumstances and conditions a Muslim may go for second, third or fourth marriage?

Is there any prerequisite for a Muslim before going for second, third or fourth marriage or is polygamy/polygny permitted in any circumstances in Islam?
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Should a husband get the consent of his current wife(s) if he wishes to marry another woman?

Is it mandatory for a husband get the consent of his current wife(s) if he wishes to marry another woman? And why? If so, should he get the consent of all his wives in case he has more than one? ...
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Why was the Prophet allowed to marry more than four wives, when we can only marry up to four? [duplicate]

The Prophet Mohammad married about 9 women (I am not sure about the number, but please you edit the exact number) My question is, we as Muslim, if we can be EQUAL with our wives, we can marry up to 4 ...