Polygamy or Multiple Girlfriends

Polygamy Or Multiple Girlfriends? What’s More Fair?

Humanity has not succeeded in regulating relations between men and women outside divine religions. Islam, the final divine religion, has superseded earlier religions. Many people think that Muslims give paramount importance to pleasure because Islam allows a man to marry up to four wives at the same time, and question the women rights in Islam.

Allah says: “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.” [Noble Quran 4:3]

Here it does not give the men absolute authority. It lays down certain controls, the first of which is to set a maximum of four wives. Secondly, for a man to marry more than one wife he should be able to support them and fulfill his marital duties. Thirdly, he must treat them with absolute fairness. God Allah says:

“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].” [Noble Quran 4:3]

Fairness includes dividing nights equally between one’s wives and giving them the same standard of living as well as all other areas of marital life. Chat about Islam to learn more about the rights women have in polygynous marriages.

Some people claim that polygamy constitutes an insult to women. Here, we ask a question

that may be answered by anyone: Which is a greater insult to a woman: to be part of an adulterous, secretive relationship or to be a respected wife of a man who looks after her? Do we need to wait for an answer?!

“And of His signs is that He created for you from yourselves mates that you may find tranquility in them; and He placed between you affection and mercy. Indeed in that are signs for a people who give thought.” [Noble Quran 30:21]

If you are inspired by the fairness and care given to wives in Islam, and are ready to dedicate your life as a Muslim, join a live chat to help you learn how to convert to Islam.



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