Polygyny in Islam
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. Polyandry, the practice of a woman having more than one husband, by contrast, is not permitted.
Polygyny for Muslims, in practice and in law, differs greatly throughout the Islamic world, where polygynous marriages constitute 41–53% of all marriages. In some Muslim countries, polygyny is relatively common, while in others, it is rare or non-existent. Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Tunisia and Turkey, for example, are predominantly Muslim countries that have not adopted Islamic law for marital regulations, where polygyny is not legal.
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- Women without men have become a phenomenon in society, and they constitute time bombs in society – especially the millions of women who never married. There are armies of women who never married in Arab society. This also poses a danger to the morality of society.
- Hiyam Darbak, founder of "One Wife is Not Enough",. Hiyam Darbak, Who Founded an Egyptian Association for Promotion of Polygamy: Every Month, I Encourage My Husband to Marry Another Wife. MEMRI (November 28, 2006).
- . Hiyam Darbak, Who Founded an Egyptian Association for Promotion of Polygamy: Every Month, I Encourage My Husband to Marry Another Wife
- The Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) said: When a man has two wives and he is inclined to one of them, he will come on the Day of resurrection with a side hanging down.
- Narrated AbuHurayrah, Abu Dawud 11:2128