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Four Wives, Why Not Four Husbands?!



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Nov 29, 2016


As-Salamu alaykum. I have a non-Muslim roommate, he asks me a lot of questions about Islam. He himself is an atheist. He wants to know, in Islam if a man can marry up to four wives, why can’t a woman marry more than one husband, if man and woman are equal in Islam? And he wants to know why Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) married twelve wives, one of them below the age of marriage. Please throw light on these concerns. May Allah bless us all.



About AElfwine Mischler

AElfwine Mischler is an American convert to Islam. She has undergraduate degrees in physics and English, and a master's degree in linguistics and teaching English as a foreign language.

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