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Polygyny Then and Now: Rethinking Islamic Practice

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Sep 17, 2019

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I understand, at least theoretically, why polygyny was allowed in the 7th century, but there just seems to be no excuse for it today, especially in the West and in countries which are not actively living through war or famine which would kill off the Muslim male population, leaving women and children vulnerable. It seems like polygyny today is all about Muslim men serving their own sexual and personal needs. Isn't it time that modern scholars re-evaluated this question of allowing polygyny??

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