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Polygyny Then and Now: Rethinking Islamic Practice

Asalamu Alaikum, Thank you for contacting About Islam with your question. This is a serious concern for many people, and the root of it–ijtihad, or mutual interpretation of Islamic law–is extremely important. Dr. Shabir Ally, from Let the Quran Speak, addresses this question in the video below: Transcript: Aisha Khaja: “So what is polygyny?” Dr. …

Is Polygamy Better Than Monogamy? - About Islam

Is Polygamy Better Than Monogamy?

Asalamu Alaikum Ali, Thank you for contacting About Islam with your question. Let me first clarify that the hadith you referred to in your question is actually a saying attributed to Abdullah ibn Abbas (may Allah be pleased with him). Sa`id ibn Jubair is reported to have said: Ibn Abbas said to me: “Did you …

Is Polygamy Justified Today? - About Islam

Is Polygamy Justified Today?

Asalamu Alaikum Kashmiri, Thank you for contacting About Islam with your question. Polygamy in Islam is a social and economic solution to many problems that, if left unaddressed, could lead to the prevalence of injustices, hardship, moral vices, and crime in society. However, in order to truly understand why Islam has allowed polygamy, one needs …



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