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Asking due to curiosity only. Polygamy is forbidden for all religions except Islam. Why Islam practice it? Is it permitted in Quran? Please answer to clear my doubt.

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Asked by Tough Nut, 14 Nov '13 11:36 am
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The Quran permitted polygamy as a solution to the pressing social welfare problems during the time of revelation, The reasons behind polygamy had nothing to do with satiating mens se-xual* appetites or, curbing* their wandering eyes. We first read about polygamy in the Qurans fourth chapter:

"Give orphans their property, do not replace their good things with the bad, and do not consume their property with your own. That is a serious crime. If you fear you will not deal justly by the orphans, marry of the women, who seem good to you, two or three or four; and if you fear that you cannot do justice (to so many) then one (only) or the captives that your right hands possess. Thus it is more likely that you will not do injustice"

Note that polygamy and orphans which in Arabic refers to fatherless children are mentioned in the same sentence. We see this unusual pairing because polygamy is allowed in the specific context of caring for orphans. In the early 7th century because Muslim ...more
Answered by Stone Heart, 14 Nov '13 11:41 am

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