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The monogamy (Keeping one wife ) that the Christians, the Hindus, and Jews practice today, is not from their religion, but from their government. Is this a fact or not ?

Asked by jameel ahmed, 24 May '10 06:26 pm
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Tradition and Culture are the BASE of any Laws of the specific Land. Hinduism is a monogamy relationship.. The Religions is seen thru the Social Structure. Indian Social Structure is Family oriented and Moreover Marriage in Hinduism is completely a divine relationship which says Death only part the relationship.. Widow system is an ample proof of the said Social System.

Hindus pactice Monogamy is NOT A LEGAL COMPULSION.. but absolutely based of Culture of the LAND.
Answered by Sharmila Bose, 24 May '10 10:43 pm

 
  
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Yes. Agreed. But polygamy practiced in the ancient times and in some religions even today are only man made as also monogamy. Religion will change with time so also its teachings, since they are all man made. The Government only enacts law about a change in practice only when the majority are for the change. Even many Islamic countries have prohibited polygamy.
Answered by Josna, 24 May '10 07:51 pm

 
  
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Though Islam gives sanctity to Polygamy, it does not get any dictat from anyother religion. Even Hindus are known to have multiple wives. Dashrath had 4 and Krishna had thousands. It is only by Law that Indian Parliament made Ploygamy illegal for the Majority Faith that is Hindus, without interfereing in the Muslim Personal Law. Many Muslims are having single wife through out their life and Religion has got nothing to do with Polygamy.
Answered by subhash tiwari, 24 May '10 11:04 pm

 
  
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Polygamy did not disappear in modern societies, but it just became practiced outside the bonds of marriage. It may be under the label of individual choice and freedom, but is happens with no commitment, rights or responsibilities put on the shoulders of either party.

Among the numerous misconceptions about Islam, is that it is the only religion that permits polygamy, and that Muslims are the only people who might practice it. On the contrary, polygamy was never prohibited in Judaism and Christianity, until a few centuries ago. Besides the fact that most of the prophets mentioned in the Old Testament were polygamous - both Jews and Christians practiced polygamy throughout a long period of their history. However, when examining the teachings of both faiths, neither Christianity nor Judaism provided clear guidelines and regulations in regards to this practice.

In contrast with Judaism and Christianity, Islam dealt with polygamy more clearly. It provides legal requirements that res ...more
Answered by khabardar, 24 May '10 08:23 pm

 
  
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What has religion to do with ur private life?
Its an Islamic myth that a scripture shud prescribe what to eat, what not eat, what to drink, what to wear, beard or no beard, whether u shud circumcise or not, how many times to pray....etc.
Get out and see the open world ! God gives u freedom to explore life and to take the consequences of ur way of life, sweet or bitter... and learn from it all ! If God wanted to u to live in a particular way, he could have created u that way, incapable of being otherwise!
Answered by Shunmugham, 24 May '10 08:08 pm

 
  
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So the issue of monogamy has no religious significance; it is a man-made rule. Monogamy was the result of an act of parliament, not their faith. Example: The Indian Parliament in 1954 passed the Hindu Marriage Act prohibiting the Hindu male from taking up more than one wife. The Jewish Rabbis in the 10th Century AD made monogamy a rule, although it was not enforced till as late as the 1950s. Similarly, the European countries and the American government passed laws to make monogamy the rule in their lands some time ago. Mormons still marry more than once.
In Surah Nissah God allows a Muslim to marry, one, two, three or four women as long as he can do justice between them. If the man can't do justice, the exhortation for him is: "... then marry only once".
Marrying more than once is not compulsory, but only an option to tide over unique circumstances that societies face from time to time. You will find in many societies today that the ratio between females and males is not 50: ...more
Answered by Oberoi, 24 May '10 07:01 pm

 
  
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Absolutely right
Answered by yusuf syed, 24 May '10 11:25 pm

 
  
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To maintain one wife itself is difficult, even if govt permists Hindus to marry more then one wife majority of Hindus will give it a go by, But in recently converted islamic country like Indonesia it is crime to have more then one wife.But in India because of appresement policy no one wants to touch the Muslims personal law. Due to this we are making Muslim ladies as silent sufferers
Answered by SREENIVAS, 24 May '10 09:10 pm

 
  
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Well all the religions of the world has allowed this and Islam is only religion whose religious book that says: "... then marry only once" (Surah Nissah (women) A 4).. This injunction is not found in the Christian Bible in the Hindu Geeta, or in the Jewish holy book etc. In the Bible there are so many references to various prophets and kings who had numerous wives. Abraham had three wives, while King Solomon had seven hundred wives, etc. In the Hindu literature the various gods have hundreds of wives. Krishna had one thousand women and concubines. Similarly, the Jews used to marry more than once, till as late as the 1950s. None of these faiths regulated the number of wives a man could have at a time. Only Islam limits the wives to four.

The monogamy (Keeping one wife ) that the Christians, the Hindus, and Jews practice today, is not from their religion, but from their government. So the issue of monogamy has no religious significance; it is a man-made rule. Monogamy wa ...more
Answered by mohd yousuf, 25 May '10 01:03 pm

 
  
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We always have exceptions in everything.well,here this is not a fact,but hardly they come from bias in firm social rigid laws and thats what the religions have done good.the government came and passed.no regulations??
Answered by Kishan, 24 May '10 07:56 pm

 
  
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