Is Polygamy in Islam justified in Quran? If yes name the reasons and tell whether the reasons hold good even today?
Kindly allow me to adress this question in present context
Polygamy is exception and not general rule .The exception is made for many reasons, but lets note only one here
In Western society, it is common for a man to have mistresses or multiple extra-marital affairs. Women in this case are degraded to mere sex objects with absolutely no rights; theyre usually on the losing end of such liaisons. The same society, however, cannot accept a man having more than one wife so that women can retain their lawful rights and lead an honorable, dignified, and respectable life.
If every adult American man married only one woman, there would still be more than 25 million women in the United States who would not be able to get husbands, at least considering thataccording to latest statistics10 percent of the American population is gay! Thats close to 30 million people!
Thus the only option for a woman who cannot find a husband is either to marry a married man or to become public prope ...more
And in ancient times AND EVEN MODERN TIMES IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES- INDIA FOR SURE, a single, powerless woman w/o influence is often seen as a money making tool by WAY too many "brokers". Satyajit Ray even made a docu-film about it amidst a setting in tribal India. So marriage was seen as the most obvious social security.
Even then, u just couldn't walk in to someone's house , pay her father 50 skakeels and take her @ your own, but your first wife HAD to solemnize & officiate the wedding w/ second wife, and a second marriage HAS to be done w/ the FULL approval of first wife.
Is it justified today? Who am I to say how ppl should live....in Orissa, u have society's where a single female share multiple husbands... ...more
it is so good that i dont have time and place to explain
buy yourself a latest quran translation copy and you will find the doubts cleared in it