Why Islam Allows Multiple Wives ???

Posted: March 5, 2011 in Nikah
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As’salamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatu Allah Wa Barakatuhu

(Allah’s peace, mercy and blessings be upon you)

Praise be to ALLAH Almighty….

This question was asked by a sister who want to explain this reason to a Non-Muslim.so i’m trying to explain him in most easy way with truth…if i’m wrong at any place,pls correct me….

World female population is more than male population, Average life span of females is more than that of males Of course By nature males and females are born in approximately the same ratio. A female child has more immunity than a male child. A female child can fight the germs and diseases better than the male child. For this reason, during the pediatric age itself there are more deaths among males as compared to the females.

Also, During wars, there are more men killed as compared to women. More men die due to accidents and diseases than women. The average life span of females is more than that of males, and at any given time one finds more widows in the world than widowers.

before explaining the matter i would like to tell you that feel that there is no such law,make one Man with one Female….then view the world.

Now….

Who will feed to those millions of women left alone ????

Who will protect them ?

Who will give them food ?

Who will protect there modesty ?

Who will feed to there children ?

Who will fullfill there daily requirements..?

Where they will stay without home ? on roads ???

Yes,You can say they can work! How many can work ???

Imagine a life of women/girl leaving alone,working…..how many guys look at them for the chances ????

What they will do ? How they will get protected ???

thats why ALLAH ALLOWED to HAVE MULTIPLE WIFES…..

After the war on the start of Islam,when there were hundred of females window,whose husbands died in War.

then Allah Revealed Verses and Allowed Muslims to have Multiple Wifes,so that those womens can get protection,space,can live,can get food ….

AND IN THE SAME LINE,OF THE COMMAND …. HE ALSO SAID….

IF YOU THINK YOU CAN’T JUDGE BETWEEN WIFES,THEN STAY WITH ONE ONLY.

Now…Look to the world and you will see millions of females getting protection,food,home….

However there are peoples who miss use the command and use this option for personal gains and sexual desires, then indeed they will pay….they will be punished by Allah….

Every law that has been made, every commandment that has been given by Allah and Islam contains always a proper reason and logic behind it.Now…Look with the Proofs

Marriage from multiple women in Islam is not allowed for those who might result in damaging the society with their marriage by bringing more illiterate, poor, and in many cases starving children to the society.

Look at Noble Verse 4:3

“If ye fear that ye shall not be able to deal justly with the orphans, marry women of your choice,Two or three or four; but if ye fear that ye shall not be able to deal justly (with them), then only one, or (a captive) that your right hands possess, that will be more suitable, to prevent you from doing injustice.”

Notice how Allah Almighty allowed polygamy only for helping the orphans (more women are needed to take care of the Muslims’ and infidels’ orphans after every battle.)

Notice also how Allah Almighty ordered the men to be either fair to their wives or else to never marry more than ONE WIFE

Let us look at Noble Verse 4:129

“Ye are never able to be fair and just as between women, even if it is your ardent desire: But turn not away (from a woman) altogether, so as to leave her (as it were) hanging (in the air). If ye come to a friendly understanding, and practise self-restraint, God is Oft-forgiving, Most Merciful.”

Here we clearly see that Allah Almighty tells men that they will never be fair to their wives.SO HE SAID TO BE WITH ONE.

Allah Almighty had revealed the Noble Verse 4:3 to Muhammad(S.A.W.) to solve the social problems that the Muslims were facing during the rise of Islam,when Many Muslims and Non-Muslims died in battle with the peoples who were against the rise of ISLAM.

then who will take care of those females who husbands died in battle from muslim side or non-muslim side mens…?????

That is Why Allah,The Almighty allowed multiple wifes,but at the very beginning of the Noble Verse 4:3 we see Allah Almighty setting a conditional clause for Orphans

“If ye fear that ye shall not be able to deal justly with the orphans…(4:3).”

This Noble Verse came down for the purpose of protecting the Orphans and to increase the number of the Muslims by allowing the men to marry multiple wives (preferably from the grown Orphans at that time), up to four wives only.

The purpose was absolutely not for man’s sexual pleasure nor privilege, nor was it to support man’s personal ego. It was revealed to solve a major social problem to prevent major sins such as illegal sex and prostitution.

Having Multiple wifes is not encouraged in the Noble Quran, nor Allah Almighty had allowed it because He really liked it.

He was clearly careful to highly discourage MUTIPLE WIFES to men by telling them

“but if ye fear that ye shall not be able to deal justly (with them), then only one…(4:3)”

which clearly orders men to either be fair or to not marry at all, despite the fact that we lost many men, Allah Almighty still didn’t want polygamy to really take place.

That’s why He later told men

“Ye are never able to be fair and just as between women, even if it is your ardent desire…(4:129)”

which clearly nullifies the excuse that He gave them to practice polygamy.

Is this wrong or bad…????? Absolutely not!.

Islam does not allow marriage of multiple wives for males’ sexual privileges and desires as Anti-Islamics claim. A normal man who makes enough money to keep him surviving in life can not provide a fair quality of life to all his wives, which means that he must not be allowed to marry multiple wives because he will only make his society worse.

Yes,there are muslims who missuse the command and marry multiple for personal gains and desires,then indeed they will pay…

Many Islam haters use the verse to spread lies and misconception about Islam,but the most important you will notice with them,mostly they will few part,or half of the verse.Why ????

Why they forget that the commands were reveald to prophet(S.A.W.) whenever there was a need, but they will leave all these things and will make there own meaning of verse.Nauzbillah….

I Just want to say “if you are sitting there to spread lie about Islam,then Indeed We are sitting here to spread the truth and beauty of Islam.InshahAllah”….

And Allah Almighty knows best,

and may He forgive me if I made any mistakes in this article

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