For example, if a man marries four women, and each of those women marries four men, there would be 21 people in this family! Therefore, although polygamy is not the ideal situation and in fact may be harmful if not practiced in the proper way, Islam allows it in order to avoid the greater harm of keeping such relationships secret and illegitimate. I think we must acknowledge that God did not forbid Old Testament saints to have more than one wife. This loss of rights led to the movement realizing that they could not necessarily rely on the government alone to protect their rights. The above reasons are those that one can easily identify. India has more male population than female due to female foeticide and infanticide. It must also be noted that Paul was himself single perhaps a widower , although he was definitely part of the church leadership.
Compared to non-Amish Americans, Amish get married at a young age — usually in the early 20s, though some may marry later. They also point out the practice of polygyny in Islam was created for the purpose of taking care of fatherless children, or orphans. Amish re-marriages can result in some very large blended families. In fact, some Christian churches in Africa have allowed polygamy or at least have not made it a major issue, because they realize that the societies they are preaching in are not at a stage where it can be given up. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. The reason lies in the high rate of female infanticide in India, and the fact that more than one million female foetuses are aborted every year in this country, after they are identified as females.
The Lutheran Church in Liberia, however, does not permit polygamists who have become Christians to marry more wives after they have received the sacrament of. In spite of the law, Mormons continued to practice polygamy, believing that it was protected by the. The fact is that Islam recognizes the reality of the human existence. Just because something has been here a long time does not make it right. The same is true with polygamy. From Imam Sadiq --peace be upon him-- it is quoted that he said Allah --so great and powerful that He is-- has not given Qeyrat mettle or zealotry? She recommends its end and pleads that Muslim men act in a more just manner towards their women.
He critiqued the practice of polygyny to keep in line with his self-proclaimed role of exposing the weaknesses of his society. New York, New York: Marcus Weiner Publishing. A similar form of matrilineal, de facto polyandry can be found in the institution of among the tribe of China. If this evil practice is stopped, then India too will have more females as compared to males. If polygamy is legal, but he is convicted that it is wrong, he should divorce all but one wife, but, again, he must not neglect providing for all of them and their children. Conclusion Therefore polygamy is not a rule but an exception, many peoples are under the misconception that it is compulsory for a Muslim man to have more than one wife.
Restricting each and every man to have only one wife is not practical. The obvious problem with this view is that all of the other qualifications are interpreted in a plain literal manner. Throughout the contracted time, the woman must remain exclusively faithful to the man, and in return he must provide for her financially. The possibility for women to be sealed to multiple men is a recent policy change enacted in 1998. It is clear that this quote was revealed out of compassion towards women, and not as a means to please male sexuality, which is a common modern interpretation of such verses. Hindu kings commonly had more than one wife and are regularly attributed four wives by the scriptures.
Definition of Polygamy Polygamy means a system of marriage whereby one person has more than one spouse. The practice of polygyny is often viewed in its historical context, as the marriage was the only way for a woman to be provided for during the time of Muhammad. Polygamist marriages affect more than just the man and his wives. One historian, , documented at least 33 plural marriages or sealings during Smith's lifetime. Therefore, although it is a painful situation, the woman does have the choice whether she is willing to accept this arrangement or not. Amish women do often defer to or consult with their husbands on larger financial decisions. According to these scriptures, one can marry as many as one wish.
Emma Smith was publicly and privately opposed to the practice and Joseph may have married some women without Emma knowing beforehand. The other form of feminism in the Islamic world is independent or state feminism. Their opinion was derived from performing ijtihad independent legal reasoning which determined their belief that it is to be deemed preferable even for the male individual who is capable of delivering justice to the multiple families to refrain from joining more than one wife in the marital bond. Amongst the number I well remember Eliza Partridge, Emily Partridge, Sarah Ann Whitney, Helen Kimball and Flora Woodworth. There are several other reasons, why Islam has permitted limited Polygamy, but it is mainly to protect the modesty of women. This speaks to a great percentage of the divorces among Christians today. Qur'an permits limited Polygamy As I mentioned earlier, Qur'an is the only religious book on the face of the earth that says 'marry only one'.
Nothing in this world is ideal or perfect, and everything has advantages and disadvantages. Forming the , non-Mormons began pushing for political changes and sought to weaken the church's dominance in the territory. The family of the late wife, in other words, must provide a replacement for her, thus maintaining the marriage alliance. In the same chapter i. Verily we have created you from a single pair of a male and female, and made you into nations and tribes that you may know each other.