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4 Wife Marriage in Islam: Is it Allowed?

Polygamy Marriage in Islam

Polygamy is the practice of marrying multiple spouses. When a man is married to more than one wife at the same time, sociologists call this polygyny. In contrast, monogamy is marriage consisting of only two parties. Worldwide, different societies variously encourage, accept or outlaw polygamy.

In Islam and its marital jurisprudence, under reasonable and warranted conditions, a Muslim man may marry more than one wife at the same time, up to a total of four. In Islamic Marriage, Muslim women are not permitted to marry more than one husband at the same time under any circumstances. Polygyny that is allowed in the Quran is for special situations. In Islam, There are strict requirements to marrying more than one woman, as the man must treat them equally financially and in terms of support given to each wife. However, Islam does not encourage polygamy marriages and rather advises monogamy for a man if he fears he can’t deal justly with his wives.

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