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    I happen to know a friend who has two kids and lives in Canada. He is Alhamdullillah happily married, some days ago, he called me and casually mentioned that he loves his family to death and he himself, is very religious person mindful of his responsibilities, as much as I know him. The thing that he he is a little worried about his temptation or his urge to have a second partner in his life. He doesn't want to give anything that he has now just to have a second wife i.e. having a nikkah to a widow, an infertile woman or a woman who is in need of a partner (obviously under the table). Now my question is, people around us have stayed in unfaithful marriages, then why is it okay for some women to have husbands who cheat on regular basis vs having husbands that wish to be married to someone else too. Just a little perspective, he is a gem of a person professionally and socially and MashaAllah the vibe you get from his beautiful family is amazing.

    P.S. Just a request, please don't cancel me on bringing that topic up.
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    #2
    I'm quoting myself here from another thread:

    Originally posted by decentGuy View Post
    There are several cultural reasons for that push back.

    1- Muslims who have grown up in countries where polygamy is forbidden by law haven’t witnessed any concurrent marriages in their community so they don’t really grasp the concept. Historically speaking, monogamy has never existed in human societies. Societies with absolute prohibitions are a historical anomaly, not the norm.

    2- More important thing is, since it is outlawed in the countries where these people live, therefore, considering its benefits only increases cognitive dissonance so why support something one couldn’t benefit from anyway.

    3- Many men in a position to get a second wife find it much easier to divorce their first wife so they are not bothered by her later on.

    In my opinion, FWIW, the real choice is never between monogamy and polygamy, rather it is between marriage and extramarital relations. We all know of men who are married and develop mutual interest with another woman. Countries where polygamy is outlawed, there is no option for those men but to divorce the first wife to be able to marry again. Or continue onward forming extramarital relations.

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      #3
      Bechara friend of yours and his struggle of self-control. His wife should be oh so grateful, he wants to marry someone and not just have an affair, someone hot though, none of the undesirables. After all, look at all these women who stay in marriages where their husbands are not faithful, not like we live in a society where divorced women are looked down upon or anything. Since the women stay, they are just asking for it. The men's hands are tied! They have no choice but to be unfaithful.. damn these societies and their ban on polygamy. What a cruel world. Woe to the men, the nobles, the gems.
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        #4
        Originally posted by aqua70 View Post
        Bechara friend of yours and his struggle of self-control. His wife should be oh so grateful, he wants to marry someone and not just have an affair, someone hot though, none of the undesirables. After all, look at all these women who stay in marriages where their husbands are not faithful, not like we live in a society where divorced women are looked down upon or anything. Since the women stay, they are just asking for it. The men's hands are tied! They have no choice but to be unfaithful.. damn these societies and their ban on polygamy. What a cruel world. Woe to the men, the nobles, the gems.
        So here's the thing. I have a queue of questions I've lined up to ask God. Say for example; if he considered himself a feminist. Perhaps, you could ask him to explain it to you why men have been allowed four wives? The question has all the merits to be asked, by all means

        Would you rather choose a man who openly discusses his urges with you, or someone who goes around cheating behind your back?

        As has been said before, appreciate people tryna open up to you instead of cancelling them out

        One man and his urges do not speak for all existing men!

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          #5
          Originally posted by Santiago TheShepherd View Post
          I happen to know a friend who has two kids and lives in Canada. He is Alhamdullillah happily married, some days ago, he called me and casually mentioned that he loves his family to death and he himself, is very religious person mindful of his responsibilities, as much as I know him. The thing that he he is a little worried about his temptation or his urge to have a second partner in his life. He doesn't want to give anything that he has now just to have a second wife i.e. having a nikkah to a widow, an infertile woman or a woman who is in need of a partner (obviously under the table). Now my question is, people around us have stayed in unfaithful marriages, then why is it okay for some women to have husbands who cheat on regular basis vs having husbands that wish to be married to someone else too. Just a little perspective, he is a gem of a person professionally and socially and MashaAllah the vibe you get from his beautiful family is amazing.
          As much as I get where your friend is coming from knowing about all the niceness and successes revolving around him. It still is a tough pill to swallow for any individual to picture their partner wanting a second one

          Would you or your friend be okay if your wife wanted the same under the exact same pretext or circumstances? I'd bet my car on a straight up no if you asked him

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            #6
            Originally posted by aqua70 View Post
            Bechara friend of yours and his struggle of self-control. His wife should be oh so grateful, he wants to marry someone and not just have an affair, someone hot though, none of the undesirables. After all, look at all these women who stay in marriages where their husbands are not faithful, not like we live in a society where divorced women are looked down upon or anything. Since the women stay, they are just asking for it. The men's hands are tied! They have no choice but to be unfaithful.. damn these societies and their ban on polygamy. What a cruel world. Woe to the men, the nobles, the gems.
            Dekhiye!! Hot or not I don't know but... It's actually a simple question of mindset, we are talking about a society here that has the highest divorce rate, and highest single-parent situation and one of the leading causes of divorce is infidelity, mostly from men so I may not need advice on healthy marriages and good families from a society that has succumbed to fascist liberalism. The percentage of women who stay married to unfaithful men knowing that their husband cheats is also high and my question addresses them, and allow me to elaborate, please. A man who cheats is disrespectful to two women, the woman he has the obligation to be faithful towards i.e. his wife, and the other woman who he shouldn't even be looking at. Those women will accept being disrespected not because they don't want to share their husband but because they don't want the other women to be respected on an equal basis.

            The ban on polygamy is mostly reduced to documentation otherwise, there are polyamorous couples too, so many of them I don't see Gestapo knocking on their doors.
            Last edited by Santiago TheShepherd; 1 week ago.
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              #7
              Originally posted by Exoduss View Post

              So here's the thing. I have a queue of questions I've lined up to ask God. Say for example; if he considered himself a feminist. Perhaps, you could ask him to explain it to you why men have been allowed four wives? The question has all the merits to be asked, by all means

              Would you rather choose a man who openly discusses his urges with you, or someone who goes around cheating behind your back?

              As has been said before, appreciate people tryna open up to you instead of cancelling them out

              One man and his urges do not speak for all existing men!
              Appreciate the tone of your message.

              As for asking questions to God, I think it is time that we must examine the relationship between the creator and the creation. So I may not even dare to question Him on a man-made ideology but hey, if you want to meet your creator to question and judge Him, who has designed, manufactured, and maintained this complex mechanism that keeps this amazing universe and beyond going, I'll leave this up to your judgment. The relationship of the creator and creation to me is that he knows me because he brought me to this world through a process, if I try to stay close to Him through his manufacturing manual i.e his revelations, I will not get lost just like a child stay close to his parents.

              As for the question of four wives, men have been allowed to take up to four wives but they have not been obligated to do this.

              Quran Chapter Nisa 4:3. If you fear you cannot act fairly towards the orphans—then marry the women you like—two, or three, or four. But if you fear you will not be fair, then one, or what you already have. That makes it more likely that you avoid injustice.
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                #8
                Originally posted by Exoduss View Post

                As much as I get where your friend is coming from knowing about all the niceness and successes revolving around him. It still is a tough pill to swallow for any individual to picture their partner wanting a second one

                Would you or your friend be okay if your wife wanted the same under the exact same pretext or circumstances? I'd bet my car on a straight up no if you asked him

                It will not be okay at all because first, it is not sanctioned and second, it has never been a practice for women to take multiple husbands in our 200,000-year-old history, at least not documented. Even wives who have cheated on their husbands or those who look towards other men will never ask to marry another man at the same time but men who have desires to look outside their first marriage, they will ask for a second or a third marriage at least good ones will, since cheating is not an option for them.
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                  #9
                  Originally posted by Santiago TheShepherd View Post

                  Dekhiye!! Hot or not I don't know but... It's actually a simple question of mindset, we are talking about a society here that has the highest divorce rate, and highest single-parent situation and one of the leading causes of divorce is infidelity, mostly from men so I may not need advice on healthy marriages and good families from a society that has succumbed to fascist liberalism. The percentage of women who stay married to unfaithful men knowing that their husband cheats is also high and my question addresses them, and allow me to elaborate, please. A man who cheats is disrespectful to two women, the woman he has the obligation to be faithful towards i.e. his wife, and the other woman who he shouldn't even be looking at. Those women will accept being disrespected not because they don't want to share their husband but because they don't want the other women to be respected on an equal basis.

                  The ban on polygamy is mostly reduced to documentation otherwise, there are polyamorous couples too, so many of them I don't see Gestapo knocking on their doors.
                  Pardon my obvious as always ignorance but who do you refer to here as the society with the most divorce rates?
                  You must know if she's hot or not though!

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by Santiago TheShepherd View Post

                    Appreciate the tone of your message.

                    As for asking questions to God, I think it is time that we must examine the relationship between the creator and the creation. So I may not even dare to question Him on a man-made ideology but hey, if you want to meet your creator to question and judge Him, who has designed, manufactured, and maintained this complex mechanism that keeps this amazing universe and beyond going, I'll leave this up to your judgment. The relationship of the creator and creation to me is that he knows me because he brought me to this world through a process, if I try to stay close to Him through his manufacturing manual i.e his revelations, I will not get lost just like a child stay close to his parents.

                    As for the question of four wives, men have been allowed to take up to four wives but they have not been obligated to do this.

                    Quran Chapter Nisa 4:3. If you fear you cannot act fairly towards the orphans—then marry the women you like—two, or three, or four. But if you fear you will not be fair, then one, or what you already have. That makes it more likely that you avoid injustice.
                    Pretty much the point I try and make here, kind sir. You all will be sitting like ducks nodding when the inquisitive in me will just go pop up with a legitimate question stealing his highness's attention. Next thing you know he thinks I'm special and I go take seat on the king's side

                    If he is to judge then why has it been so hard for the less privileged Muslims to understand how it is just not right to take other peoples lives in the name of all the diddly dam diddly dos the victims were allegedly found guilty of? On one side in the book you're not to judge, while on the other you're encouraged to kill whoever that goes on to disrespect your religion

                    Why must Palestine and Kashmir continue to suffer. Why must Afghanistan always be in the midst of war because some verse in the Quran says it will always be in a state of war. Why do women have 70% rights whilst men only have a meager 30% when it comes to human race?

                    Was his idea of offering men four wives just an act of deception to show the world how some of these muslim men weren't as loyal as had been expected? Basically it isn't like he cant think of tricks and treats himself to be able to judge his men. Almost all of the men I know who took the multiple marriages route ended up being more miserable than they were before, moreover most of them also lost their rights to their children in the process. Go figure

                    There is a thing called loyalty, and it obviously goes both ways I'd wager. Dou raatoun ki chandni aur zindagi bhar ka azaab. Aage aapki marzi, sanu ki!
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                      #11

                      Originally posted by Santiago TheShepherd View Post


                      It will not be okay at all because first, it is not sanctioned and second, it has never been a practice for women to take multiple husbands in our 200,000-year-old history, at least not documented. Even wives who have cheated on their husbands or those who look towards other men will never ask to marry another man at the same time but men who have desires to look outside their first marriage, they will ask for a second or a third marriage at least good ones will, since cheating is not an option for them.
                      That's probably why women cheat, because apparently you see men have been allowed four when they only get to have that one bear hugging a belly full of fat crocodiles. While she puffed up because she carried his babies..

                      Women in your own words have proven to be less of the cheaters in the said society. So lettuce just assume how men were supposed to be the solid heads tolerant of all the ills society or the opposite gender had to offer them with, shouldn't they be the ones accepting of their wives bringing in three different husbands then?

                      Your friend isn't after a divorcee with kids, is he? Pretty much defeats the purpose of what the verse says in the Quran​

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                        #12
                        Originally posted by Exoduss View Post

                        Pardon my obvious as always ignorance but who do you refer to here as the society with the most divorce rates?
                        You must know if she's hot or not though!
                        Western society that succumbed to the liberal world order, in general and north American in particular.
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                          #13
                          Originally posted by Exoduss View Post

                          Pretty much the point I try and make here, kind sir. You all will be sitting like ducks nodding when the inquisitive in me will just go pop up with a legitimate question stealing his highness's attention. Next thing you know he thinks I'm special and I go take seat on the king's side

                          If he is to judge then why has it been so hard for the less privileged Muslims to understand how it is just not right to take other peoples lives in the name of all the diddly dam diddly dos the victims were allegedly found guilty of? On one side in the book you're not to judge, while on the other you're encouraged to kill whoever that goes on to disrespect your religion

                          Why must Palestine and Kashmir continue to suffer. Why must Afghanistan always be in the midst of war because some verse in the Quran says it will always be in a state of war. Why do women have 70% rights whilst men only have a meager 30% when it comes to human race?

                          Was his idea of offering men four wives just an act of deception to show the world how some of these muslim men weren't as loyal as had been expected? Basically it isn't like he cant think of tricks and treats himself to be able to judge his men. Almost all of the men I know who took the multiple marriages route ended up being more miserable than they were before, moreover most of them also lost their rights to their children in the process. Go figure

                          There is a thing called loyalty, and it obviously goes both ways I'd wager. Dou raatoun ki chandni aur zindagi bhar ka azaab. Aage aapki marzi, sanu ki!
                          I think there's a way that you may want to look at an ideology, political, religious or social, and there's nothing wrong with being inquisitive or critical, in fact we human beings are blessed with this intrinsic behavior's to question our surrounding or what we have been led to believe! If you're looking for answers, I am sure there will always be answers but if you're looking just to slander or stain a message just because it is easier to do so, then dear, there I am afraid there will be no end to that discussion. A very dear friend of mine used to used to say, you can wake up a person who is sound asleep but you may never be able to do so who is just pretending to be asleep with his or her eyes closed.

                          While we're discussing the difference between slandering and being critical, where does it say in the Book, that ordinary people have the right to take other's life because of their actions or beliefs? or Afghanistan will always be in a state of war? As for Palestine and Kashmir, there's​ enough people in those two states who have betrayed the cause of their own people, the issue of Hamas and Fatah, the likes of Farooq Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti! It's more political than religious and it's God's decree you get what you strive for, in one way or another.

                          As for quantifying the rights of men and women, what other religion gives women more rights and protection? Laws of Inheritance, sustenance from MEN, protection. You talk about the rights of men and what about their duties, to provide for the entire family, to protect the family and people around him with his life or die trying, to be in-charge of the well-being of people in a household..

                          I think you may want to read the verse again which I cited above, it clearly says be content with one IF you're afraid you won't do justice with more. If you're talking about the institution of marriage itself look at the stats of marriage stability in countries where polygamy is legal vs countries where it is banned and you may to use my friend, Google on what is the leading cause of accelerating divorce rates in the west.

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                            #14
                            Originally posted by Exoduss View Post


                            That's probably why women cheat, because apparently you see men have been allowed four when they only get to have that one bear hugging a belly full of fat crocodiles. While she puffed up because she carried his babies..

                            Women in your own words have proven to be less of the cheaters in the said society. So lettuce just assume how men were supposed to be the solid heads tolerant of all the ills society or the opposite gender had to offer them with, shouldn't they be the ones accepting of their wives bringing in three different husbands then?

                            Your friend isn't after a divorcee with kids, is he? Pretty much defeats the purpose of what the verse says in the Quran​

                            As far as my personal experience is concerned, I have know only one woman who cheated on her husband but only because his husband hasn't been home in 2 - 3 years, while he was working in the middle east but I have never ever heard from my friends or their friends or from any other women that they have ever craved of having another husband. More than 50 percent of my friends have cheated on their spouses on regular basis muslims and non-muslims both, and from the other 50 percent, almost 20-30 percent have wanted to have more than one spouses. I guess these sats whould give you the answer to why men have never said no to women bringing up more husbands because IT has never happened.

                            As for my friend, he doesn't have a particular person in his mind. He only brought it up because he has been having weird feelings about a second partner or spouse and he said, if the time comes he will discuss that with his wife.
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                              #15
                              Originally posted by Santiago TheShepherd View Post

                              I think there's a way that you may want to look at an ideology, political, religious or social, and there's nothing wrong with being inquisitive or critical, in fact we human beings are blessed with this intrinsic behavior's to question our surrounding or what we have been led to believe! If you're looking for answers, I am sure there will always be answers but if you're looking just to slander or stain a message just because it is easier to do so, then dear, there I am afraid there will be no end to that discussion. A very dear friend of mine used to used to say, you can wake up a person who is sound asleep but you may never be able to do so who is just pretending to be asleep with his or her eyes closed.

                              While we're discussing the difference between slandering and being critical, where does it say in the Book, that ordinary people have the right to take other's life because of their actions or beliefs? or Afghanistan will always be in a state of war? As for Palestine and Kashmir, there's​ enough people in those two states who have betrayed the cause of their own people, the issue of Hamas and Fatah, the likes of Farooq Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti! It's more political than religious and it's God's decree you get what you strive for, in one way or another.

                              As for quantifying the rights of men and women, what other religion gives women more rights and protection? Laws of Inheritance, sustenance from MEN, protection. You talk about the rights of men and what about their duties, to provide for the entire family, to protect the family and people around him with his life or die trying, to be in-charge of the well-being of people in a household..

                              I think you may want to read the verse again which I cited above, it clearly says be content with one IF you're afraid you won't do justice with more. If you're talking about the institution of marriage itself look at the stats of marriage stability in countries where polygamy is legal vs countries where it is banned and you may to use my friend, Google on what is the leading cause of accelerating divorce rates in the west.
                              Talk about being thrown under the bus..

                              The reasoning for multiple wives accounts for what though? To provide for widowed/non child bearing/orphaned women, or be used as toys for sexual needs? Secondly, i'm assuming the husband needs to ask for his wife's permission to remarry? What if she responds with a no, can the husband continue to pester her with the same question over and over again?

                              Are there children involved? I'm hoping your friend is aware of the negative impact this whole situation brings in for them. Statistics prove children almost always are on the losing end in such scenarios

                              Last but certainly not the least (fun intended), how does your friend plan on dealing with their mood swings twice in a single month? Since he is bound to give them equal time/money/respect so on and so forth at all times

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