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Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Polygamous Marriages Show Small Decline In Morocco

The Moroccan Justice Ministry has announced that the number of polygamous marriages in that country dropped from 904 in 2004 to 841 in 2005. The drop was attributed to the introduction of family law in that country in 2004, which made it more difficult for a man to marry several wives.  Under the law, a man is allowed to marry up to four women, but must now obtain his first wife’s consent before marrying another.  Source.  Asharq Al-Awsat, For the complete story, please click here (last visited June 14, 2006, reo).

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I am totally amazed that the law makers in so many countries are making amendments to Ayats in the Quran.

Who is man to limit the number of wives a man can have when Allah says he could have four under certain conditions and circumstance? I won't debate what those conditions and circumstances are. There's nothing to debate when Allah tells us what those conditions and circumstances are and He didn't make it that difficult to understand.

How can man make unlawful for Allah has made lawful? The Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) didn't ask his wives permission for him to take another wife.

It's a very sad state of affairs that we live in. Yes. I agree polygamy is not easy for a woman. I know that, as I live polygamy in American. I am an American female Muslim who lives polygamy against the "laws" in the country that I live.

The Quran is my Constitution. I try to fear Allah, not man. I try to obey Allah. He knows best, not man. If a man practices polygamy incorrectly, he must account to Allah for it.

I formed a support group to help women accept polygamy, if Allah has decided polygamy for them, regardless of how difficult and painful it might be. Allah created man to experience toil and struggle. But after hardhship comes ease, if he truly Believe.


Posted by: Ana | Apr 29, 2009 10:45:08 PM

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