Q12. Why is the consumption of alcohol prohibited in Islam?
Q13. Why are two witnesses who are women, equivalent to only one witness who is a man ?
Q14. Under Islamic law, why is a woman’s share of the inherited wealth only half that of a man?
Q16. How can you prove the existence of hereafter, i.e. life after death?
Q17. When all the Muslim follow one and the same Qur’an then why are there so many sects anddifferent schools of thoughts among Muslims?
Q18. All religions basically teach followers to do good deeds. Why should a person only followIslam? Can he not follow any of the religions?
Q19. If Islam is the best religion, why are many of the Muslims dishonest, unreliable, and involvedin activities such as cheating, bribing, dealing in drugs, etc.?
Q20. Why do Muslims abuse non-Muslims by calling them ‘
Why is a man allowed to have more than one wife in Islam? i.e. why is polygamy allowed inIslam?
Definition of Polygamy
Polygamy means a system of marriage whereby one person has more than one spouse.Polygamy can be of two types. One is polygyny where a man marries more than one woman, andthe other is polyandry, where a woman marries more than one man. In Islam, limited polygyny ispermitted; whereas polyandry is completely prohibited.Now coming to the original question, why is a man allowed to have more than one wife?
2. The Qur’an is the only religious scripture in the world that says,"marry only one".
The Qur’an is the only religious book, on the face of this earth, that contains the phrase ‘marryonly one’. There is no other religious book that instructs men to have only one wife. In none of theother religious scriptures, whether it be the Vedas, the Ramayan, the Mahabharat, the Geeta, theTalmud or the Bible does one find a restriction on the number of wives. According to thesescriptures one can marry as many as one wishes. It was only later, that the Hindu priests and theChristian Church restricted the number of wives to one.
Many Hindu religious personalities, according to their scriptures, had multiple wives. KingDashrat, the father of Rama, had more than one wife. Krishna had several wives.