Historical background of Polygamy and its significance in Modern World (Research study in the light of comparative religion and historical evidences)

تعددِ ازواج کا تاریخی پسِ منظر اور عصرِ حاضر میں اس کی ضرورت و اہمیت (ادیانِ عالم اور تاریخی شواہد کے تناظر میں تحقیقی مطالعہ)

  • Hafiz Muhammad Sani Director Seerat Chair, Federal Urdu University, Karachi
  • Abida Shams Director Shaykh Zayed Islamic Centre, University of Karachi
  • Bakht Shaid PhD Scholar , Department of Hadith & Its Sciences, International Islamic University, Islamabad
Keywords: Polygamy, Islam, Judaism, Christianity, religion.

Abstract

Polygamy is not introduced by Islam and neither does it promote sexuality. There are evidences that favour polygamy in different religions and nations before Islam, many Prophets have acceded to this. Judisum, Chraistianity and Islam: the three major religions permit polygamy, although the polygamy before Islam was based on injustice. Islam permits polygamy in a natural way and therefore frames rules and regulations for polygamy. More than four wives are not allowed simultaneously for a Muslim man. Justice and equality between wives is the primary condition for polygamy in Islam. It seems to resolve many social issues like women are more numerous than men hence it curbs moral licentiousness/adultery incidents in any society. This article deals with polygamy and its significance in any given society

Published
2021-06-30
How to Cite
[1]
Hafiz Muhammad Sani, Abida Shams and Bakht Shaid 2021. Historical background of Polygamy and its significance in Modern World (Research study in the light of comparative religion and historical evidences). Al-Idah . 39, - 1 (Jun. 2021), 164 - 186. DOI:https://doi.org/10.37556/al-idah.039.01.0716.
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