Secrets of polygamous marriage

The whole history of human development suggests that a man is polygamous. None of the Divine Scriptures claims the opposite, does not directly indicate that exclusively monogamous marriage is allowed. These statements grew later, when local beliefs or some traditions were superimposed on the religious basis.

Moreover, artificial monogamous marriages and the ban on divorce brought turmoil to the world – the institution of prostitution, the system of mistresses, the problems of civil marriages and free love.

Islam, being the softest and most flexible religion, taking into account both the interests of a "polygamous" man and a woman's right to family stability, limited the possible number of wives at one time.

What does Islamic law say on this issue? A man, indeed, has the right to marry more than one wife, but their total number at one time is limited to four.

The reasons that encourage a man to remarry may be different:

- infertility or inability of the first spouse to procreate;

- conditions of the war or post-war period, when the number of unmarried women and widows (in need of home improvement, care and care) exceeds the number of men;

- the physiological characteristics of a man, expressed in excessive sexual activity (provided there is sufficient material support for two or more families), which can create the ground for adultery, which is a great sin before the Almighty and the family.

A man who has married more than one should treat all his wives equally fairly.

The conclusion from the above is unambiguous: the second, and even more so the third and fourth, family is a permission ("mubah") under certain circumstances and requires some sacrifices in order to exist in an optimal way for everyone, without harming anyone.