How many wives does Islam allow men to have?


“If ye fear that ye shall not be able to deal justly with the orphans, marry women of your choice, two, or three, or four; but if ye fear that ye shall not be able to deal justly (with them), then only one, or that which your right hands possess. That will be more suitable, to prevent you from doing injustice.” (Holy Qur’an 4:3)



I’ve lost count how many times I’ve been quizzed on this very issue. How many wives does Islam allow men to have? Before we can even begin to answer this question, we must consider the historical context of the verse above. The Holy Qur’an was revealed 14 centuries ago in 7th Century Arabia, a very different society to the ones in which almost anyone lives today.
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The Islamic empires that gave Europe its Renaissance

It is quite rare these days to hear anything good about Muslims from the Anglo-American news media. There are, however, some exceptions in the West and Dr. Richard Bulliet, Professor of History Columbia University, New York is one of them. Continue reading “The Islamic empires that gave Europe its Renaissance”

Wives are blessing : Life Story of Ang Lee

Wives are sometimes blessing and sometimes they are extremely poisonous. But in the case of Ang Lee, the famous hollywood giant and considered as the most successful film director Asia has ever produced, has a wife who’s beyond all our imagination. After earning his master of fine arts, Lee spent six years as a stay-at-home husband while his film career stalled. Ashamed, he briefly considered a career in computer science until his wife, the family’s sole earner, urged him to continue pursuing his dream.

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Mr. Manners : Lessons from the South African star cricketer Hashim Amla

Islam is concerned with man’s well-being in both body and soul. Hence it encourages all kinds of sports which strengthen the body and maintain good health as well as provide relaxation and leisure, such as swimming, archery, horse-riding, sword-fighting and wrestling etc. All these sports are encouraged by the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh).

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Why are Sauds so concerned on Woman driving while their Female Royal members have fallen into moral disgrace?

By : Mohammed Jehan Khan

Saudi Arabia is an inward-looking, highly conservative desert kingdom. Its customs remain unknown and mysterious to most of the rest of the world. Saudi family has a claim on leadership of Muslim world, but they are highly corrupt, and not only male royal members, but also female members. While women in Saudi Arabia have been deprived of their rights bestowed upon them by Islam, royal family female members openly violates the Islamic codes of behaviour. No any Saudi Wahhabi scholars have dared to question them. I do not mind whatever lives they have chosen for themselves but what angers me is their double standard, a rule for their family members and and another rule for the citizens.

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