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Contrary to popular belief, polygyny is not widely practiced in Islam although it is permitted in certain circumstances. Men who marry more than one woman do so knowing that they are responsible for treating their wives with kindness and dignity as well as for providing for their material needs. It is not, as many imagine, a game or some type of fantasy life to be married to more than one woman. Furthermore, women who do not wish to enter into such marriages are free to accept or reject them. Read what Islam says about plural marriage as well as the role polygyny has played in both Christianity and Judaism in the follwing articles.

Cowives speak out  Read the story of two co-wives who speak out about the experiences in a polygymous marriage



Links:
  • Polygamy
    A scholarly article which takes a look at how polygyny is practiced in Islam as compared to its place in the Judaeo-Christian tradition.
  • Never Say Never
    The author of this article never pictured herself as a co-wife. But Allah had a different plan. Read about it here.
  • Muslimahs in Polygyny Yahoo-Group
    A place where Muslim women can learn and share about polygyny through discussion and friendship with women who are in polygynous marriages. Originally founded by Selma Cook.
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