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Polygamy and the Damsel in Distress

I have a problem with the polygamy and the damsel in distress or the “woman in need” theory.  First of all, women usually refer to the “woman in need” when speaking of polygamy. They talk about it with regard to wives who marry 2nd, 3rd or 4th. The theory hurts women a lot. Actually, it…

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Pakistani Culture and Polygamy

The former US First Lady Michelle Obama sent me a form generated email the other day that caused me to think about Pakistani culture and polygamy. It wished Malala Yousafzai a happy birthday. Maybe you remember Malala was the young Pakistani girl who the Taliban shot in the head in Pakistan some years ago. They…

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A Wife Who Has A Diseased Heart

Every so often, I speak about a wife who has a diseased heart, not a particular wife, but any wife. Let me explain what I mean by it with regard to a wife who is in a polygamous marriage. Particularly, I base it on what Allah says in the Holy Quran. He says anyone who…

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July 2017 Discussions

Welcome to our July 2017 discussions. Just jump right in and share your experiences or thoughts about polygamy in Islam. What’s on your mind?

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5 Important Things About Pakistani Men

Meena, a commentator at Polygamy 411, shared with us 5 important things about Pakistani men. She based it on the true story of her involvement with one. He was her boyfriend. Her story is as follows: I have been dating a Pakistani man for almost a year and half now. It’s been an interesting journey…

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Do Muslims Idealize Polygamy

Do Muslims idealize polygamy? Meaning, do the men want to become polygamous because the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) was? It’s a question that I wanted to answer, after a commentator brought the subject to our attention on this blog. I wouldn’t say that Muslims use Allah’s Prophet, his wives,and the Quran to glorify polygamy. Although some…

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Do Not Become a Secret Wife

My advice to any woman who is considering marriage to a Muslim man is do not become a secret wife. She will regret it, and there is no way that she will be happy. It will feel like it’s her worse nightmare. First, there is no reason whatsoever for a woman to marry, and her…

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June 2017 Discussions

We Invite you to join our June 2017 discussions.  

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Things to Know About Polygamy

There are things to know about polygamy in Islam that will make the life of a wife easier, if she is in such a marriage. First, she needs to let go of yesterday. Yesterday is long gone, but what is happening today is real. There is no need for a wife to dwell in the…

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May 2017 Discussions

We invite you to join our May 2017 discussions.

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