The Pakistan Council tackles polygamy. It would like to change some of the laws. The Pakistan’s Council of Islamic Ideology met in March 2014 to discuss the matter. The National Assembly of Pakistan would have to approve the changes. The council wants to make it necessary for a husband to get his wife’s permission before he could become polygamous.
The Pakistan Council wants to make it unlawful for a wife to seek a divorce on the grounds that her husband has become polygamous. It met on October 21, 2014 to discuss it. It wouldn’t matter that the wife had expressed her disapproval to her husband before he married another.
The Pakistan council tackles polygamy. It is dealing with issues we’ve already discussed here on the blog
The Pakistan council tackles polygamy. It is dealing with issues we’ve already discussed here on the blog. Some countries now have laws that say a husband must get his wife’s permission before he could become polygamous. I have always said a husband should talk with his wife or wives about his intent to marry another woman before he does it. He still does not need her consent. He does not need her to say yes he can.
What he does has an effect on her. Her life would be changed by him marrying another. Hence, he needs to talk with her about it. She should be allowed to comment. After he has spoken with her about it, he could make his intention to do it or not. He then must see what Allah had decided about it. It is Allah who decides our fate.
The Pakistan Council tackles polygamy, but not in a good way
The Pakistan Council tackles polygamy, but not in a good way. It is trying to pass laws that are contrary to Islam. Any law that makes a husband get his wife’s permission before he can become polygamous goes against Islam. It’s a man-made law. It goes against Allah’s laws.
Allah allows polygamy for men. It’s in the Holy Quran. He never placed conditions on it such as the ones the council suggests. Allah does not give a wife the right to say no to what He has decided. The wife is not superior to Allah. She is not His partner or equal. Allah has no partner or equal. The wife has no right to oppose what Allah has allowed.
The Pakistan Council tackles polygamy. It is trying to take away a wife’s right to seek divorce
The Pakistan Council tackles polygamy. It is trying to take away a wife’s right to seek divorce. It is saying a divorce based on the fact that a husband has become polygamous is not enough. It is not grounds for a divorce.
Allah allows divorce. Men have a right to divorce. Women have similar rights as men. She does not, however, have a right to become polygamous. She has no right to have more than one husband.
If a wife’s only reason for a divorce is that her husband has become polygamous, it not a sound reason for divorce. She simply dislikes what Allah has decided. Her problem is not only with her husband, but is with her Creator. Her problem is with Allah. She will have to account to Allah for going up against Him.
Although she has no grounds for divorce in such a case, the Pakistan Council tackles polygamy wrongfully in trying to take the right to divorce away from the wife. The council wants to force a wife to stay in a marriage she doesn’t want. No one should have to stay in a marriage he or she does not want.
The Pakistan Council tackles polygamy in a wrong way. It’s considering a law that would oppress women
The Pakistan Council tackles polygamy in a wrong way. It’s considering a law that would oppress women. It would take away a wife’s right to divorce. To take the right to divorce away from women is oppressive.
I say, if a woman wants a divorce on the grounds that her husband has become polygamous, give her a divorce. Let her deal with her Creator about the matter. A husband shouldn’t keep his wife against her will. He shouldn’t enslave her in the marriage. Set her free. Why force a woman to stay married to someone whom she doesn’t want?
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