When it comes to polygamy and the prophets of Allah, there is a lot that is not known. We know that Abraham, Jacob, and Muhammad (PBUH) were a few who were polygamous. Some say Prophet Solomon (PBUH) was, as well. Then again, I’m not aware of all the Prophets who engaged in it.
For one thing, the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) was not the first man who lived polygamy. Surely, people lived it years before the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) received the revelation (the Holy Quran). The Quran regulates polygamy in terms of the number of wives that a man may have at one time. The rule of justice applies. It is important to note that man abolished polygamy. In effect, it was man who said a man could only have one wife.
Consequently, men began to follow man-made laws. Erroneously, Muslims began to believe that they must abide by the “laws of the land.” They didn’t care that the laws were in conflict with what Allah says. It’s baffling how they could think that Allah would tell them to disregard what He says and put man before him. After all, He created man.
Polygamy and the Prophets of Allah go hand in hand. It was a beautiful lifestyle that many of them lived
Unfortunately, many Muslims today follow the masses and condemn polygamy. Selfishness is a reason for their disapproval of it. Most women want a husband all to themselves and simply don’t want to share. Consequently, they rebel against a lifestyle that Allah has allowed. As a matter of fact, they try to find any excuse not to accept it. Not only don’t they embrace it, but they shun women who do. It’s done by belittling and frowning upon them. It goes without saying that the people who ridicule those who accept polygamy only ruin their own souls. It’s wrong to reject what Allah has ordained for some to live.
Some women have said that just because Allah allows polygamy for men, they don’t have to live it. They fail to realize that if a man or woman is in a polygamous marriage, Allah placed the person in it. He wrote it for them before they were born. It takes a certain amount of knowledge of Allah for one to grasp it. Generally speaking, the knowledge comes from reading the Quran. But, not all will receive understanding and wisdom. Allah says that those whom He has given wisdom have been given a great deal of good.
To understand that a polygamous marriage is a way of life that we all can live, one must know about polygamy and the prophets of Allah
Allah tells us that all of His Prophets are our examples. Therefore, the mere fact that Allah tells us in the Holy Quran that Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) was polygamous is enough for one to like it. In itself, it is enough evidence that polygamy is a form of marriage that is good. There is no more that one needs to know to get with it.
There are those who will try to find fault in polygamy. Furthermore, some turn to a couple of ayat (verses) in the Holy Quran to find discrepancies in it. It’s shameful. Allah does not contradict himself, nor does he try to trip us up. He doesn’t try to confuse us.
Additionally, there are some Muslims who wrong their own souls in that they rely on stories that aren’t in the Quran to support their dislike of polygamy. For instance, they use the story of Ali and Fatima; although those two are not our examples. A point often overlooked is that they aren’t mentioned in the Holy Quran. The Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), the seal of all the Prophets, is.
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