We as Muslims should see polygamy from an Islamic viewpoint. Of course, it’s not always easy. Those people who aren’t Muslim or Muslims who aren’t believers can influence us in a negative way. After all, we all don’t live in communities made up of only Muslims who are believers.
It’s easy to talk about polygamy from a worldly view based on our knowledge of relationships, stemming from experiences in life etc. When it comes to Islam and polygamy, we need to know what Allah says in the Holy Quran about people; how they are; what they do; and how we should deal or not deal with them.
There is no doubt that we will have general conversations with others that will be generic. It’ll consist of pleasantries and the like. For instance, how are you, mate? Beautiful day, hey? What’s shaking? etc. On the other hand, we need to know how to approach certain subjects that apply to our way of life. Religion means way of life.
A Muslim must see polygamy from an Islamic viewpoint
Only when a Muslim learns her or his religion can the person differentiate between what is useful conversation about polygamy and what isn’t. Information and being able to communicate with a vast number of people globally are at our fingertips. People are just a click away. Although it’s convenient, fun and exciting to reach out to others, others can lead us astray.
On the one hand, it opens the door for us to commit sin without actually knowing it. How often have you gone to a website and have seen Islam and polygamy being debated by non-Muslims? Have you noticed that Muslims take part in the debates with them? If they were knowledgeable of our religion, for instance, they wouldn’t do it. They wouldn’t be there.
Allah, in the Holy Quran, tells us that the unbeliever is deaf, dumb and blind. What does it mean to you? What does it say about a Muslim who is talking to the deaf, dumb and blind about matters that Allah says they won’t understand? The Muslim who is there must not understand either.
A Muslim must see polygamy from an Islamic viewpoint, which includes knowing when to shun certain conversations
The non-Muslim usually speaks in a derogatory way about polygamy in Islam. They ridicule Islam and Muslims while having no real knowledge. Allah says do not sit with them when they do it. Yet, there are Muslims who don’t know what Allah says or flat-out don’t care. They defy Allah and think it’s okay to do what Allah says not to do. Basically, they don’t believe what Allah says. It’s what being an unbeliever is about.
Allah says, “Already has He sent you Word in the Book, that when ye hear the signs of Allah held in defiance and ridicule, ye are not to sit with them unless they turn to a different theme: if ye did, ye would be like them. For Allah will collect the hypocrites and those who defy faith – all in Hell:-” Quran: Surah 4, Ayah 140
Think about it when you come across a website whose topic is polygamy in Islam. If they are unbelievers and aren’t discussing polygamy from an Islamic viewpoint based on what Allah says, you should know you are in the wrong place. Why are you there? Are you there to try to get them to understand something that Allah says they can’t? One should wonder what is wrong when one sees a Muslim who is talking with a group made up of the deaf, dumb and the blind.
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