What About Polygamy and Lying

what about polygamy and lyingWhat about polygamy and lying do people overlook? Some people think it is okay for a husband in a polygamous marriage to lie to his wives. But, it’s not. People are erroneously taught that lying is okay in such a marriage.

Of course it is okay to lie as a stratagem of war. Although a husband and a wife may war between themselves, it’s not the same kind of war. For example, World War 1 or World War 11 or the Vietnam War were legitimate wars in which lying was okay.

Some husbands find themselves in hot water (trouble) with their wives and as a result, the husbands lie to their wives to save their own hide. They lie to prevent a problem or to get themselves out of a jam that they are in with their spouses. Indeed their lies are self-serving and inappropriate.

On the other hand, some omit the truth. They just happen to overlook that the truth is important. For instance, a husband may not tell his one wife that he has married another woman as a second wife. Why did he think that she didn’t need to know?

What about polygamy and lying justifies it?

Allah speak in the Holy Quran about people who lie. He said that there are some people who deal only in conjecture and lies. It’s what they do. Those who do not obey and serve Him are the ones who do it. So, when someone says that it is okay for a husband to tell a bald-face lie to his wives, think again. The husband is usually all about self and making his own life better.

Don’t believe anyone who makes a blanket statement that a husband can lie to his wife. Husbands don’t have a special lying privilege. Surely, lying isn’t a good look, nor is it a good trait. Unbelievers lie.

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In the video below, you’ll get a glimpse at what lying looks like.

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  • anabellah

    September 30, 2016

  • Karima

    September 27, 2016


    Salam sis Ana thanx for this thread!!!! Why is it thought that us women do all the hard work trying to understand men usnerstand their nature , go to halaqas, attent lectures? Show interest in improving ourselves? Save our marriage n all:( Here at the masjid i go to there are rarely any men attending lectures. It’s only women:(. Sorry I got off the topic 

  • anabellah

    September 25, 2016

    In staying a tuned to politics surrounding the upcoming presidential election in the US, I’ve gotten a clear sight of what lying looks like and how prevalent it is. I’m fascinated to read what Allah in the Holy Quran tells us about life and see it play out. The meaning of life is in the Holy Quran.

    Link to Fact Check on Trump

  • anabellah

    September 25, 2016

    Now that I’m home, I was able to make an appropriate post/thread about polygamy and lying

  • anabellah

    September 25, 2016

  • anabellah

    September 24, 2016

    I found this video to be funny: