A post that polygamy 411 received from a commentator, inspired me to write this article about why women should embrace polygamy. She asked about the meaning of a nightmare that she had in which her husband married another woman. He took on a second wife. She said that she woke up from her dream while crying and screaming. She wanted to know if anyone else had experienced such a thing and what it means.
First I must say that when I speak of polygamy, it’s in terms of Islam. Muslims should know that Allah allows men to have more than one wife. Of course, Islam doesn’t allow women to have more than one husband. Women will marry men who are already married and become part of polygamous marriages.
Why women should embrace polygamy is a question that all should answer
My take is that the commentator’s nightmare signified a deep-rooted fear that she has. She may not have an awareness of it. She fears that her husband may one day become polygamous. Many times dreams represent something that is bothering us subconsciously. It tends to present itself in a dream.
Probably, it’s a good time for the writer to learn as much about Islam and polygamy as she can. She needs to learn to see it as something that is a very good part of our religion. Even if she never becomes a part of a polygamous marriage, it’s important for her to like the concept of it. It’s not a good sign when a woman hates, rejects, or have a fear of something that Allah has made lawful. She needs to remember that Allah is a Just God. He doesn’t allow something that is bad for us.
To want to please Allah is why women should embrace polygamy
To accept polygamy is about more than a wife not having a problem with her husband taking on another wife. It’s about her having enthusiasm about it. She should have a healthy interest in it, if she becomes a part of it or not. There is no room for a wife to have dread or hopelessness or negativity about it. Nor should a non-married women frown on it.
It’s about welcoming what Allah orders for us – whatever He has written for us. For to reject the concept of polygamy is to reject Allah and to have a problem with Him. It is to have an issue with what He has allowed for us. In essence, it’s like saying she knows, and He does not know.
In conclusion, a woman needs to know that she will not find a believer debating the good and bad of polygamy. It would amount to vain talk. We should like what Allah likes and dislike what He dislikes. He does not like unbelief, wickedness and rebellion. Let’s not go up against Allah and what He has made lawful for us.
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