It’s a fact that wives complain about polygamy often. Some say that their husbands are not just and fair to them. Let us take a look at what just and fair in a polygamous marriage is. When it comes to polygamy, usually, we always hear that Islam commands men to deal justly and with kindness to their wives.
It’s important to know that Allah orders us to be just and kind to all of man. Of course, it’s unless the person fights us for our faith. Polygamy doesn’t have a special right to those qualities. To be just is next to piety and Allah loves those who are just.
Wives complain about polygamy often, especially about material things
A wife may whine that the other wife gets more than she does from their husband. She would not complain, if she remember that Allah is the One who provides. Surprisingly, many wives don’t know that all things come from Allah. A wife usually praises her husband for what he gives her etc; although she owes the praise to Allah.
It’s important to realize that Allah gives of His gifts, rewards etc, as He pleases. Those whom we receive something from are only the means to deliver the goods to us.
In the case of polygamy, the husband is usually that vehicle. The wives don’t think before they open their mouths to voice their displeasure. They need to stop looking at their husbands and, instead, see Allah in all things.
They should understand that if a husband gives one wife something more valuable than he gives to the other or gives her more in general, it was Allah who gave it to her. He gave it to her for His reason(s). In time, Allah may give more to the wife who received less yesterday. There is a balance. We know that Allah is a Just God. He does things as He wills.
We don’t know how Allah will give out His blessings. He says that he gives it to us in ascertainable measures. Allah gives us what we can handle, unless He wants us to go astray. Everything is from Allah, and He has no limit in what He has to give.
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