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polygamy

 [pah-lig´ah-me]
the practice of having two or more spouses at one time.

polygamy

(pə-lĭg′ə-mē)
n.
1. The condition or practice of having more than one spouse at one time.
2. Zoology A mating pattern in which a single individual mates with more than one individual of the opposite sex.

polygamy

A marriage comprised of more than two partners.

polygamy

Marriage to more than one spouse, simultaneously.

polygamy

a mating system of animals in which one sexual partner mates with several of the opposite sex (see POLYANDRY, POLYGYNY). Polygyny is the most common form, and would seem to be present when one parent (usually the male) does not play a large part in rearing the young.
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Terming polygamy as an 'assault on the right to equality for women', she said, "Polygamy is another cruel practice in which Muslim man is allowed to keep four wives at the same time.
Social media users were divided as some stated that Al-Azhar's Grand Imam has diverted from the texts of the Sunnah and the holy Quran, while others praised his statements saying that it clarified the reasons for practising polygamy, as it should only be done if there is a strong reason.
The grand Imam had also added that polygamy can be "unjust" for women and children as well which questions the remarks of those who claim that "marriage must be polygamous."
Around 20 to 30% of Bedouin men practice polygamy, according to government figures, with the rate climbing as high as 60% in some villages.
Others castigated the members who were for polygamy. class="MsoNormalOne of the women said that she was okay with polygamy, as long as it was practiced in the exact African traditional way.
The Draft Marriage Bill 2007 seeks to give couples the legal option of polygamy.
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) lawyer Ashwini Kumar Upadhyay filed a petition, along with two Muslim women and another lawyer from Hyderabad, demanding a ban on polygamy and 'nikah halala'.
Because one segment of polygamy has a sexual abuse problem?" He says.
In short, there are a host of valid reasons for polygamy in a Muslim society.
The lawmaker cited the findings of the poll conducted in July 2017 regarding the initiative of the clergy on polygamy: 67% of respondents did not support the move, 21% expressed support, but one third of the those respondents disagreed with the initiative in case their daughter will be the second wife.
Secondwife.com describes itself as a "Muslim polygamy matchmaking service" for "practising Muslims who are seeking marriage and accept polygamy as a lifestyle".
"When they go to regular dating sites, they don't see options for polygamy. They don't see options for finding second, third or fourth wives," he said.