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.