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Islam permits the muslim man to have up to, but no more than four wives.
If he does not feel that he can be just and fair between several women, he is instructed to have only one. He must consider his ability to divide his time evenly, to provide separate living quarters for each woman in a way that matches the general standards of the surrounding community, and to financially provide food and clothing and shelter for all women (and children produced as a result).
“…Fear Allah concerning women! Verily you have taken them on the security of Allah, and intercourse with them has been made lawful unto you by words of Allah. You too have right over them, and that they should not allow anyone to sit on your bed whom you do not like. But if they do that, you can chastise them but not severely. Their right upon you are that you should provide them with food and clothing in a fitting manner. …” [Muslim 2803.1, Narrated Jabir ibn Abdullah]
He should also be aware of and prepared for the natural jealousies in women (Aisha said she was “most jealous of all”).
Punishment for not being Fair between Wives
[The Noble Qur’an – Al-Ma’idah 4:3] Read the rest of this entry