4 years ago
However, there are unfortunately many people who fabricate accusations against Islam and try to damage it. But Almighty Allah turns their conspiracies against them. Those people say that Islam does not respect woman because it allows polygamy while Islam has shown a great respect to women and places them in a very high position. Women are given the right of owning property, well treatment and seeking knowledge and working under Islam. Almighty Allah says:
Islam also says that Paradise lies under the feet of mothers.
Z: I believe that many Prophets had more than one wife, including Abraham, Jacob and David and there is not a single verse in the Torah that blames them for this. Paul, on the contrary, considered woman responsible for the original sin, banned divorce and considered celibacy to be the best action. Up to this day, many Christians play wicked tricks and allow adultery instead of permitting polygamy.
X: Here I would like to refer to the book ‘Wives of the Prophet’ by Khaled M. Khaled which shows that the Prophet did not marry any woman after the death of his first wife Khadijah until he became fifty three years old. He was faithful to the memory of her just as he used to be while she was alive. Also, his marriages were for the benefit of Islam and most of his wives were widows left by some of his Companions who martyred in the battle field. He married them to honor them.
Z: Orientalists always refer to the life of Jesus who came at time where everything around was messy and material. Jesus strip himself off of all these worldly fake stuff but never encouraged celibacy. Why did Paul then recommended it? How will the society increase and grow if its individuals stop marriage. Also, the banning of divorce has led to so many social evils that have overwhelmed the Christian society. Here, I would like you to tell me if you support polygamy and divorce.
X: It is not my opinion or it is not an issue of personal liking or disliking. God has permitted both polygamy and divorce but did not made them the normal thing i.e. they are resorted to in certain situations only. For instance, a Muslim cannot go for a second wife without getting the permission of his first wife and cannot do this (i.e. go for polygamy) unless he is sure that he will be just in treating all his wives. Therefore, most of Muslims are monogamists unless in special cases where the first wife is sick or barren. As for divorce, it is the most abhorrent thing in the sight of Allah. However, it provides a solution for cases where the continuity of marital life is impossible.