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1

What is permitted to take place in Islam?

Polygyny

2

What does the Qur'an say about polygyny?

"marry such women as seem good to you, two, three, four"

3

How many wives did the Prophet Mohammed have in his later life and what do historians say about this?

At least a dozen, some historians say he has special privileges that other men don't so must stick to 2/3/4.

4

What does Brübhushan say about taking second and third wives?

It should only happen if he treats each wife equally

5

What does Ruthven say about divorce in Islam?

Only men have the authority to issue a divorce as they're the head of the household.

6

Who are Muslim men allowed to marry?

"People of the Book" meaning Christians/Jews

7

What was polygyny permitted for in context?

To protect the property/rights of orphans, or widows with dependent children and no financial means