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What is permitted to take place in Islam?



What does the Qur'an say about polygyny?

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


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.


What does Brübhushan say about taking second and third wives?

It should only happen if he treats each wife equally


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.


Who are Muslim men allowed to marry?

"People of the Book" meaning Christians/Jews


What was polygyny permitted for in context?

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