Quran says you may marry 2 , 3 or 4 wives but *you mustn't see alot of other women *you may not do it if you can't treat them equally and it points that you wont be able to treat them the same
God says:(Give unto orphans their wealth. Exchange not the good for the bad (in your management thereof) nor absorb their wealth into your own wealth. Lo! that would be a great sin. (2) And if ye fear that ye will not deal fairly by the orphans, marry of the women, who seem good to you, two or three or four; and if ye fear that ye cannot do justice (to so many) then one (only) or (the captives) that your right hands possess. Thus it is more likely that ye will not do injustice. (3) ) ) and said in the same Sura : (Ye will not be able to deal equally between (your) wives, however much ye wish (to do so). But turn not altogether away (from one), leaving her as in suspense. If ye do good and keep from evil, lo! Allah is ever Forgiving, Merciful. : (129) )
as a matter of discussion , what do you understand ?
From the Bible I understand the saying, "you cannot serve two masters as you will betray the other." something like that. Obviously not a precise quote off the top of my head.
As I recall, again off the top of my head from the Qua'ran, that Allah had established the right way to deal in a family like this, that portions of the mans wealth goes to each of the children and to his wife.
From what you wrote up above, I think it says, that the obvious like written in scripture, that if a man fails to give the enough attention to his wife, she will wander and to her she has committed a sin (adultry I suppose) as it was also written in scripture that adultry is committed when in your eyes or thoughts you have had thoughts of other men whether you have acted on the thoughts or not, it makes no difference.
I think also from what you wrote, that it is pretty natural for a man to seek many lovers but it is almost criminal to take many wives because a woman (from my perspective anyways) seeks just one man, so then if the one she wants, wants to have another than she is not being fullfilled and caused to sin.
And then back to the Bible, it says, for the ones who caused another to stray, then the sin shall be upon you.
As for the part about "absorbing wealth into your own wealth", that to marry for money is a crime to your heart as we know nowadays that people should marry for love regardless of their material status, and thus people who marry for love stay together as cleche' as it is today, "for richer for poorer, in sickness and in health, till death do we part."- the traditional value of the marriage has been disasembled and doesn't mean much today.
"No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or else he will be loyal to the one and despise the other. - Matthew 6:24
"But whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in Me to sin, it would be better for him if a millstone were hung around his neck, and he were drowned in the depth of the sea. " - Matthew 18:6
awe! The Bible also mentions this. Says something like, "the women is the rock of the family". Says that the husband is the head of the house hold as God is the head of man, but that his wife is the keeper of the home and thus you must listen to her because without her your family falls apart.
Good to hear from you and thanks for commenting back. Yours is much simpler than mine.
Thank you for sharing this from your Holy Book--there are many here who can profit by hearing something new, even if they may disagree.
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i have nothing much to say after this...thnx for the topic and to sandra for the comments...people tend to look at muslim women as oppressed ....but if some muslim women are obressed it's the fault of men, the fault of the society...not the fault of religion and not by any means you have the autority to humiliate a human in the name of any religion..
having the man as a leader because he's the one capable of "hard" work...the one who is obligated to do whatever he can to feed and raise his children and keep his wife safe and satisfied (wether she works or not, he's responsible for her!)
Women are the ones who raise men...without women there's no family... sounds strange ?
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