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polygyny than what atleast 60% of American men do...

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Submitted by kelly (United States), Dec 25, 2008 at 00:11

In Islam a man can marry up to 4 women. He must provide a seperate home for all wives and must provide equally. In western society a man has as many mistresses and hookers that his heart desires with no obligation to care for or provide for those women. The numbers of American men that cheat are huge and the wife is being betrayed and the mistress gets none of the benefits that a married woman gets and ends up heartbroken many times. At least in Islam all is laid out on the table and if a wife doesn't like it she is free to divorce.

Also, a Muslim woman can stipulate in her marriage agreement that she will not agree to a polygamous marriage. Polygamy is not the norm but it is permitted under strict guidelines. For many older widows and divorcees, polygamy is something that they want. They have the comfort and support (financial, physical, and emotional) of a husband yet they do not have to be the only one responsible for seeing to his needs. IMO, polygamy is better than infidelity any day and the fact that a woman can choose whether to live this way or not makes it a choice which is more than a cheated on woman can say.


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