In sociobiology and zoology, researchers use polygamy in a broad sense to mean any form of multiple mating.
Worldwide, different societies variously encourage, accept or outlaw polygamy.
She based it on the true story of her involvement with one. Her story is as follows: I have been dating a Pakistani man for almost a year and half now. Continue Reading → anabellah114 Comments Do Muslims idealize polygamy?
Meaning, do the men want to become polygamous because the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) was?
Khan points out that there is actually a lot of hostility towards polygamy within the Muslim community, adding: “You’ve got to remember that polygamy is practised worldwide by less than five per cent of Muslims.” Those who do support polygamous marriage often quote verse 4:3 of the Koran as an explicit endorsement of the practice: “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.” The families featured in Khan’s documentary are keen to assert that a man who enters into a polygamous marriage has a duty to provide for his family and treat all his wives justly.
So what of Mohammed el Ghannay, the polygamist from Sheffield whose whole family relies on state benefits?
If a marriage includes multiple husbands and wives, it can be called a group marriage.Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. When a man is married to more than one wife at a time, sociologists call this polygyny.Khan was drawn to the subject after hearing about women in Britain – mostly well-educated, third- or fourth-generation immigrants or Western converts – who were considering polygamy a “lifestyle choice”, embracing the idea of the part-time husband.Khan talks about meeting one such career woman: “She was a gobby Northerner who had quite a senior job at the Home Office.