Muslim cleric says it’s forbidden for women to be angered by polygamy

Of course. Polygamy is allowed in the Qur’an (4:3). Thus for a believing and informed Muslim there can be no dissent from this. The fact that it reduces women to commodities and has been a source of untold misery over the centuries is immaterial.

“Saudi cleric says it’s haram for women to be angered by polygamy,” by Mariam Nabbout, StepFeed, October 5, 2018:

Saudi cleric Abdullah al-Mutlaq sparked controversy on Twitter earlier this week after a statement in which he encouraged men to take second wives went viral.

The Islamic scholar, who is an advisor to the kingdom’s royal court, made the statement on state television program “Fatawi” (Religious Edicts) during a segment in which he was asked about solutions to spinsterhood.

“Some women don’t help men in treating their multiple wives fairly and equally. The moment she learns her husband is about to take a second wife or already did, she goes crazy,” he said.

The cleric went on to say that a woman’s shock or anger in reaction to her husband taking a second wife is considered “haram” (unacceptable in Islam.)

“This is not acceptable, it’s haram. I swear to God on this, I’ve seen women who refused to stay in marriages after their husbands took second wives. I’d ask them to wait and give their husbands a chance and they wouldn’t accept that,” he added.

Concluding his statement, Al-Mutlaq added that instead of being envious of their husbands’ new wives, women should ask God to bless their partners’ second marriages.

The cleric’s statement has been making the rounds on Saudi Twitter for the past two days, dividing tweeps along the way….

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