ANSWERS: 31
  • Because God is a man who doesn't like women, and hence wants them to repress their sexuality.
  • Because Islam is not an equal opportunities group. Men are all important and women less so. The argument will soon be that it is in honour of a womans inner beauty or some other nonsense!
  • in many Arabic countries, women are viewed as chattel or property, not individuals with individual rights.
  • It's because men traditionally supported women and a single woman would have had a very difficult time supporting herself without a man. It was important for women to get married and since women outnumber men in natural human populations (and men were marching off to war at the time of the Prophet which would have reduced their numbers), men could take up to 4 wives (if they could treat them well and support them all) to ensure that more women had husbands. The opposite (women having 4 husbands) would have made it even harder for those who had no husband to find one...unless of course each man could also be married to 4 other women at the same time. Also, I suspect it has something to do with being able to determine the paternity of children, which would be difficult with 4 possible baby-daddys. This, I think is the most logical reason. Unfortunately, Maury Povich wasn't around back then to run the DNA tests.
  • because in islam women have no rights
  • Because its a patriarchal religion. The men call the shots.
  • why would a woman be sooo crazy dat shed marry 4 men ...argh!!!! these days women in western society cant even keep one husband longer ..let alone 4 ..HA!
  • Let me first state emphatically, that the foundation of an Islamic society is justice and equity. Allah has created men and women as equal, but with different capabilities and different responsibilities. Men and women are different, physiologically and psychologically. Their roles and responsibilities are different. The following points enumerate the reasons why polyandry is prohibited in Islam: 1. If a man has more than one wife, the parents of the children born of such marriages can easily be identified. The father as well as the mother can easily be identified. In case of a woman marrying more than one husband, only the mother of the children born of such marriages will be identified and not the father. Islam gives tremendous importance to the identification of both parents, mother and father. Psychologists tell us that children who do not know their parents, especially their father undergo severe mental trauma and disturbances. Often they have an unhappy childhood. It is for this reason that the children of prostitutes do not have a healthy childhood. If a child born of such wedlock is admitted in school, and when the mother is asked the name of the father, she would have to give two or more names! I am aware that recent advances in science have made it possible for both the mother and father to be identified with the help of genetic testing. Thus this point which was applicable for the past may not be applicable for the present. 2. Man is more polygamous by nature as compared to a woman. 3. Biologically, it is easier for a man to perform his duties as a husband despite having several wives. A woman, in a similar position, having several husbands, will not find it possible to perform her duties as a wife. A woman undergoes several psychological and behavioral changes due to different phases of the menstrual cycle. 4. A woman who has more than one husband will have several sexual partners at the same time and has a high chance of acquiring venereal or sexually transmitted diseases which can also be transmitted back to her husband even if all of them have no extra-marital sex. This is not the case in a man having more than one wife, and none of them having extra-marital sex. The above reasons are those that one can easily identify. There are probably many more reasons why Islam has prohibited polyandry.
  • Relax!!...Its alright!!! im not trying to be "something"...these are merely my thoughts...i still differ in opinion with you..and noo i dont want to prove in any possible way that MY points are the final verdict...the problem with people these days is that they just take up ONE thing and want to know its exact answer when they dont understand the equation. If you are really bothered and are not searching to prove your self then study Islam umbiasly..study the pre-Islamic era, arabian society, the verse in the Quran that allows mens to marry four (it only allows not encourage, anyways study it yourself) and the Prophets point of view on it...but IF you are being skeptic while doing so you will only understand what you want to...takecare
  • Because women are smart enough not to want four mothers-in-law. Men aren't.
  • Perhaps for the same sort of reasons they can't have four husbands in other major religions.
  • lets go back 1000 years ago (no DNA testing) - If a woman had 4 husbands, she gets pregnant and a child is born, (unless the child has some very distinguishing features) how will the mother & child know who was the father of the child? (that does not occur if a man has 4 wives) - (generally) Men have stronger urges for sex than women and so the man may want sex more often than the single wife would allow. - If a man wants sex with his wife and his wife says no (for any valid reason), he is not allowed to have sex with her. On the other hand, it would be very rare for the man to say no to his wife if the woman wants sex (even if daily). - The man can NOT get married to another woman if the first wife does not allow. - If a man does have multiple wives, he MUST treat them equally. any unequalness will be punished. There are lots more, but (sorry) I am half asleep
  • In a traditional system, the man "supports" the woman. In Islam, a man is supposed to provide a separate household for each wife, up to the maximum of four. Properly speaking, a man is only allowed four wives if he cn support them all properly, and separately. Since wome do not, in this system support men, they are regarded as being "tied" to one household - and hence to one husband.
  • women cant have anything...men have dominion...men have wives
  • Common sense would say....mama's baby daddy's maybe....has absoulutly nothing to do with women being surpressed or not equal.....but lets be honest for a moment....lets take a poll of the typical good ole american white boy and ask him if he thinks a woman can do everthing a man can or is equal......if there is an ounce of honesty in him he will scream H*LL NO... and what woman would want to cook clean and take care of four grown children because when it comes right down to it....most men are just over grown babies...lol
  • the same reason why a camel can't have 4 assholes.
  • Because if a woman is pregnant, 3 men have to wait for their turns
  • Not enough Husbands to go around
  • There are more women than men due to the killing of Islamic men. Besides, women get to choose from single men and married men. Aren't we lucky?
  • Can anybody tell me which religion allow women to have more than one husbands???
  • Can't afford the grief?! ;-)
  • In traditional parts of Tibet, many women have more than one husband and their society seems to manage this. Of coarse, they are Buddhists and not Muslims.
  • haha!!! i can't bieleve this question!!! if the women has 4 husbands,what he will have!!! can he know whome this son and that!!! if he passed the night with one...and the day with other and ... con he know the son of this men or that!!!! you must have good think befor asking the qquestion
  • because women are property...just above a goat and just below a cow in value. They have no rights..they have no voice. Actually I don't know how accurate this is to be truthful but I have seen some men who treat women as such.
  • Because they see women as a little higher then dogs.
  • Because, its hard enough to look after one man let alone four.... and polygamy is only legal in islam IF the man who has more than one wife can treat each of the equally i.e. you buy a red sweater for one you have to buy one for the others, you kiss one you have to kiss the others.... and frankly no one is able to do that, the reason for the multiple wives was due to the loss of men due to war, in order that the widows and unmarried girls were taken care of.
  • You don't hear Islamic women pushin' it, do ya?!? I suspect that, ONE thereabouts is far too many.
  • I mean.. this question is a little passive aggressive but a good question nonetheless! If you are really interested in knowing and understanding the answer for your question you kinda have to know a little more about Islam and about the times it was introduced! and to do that i recommend watching a documentary called "Muhammad Legacy of a Prophet"! it's a really well done documentary made by non-Muslim religion-historians .. and then you kinda understand the "justification" for many "rules" Islam has! p's (notice the ignorance presented by most of the comments under the video on youtube!!)
  • because islam made to make men happy not women
  • In the time of Mohammad. There were many fight many battles taking place every next minute. Due to this many wives were widowed so Allah wanted His men to take responsibility of His widowed women.
  • please read Surah An-Nisa' (chapter 4 in the Quran)

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