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Egyptian Cleric Dr. Mahmoud Khiyami Hasan Explains the Logic Underlying Polygamy
Following is are excerpts from a debate on polygamy, which aired on Al-Rahma TV on March 3, 2009.
TV host: Dear viewers, we mentioned on previous shows that the enemies of Islam are planning one abominable and vile conspiracy after the other, in order to finish off the Muslim woman and turn her into a liberated Western woman. Listen to what they ask of women. Listen to what they have in store for the Muslim woman. They demand that the Muslim woman rebel against her role as mother and wife, as well as against her religion, which oppresses her, by granting her husband guardianship [over her].
In addition, they demand that married women be allowed to travel without the permission of their husbands and that a husband who forces his wife to have sex with him be punished, because this, in their view, constitutes rape. They demand the establishment of shelters to protect raped women from their families until they give birth. Then the children would be left to the care of the people in the shelters.
Egyptian cleric Dr. Mahmoud Khiyami Hasan: If a man has been married to a woman for a long time, but this woman does not give birth, and he wants to have a son, but he also wants to keep her â€“ is it better that he keeps her, and that she remains protected in a respected marriage, or is it better for him to divorce her?
TV host: It’s better for her to be protected.
Dr. Mahmoud Khyiami Hasan: Right. So he marries another woman in order to have an opportunity to have children, just like in the case of Sarah and Abraham.
Sometimes, a wife might suffer from a disease, preventing her from satisfying her husband’s desires.
There are cases when there are many women and not enough men.
TV host: What do you mean?
Mahmoud Khiyami Hasan: There might be wars. In World War I, the killing of men in Germany got to the point that there was one man to every four or six women. There were demonstrations in Germany following World War I, demanding to instate polygamy.
Interviewer: My God!
Mahmoud Khiyami Hasan: Even the enemies of Islam demanded to instate polygamy, due to the shortage of men following the war. Sometimes, a man has the necessary money, and a single wife does not fulfill his sexual needs. In order to avoid committing sins… Why shouldn’t he marry a second, a third, or a fourth wife? He has both the financial means and the physical capability. It is better than turning to the prohibited.