According to the Quran, Muslim men may have as many as four wives, if they can treat them fairly. However, many Muslim men today marry only one wife.
“Polygamy” means having more than one husband or wife. A Christian who lived and worked among Muslims for many years said that no Muslim polygamist had ever told him that they had peace in their homes. Instead, “they have stated how difficult it is to create a climate of love and trust within the family.” (Source: Phil Parshall in Understanding Muslim Teachings and Traditions)
Even in Muslim families where the husband has one wife, the subject of polygamy can cause disagreements. The husband may talk about it, and the wife may fear he will bring home another wife.
Daniel was a Muslim who grew up in Iran. After a long search for the truth, he came to understand that God loved him and could bring him peace through Jesus. At first he was scared to tell his wife about his new Christian faith.
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