Friday 8 November 2019

Scholars' Viewpoint: Family Planning and Polygamy

The critics of Islam often state many verses from Qur'an to support their view point that Islam propagates negativity. This so happens when non Muslims read simple translation of Qur'an without going into the reality and reference to the context under which a particular verse had been revealed, for in Quran there is no ambiguity and commandments of Allah are as clear and simple to understand.

Herein under, we are sharing a video in the series of our posts "Scholars' Viewpoint" on two oft misunderstood issues related to Islam:
  • Family Planning
  • Polygamy
Islam focuses on the establishment of family by marriage of man and woman to establish healthy society, free from adultery and all related sins. With the establishment of matrimonial relationship, the children are considered a prized gift of Allah for whom Allah takes the responsibility for their growth and rizq / means of subsistence.

Islam also clearly prohibits killing of children as spelt out in  (Surah 6 137,140,151; Surah 1731; Surah 6012). Although this related to the killing of the girls only, but Allah takes a pledge that if you kill children for you can not ensure their bringing up, rest assured Allah provides sustenance even to living creatures inside stones.

Second issue is that of polygamy - a most misunderstood concept in the non Muslim world. Perhaps they think that it is a Divine Order that a Muslim must marry four wives. Whereas it is exactly against the understanding. Quran clearly says that you may have four wives, but if you cannot ensure equality of rights among all four, it is far better to have one.

Please watch an enlightening video on the subject below below wherein Dr. Zakir Abdul Karim Naik, an Islamic televangelist and Islamic preacher. founder and president of the Islamic Research Foundation, answers a non Muslim woman who asked the two questions of family planning and polygamy in Islam:
Author's Note: The views expressed in the video above are that of the concerned scholar . We have shared these view as added information in better understanding of Islam. The reader may or may not agree with the view owing to their own perception. If any one differs with the material contained in this post, one may consult the references and their authors.  If someone has more material about the subject, he/she is most welcome to share in the comments box to make the post all encompassing.

For more Scholarly views and videos, please read our reference page: Scholars' Viewpoint on Important Issues Related to Islam.

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