Islamic Solution for Adultery in Society

M G Singh By M G Singh, 6th Nov 2015 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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Man is by nature not a one woman man and adultery is common in West and other societies. Islam has a solution, one may agree or not.

Islamic solution of adultery of man

Adultery is as old as history of man. Over the centuries, adultery is one trait that has survived and will perhaps never go away. It is safe to say that though polygamy has become outdated in most of the world, adultery still thrives. If one has gone through the everyday life in non Muslim countries, one can see that sex dominates and as a corollary, adultery reigns supreme. This cannot be denied. The non Muslim nations have not been able to control this trait of man, which is propelled by the inherent nature of man.

Islam has its own solution for adultery. This is the reason that adultery is severely punished in Islam. The punishment for sex outside marriage is death by stoning. Islam has however its own solution for adultery. It allows a man to have upto 4 wives. Divorce for the man is also simplified and a man can divorce a wife easily and marry again, so as to remain within the ambit of 4 wives. This arrangement sanctioned by Muslim scriptures works fine. I agree it is unfair to the woman, but then one can't get everything in life.

However there is a catch in this, as the laws are weighted in favor of man. Perhaps it is a recognition that man by nature is polygamous. Islam has recognized this peculiar trait of a mans makeup. Many will not agree with this, but almost 30% of the world is following Ism. One may not necessarily agree with the Islamic solution, but this is a fact of life and one cannot ignore it. In Islamic nations there is very little sex advertisement, yet most men are satisfied. It does give variety to the man and takes care of his latent urges.

Islam is a way of life and a large number of people of the world follow it. Even in a secular country like India, Muslim personal law is not touched and I suppose in the West also despite all the laws many Muslims willingly take multiple wives. I think Mohammed Ali the boxer followed this with more than one wife.. However its not a solution I will recommend, but it cannot be ignored


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A man who spent his early years in Air Force. An avid writer with over 6000 articles and 60 short stories published.Two novels on the anvil for publication.

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author avatar Retired
8th Nov 2015 (#)

It is hardly a solution if it treats men and women differently. Sharia law is very unfair to women in a number of respects, not least in obtaining a divorce. It is only when the sexes are treated as equals that true justice can prevail.

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author avatar Madan G Singh
8th Nov 2015 (#)

John, I agree with you, but what I have written is the factual position and at least it looks after the mans needs and regulates his urge.

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author avatar Fern Mc Costigan
10th Nov 2015 (#)

Interesting post!

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author avatar Retired
29th Jul 2018 (#)

Excellent article

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author avatar M G Singh
31st Aug 2018 (#)

Thank you Fern and Lifeisgood for commenting.

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