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  • Being attracted to multiple women, Is this Natural or a mental illness?

    I don't know whether or not I should feel ashamed of my sexual desire and live with that guilt my whole life. Some people actually tell me to go kill myself while others say it's completely normal. Idk why anyone would shame someone for that.

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    Re: Being attracted to multiple women, Is this Natural or a mental illness?

    Lots of things are natural but not good to act on.

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      Re: Being attracted to multiple women, Is this Natural or a mental illness?

      Originally posted by hassan246 View Post
      I don't know whether or not I should feel ashamed of my sexual desire and live with that guilt my whole life. Some people actually tell me to go kill myself while others say it's completely normal. Idk why anyone would shame someone for that.
      Completely normal. Otherwise how could men enter polygamous marriages?

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        Re: Being attracted to multiple women, Is this Natural or a mental illness?

        Originally posted by hassan246 View Post
        I don't know whether or not I should feel ashamed of my sexual desire and live with that guilt my whole life. Some people actually tell me to go kill myself while others say it's completely normal. Idk why anyone would shame someone for that.
        :salams

        Suicide is totally haraam in Islam, those people who shame you are evil and misguided , just ignore them in'shaa'ALLAH because you must never commit suicide at all in'shaa'ALLAH because it is wasting the life that ALLAH AL-AZEEM blessed you with and you will go to hell for eternity. It is perfectly masculine and natural for us men to be attracted to multiple women at the same. This is one of the many reasons why Islam allows us men to marry up to four wives because we can be naturally sexually attracted to all four women who are our wives at the same time always in'shaa'ALLAH.

        https://islamqa.info/en/111938

        111938: Ruling on committing suicide because of depression


        What is the ruling on committing suicide in the case of severe depression in which the sick person is not aware of the consequences of what he does? Will Allaah forgive him for this action?
        Is it possible that the suffering that the sick person goes through because of this disease is an expiation for his sins?.

        Published Date: 2009-05-18


        Praise be to Allaah.

        Firstly:

        Suicide is a major sin, and the one who does that is faced with a warning of eternity in the Fire of Hell, where Allaah will punish him with the means that he used to commit suicide. It was narrated from Abu Hurayrah (may Allaah be pleased with him) that the Prophet (blessings and peace of Allaah be upon him) said: “Whoever throws himself down from a mountain and kills himself will be throwing himself down in the Fire of Hell for ever and ever. Whoever drinks poison and kills himself will be sipping it in the Fire of Hell for ever and ever. Whoever kills himself with a piece of iron will have that iron in his hand, thrusting it into his belly in the Fire of Hell for ever and ever.” Narrated by al-Bukhaari (5442) and Muslim (109),

        It was narrated from Thaabit ibn Dahhaak (may Allaah be pleased with him) that the Messenger of Allaah (blessings and peace of Allaah be upon him) said: “Whoever kills himself with something will be punished with it on the Day of Resurrection.” Narrated by al-Bukhaari (5700) and Muslim (110).

        It was narrated that Jundub ibn ‘Abd-Allaah (may Allaah be pleased with him) said: The Messenger of Allaah (blessings and peace of Allaah be upon him) said: “A man among those who came before you was wounded. He panicked and took a knife and cut his hand, and the bleeding did not stop until he died. Allaah, may He be glorified and exalted, said: ‘My slave hastened his death; I have forbidden Paradise to him.” Narrated by al-Bukhaari (3276) and Muslim (113).

        The believer has to be patient and to seek the help of Allaah, may He be exalted, and understand that no matter what hardship befalls him in this world -- no matter how severe it is -- the punishment of the Hereafter is worse than it. It is not acceptable according to anyone who is of right mind to run away from the heat of the desert and throw himself into the fire. How can he flee from temporary hardship and difficulty -- which inevitably will come to an end -- to an eternal punishment which has no end?

        The Muslim should ponder and realise that he is not the only one in this world who is affected by calamity and hardship. Calamities befell the greatest of mankind, namely the Prophets, Messengers and the righteous. They also befell the worst of mankind, namely the disbelievers and atheists.

        Calamity is part of the natural order of things and hardly anyone is safe from it.

        If the believer handles it well and is patient, and it becomes a means that makes him turn back to Allaah and strive hard in worship and righteous deeds, then the calamity will have been good for him and will be expiation for his sins, and perhaps he will meet Allaah with no burden of sin.

        The Prophet (blessings and peace of Allaah be upon him) said: “No pain, hardship, sickness or grief befalls a believer, not even worry that befalls him, but some of his bad deeds will be expiated.” Narrated by al-Bukhaari (5642) and Muslim (2573).

        Al-Tirmidhi (2399) narrated that Abu Hurayrah (may Allaah be pleased with him) said: The Messenger of Allaah (blessings and peace of Allaah be upon him) said: “Calamities will continue to befall believing men and women in themselves, their children and their wealth, until they meet Allaah with no burden of sin.” Classed as saheeh by al-Albaani in Silsilat al-Ahaadeeth al-Saheehah (2280).

        And Allaah knows best.


        Here is The ruling on plural marriage and the wisdom behind it.

        https://islamqa.info/en/14022
         14022: The ruling on plural marriage and the wisdom behind it


        I was really into becoming a Muslim. I came to this site to find out how to become Muslim, on doing so I found out alot about the religion I never knew before, and it's kind of disturbing and almost a let down. I'm sorry I feel like that but it's true. One of the things that bother me is the polygamy thing, I would like to know where it addresses that in the Holy Qu'ran, please try to give me tips on how to live like that and remain sane?

        Published Date: 2002-04-30


        Praise be to Allaah.

        Allaah concluded His Message to mankind with the religion of Islam, and He tells us that He will not accept any religion other than that. Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning):

        “And whoever seeks a religion other than Islam, it will never be accepted of him, and in the Hereafter he will be one of the losers”

        [Aal ‘Imraan 3:85]

        Your backing away from the religion of Islam is considered to be a loss for you, and a loss of the happiness that awaited you, had you entered Islam. You should hasten to enter Islam, and beware of delaying, for that delay may lead to regrettable consequences.

        With regard to what you mention about the reason for your backing off being the idea of plural marriage [polygamy or polygyny], we will present to you the ruling on plural marriage in Islam, and then the wisdom and noble purposes behind it.

        1 – The ruling on plural marriage in Islam:

        The shar’i text which permits plural marriage is:

        Allaah says in His Holy Book (interpretation of the meaning):

        “And if you fear that you shall not be able to deal justly with the orphan girls then marry (other) women of your choice, two or three, or four; but if you fear that you shall not be able to deal justly (with them), then only one or (slaves) that your right hands possess. That is nearer to prevent you from doing injustice”

        [al-Nisa’ 4:3]

        This is a Qur’aanic text which shows that plural marriage is allowed. According to Islamic sharee’ah, a man is permitted to marry one, two, three or four wives, in the sense that he may have this number of wives at one time. It is not permissible for him to have more than four. This was stated by the mufassireen (commentators on the Qur’aan) and fuqaha’ (jurists), and there is consensus among the Muslims on this point, with no differing opinions.

        It should be noted that there are conditions attached to plural marriage:

        1 – Justice or fairness.

        Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning):

        “but if you fear that you shall not be able to deal justly (with them), then only one”

        [al-Nisa’ 4:3]

        This aayah is indicates that just treatment is a condition for plural marriage to be permitted. If a man is afraid that he will not be able to treat his wives justly if he marries more than one, then it is forbidden for him to marry more than one. What is meant by the justice that is required in order for a man to be permitted to have more than one wife is that he should treat his wives equally in terms of spending, clothing, spending the night with them and other material things that are under his control.

        With regard to justice or fairness in terms of love, he is not held accountable for that, and that is not required of him because he has no control over that. This is what is meant by the verse,

        “You will never be able to do perfect justice between wives even if it is your ardent desire”

        [al-Nisa’ 4:129 – interpretation of the meaning].

        2 – The ability to spend on one’s wives:

        The evidence for this condition is the verse:

        “And let those who find not the financial means for marriage keep themselves chaste, until Allaah enriches them of His Bounty”

        [al-Noor 24:33 – interpretation of the meaning]

        In this verse Allaah commands those who are able to get married but cannot find the financial means, to remain chaste. One such example is not having enough money to pay the mahr (dowry) and not being able to spend on one’s wife. (al-Mufassal fi Ahkaam al-Mar’ah, part 6, p. 286).

        2 – The wisdom behind permitting plural marriage

        1 – Plural marriage helps to increase the numbers of the ummah (nation, Muslim community). It is known that the numbers can only be increased through marriage, and the number of offspring gained through plural marriage will be greater than that achieved through marriage to one wife.

        Wise people know that increasing the number of offspring will strengthen the ummah and increase the number of workers in it, which will raise its economic standard – if the leaders run the affairs of state well and make use of its resources in a proper manner. Ignore the claims of those who say that increasing the numbers of human beings poses a danger to the earth’s resources which are insufficient, for Allaah the Most Wise Who has prescribed plural marriage has guaranteed to provide provision for His slaves and has created on earth what is more than sufficient for them. Whatever shortfall exists is due to the injustice of administrations, governments and individuals, and due to bad management. Look at China, for example, the greatest nation on earth as far as number of inhabitants is concerned, and it is regarded as one of the strongest nations in the world, and other nations would think twice before upsetting China; it is also one of the great industrialized nations. Who would dare think of attacking China, I wonder? And why?

        2 – Statistics show that the number of women is greater than the number of men; if each man were to marry just one woman, this would mean that some women would be left without a husband, which would have a harmful effect on her and on society:

        The harmful effect is that she would never find a husband to take care of her interests, to give her a place to live, to spend on her, to protect her from haraam desires, and to give her children to bring her joy. This may lead to deviance and going astray, except for those on whom Allaah has mercy.

        With regard to the harmful effects on society, it is well known that this woman who is left without a husband may deviate from the straight path and follow the ways of promiscuity, so she may fall into the swamp of adultery and prostitution – may Allaah keep us safe and sound – which leads to the spread of immorality and the emergence of fatal diseases such as AIDS and other contagious diseases for which there is no cure. It also leads to family breakdown and the birth of children whose identity is unknown, and who do not know who their fathers are.

        Those children do not find anyone to show compassion towards them or any mature man to raise them properly. When they go out into the world and find out the truth, that they are illegitimate, that is reflected in their behaviour, and they become exposed to deviance and going astray. They may even bear grudges against society, and who knows? They may become the means of their country’s destruction, leaders of deviant gangs, as is the case in many nations in the world.

        3 – Men are exposed to incidents that may end their lives, for they work in dangerous professions. They are the soldiers who fight in battle, and more men may die than women. This is one of the things that raise the percentage of husbandless women, and the only solution to this problem is plural marriage.

        4 – There are some men who may have strong physical desires, for whom one wife is not enough. If the door is closed to such a man and he is told, you are not allowed more than one wife, this will cause great hardship to him, and his desire may find outlets in forbidden ways.

        In addition to that, a woman menstruates each month, and when she gives birth, she bleeds for forty days (this post-partum bleeding is called nifaas in Arabic), at which time a man cannot have intercourse with his wife, because intercourse at the time of menstruation or nifaas is forbidden, and the harm that it causes has been proven medically. So plural marriage is permitted when one is able to be fair and just.

        5 – Plural marriage does not exist only in the Islamic religion, rather it was known among the previous nations. Some of the Prophets were married to more than one woman. The Prophet of Allaah Sulaymaan (Solomon) had ninety wives. At the time of the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him), there were some men who became Muslims who had eight or five wives. The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) told them to keep four wives and to divorce the rest.

        6 – A wife may be barren, or she may not meet her husband’s needs, or he may be unable to have intercourse with her because she is sick. A husband may long to have children, which is a legitimate desire, and he may want to have a sex life within marriage, which is something permissible, and the only way is to marry another wife. It is only fair for the wife to agree to remain his wife and to allow him to marry another.

        7 – A woman may be one of the man’s relatives and have no one to look after her, and she is unmarried or a widow whose husband has died, and the man may think that the best thing to do for her is to include her in his household as a wife along with his first wife, so that he will both keep her chaste and spend on her. This is better for her than leaving her alone and being content only to spend on her.

        8 – There are other shar’i interests that call for plural marriages, such as strengthening the bonds between families, or strengthening the bonds between a leader and some of his people or group, and he may think that one of the ways of achieving this aim is to become related to them through marriage, even if that is through plural marriage.

        Objection:

        Some people may object and say that plural marriage means having co-wives in one house, and that the disputes and enmity that may arise between co-wives will have an effect on the husband, children and others, and this is harmful and should be avoided, and the only way to prevent that is to ban plural marriage.

        Response to the objection:

        The response to that is that family arguments may occur even when there is only one wife, and they may not even happen when there is more than one wife, as we see in real life. Even if we assume that there may be more arguments than in a marriage to one wife, even if we accept that they may be harmful and bad, the harm is outweighed by the many good things in a plural marriage. Life is not entirely bad or entirely good, but what everyone hopes is that the good will outweigh the bad, and this principle is what applies in the permission for plural marriage.

        Moreover, each wife has the right to her own, separate accommodation as prescribed in Islam. It is not permissible for the husband to force his wives to live together in one house.

        Another objection:

        If we allow men to have plural wives, why are women not allowed to have multiple husbands, why does a woman not have the right to marry more than one man?

        Response to this objection:

        There is no point in giving a woman the right to marry multiple husbands, rather that is beneath her dignity and she would not know the lineage of her children, because she is the one who bears the offspring, and it is not permissible for the offspring to be formed from the sperm of a number of men lest the lineage of the child be lost and no one will know who is responsible for bringing up the child; this will lead to breakdown of families, loss of ties between fathers and children, which is not permitted in Islam as it is not in the interests of the woman or of the child or of society as a whole.

        Al-Mufassal fi Ahkaam al-Mar’ah, part 6, p. 290

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          Re: Being attracted to multiple women, Is this Natural or a mental illness?

          Originally posted by hassan246 View Post
          I don't know whether or not I should feel ashamed of my sexual desire and live with that guilt my whole life. Some people actually tell me to go kill myself while others say it's completely normal. Idk why anyone would shame someone for that.
          do you think a woman cannot get attracted to multiple men? If you do, you could not be more wrong.

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            Re: Being attracted to multiple women, Is this Natural or a mental illness?

            You're given the free will to do whatever you want, think whatever you want or do whatever you want. But Islamic boundaries are there (lowering your gaze, doing prayers, avoiding sins) for a purpse. They are there for you to keep you safe from being spiritually corrupted.


            Choose your thoughts, your environment, and your people wisely.

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              Re: Being attracted to multiple women, Is this Natural or a mental illness?

              I think that's normal... How could that not be normal??? Just like u find a rose pretty, doesn't mean a lily or an orchid or a peony or a crysanthemum isn't as pretty....

              Allah swt could have made us all with the same face the same shape etc and we could have still been tried with the trials of life. What's important is staying on the straight and narrow i.e. Taqwa

              I saw a man who was thanking his mother because one time when he was a kid she cleared the table and placed a line on it and she explained to him that the whole table is the dunya. And that line is the path that he must try and take.

              If we were left up to ourselves then we could do anything and if u look at some of the atrocities of the world then it's a v v v v v scary place. I think if I was you I would thank Allah swt for allowing me to have health (since it's a healthy trait to have some kind of desire for the oppo sex). Then ask Him to protect me from the fitna of this world. Make it easier to lower my gaze and grant me a means of remaining chaste. So... why would your Lord not help you with a sincere request.

              If you are already married... then again I would make dua to Allah swt and say place great love in my heart for my spouse and vice versa and make them the most beautiful to me and protect me and help me guard my modesty.

              Your actions are judged not your thoughts. But your thoughts will lead to actions so whatever you focus them on then you will fall deeper into that hole...
              ...And he who fears Allah - He will make for him a way out. [65:3]
              "Put your trust in Allah, certainly, Allah loves those who put their trust (in Him)."
              :love: [Al-Imran 3:159] :love:

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              • #8
                Re: Being attracted to multiple women, Is this Natural or a mental illness?

                Any one that tells you to go kill yourself deserves a good beating.
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                • #9
                  Re: Being attracted to multiple women, Is this Natural or a mental illness?

                  Completely natural. Scientific studies have shown that the overwhelmingly majority of males would prefer polygamous relationships, where as women typically prefer a single male partner.

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                    Re: Being attracted to multiple women, Is this Natural or a mental illness?

                    Originally posted by hassan246 View Post
                    I don't know whether or not I should feel ashamed of my sexual desire and live with that guilt my whole life. Some people actually tell me to go kill myself while others say it's completely normal. Idk why anyone would shame someone for that.
                    Please don't create any more threads about your 'women problems'.

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