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    4:3 And if you have reason to fear that you might not act equitably towards orphans, then marry from among [other] women such as are lawful to you - [even] two, or three, or four: but if you have reason to fear that you might not be able to treat them with equal fairness, then [only] one - or [from among] those whom you rightfully possess. This will make it more likely that you will not deviate from the right course.

    4:129 And it will not be within your power to treat your wives with equal fairness, however much you may desire it; and so, do not allow yourselves to incline towards one to the exclusion of the other, leaving her in a state, as it were, of having and not having a husband.But if you put things to rights and are conscious of Him - behold, God is indeed much-forgiving, a dispenser of grace.

    So are we allowed to marry more than one woman or not?
    Allah swt says we can marry up to 4 wives if we treat them in equal fairness, but than he says that its not within our power to treat them in equal fairness.
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    Re: Multiple Wives

    Yes men are still permitted to have four wives and are warned to fear Allah (swt) and treat them equally. This means that they give them equal provisions and divide their time between the wives equally. It is known to happen that men who have more than one wife will incline more towards one wife than the others, the ayah warns men to not neglect the other wives or put them in a position where they are married but hardly see him.
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      Re: Multiple Wives

      Allah does give muslim men the permission to marry more than one wife.
      The onus is upon the man to follow the ruling of allah and treat them equitable.
      We have throughout history where women had no husbands, due to war, famine etc, and instead of them falling into the hands of non Muslims, muslim men are allowed to do the decent thing and marry them, and in most cases it was for protection for them, and thier children.
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        Also another bonus for a women is that if you seek to marry a man whoose already married then you can make sure that hes a good husband by checking out the way he is with his 1st or 2nd wife Insha Allah, plus it means that no man is off limits for marriage ( unless he already has four wifes :up: )
        "O you who believe! Stand out firmly for justice, as witnesses to Allah, even as against yourselves, or your parents, or your kin, and whether it be (against) rich or poor: for Allah can best protect both. Follow not the lusts (of your hearts), lest you swerve, and if you distort (justice) or decline to do justice, verily Allah is well-acquainted with all that you do." [An-Nisa 4:135]

        The Prophet :saw: said:

        "Whosoever leaves off obedience and separates from the Jamaa'ah and dies, he dies a death of jaahiliyyah. Whoever fights under the banner of the blind, becoming angry for 'asabiyyah (nationalism/tribalism/partisanship) or calling to 'asabiyyah, or assisting 'asabiyyah, then dies, he dies a death of jaahiliyyah."


        Narrated 'Abdullah:

        The Prophet, said, "Abusing a Muslim is Fusuq (evil doing) and killing him is Kufr (disbelief)." sahih bukhari

        "Creeping upon you is the diseases of those people before you: envy and hatred. And hatred is the thing that shaves. I do not say it shaves the hair but it shaves the religion!

        By the One in whose Hand is my soul, you will not enter paradise until you believe, and you will not believe until you love one another. Certainly, let me inform you of that which may establish such things: spread the greetings and peace among yourselves."

        [Recorded by Imam Ahmad and Al-Tirmidhi]