“The Polygamist is Political”: Muslim Women and the Issue of Polygamy in the West

Malaysian Muslim women protest against polygamy.

A few months ago, while reviewing one of my friend’s profiles on Facebook, I was surprised to see the amount of discussion that Shari’ah rulings regarding marriage provoke in the West.My friend, an orthodox Sunni Muslim and avid follower of the Hanbali school, had commented in a picture from 2010 that depicted Malaysian women protesting against the legality of polygamy.   The picture, while not shocking for many of us, seemed to bother a number of commentators across the globe. Some peopl … [Read more...]


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