Saudi man marries four women at once, stirs debate on social media

Published: February 12, 2018
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There is a questionable perception in countries across the Arab world that Islam unconditionally allows men to be married to more than one woman at a time. PHOTO COURTESY: stepfeed.com

There is a questionable perception in countries across the Arab world that Islam unconditionally allows men to be married to more than one woman at a time. PHOTO COURTESY: stepfeed.com

A Saudi national has allegedly tied the knot with four Moroccan women on the same day, stirring a heated debate among social media users, who shared their thoughts on polygamy over the weekend.

In their response to the news, which was yet to be verified by the Arab media, most people on Twitter expressed their anger over the story, labeling the man’s action derogatory towards women and terming it unacceptable.

However, few others tried to back his actions on religious grounds.

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Meanwhile, some social media users were completely taken by surprise and refused to even accept it as a real news story, while others believe that it was true and represented marriages that do take place in the Saudi society.

There is a questionable perception in countries across the Arab world that Islam unconditionally allows men to be married to more than one woman at a time. However, many seem to simply ignore or forget that taking more than one wife is permissible only under a given frame of conditions.

This article originally appeared on StepFeed

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Reader Comments (4)

  • Bunny Rabbit
    Feb 13, 2018 - 11:31AM

    If the women themselves dont have any objection then whats the problem. Recommend

  • bashir gul
    Feb 13, 2018 - 11:37AM

    I bet he couldn’t marry four women at the same time from his own country Saudi Arabia. The highest rate of divorce is in Saudi Arabia.Recommend

  • Zaida Parvez
    Feb 13, 2018 - 2:18PM

    In SA, women are treated like cattle.Recommend

  • BrainBro
    Feb 13, 2018 - 3:42PM

    He cannot afford four separate weddings. All-in-one-go has saved him money.Recommend

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