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Introduction of Polygamy
In Malaysia, the Law Reform (Marriage and Divorce) Act 1976 banned polygamy for non-Muslims, and since it came into force in 1982, polygamy has become increasingly associated with Islam. However, regardless of claims by some Muslims that polygamy is their religious “right”, Islam neither invented nor encouraged polygamy. Unlimited polygamy was the norm in pre-Islamic times, and the Qur’an’s provisions on polygamy were restrictive rather than permissive.

Many of our critics accuse SIS of trying to challenge divine provisions for polygamy, but these accusations are inaccurate. Rather, SIS calls for regulation and restrictions on polygamy, on Islamic grounds, to prevent it from being abused. Our stand is that if the rights of Muslim women and children are upheld and advanced as enshrined in the spirit of the Qur’an, only then will justice prevail in Muslim families.
Knowledge Resources > Polygamy
Focus On Focus Enforcement of Polygamy Laws (30 July 2013)
Tuesday 30 July 2013
Attack on Monogamy Campaign
Friday 22 June 2012

Thursday 21 June 2012
Court Decision on Bung Moktar Case Undermines Gender Equality and Justice (12 August 2010)
Thursday 12 August 2010
Deception and Dishonesty in the Practice of Polygamy
Thursday 21 January 2010
Tighten Procedure for Polygamy
Thursday 21 January 2010
Misunderstanding the Prophet's Sunnah on Polygamy
Thursday 21 January 2010
Islam and Polygamy (1993)
Thursday 21 January 2010
Impact of Polygamy on the Family Institution
Thursday 21 January 2010
Poligami - Adil dan Saksama untuk Siapa? (10 August 2005)
Wednesday 10 August 2005
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