Saudi man marries 4 Moroccan women in 1 day

According to the Qur’an, the man is permitted to do this.

Qur’an 4:3 (Yusuf Ali): “If ye fear that ye shall not be able to deal justly with the orphans, Marry women of your choice, Two or three or four; but if ye fear that ye shall not be able to deal justly (with them), then only one, or (a captive) that your right hands possess, that will be more suitable, to prevent you from doing injustice.”

The website fatwaislam.com also shows that Muslim men don’t need permission from their first wife to marry a second wife:

Question:

There is no doubt that Islam has permitted plurality of wives, but is it required for the husband to seek the acceptance of his first wife before marrying the second one?

Answer:

It is not obligatory for the husband, when he wishes to marry another, to get his first wife’s acceptance, but it is a noble trait of character and good relations for him to appease her by whatever decreases the pain which woman naturally feel in such situations. This may be achieved by smiling,greeting her warmly and speaking kindly to her, and by whatever money you can afford,if her acceptance requires it

Permanent Committee for Research and Verdicts
Fatawa Islamiyah Darussalam Vol: 5 no.353

In an article about polygamy on the website WikiIslam, an observation is made that “[Muhammad] rather hypocritically, refused to allow Ali bin Abu Talib (the husband of his daughter Fatima) to take even a second wife because ‘what hurts her, hurts me.’ He knew that polygamy hurt women, yet through his example he permitted it for billions of other Muslim men.”

Step Feed, February 12, 2018. (Archive link)

The story of a Saudi man who allegedly married four Moroccan women on the same day sparked outrage on Twitter over the weekend.

According to Arabian Business, the news started trending on the platform via a now-viral hashtag that continues to make the rounds online.

Even though the story has yet to be verified, the hashtag saw thousands weigh in on the matter, sharing their thoughts on polygamy.

The viral hashtag continues to trend on Twitter

In their response to the news, some tweeps expressed their anger over the story, labeling the man’s action derogatory towards women and unacceptable.

Others shared offensive statements targeting Moroccan women, but many also hit back, defending them.

As the story continues to circulate on Twitter, some are stating that it might be fake, while others believe that it’s true and represents marriages that do take place in Saudi society.

Some doubt the news is true.

A few had so many questions.

Others bought into the story and were left shocked by it.

In countries across the Arab world, many believe that Islam unconditionally allows men to be married to more than one woman at a time….