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Q&A Booklet : Islam & Polygamy
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Q&A Booklet: Islam & Polygamy

In Malaysia, ever since the Law Reform (Marriage and Divorce) Act 1976 was enforced in 1982, banning polygamy for non- Muslims, polygamy has increasingly come to be associated with Islam. In the late 1970s and early 1980s, certain attempts were made to control the abuse of polygamy among the Muslims. However, these attempts have have not been very effective in practice, and it is most unfortunate that any vigorous measures against the abuse of polygamy are often condemned as being "un-Islamic", due to a general mistaken notion that polygamy is a sacred male right guaranteed by Islam.

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