Reinterpret Polygamy in Islam: A Case Study in Indonesia

Rohman, Arif. (2013). Reinterpret Polygamy in Islam: A Case Study in Indonesia. Int J Hum & Soc Sci Inv, 2(10), 68-74

7 Pages Posted: 1 May 2013 Last revised: 6 Feb 2015

Date Written: October 1, 2013

Abstract

It is the consensus of ulema (religious leader) in Indonesia that polygamy is allowed in Islam, while polyandry is prohibited. That is why even though that the practice of monogamy has negative impacts to women, some people still conduct it and believe that polygamy is sunnah (the manner or deeds of Muhammad) and part of syariah (Islamic law). This article will explore the perspective of fundamentalist and modernist about polygamy and how the modernist Muslim scholars in Indonesia fight for opposing polygamy.

Keywords: Polygamy, Gender, Islam, Fundamentalist, Modernist, Indonesia, Women, Religion

JEL Classification: I31, J71

Suggested Citation

Rohman, Arif, Reinterpret Polygamy in Islam: A Case Study in Indonesia (October 1, 2013). Rohman, Arif. (2013). Reinterpret Polygamy in Islam: A Case Study in Indonesia. Int J Hum & Soc Sci Inv, 2(10), 68-74, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2258284 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2258284

Arif Rohman (Contact Author)

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