She is considered to be the man's 'jewel' or 'treasure' and he will be protective and loving but ultimately in charge of the woman.
In Islamic countries 'disobedience' can sometimes result in death, while in the West it will more likely end in divorce.
Another important point though is that while Muslims are allowed to date non-Muslims, they are told to date 'women of the book' meaning Christians or Jews.
It is expected for there to be a shared belief in a single God, though this will depend again on the personal discretion of the man.
To many Western women this could be seen as hypocrisy and it is something that many will not be comfortable with.
Fortunately the majority of modern Muslims living in the West will opt to settle for just one, but again this is something that you will definitely need to discuss before dating you Muslim man.
“In polygamy a man openly marries more than one woman, he has an honorable relationship with both woman as his wives, not side-chicks, one night flings or mistresses,” Chaiwala said on his website. Second has more than 1,600 profiles of men in the U. looking for wives, with just 304 profiles for women searching for a husband.
“He provides for and maintains both families, he is not let off his responsibility in case he did not want it or is not kept away from it by family visitation laws etc. Given the illegality of polygamy and that second marriage ceremonies are performed in secret, it is difficult to determine how many people live in polygamous families, but academics estimate the range is anywhere between 50,000 and 100,000 in the U. In the United Kingdom, where the website has drawn much more press coverage, there are almost 4,000 profiles for men and 261 for women.
He shares his love, time and resources equally with his wives and subsequent families.” Polygamy is illegal in the U. and most mosques discourage the practice of plural marriages, but there is still a sizeable minority of Muslims both in the U. Overall, Chaiwala said, the site has more than 25,000 members spread across 163 countries. K., which does not allow this…Women are not a commodity, they are not domestic slaves.
Despite many imams refusing to perform second marriages and the practice of having a polygamous family is rare among more mainstream Muslims, polygamy is considered permissible in Islam. People cannot be collected like ornaments.” In the U.
Depending on how devout the man is, there are also many things to consider practically and there might be some sacrifices that you are not prepared to make.
All this should be discussed with your partner before the relationship progresses past a certain point.
While its founder says it benefits women and leads to at least two successful marriages every week, a dating website that helps Muslim men find “second wives” is drawing criticism both in the United States and abroad.