Thursday, 8 March 2018
“My possessions were dispersed, my senses and feelings scattered. That day, I split myself in two before life did.” This is a snippet of Emirati poet, writer and lawyer Hussain Lootah’s book, Between Two Wives, which is based on his own polygamous relationship.Lootah discussed his book at the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature. The book was published in 2016, but he told the Khaleej Times that it took him four years to put pen to paper.“I never regret anything; I ...
Sunday, 15 October 2017
Motaz Hilal, the groom who recently sparked controversy in Egypt after photos of his first wife showed her attending his wedding to his second wife, said that he and his first wife have four children. Hilal told the host of Dream television channel's "Kalam Tani" program that he married another woman because he wants to expand his family and have more children since he does not have any siblings. He also said that his first wife, whom he identified as Umm Marwan, had initially ...
Saturday, 14 October 2017
Images showing an Egyptian woman reportedly attending her husband’s wedding to his second wife has attracted widespread attention online this week. The post provoked a string of online comments, from people expressing their shock to others congratulating them. The event also sparked a debate over polygamy, deemed by activists and women's groups as cruel as it has deviated from its original purpose in Islam, which was to protect widows and orphans. The groom was identified as Motaz Hilal ...
Tuesday, 3 October 2017
A Tinder-style dating app for polygamists has sparked controversy in Indonesia, the world’s most populous Muslim nation – but its developer says he “just wants to help” unmarried middle-aged women.Indonesian law defines marriage as between a man and a woman but polygamy is tolerated in certain circumstances, despite being generally frowned upon. Ayo Poligami, loosely translated as “let’s go polygamy”, is a free smartphone app that matches married and ...
Thursday, 6 November 2014
‘We are strengthening our laws to protect Canadians and newcomers to Canada from barbaric cultural practices,’ a minister said
Friday, 26 September 2014
A new Channel 4 documentary aired in the UK, called “Men with many wives”
Sunday, 13 July 2014
Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned, and that is exactly what an Egyptian TV show found out recently. Women on the show are falling for an on-air prank aired on Egypt’s Al-Nahar TV. They are fooled into believing their husbands are marrying a second wife and the reactions are spurning laughs and shock on social media. In the show, the wife is tricked into an interview about women’s affairs, asking them their views on polygamy. Later, the program’s crew surprises the women ...
Tuesday, 10 June 2014
A Saudi man has reportedly been shot by his wife only a few days after he married another woman
Monday, 24 February 2014
The four husbands went court in dispute over pregnancy rights
Sunday, 5 January 2014
The head of the opposition Socialist Union of Popular Forces, Driss Lachgar, called for the polygamy ban several days ago