Analysis Of Negative And Positive Aspects Of Polygamy: A Cause Study Of Pakhtun Society Of KP (Pakistan) In Contemporary Context

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Dr.Zainab Amin , Dr. Samina Begum , Dr. Rashida Parveen


Background: In the current Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province of Pakistan, the public's opinion about polygamy in the society is positive. Although we can see its application in the society, its countless social effects have happened. Polygamy is not accepted by the societies for which there are several reasons Despite this, in the tribes, they follow the discretion of the man and most of the time, without knowing the result; they marry again under the Islamic permission of polygamy. But later this has very dire consequences.

Problem statement: The laws made for the social system can be completely progressive and beneficial when they are in accordance with human nature and fully meet human needs. Laws cannot stand still. In this way, Islamic laws are not for any particular class or place in the world, but they are for the whole world and every time and place and are in accordance with the natural system.

Research Result: In the case of polygamy in the Pakhtun society, various problems arise and it leads to family enmity. As a result of this research, important results were found. Polygamy is most disliked in it. Despite this, polygamy is practiced in some tribes. In the survey, it was generally seen that most of the times, establishing justice is a far-fetched thing, so they divorce the first wife. It accepts polygamy considering the improvement of economic condition 30%

Polygamy is not accepted at all 55%.Polygamy is accepted under compulsion 52&

Recommendation: Regarding polygamy, the Pashtun society should review its collective thinking and restructure its attitude towards polygamy according to Islamic concepts. Before attempting a second marriage in the tribal districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, men should assess their financial resources to see if they can afford a separate home for a new wife.

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