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Devoted to the viewpoint of Islam of Muhammad SAW and Amir ul-Mumineen, Ali ibn Abi Talib SA, in the Shi'a Fatimi Ismaili Dawoodi Bohra tradition.

July 22, 2003

the economics of polygamy.

Al Muhajabah has an interesting link to a study on the economics of polygamy. More interestingly, she has been examining polygamy on her Niqabi Paralegal blog, and makes this interesting observation:

As it turns out, various American courts have been dealing with the question of whether to recognize polygamous marriages and for what purposes since the late 1880s. More than two-thirds of these cases deal with Native American marriages. Other cultures include Hindu, Sikh, Chinese, and Nigerian animist. None of the cases actually deal with Muslims. Odd, isn't it, for a practice so closely associated in the Western mind with Islam.

And she also includes this link to her discussion of Christian polygamy. She really does her homework!

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Shi'a Pundit was launched in 2002 during the run-up to the invasion of Iraq. The blog focuses on issues pertaining to Shi'a Islam in the west and in the Islamic world. The author is a member of the Dawoodi Bohra Muslim community. Bohras adhere to the Shi'a Fatimi tradition of Islam, headed by the 52nd Dai al-Mutlaq, Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin (TUS).

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