Malaysian leader asks people to encourage polygamy
Kuala Lumpur: Malaysia`s leading
religious party leader has told the people to encourage
polygamy, a remark that could spark off a controversy in the
Menteri Besar (grand minister) Datuk Nik Abdul Aziz
Nik Mat, who leads the Pan Malaysia Islamic Party said that
Ulemas could be model polygamous husbands.
"Normally, when a man likes a beautiful woman, he will
take her as his second wife," Nik Aziz said at the 20th
anniversary of Ulema leadership at the Kelantan Trade Centre
in Kota Baru.
"But after they have children, he will divorce the
woman. This is the bad image that I meant which should be
cleaned up," the 76-year-old leader was quoted as saying by
Malaysian newspaper New Straits Times.
"Ulemas can play an important role in clearing this
image," he said.
Aziz said they would set good examples on what a true
polygamous marriage was all about in Islam. This would also
clear misunderstanding among people about polygamy.
Aziz said it was the Ulema`s duty to help create
better understanding among Muslims.
"The clean image must be highlighted to the world,
especially in the era of information and communication
technology, so that Islamic practices can be emulated by all
communities," he said.
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