Muhhamad-hadzhi Rahimov believes that since the Qur’an allows it, it should also be written into secular law.
The Mufti of Stavropol’, Muhammad-hadzhi Rahimov suggested to introduce polygyny into Russian society. The clergyman believes that such a measure may substantially better the demographic situation in our country and decrease the number of single women.
“Our kray, just like the rest of the country, is dealing with a complicated situation when it comes to the birth rate. I suggest to introduce polygyny not only for Muslims”, specified Muhhamad-hadzhi Rahimov to a reporter of the Komsomol’skaya Pravda na Severnom Kavkaze newspaper. “It is forbidden for Christians to have a second wife. However, Muslims often unofficially have second wifes, and it would not be a bad idea to give this a legal framework. The Qur’an permits us this, this should, therefore, also be given approval in secular law.”
According to Muhhamad-hadzhi Rahimov, the second marriage should also be rendered official by the Russian Register Office (ZAGS). The consent for a second wife should be given by the first wife of the man. A man wishing to get an extra wife, shall also be financially responsible for her and her children.
“We have many single muslim women”, told Rahimov. “Why shouldn’t they be given a chance at personal happiness?”
Translated from: http://www.kp.ru/daily/26483/3353272/
Originally published on 22.01.2016 by Komsomol’skaya Pravda newspaper.