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Under the 1st amendment guarentee of the free practice of our religion, can a Muslim man still have 4 wives in the USA?

That is allowed to him in Muslim nations.

Update:

@ ?; Really? Can you tell us which Muslim natios forbid it? The only one I could find is Tunisia.

Update 2:

I knew you couldn't find any, because they aren't out there.  

 Mr. Man. It's not me who "allows them 4 husbands" or not. It is the prophet (pbuh) and his koran that make the rules.

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago
    Favorite Answer

    Although polygamy is illegal in the U.S. and most mosques try to discourage plural marriages, some Muslim men in America have quietly married multiple wives.

  • 1 month ago

    Ya sure why not . Liberal 

  • 1 month ago

    Mormons had the same problem. The answer is "no".

  • User
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    No.

    Why?

    Because the U.S. right to freedom of religion

    only guarantees you the freedom to practice your religion.

    Can a Muslim man practice his religion devoutly and properly

    according to the tenets of his religion

    without having two or more wives?

    If he can, then polygyny is not a protected religious practice for Muslims.

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  • ?
    Lv 5
    1 month ago

    Religion doesn't supersede the law of the land.

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Since the religion does NOT force polygamy, then it is not a valid stance to claim "my religion alloys it, therefore it must be legal".

    And the 1st amendment simply means that no laws would be made to specifically restrict the free exercise of a religion. If the law specifically stated "MUSLIMS cannot have multiple spouses" then you may have had a point. But the law applies to everyone equally; and no one can have two wives no matter what their religion may be.

  • ?
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Free speech and expression is the 1st amendment, not bigamy.

  • Justin
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    He is free to do so in Muslim nations without fear of reprisal here which is how his 1st amendment rights are protected. If he is targeted here for being a 'bigamist' in other jurisdictions where it is permitted, this is a violation of his constitutional rights of freedom of religious practice. 

    In the United States he may only have one wife at a time and she is the only person with legal claims here. This is to protect society itself from nightmarish legal issues, inheritance rights battles, medical care battles and other chaotic scenarios which we have learned cannot be contained once bigamy is made legal.

    Inside legal systems where these issues are fully resolved and society has formed itself around them, the practice is understandably more accepted and ethical. Most of our morals, standards and legal structures were formed around Christian ethics, which was considered the only 'civilized' religion during the time of our founding. 

  • Den B7
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Not if it violates the local laws. Religion can't be used as an excuse to violate laws.

  • Marriage is Marriage, Religion is Religion

    Being married to 4 women has nothing to do with Islam,  

  • Murzy
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    You still need to obey the "laws of the land".

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