Islamic solution of adultery of man
Adultery is as old as history of man. Over the centuries, adultery is one traitthat has survivedand will perhaps never go away. It is safe to say that though polygamy has become outdated in most of the world, adultery still thrives. If one has gone through the everyday life in non Muslim countries, one can see that sex dominates and as a corollary, adultery reigns supreme. This cannot be denied. The nonMuslim nations have not been able to control this trait of man, which is propelled by the inherent nature of man.
Islam has its own solution for adultery. This is the reason that adultery isseverely punished in Islam. The punishment for sex outside marriage is death by stoning. Islam has however its own solution for adultery. It allows a man to have upto 4 wives. Divorce for the man is also simplified and a man can divorce a wife easily and marry again, so as to remain within the ambit of 4 wives. This arrangement sanctioned by Muslimscriptures works fine. I agree it is unfair to the woman, but then one can't get everything in life.
However there is a catch in this, as the laws are weighted in favor of man. Perhaps it is a recognition that man by nature is polygamous. Islam has recognized this peculiar trait of a mans makeup. Many will not agree with this, but almost 30% of the world is following Ism. One may not necessarily agree with the Islamic solution, but this is a fact of life and one cannot ignore it. In Islamic nations there is very little sex advertisement, yet most men are satisfied. It does give variety to the man and takes care of his latent urges.
Islam is a way of life and a large number of people of the world follow it. Even in a secular country like India, Muslim personal law is not touched and I suppose in teh West also despite all teh laws many Muslims willingly take multiple wives. I think Mohammed Ali the boxer followed this with more than one wife.. However its not a solution I will not recommend, but it cannot be ignored