|Lechery (adultery and polygamy)|
Lechery is a forbidden sin in all religions and God does not forbid something unless it is seriously harmful.
Lechery leads to dangerous hygienic problems which endangers humanity with incurable diseases:
a) Gonorrhea is a disease, which inflicts the person with great pain. It is carried from one person to the other by sexual intercourse. It is extremely painful, hard to cure and has many side effects.
b) Syphilis is a palpable example of God’s punishment, says Dr. Mohammed Kamel Abdel. It appears after a few days or weeks from sexual intercourse in the form of a rash which even when it disappears, the microbe remains in the blood to reappear after one or two years in the form of red patches, or reappears in any other part of his body ex: the heart, brain. etc. Then it afflicts the patient with paralysis, madness, an ulcer in his kidney or his intestines. etc.
Lechery also causes soft ulcer that appears in the penis, scrotum, pubic region, the anus opening and thies.
Hence, it is only wise that all religions prohibit lechery Besides, lechery degenerates with man to the status of animals that care only about sex.
The origin in Islam is one wife, yet as a protective measure from such diseases, Islam offers a realistic wholesome cure i.e. polygamy Islam allows up to four wives, but made restrictions to limit its practice. Still the license is there in certain critical situations. Many men’s sexual desire is so active that one wife will not suffice so, instead of roaming abroad and gets himself afflicted and inflicts his innocent wife, God has given him the opportunity to lead a wholesome life free from such diseases:
If you fear that you will not act justly towards the orphans, marry such women
as seem good to you, two, three, four but if you fear you will not be equitable
then only one (Qur’an 4:3)
To my surprise we find that the West attaches polygamy to Islam, while they forgot that there was not a ward against it in either the old or the new Testaments. Dr. El Mahgoub says that polygamy was spread among Christians before and after Islam, and the church prohibited it without any religious grounds. He added that this was one of the reasons which made Martin Luther revolt against the church simply because Christ did not prohibit it.
How Christ could have prohibited something which most of the prophets had practiced. Abraham had two wives, Jacob had four and so did Solomon, while David had many wives.
It is really shocking to find the church prohibiting a wholesome, natural practice, while some churches not only permit but bless an unhealthy, irreligious and abnormal practice i.e. Homosexuality. Some churches, in the