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Polygyny: What It Means When African American Muslim Women Share Their Husbands

Debra Majeed

Abstract

Polygyny explores the practice of multiple-wife marriage among African American Muslims who follow the leadership of Imam W. D. Mohammed. The dominant voices in this work are those of my female informants--some who welcome polygyny, some who oppose it, others who acquiesce to it, and still others who locate their negotiating power within the practice. This book examines husband sharing as one remedy for and a demographic challenge to the absence of marriageable African American men and/or the high number of female-led households. A core feature of this work is the attention devoted to Qur’anic ... More

Keywords: Islam, African American Muslim, family life, Muslim Women, marriage, polygyny, Qur’anic interpretation, Imam W. D. Mohammed, female informants

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780813060774
Published to Florida Scholarship Online: January 2016 DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813060774.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Debra Majeed, author
Beloit College