Could polygyny be the answer to Russia’s problems?

Dhaka, Sep 27 (UNB) – What one thing could prevent depravity and fornication in Russia? Well according to one legal advisor in Islamic law – or mufti – in Moscow, Ildar Alyautdinov, the answer is polygyny, reports BBC.

He told state-owned news agency RIA Novosti men having more than one wife at the same time would not only “ensure the enforcement of women’s rights” but there would also be “much less depravity and fornication, which is spreading so rapidly nowadays”.

The mufti also pointed out polygyny would help the demographic situation in Russia, as there are many more women than men in the country.

The reaction in Russia to the mufti’s comments have been wide and varied on social media.

Many women (and some men) say Russian men are not financially capable of supporting a single wife, let alone several.

“Russians, including Muslims, cannot feed one wife and two kids – and you are talking about polygyny,” says one commentator.