Dutse, Jigawa State – In a recent Friday sermon at the Takur Commercial Mosque, Sheikh Aminu Baba Waziri, a renowned Islamic cleric, has called Law forcing Polygamy on Civil Servants.
The Cleric urged legislators to consider the implementation of a law that would encourage civil servants at Level 12 to consider taking additional wives. This proposal has ignited a discussion about the role of polygamy in society.
During his sermon, Sheikh Waziri pointed out the ample availability of potential wives in society, including widows and unmarried women who are willing to marry. He expressed concern that despite the presence of such women, many men, particularly those who are already married, are not open to the idea of adding more wives to their families.
Sheikh Waziri emphasized the significance of marriage within Islam, citing both the Quran and the Sunnah of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) as strong advocates for the institution of marriage. He highlighted a verse from the Holy Quran (Chapter 4:3), which states, “You fear that you shall not be able to deal justly with the orphans, marry women of your choice, two, or three, or four; but if you fear that you shall not be able to deal justly (with them), then only one, or that which your right hands possess. That will be more suitable to prevent you from doing injustice.”
In light of these religious teachings, Sheikh Waziri called upon lawmakers to consider enacting a law that would require civil servants at Level 12 with only one wife to consider taking another spouse before their next promotion.
The cleric’s proposal has sparked a debate on the role of polygamy within modern society, with various perspectives emerging. Some argue that polygamy, when practiced responsibly and consensually, can potentially benefit both the individuals involved and society as a whole. Others maintain that personal decisions regarding marriage and family should remain a matter of individual choice, rather than being regulated by legislation.
The discussion surrounding Sheikh Waziri’s call for a law encouraging polygamy among civil servants is likely to continue as society grapples with the intersection of religious teachings and contemporary values. It remains to be seen whether such legislation will gain traction within the political sphere and how it may impact the lives of civil servants in the future.