250. The reason due to which it is Permissible for the man that he marries four women, and it is not allowed for him more than that; and the reason due to which it is not allowed that the woman marries except for one husband; and the reason due to which the slave can marry two (women)

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حدثنا محمد بن الحسن قال: حدثنا محمد بن الحسن الصفار عن أحمد ابن محمد بن عيسى عن علي بن الحكم عن محمد بن الفضل عن سعد الجلاب عن أبي عبد الله عليه السلام قال: ان الله تعالى لم يجعل الغيرة للنساء، انما تغار المنكرات منهن، فاما المؤمنات فلا، وانما جعل الله تعالى الغيرة للرجال لان الله قد أحل تعالى له أربعا، وما ملكت يمينه ولم يجعل للمرأة إلا زوجها وحده، فان بغت معه غيره كان زانية.


1. Muhammad Bin Al Hassan narrated to us, from Muhammad Bin Al Hassan Al Saffar, from Ahmad Ibn Muhammad Bin Isa, from Ali Bin Al Hakam, from Muhammad Bin Al Fazal, from Sa’ad Al Jalaab, (It has been narrated) from Abu Abdullah (asws) having said: ‘Allah (azwj) the High did not Make the ‘Ghayrat’ (protection via guardianship) for the women, but rather Ghayrat from them is an evil. So as for the Believing women, so no. But rather, Allah (azwj) the High Made the Ghayrat to be for the men because Allah (azwj) has Permitted four (wives) for him, and what his right hand possesses, and did not Make for the women except for one husband. So if she were to go to someone else apart from him, she would be an adulteress’.