Does the Quran Limit Muslims to Four Wives? David Wood vs. Shabir Ally

According to standard interpretations of the Qur’an, Muslim men are allowed to have up to four wives (see Qur’an 4:3). However, Muslim sources such as Sahih al-Bukhari, the History of al-Tabari, etc., report that Muhammad had at least nine wives at one time. The most common Islamic response to this inconsistency is to note that Qur’an 33:50 gave Muhammad special permission to have as many wives as he wanted. If this is true, however, it seems that the Qur’an gave Muhammad special moral privileges. Is this the case? In this video, David Wood and Shabir Ally discuss whether the Qur’an limits Muslims to four wives. David Wood assumes the typical Muslim view, while Shabir Ally claims that the Qur’an doesn’t actually limit Muslims to four wives.

Nice work wood Jesus bless you

Stupid rules

This was a fucking opportunity I missed by not being born in a Muslim family.
Now I’m 40 and I’ve gained much knowledge which doesn’t allow me to accept this pseudo religion/politic.
Now I lost 4 wives in earth and 72 virgins in heaven, not of my fault. That really sucks.

Shabir Ally is woeful when it comes to defending Islam. “Muhammad vowed a life of poverty”. No, Muhammad got 1/5 of the spoils of war (as atested in the Sira and Hadith literature), cf. Qur’an (Al-Anfal) 8:1. Muhammad charged Muslims “consultation fees” for private meetings and prayers. See Quran (Al-Mujaadila) 58:12 & (At-Tawba) 9:103-104. A life of poverty? Not a chance!

Shabir looks like santa claus with that white headgear and red background

may the curse be upon muhammad the liar.

The Quran 4:3 is actually very clear that the limit is 4 wives. In addition, the Quran has very strict conditions which only permits the additional 3 wives if their sole purpose is to take care of orphan children mentioned in the previous verse 4:2.

so muhammad was so poor he needed 11 wives

muhammad had to marry for social and economic reasons just like kings and queens marry each other

so muhammad was more like a king than a prophet

could it be possible that he made up that he was a prophet only to gain power from his poor status

look at hitler he was poor and wanted power he killed jews just like muhammad

he made promises telling the germans that he will fix there problems

what about fidel castro he made promises too look at cuba

muhammad made claims and promises left and right just like a dictator

I think people join islam just because they want 4 wives lol that’s crazy but extremely funny but oh well

Who is Muhammadpeacebeuponhim?

this Muslim man is such deceiver, wow does he really think we believe, anything he is saying

Hi David, God bless you sugar!!! I just wanted to say I’m happy you’re using your intelligence for the Glory of God!!! I’m a new subscriber.

In ISlam, Men are Gods and womens are slave. The author of the Quran must be a PERVERT.

And why exactly is polygamy accepted? How does “allah” justify that kind of disgusting behaviour?

Why does Shabir Ally and most muslims say peace be upon Muhammad?.. he’s dead!! only Jesus is alive!

By watching Dr. Ally’s debate defending Islam it is clear that Muslim’s Allah whatever it is true or false god, Allah is not righteous, justice, kind, impartial, as Supreme Power we know from the Bible as God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob and we believe Father of Jesus Christ. In this debate it is obvious that Allah favored Muhammad and his human weakness for women. In other debate and from Quran we learnt that Allah is cruel for non-Muslims, allowing killing of kafir (non-Muslims) to establish Sharia Law. Dr. Ally could believe whatever he likes, we have respect for his faith as fellow human being, but his faith is not believable by reasons as true faith oppose to believable truth found in the Bible by matter of reasons and consistent. God is found throughout the Bible beginning to end as love, righteous, kind, justice without exception.

yeah right…a life of poverty…sure

Reading 33:50 proves Shabir a liar, since it clearly says “We have made lawful unto thee thy wives unto whom thou hast paid their dowries,” contrary to his claim that it’s an exemption from paying the dowry. It’s clearly a special exemption for him to take as many wives and sex slaves as he wants. Another point of contention is where does he get that Mo had a vow of poverty?

their pedophile “prophet” lived the live of POVERTY? are you freaking kidding me?