The habibs’ polygamy lives with ahwal women (A case study in Banjar regency, South Kalimantan, Indonesia)
Keywords:ahwal women, domestic life, habib, polygamy, sharifa women
Polygamy studies are never done; there are always pros and cons. This study aims to reveal the lives of polygamous marriages between habibs with ahwal women in Banjar district. This study uses a qualitative approach. Data collection is done through interview, observation and documentary techniques. The study results indicate that polygamous marriages performed with the knowledge and consent of the first wife create a harmonious polygamous marital life between the habibs and women; they interact and communicate, their lives are peaceful, and there is a loving and affectionate relationship between wives and husbands. Polygamous marriages performed without the knowledge and consent of the first wife are not harmonious; conflicts often arise between the wives because they compete against each other to gain control over their husband’s love and affection, which eventually leads to divorce.
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