Polygamy and law in contemporary saudi arabia exeter arab and islamic kindle edition by maha yamani download it once and read it on your kindle device pc phones or tablets use features like bookmarks note taking and highlighting while reading polygamy and law in contemporary saudi arabia exeter arab and islamic. The legal system of saudi arabia is based on sharia islamic law derived from the quran and the sunnah the primary source of law in modern saudi arabia the government has promoted polygamy as part of a return to islamic values program. The book also examines the historical origins of islamic polygamy in mecca and medina as well as the legal situation in saudi arabia today about the author maha a z yamani is an honorary fellow at the university of exeter and a saudi lawyer. Polygamy and law in contemporary saudi arabia demonstrates that polygyny is widely practiced in the country and its popularity is constantly increasing among both the educated and the non educated. The historical and modern developments of polygamy in saudi arabia the historical role of the different states in encouraging or discouraging polygamy discussed in the previous chapter can be linked to the development of polygamy in saudi arabia over a period spanning approximately one century
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