According to the Holy Qur'an, it is possible for a man to marry at the maximum four wives at the same time. http://tanzil.net/#trans/en.qarai/4:3 Islam has specific rules and guidelines for those who have more than one wife, in which the most important of them is to be nice and just with all of them. The Holy Quran says: http://tanzil.net/#trans/en.qarai/4:3 As you can see, the Quran says to marry only one even if you fear that you can't be just, let alone be certain. That's because it is very difficult to be fair to all and secondly, the man should pay dowry to a woman to marry her. That said, in today's tough financial times, one should be more than happy if he can shoulder responsibly of a wife and kids, so how on earth people can even think to have FOUR wives - not to mention kids from those wife's. How will you financially support FOUR families and their expenses? Do you think its a wise move in today's world to have multiple wives. Thoughts?