“Polygyny is good since Allah has made it permissible”.
That women suffer in polygyny is not important since polygynists claim womanhood benefits from it. That children suffer in polygyny is not important since polygynists claim the ummah benefits from it. That men suffer in polygyny is not important since islam says polygyny is a privilege, granted to men. And anyway, it must be good since Allah has permitted it.
That polygyny is a disaster to individuals, society and our future is not important. Because Allah has made it permissible. Hence, we are not to question its wisdom.
Problem is, I don’t buy the “It’s good because my imaginary friend says so”-argument. If you want to discuss polygamy, you have to be ready to do so with intellectual and emotional honesty. I am ready to accept any argument based on facts, no arguments based on a teapot in the solar system.
Many orthodox people speak as though it were the business of sceptics to disprove received dogmas rather than of dogmatists to prove them. This is, of course, a mistake. If I were to suggest that between the Earth and Mars there is a china teapot revolving about the sun in an elliptical orbit, nobody would be able to disprove my assertion provided I were careful to add that the teapot is too small to be revealed even by our most powerful telescopes. But if I were to go on to say that, since my assertion cannot be disproved, it is intolerable presumption on the part of human reason to doubt it, I should rightly be thought to be talking nonsense. If, however, the existence of such a teapot were affirmed in ancient books, taught as the sacred truth every Sunday, and instilled into the minds of children at school, hesitation to believe in its existence would become a mark of eccentricity and entitle the doubter to the attentions of the psychiatrist in an enlightened age or of the Inquisitor in an earlier time (Source: Bertrand Russell)
Sorry. You have to come up with something better than a teapot.