Abdullah Aa Gym Gymnastiar

Dec 2nd, 2006, in News, by

Charismatic Muslim preacher Abdullah “Aa Gym” Gymnastiar has taken a second wife.

Abdullah Gymnastiar, commonly referred to as Aa Gym, a hugely popular preacher and holy man, has shocked the nation, particularly its women, by choosing to exercise his right to take more than one wife. Not satisfied with long-term spouse Teteh Nini Gym three months ago married a former model from Bandung, Alfarini Eridani, or Rini, 37 years old, who is divorced with one three children and currently works at the sharia banking section of Bank Panin in Bandung. poskota

Abdullah Aa Gym Gymnastiar
Abdullah “Aa Gym” Gymnastiar.

Gym, the head of the Darud Tauhid Islamic boarding school, and an often seen presence on television screens, explains that polygamy is a legitimate practice within Islam, sanctioned by God himself, but it’s not for every Tom, Dick, and Harry:

Polygamy is clearly allowed by God, but it is not recommended. Polygamy can be done in certain ways as an emergency exit.
(Poligami ini jelas hal yang dibolehkan oleh Allah, tapi tidak dianjurkan. Poligami dibolehkan dengan cara-cara tertentu sebagai emergency exit.)

It is not clear what exactly is the situation from which Gym is seeking an emergency exit.

Gym admits that his decision has upset a lot of people, especially women. He says that the two injunctions which his legion of followers most often convey to him are, from men: don’t get involved in politics; and from women: don’t have more than one wife. He says he has already discussed political issues, like the RUU Pornografi debate, because pornography is something which damages the nation, he feels bound to discuss it.

For polygamy he says that many people in Indonesia regard it as an always negative thing. Most women are not able to accept the matter, it hurts them, he says, but there is a small group of women who can. Those who criticise polygamy, he says, should remember that it is God’s law. mediaindo


197 Comments on “Abdullah Aa Gym Gymnastiar”

  1. Mohammed Khafi says:

    itemkoeroes said:

    shame on you Guys, God has clearly allowed a man to marry more than one women. So what’s wrong with him. Can you Guys find opposite statement from God about polygamy issue. No, hell, no!

    Hell yes!

    You obviously missed my first posting on this subject, read it! They are the words of God from Al Quran regarding Polygamy, unless I missed something and we are in a state of war and Aa has married a war widow, he has broken Gods commands. Not somebody I would want as a teacher of religion.

  2. iamisaid says:

    Holy Gymnastiar !

    I know that face!

    Seen him countless times over the TV network whenever I am in Indonesia.

    Way to go man! Did the double Gym (as in gymnastics) have anything to do with his decision? (just joking)

  3. Teng says:

    they’re only a corpse sucker and they’re so jealous with AAG dignity, reputation and credibility because those crowd are only worth of trash and sxxxit compare to him and I guess most of them are product of intimate between uncle and his nephew

    You have a very filthy mouth Cukurungan. If there is someone without dignity, reputation and credibility, it’s you… even more than AA Gym.

    Just because people oppose polygamy, you feel the need to badmouth them like if you are some drunken sailor.

    You should be truely ashamed of yourself.

  4. Mubtadi Jasim Iman says:

    Ass Wr Wb. Innalillahi wa inna ilaihi roji’uun. Why moslem country like Indonesia many people didn’t know about the rule of Islamic Relegion. Didn’t the plygamy permitted in Islam. If AA Gym married second women, who doesn’t know the problem of her, why many Indonesian women insult him (AA)? What the faith like this? Ya Robb may blessing all the people of my country especially women, who didn’t know the rule of polygamy and may Allah open their heart to know the Islamic law. Amiin- Amiin- Amiin yaa samii’uddu’aa. Wss Wr Wb.

  5. Mohammed Khafi says:

    Mubtadi Jasim Iman Said:

    Didn’t the plygamy permitted in Islam.

    Read the verses in Al Quran my friend, Allah is very specific about the circumstances under whih polygamy is allowed, time of war, and it has to be to help war widows and their orphans, The verses are very plain and clear.

    Mubtabi Jasim Iman also said:

    Ya Robb may blessing all the people of my country especially women, who didn’t know the rule of polygamy and may Allah open their heart to know the Islamic law.

    I hope so, so that millions of women in the Islamic world can free themselves from the shackles of chauvanistic inspired Sharia Lies and return to Gods Word in Al Quran.

    Peace

  6. Aluang Anak Bayang says:

    Ass. Mubtadi Jasim Iman

    Why moslem country like Indonesia many people didn’t know about the rule of Islamic Relegion. Didn’t the plygamy permitted in Islam.

    Every Indonesian, Muslims and Kafirs alike, know 4 wives and a dozen mistresses is permitted; just that they prefer not to disobey Allah swt.

    If AA Gym married second women, who doesn’t know the problem of her, why many Indonesian women insult him (AA)?

    Indonesian women don’t like competition. However unlike curry eater and kebab eater ,Indonesian culture do not permit us to murder recalcitrant women. That was why we had Indonesian women insulting AA Gym and they even got away with it. Kurang ajar, how unislamic!

    What the faith like this? Ya Robb may blessing all the people of my country especially women, who didn’t know the rule of polygamy and may Allah open their heart to know the Islamic law. Amiin- Amiin- Amiin yaa samii’uddu’aa. Wss Wr Wb.

    Have you any sisters or cousin sisters that are available for nikah mutah? I am looking to fill in a few more to satisfy my religious duties.

    Wasalam.

  7. sukarman says:

    DEAR ALL,

    We ask all of you to study islam with two ways. Firstly, generally speaking we look islam from outside (Lahiriah/syariat) and secondly from inside (Ruhaniah/Batiniah). If we ignore one of them making us to be unperfect human.

    About Aa Gym, PLEASE don’t speak negative about him because this matter will not arise an effect anything to us but will make us increasing a sin. (Masalah orang lain tidak perlu kita komentari karena tidak akan membawa mudharat sama sekali kepada kita – apa untung ruginya sama kita – tidak ada KAN)

    DIDALAM ISLAM, mengenai pernikahan 2-4, tidak ada keharusan izin sama istri pertama jika seorang suami ingin menikah lagi. BUDAYA INDONESIA saja yang harus kulon nuwun sama istri jika ingin nikah lagi.

    SAUDARAKU yang islam, marilah kita belajar islam dari 2 sisi supaya kita sebagai hamba yang kaffah, supaya mengenal wilayah-wilayah kehambaan dan ketuhanan.

    Jika kita belajar islam dari satu sisi saja, terutama syariat, maka kita akan “TERSESAT” dalam perjalanan menuju kepadaNYA.

  8. Murphy says:

    Does people marry for sex only? I guess not. People marry for love, for companionhip, for status, and yes, also for sex. Then why is it when AA Gym marries another woman, everybody assumes it is for nothing more than sex?

    We don’t know why he took another woman. He did something legal, to Indonesian law, and to Islamic law (according to MAJORITY of Islamic clerics) and his wife allowed him. She can ask for divorce and she is entitled to half of his fortune; but she did not do that. So you know she is not being powerless. She has power to strip AA Gym from his fortune if she doesn’t like the situation.

    You may not like his decision. I do not like his decision. But who are we to make such harsh judgement? He may have his reason, his (first) wife may have hers, his second wife also have hers and it may not be about sex at all, and for all we know the three of them may live happily now.

  9. Riyoz says:

    well….he married the woman, didn’t he ?…what’s so bad about that ? you all talked like he has commited adultery or something…..weird !

  10. HItam TApi CIna says:

    These discussion only prove 1 thing.
    Most of you rely on 1 good and respectable person to make changes in the society.

    It is not surprising why Indonesia fail to prosper.

    A person will fail you eventually.
    An imperfect system but well designed will always work and will eliminate human error as long as the system is continuously audited and perfected.

    That’s what makes the western world so successful compared to the eastern world? they rely on a dependable system rather than a great man.

    Haven’t you heard that to err is humane?

  11. Andri says:

    God take one rib of man and create a woman. So why God didn’t take 2 or 3 ribs of man?
    I think no matter how many woman will u married, but remember how many rib have been taken from you. I u loose 2, you may marry 2 women, if you just loose one, don’t take another woman, its not belong to you, its another’s rib.

  12. MuslimahfromMalaysia says:

    Astaghfirullah…Think of Allah…Think of Allah…Think of Allah…Is it a sin to ‘nikah’ another one in Islam? Is it allowed in Islam to curse/badmouth other people be he/she is a Muslim/non-Muslim? Islam is beautiful…Istighfar…Istighfar…Istighfar…Allah is the Most Forgiven…Remember you guys…Ask forgiveness from Aa after what you’ve said to him….hmm…May Allah Forgive all of us….

  13. Mohammed Khafi says:

    MuslimahfromMalaysia,

    You need to read and understand what Allah says in Al Quran, not just take somebody elses word for it and blindly follow Sunnah and Hadith.

    Aa is a sinner if he truly understands Al Quran, and if he doesn’t understand Al Quran he has no right to set himself up as a religious leader.

    Peace

  14. Cukurungan says:

    You need to read and understand what Allah says in Al Quran, not just take somebody elses word for it and blindly follow Sunnah and Hadith.

    Who does certify you to judge someone understand or not understand what Allah says in Al-Quran?

    Aa is a sinner if he truly understands Al Quran, and if he doesn’t understand Al Quran he has no right to set himself up as a religious leader.

    You have no authorization to judge Him a sinner or not and no one take your word seriusly except the internet masturbator…..go to real world and preach your word to real people not only in the net….prove to us whether Allah will save you or not….

  15. matahati says:

    Why make a big issue out of his 2nd marriage?
    Isn’t it better if we look at ouselves and think of our own doing
    instead of finding other people’s mistakes?
    If we truly are Muslim who believes in Allah why can’t we accept this as His fate?
    Our journey were already destined the moment we were created by Him.
    So this is just part of Aa’s life journey.
    Who knows what Allah has installed for us?
    What had happened was just probably one of His tests for Aa..bear in mind..it is also a test for us all to see if we are going to emphasize on other people’s mistakes or look into ourselves and reflect ourselves..
    Perhaps he does have high sexual desire but if he does it the right way and not commiting himself into adultery, plus still love his wife…why not??
    I am a women myself, and i may not like to share my husband with somebody else but
    if only we believe in Allah…not Aa…believe in Allah…we will find the truth and hikmah.
    When we trust or rely on human we could never find perfection but if we put Allah above anything else or anybody else including Ulama’, preachers, ustadz or whatsoever we will find the real truth, happiness, peace,faith and all the good things He has to offer us InsyaAllah
    & Wallahu’alam…
    Remember we are just human being and His slave after all..nobody’s perfect but
    ALLAH..

  16. peaceful says:

    Well, warning is more than clear … and now hide behind quaran and hadits to justify what you’ve done. For fans … shame on u … don’t say takdir / destinations has happened. This is a very closed-minded remarks.

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