Thursday, May 19, 2011
Repentance and Women in Islam | Short Qur'an Extract
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When I started studying Islam, I quickly realised how straightforward the path towards peace and salvation was, and how I had been in huge error my whole life. subhan'Allah! Allah (swt) made the path of repentance clear, straightfoward, and as just as can be. May Allah (swt) forgive us our wrongdoings.
Also, when I first starting studying Islam, I was left gobsmacked by the beautiful teachings and guidance given to men with regards treatment of women and womens rights. I thank Allah (swt) for guiding me to this perfect Deen, Alhumdulilah! May Allah (swt) bless our sisters in Islam.
Verses 17-21 of the 4th chapter of the Glorious Holy Qur'an - Suran An-Nisa.
The recitor is Ahmed Al-Ajmy.
17] The repentance accepted by Allah is only for those who do wrong in ignorance [or carelessness] and then repent soon after. It is those to whom Allah will turn in forgiveness, and Allah is ever Knowing and Wise.
18] But repentance is not [accepted] of those who [continue to] do evil deeds up until, when death comes to one of them, he says, "Indeed, I have repented now," or of those who die while they are disbelievers. For them We have prepared a painful punishment.
19] O you who have believed, it is not lawful for you to inherit women by compulsion. And do not make difficulties for them in order to take [back] part of what you gave them unless they commit a clear immorality. And live with them in kindness. For if you dislike them - perhaps you dislike a thing and Allah makes therein much good.
20] But if you want to replace one wife with another and you have given one of them a great amount [in gifts], do not take [back] from it anything. Would you take it in injustice and manifest sin?
21] And how could you take it while you have gone in unto each other and they have taken from you a solemn covenant?
May the Peace, Mercy and Blessings of Allah be upon you!