An-Nisa · Juz 4 · Qur'an Tafseer

Inheriting Women Against Their Will

In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful Tafseer Surah An-Nisa Ayah 19 In the previous ayaat, we learned about some of the injustices committing against women such as not giving them the obligatory dower at the time of marriage and depriving them of their share in inheritance. In the following ayaat,… Continue reading Inheriting Women Against Their Will

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An-Nisa · Juz 4 · Qur'an Tafseer

Repentance is Accepted until One Faces Death

In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful Tafseer Surah An-Nisa Ayaat 17 – 18 The previous ayah ended with a discussion on repentance. The present ayaat talk about the conditions under which repentance is accepted. Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala says, Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala states that He accepts the repentance of… Continue reading Repentance is Accepted until One Faces Death

An-Nisa · Juz 4 · Qur'an Tafseer

Punishment for Adultery

In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful Tafseer Surah An-Nisa Ayaat 15-16 In the previous ayaat, the objective was to correct the malpractices of the days of ignorance committed in the matter of orphans and inheritance. The following ayaat prescribe punishment for men and women who commit adultery or fornication. If… Continue reading Punishment for Adultery

An-Nisa · Juz 4 · Qur'an Tafseer

Some Additional Rules of Inheritance

In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful In his Tafseer, Ma’arif-ul-Qur’an, Mufti Muhammad Shafi Usmani gives some additional rules of inheritance, which are as follows: A Muslim Cannot Inherit From A Disbeliever Although, the distribution of inheritance is based on the nearness of kinship there are certain exceptions to this rule.… Continue reading Some Additional Rules of Inheritance

An-Nisa · Juz 4 · Qur'an Tafseer

Warning Against Transgressing the Limits for Inheritance

In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful Tafseer Surah An-Nisa Ayaat 13 – 14 You will notice in the Qur’an, whenever some commands are mentioned they are followed by promises of rewards or warnings. In the following ayaat we notice the same pattern – this has been done to emphasize the… Continue reading Warning Against Transgressing the Limits for Inheritance

An-Nisa · Juz 4 · Qur'an Tafseer

Shares of the Spouses in the Inheritance

In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful Tafseer Surah An-Nisa Ayah 12 Up to this point, the text has described the shares of those competent to inherit, those who had the affinity of lineage and birth with the deceased. The present ayah talks about some others who do not have the… Continue reading Shares of the Spouses in the Inheritance

An-Nisa · Juz 4 · Qur'an Tafseer

Gaining Knowledge of the Law of Inheritance is Encouraged

In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful Tafseer Surah An-Nisa Ayah 11 People entitled to inheritance were briefly mentioned in ayah 7, we will be reading more details of that towards the end of this Surah. Remaining shares have been identified in a hadeeth. Muslim jurists have collected and codified all… Continue reading Gaining Knowledge of the Law of Inheritance is Encouraged

An-Nisa · Juz 4 · Qur'an Tafseer

Fear Allah in Distributing Inheritance

In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful Tafseer Surah An-Nisa Ayaat 9 – 10 In the previous two ayaat, we learned who has the right to inheritance and some gracious manners to be observed at the time of distribution of inheritance. In the following ayaat, we learn some more rights pertaining… Continue reading Fear Allah in Distributing Inheritance

An-Nisa · Juz 4 · Qur'an Tafseer

Dividing Inheritance According to the Portions Ordained By Allah

In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful Tafseer Surah An-Nisa Ayaat 7 – 8 Since the beginning of Surah an-Nisa, we notice the theme of universal human rights, particularly those relating to family life. We read about woman’s right to receive her dower directly and graciously, instead of handing it over… Continue reading Dividing Inheritance According to the Portions Ordained By Allah

An-Nisa · Juz 4 · Qur'an Tafseer

Holding the Property of the Unwise in Escrow

In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful Tafseer Surah An-Nisa Ayaat 5 and 6 The command to give orphans their property and the women, their dower, has appeared in the previous ayaat. This may lead one to think that perhaps the property of the orphans and women should under all conditions,… Continue reading Holding the Property of the Unwise in Escrow