An-Nisa · Juz 4 · Qur'an Tafseer

Marry Only One If You Know You Won’t Be Fair

Tafseer Surah An-Nisa Ayah 3 Some people love throwing out statements such as, “In Islam, you can marry four women.” While it is permissible, very few people know that Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala has provided us guidelines and etiquette of such marriages. Mufti Muhammad Shafi Usmani comments in ayah 2, guardians were warned against pilferage… Continue reading Marry Only One If You Know You Won’t Be Fair

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An-Nisa · Juz 4 · Qur'an Tafseer

Protecting the Property of the Orphans

Tafseer Surah An-Nisa Ayah 2 In the previous ayah, Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala talked about the creation of man and reminded us that we are all from one soul. Therefore, as children of the same man, we should treat one another with respect and mercy. No one is superior to another because of their skin… Continue reading Protecting the Property of the Orphans

An-Nisa · Juz 4 · Qur'an Tafseer

The Command to Have Taqwa; A Reminder of Creation and Being Kind to Relatives

Tafseer Surah An-Nisa Ayah 1   Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala begins Surah an-Nisa by commanding His servants to have Taqwa of Him. He reminds us of His might, for He created many human beings from one soul – Prophet Adam ‘alayhi salaam. Mufti Muhammad Shafi Usmani explains the word ittaqu [اتَّقُوا] translated here as fear means “to have… Continue reading The Command to Have Taqwa; A Reminder of Creation and Being Kind to Relatives

An-Nisa · Juz 4 · Qur'an Tafseer

Introduction to Surah an-Nisa

Order of Revelation: 92 Place of Revelation: Madinah Relationship between Surah an-Nisa and Surah Aal-Imran Surah Aal-Imran concluded with an exhortation to Taqwa, “O you who have believed, persevere and endure and remain stationed and fear Allah that you may be successful.”  [Qur’an 3:200] [Tafseer Surah Aal-Imran Ayah 200] Surah an-Nisa now begins with Taqwa in the mode… Continue reading Introduction to Surah an-Nisa

An-Nisa · Juz 4 · Qur'an Tafseer

Tafseer Surah an-Nisa Ayah 23 [Part 2]

The Stepdaughter is Prohibited in Marriage Even if She was Not Under the Guardianship of Her Stepfather Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala said, وَرَبَائِبُكُمُ اللَّـتِى فِى حُجُورِكُمْ“...your stepdaughters under your guardianship,”  The majority of scholars state that the stepdaughter is prohibited in marriage for her stepfather (who consummated his marriage to her mother) whether she was… Continue reading Tafseer Surah an-Nisa Ayah 23 [Part 2]

An-Nisa · Juz 4 · Qur'an Tafseer

Tafseer Surah an-Nisa Ayah 23 [Part1]

Degrees of Women Never Eligible for One to Marry The present ayaat (22 – 24) are an extension of the description of evil practices common in jahiliyyah which have been taken up earlier. These ayaat give details of muharramat, that is, women with whom marriage is prohibited. Some of them are prohibited forever, never becoming… Continue reading Tafseer Surah an-Nisa Ayah 23 [Part1]

An-Nisa · Juz 4 · Qur'an Tafseer

Women Before Islam: Eradication of Injustices

(In the light of Surah an-Nisa Ayaat 19 - 21) Given in these three ayaat are steps taken to eliminate injustices to which women were commonly subjected. The most glaring of these was that men used to act as owners of the life and property of women. After her husband's death, a woman was passed… Continue reading Women Before Islam: Eradication of Injustices

An-Nisa · Juz 4 · Qur'an Tafseer

Tafseer of Surah an-Nisa Ayaat 20 – 21

The Prohibition of Taking Back the Dowry Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala says in Ayah 20, وَإِنْ أَرَدْتُّمُ اسْتِبْدَالَ زَوْجٍ مَّكَانَ زَوْجٍ وَءَاتَيْتُمْ إِحْدَاهُنَّ قِنْطَاراً فَلاَ تَأْخُذُواْ مِنْهُ شَيْئاً أَتَأْخُذُونَهُ بُهْتَـناً وَإِثْماً مُّبِيناً “And if you intend replacing one wife with another and you have given one of them a heap of gold, then do not… Continue reading Tafseer of Surah an-Nisa Ayaat 20 – 21

An-Nisa · Juz 4 · Qur'an Tafseer

Tafseer of Surah an-Nisa Ayah 19 [Part 2]

Live with Women Honorably Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala said, وَعَاشِرُوهُنَّ بِالْمَعْرُوفِ “And live with them honorably”, by saying kind words to them, treating them kindly and making your appearance appealing for them, as much as you can, just as you like the same from them. Allah said in another Ayah [Surah al-Baqarah 228], وَلَهُنَّ مِثْلُ… Continue reading Tafseer of Surah an-Nisa Ayah 19 [Part 2]

An-Nisa · Juz 4 · Qur'an Tafseer

Tafseer of Surah an-Nisa Ayah 19 [Part 1]

Meaning of Inheriting Women By Force Repentance was mentioned in the previous ayaat in proportion to the related requirement of the text. Before this, there was a series of the commands pertaining to women. The present ayaat too carry some more imperatives against the excesses suffered by women at the hands of their husbands, even… Continue reading Tafseer of Surah an-Nisa Ayah 19 [Part 1]