Al-Baqarah · Juz 2 · Qur'an Tafseer

Moving on with Grace and Dignity

For the past few weeks, we have been studying the topic of divorce. Due to the many injustices and indecencies that take place during this stage, it is important that we remember the instructions of Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala which are also social graces. Divorce is not an opportunity to show the worst side of… Continue reading Moving on with Grace and Dignity

Al-Baqarah · Juz 2 · Qur'an Tafseer

Summary of Marriage and Divorce Rulings

In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful [in the light of Surah Al-Baqarah Ayaat 228 - 242] When we come across the ayaat or the topic of divorce, we should not frown or skip them because it is also a reality of life. Nobody knows what test tomorrow might bring for… Continue reading Summary of Marriage and Divorce Rulings

Al-Baqarah · Juz 2 · Qur'an Tafseer

Provision and Maintenance for the Widows

In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful Tafseer Al-Baqarah Ayaat 240 - 242 The text again returns to the subject of divorce mentioned in ayaat 234 – 237. The command to take due care of all prayers placed in between was to remind that the real thing in life is a… Continue reading Provision and Maintenance for the Widows

Al-Baqarah · Chasing Jannah · Juz 2 · Qur'an Tafseer

It is Between You and Allah

People are often unreasonable, illogical and self-centered, forgive them anyway. If you are kind, people may accuse of selfish ulterior motives, be kind anyway. If you are successful, you will win some false friends and some true enemies, succeed anyway. If you are honest and frank, people may cheat you, be honest and frank anyway.… Continue reading It is Between You and Allah

Al-Baqarah · Juz 2 · Qur'an Tafseer

Divorce before consuming the Marriage

In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful Tafseer Al-Baqarah Ayaat 236 – 237 “There is no blame upon you if you divorce women you have not touched nor specified for them an obligation. But give them [a gift of] compensation - the wealthy according to his capability and the poor according… Continue reading Divorce before consuming the Marriage

Al-Baqarah · Juz 2 · Qur'an Tafseer

Some Rules concerning Suckling of Children

In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful [Explanation in the light of Al-Baqarah Ayah 233] Some rules concerning rada’ah or suckling of children come out from this ayah. Suckling of Children is an Obligation of the Mother Suckling is an obligation of the mother. If she does not feed without a… Continue reading Some Rules concerning Suckling of Children

Al-Baqarah · Juz 2 · Qur'an Tafseer

The Suckling is for Two Years Only

In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful Tafseer Al-Baqarah Ayah 233 This ayah contains commands relating to rada’ah or the suckling of children. In the previous ayaat we studied the commands related to divorce. Now, the commands relating to the suckling of children has been taken up because generally after the… Continue reading The Suckling is for Two Years Only

Al-Baqarah · Juz 2 · Qur'an Tafseer

Rules for A Divorced Woman’s Remarriage

Ayah 232 stops the unjust treatment meted out to divorced women, that is, they are discouraged to marry again. In some case the first husband oppose the idea of his divorced wife marrying someone else and considers this to be violation of his honor. In some families, the guardians of the divorced woman stop her… Continue reading Rules for A Divorced Woman’s Remarriage

Al-Baqarah · Juz 2 · Qur'an Tafseer

Special Instructions for Revocation of Divorce or Annulment of Marriage

In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful [Explanation in the light of Surah Al-Baqarah Ayaat 231 and 232] The first rule given in the first ayah is: When women given revocable divorce reach near the completion of their ‘iddah [waiting period], the husband has two choices: either he may revoke his… Continue reading Special Instructions for Revocation of Divorce or Annulment of Marriage

Al-Baqarah · Juz 2 · Qur'an Tafseer

Being Kind to the Divorced Wife

In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful Tafseer Al-Baqarah Ayaat 231 - 232 “And when you divorce women and they have (nearly) fulfilled their term, either retain them according to acceptable terms or release them according to acceptable terms, and do not keep them, intending harm, to transgress (against them). And… Continue reading Being Kind to the Divorced Wife