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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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 · 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

Al-Baqarah · Juz 2 · Qur'an Tafseer

Marriage, Divorce and their Rules [Part 2]

  In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful [Explanation in the light of Surah Al-Baqarah Ayaat 229 - 230] Part 1 He has exhausted his choice to revoke his divorce and take his wife back. And since he transgressed the limits of Shari’ah by unnecessarily giving the third talaq, he must… Continue reading Marriage, Divorce and their Rules [Part 2]

Al-Baqarah · Juz 2 · Qur'an Tafseer

Marriage, Divorce and their Rules [Part 1]

In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful [Explanation in the light of Surah Al-Baqarah Ayaat 229 - 230] The commands governing talaq [divorce] and nikkah [marriage] appear in several ayaat throughout the Qur’an but the ayaat mentioned here consist of fundamental rules of procedure in cases of divorce. To understand these,… Continue reading Marriage, Divorce and their Rules [Part 1]