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Day Thirty Ninth (A Journey with Quran)

Surah An Nisa: Ayats 11 — 20

11. Allah (thus) directs you as regards your Children’s (Inheritance): to the male, a portion equal to that of two females: if only daughters, two or more, their share is two-thirds of the inheritance; if only one, her share is a half. For parents, a sixth share of the inheritance to each, if the deceased left children; if no children, and the parents are the (only) heirs, the mother has a third; if the deceased left brothers (or sisters) the mother has a sixth, ( the distribution in all cases) after the payment of legacies and debts. Ye know not whether your parents or your children are nearest to you in benefit. These are settled portions ordained by Allah. and Allah is All-knowing, All-wise.

12. In what your wives leave, your share is a half, if they leave no child; but if they leave a child, ye get a fourth; after payment of legacies and debts. In what ye leave, their share is a fourth, if ye leave no child; but if ye leave a child, they get an eighth; after payment of legacies and debts. If the man or woman whose inheritance is in question, has left neither ascendants nor descendants, but has left a brother or a sister, each one of the two gets a sixth; but if more than two, they share in a third; after payment of legacies and debts; so that no loss is caused (to any one). Thus is it ordained by Allah. and Allah is All-knowing, Most Forbearing.

13. Those are limits set by Allah. those who obey Allah and His Messenger will be admitted to Gardens with rivers flowing beneath, to abide therein (for ever) and that will be the supreme achievement.

14. But those who disobey Allah and His Messenger and transgress His limits will be admitted to a Fire, to abide therein: and they shall have a humiliating punishment.

15. If any of your women are guilty of lewdness, Take the evidence of four (reliable) witnesses from amongst you against them; and if they testify, confine them to houses until death do claim them, or Allah ordain for them some (other) way.

16. If two men among you are guilty of lewdness, punish them both. If they repent and amend, Leave them alone; for Allah is Oft-returning, Most Merciful.

17. Allah accept the repentance of those who do evil in ignorance and repent soon afterwards; to them will Allah turn in mercy: For Allah is full of knowledge and wisdom.

18. Of no effect is the repentance of those who continue to do evil, until death faces one of them, and he says, “Now have I repented indeed;” nor of those who die rejecting Faith: for them have We prepared a punishment most grievous.

19. O ye who believe! Ye are forbidden to inherit women against their will. Nor should ye treat them with harshness, that ye may take away part of the dower ye have given them,—except where they have been guilty of open lewdness; on the contrary live with them on a footing of kindness and equity. If ye take a dislike to them it may be that ye dislike a thing, and Allah brings about through it a great deal of good.

20. But if ye decide to take one wife in place of another, even if ye had given the latter a whole treasure for dower, Take not the least bit of it back: Would ye take it by slander and manifest wrong?

Translation: Abdullah Yusuf

Day Thirty Eight (A Journey with Quran)

Yesterday was the end of the third Surah Al Imran. Today begins the fourth chapter of the Quran: An Nisaa, or The Women. It tells the Believers to be just in dealing with women, orphans, and the laws of inheritance. This Surah, which contains 177 verses, was revealed in Medina. Next to Surah Al-Baqarah, it is the longest Surah of the Qur’an from the point of the number of words and letters.

In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

1. O mankind! reverence your Guardian-Lord, who created you from a single person, created, of like nature, his mate, and from them twain scattered (like seeds) countless men and women;—fear Allah, through Whom ye demand your mutual (rights), and be heedful of the wombs ( that bore you): for Allah ever watches over you.

2. To orphans restore their property ( when they reach their age), nor substitute (your) worthless things for (their) good ones; and devour not their substance (by mixing it up) with your own. For this is indeed a great sin.

3. If ye fear that ye shall not be able to deal justly with the orphans, Marry women of your choice, Two or three or four; but if ye fear that ye shall not be able to deal justly (with them), then only one, or (a captive) that your right hands possess, that will be more suitable, to prevent you from doing injustice.

4. And give the women (on marriage) their dower as an obligation; but if they, of their own good pleasure, remit any part of it to you, Take it and enjoy it with right good cheer.

5. To those weak of understanding give not your property, which Allah hath made a means of support for you, but feed and clothe them therewith, and speak to them words of kindness and justice.

6. Make trial of orphans until they reach the age of marriage; if then ye find sound judgment in them, release their property to them; but consume it not wastefully, nor in haste against their growing up. If the guardian is well-off, let him claim no remuneration, but if he is poor, let him have for himself what is just and reasonable. When ye release their property to them, take witnesses in their presence: but all-sufficient is Allah in taking account.

7. From what is left by parents and those nearest related there is a share for men and a share for women, whether the property be small or large,— a determinate share.

8. But if at the time of division other relatives, or orphans or poor, are present, feed them out of the (property), and speak to them words of kindness and justice.

9. Let those (disposing of an estate) have the same fear in their minds as they would have for their own if they had left a helpless family behind: let them fear Allah, and speak appropriate words.

10. Those who unjustly eat up the property of orphans, eat up a Fire into their own bodies: They will soon be enduring a Blazing Fire!

Translation: Abdullah Yusuf

Just ✍️ writing

Yesterday while having my evening meal, I watched TLC. I’m amazed at the hooking up of women with younger men who are years younger than themselves. Both of them should have their heads examined. There must be some catch of which I’m not aware, because I see more, and more women doing it.

Another thing which I saw was fighting over issues which could easily be resolved. I kept wondering what they saw in each other. A woman who have some grey matter should think how much longer a young man would stick by her side once he gets his residence status. He would be forever sneaking glances at younger ones Marriage is a state of give, and take between a couple.

I personally feel women being a weaker sex should be preferably younger than men. Women after menopause age quickly, and besides she is the one who bears children, take care, and looks after her home.

Seeing the endless fighting soured my mood, and I switched to Hallmark, but that didn’t do anything to uplift, because it was showing murders. I left watching to say my Isha prayers, and prepare for bed.

What It Really Means?

Daily Prompt: Why Thank You?
What’s the best (or rather worst) back handed compliment you’ve ever received? If you can’t think of any — what’s the last time someone paid you a compliment you didn’t actually deserve?

I take compliments with a pinch of salt, and let them wash overhead by not taking them seriously.

Sometimes people say things which they actually don’t mean (in their hearts), specially what women say to each other (sorry ladies).

One always say “thank you” to compliments; but what should one say, when some mean souls let you have them couched in words which means the opposite of what they are saying.

At moments like those while I get their actual meaning, I never know what to say. In my heart I deeply wish to insult them the same way (they are doing it).

Alas! I get my retorts when the moment is no longer there.

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