004 - Soorah an-Nisaa. - (The Women) - [Madanee]

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[004:034] Men are the protectors and maintainers of women, because All‚h has made one of them to excel the other, and because they spend (to support them) from their means. Therefore the righteous women are devoutly obedient (to All‚h and to their husbands), and guard in the husband's absence what All‚h orders them to guard (e.g. their chastity and their husband's property). As to those women on whose part you see ill conduct, admonish them (first), (next) refuse to share their beds, (and last) beat them (lightly, if it is useful); but if they obey you, seek not against them means (of annoyance). Surely, All‚h is Ever Most High, Most Great.


[004:035] If you fear a breach between them twain (the man and his wife), appoint (two) arbitrators, one from his family and the other from her's; if they both wish for peace, All‚h will cause their reconciliation. Indeed All‚h is Ever All-Knower, Well-Acquainted with all things.


[004:036] Worship All‚h and join none with Him (in worship); and do good to parents, kinsfolk, orphans, Al-Mas‚kÓn (the needy), the neighbour who is near of kin, the neighbour who is a stranger, the companion by your side, the wayfarer (you meet), and those (slaves) whom your right hands possess. Verily, All‚h does not like such as are proud and boastful.


[004:037] Those who are miserly and enjoin miserliness on other men and hide what All‚h has bestowed upon them of His bounties. And We have prepared for the disbelievers a disgraceful torment.




(V.4:37) Narrated Abu Hurairah [radhi-yAll‚hu 'anhu]: The Prophet [sal-All‚hu 'alayhi wa sallam] said, "Everyday two angels come down from heaven and one of them says, 'O All‚h! Compensate every person who spends in Your Cause,' and the other (angel) says, 'O All‚h! Destroy every miser."' [Sahih Al-Bukh‚ri, 2/1442 (O.P.522)]


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