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An-Nisaa’ - سورة النساء

ﭑ ﭒ ﭓ ﭔ ﭕ ﭖ ﭗ ﭘ ﭙ ﭚ ﭛ ﭜ ﭝ ﭞ ﭟ ﭠ ﭡ ﭢ ﭣ ﭤ ﭥ ﭦ ﭧ ﭨ ﭩ ﭪ ﭫ ﭬ ﭭ ﭮ ﭯ ﭰ ﭱ ﭲ ﭳ ﭴ ﭵ ﭶ ﭷ ﭸ ﭹ ﭺ ﭻ ﭼ ﭽ ﭾ ﭿ ﮀ ﮁ ﮂ ﮃ ﮄ ﮅ ﮆ ﮇ ﮈ ﮉ ﮊ ﮋ ﮌ ﮍ ﮎ ﮏ ﮐ ﮑ ﮒ ﮓ ﮔ ﮕ

Overall meaning : Allah Almighty states that men are the protectors and maintainers of women—for they ensure they observe Allah’s rights, prevent them from evil and corruption and instruct them—on account of the qualities with which He has gifted men above women and because men spend their wealth to maintain them. Good, righteous women are—by Allah’s grace and help—devoutly obedient to Allah and to their husbands and guard in their husbands’ absence what Allah orders them to guard, such as their chastity and their husbands property, among other things. Allah then addresses husbands, saying that if they have reason to fear their wives’ rebellion and disobedience, they should remind them of His commandments and the dire consequences of disobedience and awaken their desire for Allah’s reward for showing obedience to their husbands. If admonition fails to produce the desired result, they should avoid engaging in intimate relations with them. If this also proves to be of no avail at all, then they may resort to disciplining then by beating them lightly. Then if they obey them, they should not seek ways to harm them and they should refrain from scrutinizing their every fault. Allah concludes the  by stating that He is the All-High, the All-Great to warn men of His punishment if they oppress women and treat them unjustly.
Then He addresses judges, stating that if they fear the bitter disagreement between the two spouses will reach the stage where enmity may settle and end their marital relationship, they should appoint an arbiter from the husband’s relatives and an arbiter from the wife’s.  If the judges wish them to be reconciled, Allah will surely fulfil their purpose and bring husband and wife together again. Allah is All-Knowing, All-Aware.

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