certifired_img

Books and Documents

Islamic Sharia Laws (11 Oct 2016 NewAgeIslam.Com)


Too Many Misperceptions about Muslims, Shariah Law



By S. Amjad Hussain

Oct. 10, 2016

My Sept. 26 column on Shariah Law elicited negative comments by many readers. Some of them thought, erroneously, that I was advocating implementation of Shariah Law in the United States. I said no such thing.

On the contrary, after describing the variations in the Shariah Law, I emphasized that there was no chance it could ever be implemented in the United States.

Every religion has a set of guiding principles which dictate how the believers should conduct themselves — both in public and in private lives. Hadaka, the Jewish Law, for example, encompasses all aspects of Jewish life, including daily routine, food, personal hygiene, marriage, and observance of Shabbat.

Shariah also prescribes guidelines that Muslims are supposed to follow in their daily lives, and a great majority of Muslims follow them.

On the question of warfare, treatment of prisoners, and punishments for crimes, however, there are wide differences among the scholars. In this context, the Taliban and al-Qaeda are the outliers. The Shariah practiced by the so-called Islamic State or ISIS is anathema to even al-Qaeda and the Taliban. The logical question is whether these Shariah are accepted by a majority of Muslims. The answer is an emphatic no.

There is no single codified law that can be called the only Shariah Law. There are many variations in the interpretation of the Qur’an and the secondary literature, and that gives rise to vast differences of opinion among the Muslims. That is precisely why the law followed in Saudi Arabia, for example, has little resemblance to the law followed in many other Islamic countries.

Let us take the example of a Muslim who does not believe in certain punitive laws, say stoning for adultery, or beheadings for murder, but still follows certain guidelines in his or her personal life.

And suppose Newt Gingrich would, if he is able to, set up a huge screening process where every Muslim in America is asked a simple question: Do you believe in Shariah? I bet a great majority of 3 million Muslims living in America, including yours truly, would have to be forcefully expelled from the United States.

Such an impractical and dumb idea is reminiscent of the plebiscites and referendums that tin-pot dictators hold to consolidate their power and bring a fig leaf of legitimacy to their rule. One would expect something more intelligent and coherent from Mr. Gingrich, who has a doctorate in history from Tulane University and taught history at West Georgia College.

My own take is that he knows better. But during the selection process for Republican vice president — he was one of the three men under consideration — he went overboard in order to shore up his credentials as a strong anti-terrorism (read anti-Muslim) candidate.

Thanks to the concentrated efforts by a number of organizations and rich individuals, an Islamophobic industry has been churning out material that paints Islam as a monolith and Muslims as mindless robots who follow the dictates of a religion that a great majority of Muslims do not recognize.

This propaganda has permeated far and wide and has affected otherwise educated and rational people.

It was evident at a dinner I recently attended at a friend’s home. He is a Muslim, and one of his close friends, a Catholic, had invited a group of people to discuss the phenomenon of terrorism. They were particularly interested in the genesis of my 2001 book on the Taliban that I wrote after a visit to Taliban-ruled Afghanistan in 2000.

During the dinner, a successful Toledo businessman, now retired, leaned over and said that Muslims and their religion were the cause of much of the turmoil in the world. I asked him if he had met any Muslims, and he said he had not. He certainly knew a few of them because one of the hosts was a Muslim and at the table there were at least three other Muslims. They did not fit his image of a Muslim.

The gentleman did not realize that the friendly and level-headed host he had known for years was a Muslim. He is not alone. There are millions of people in this country who have never met a Muslim, have not visited a mosque, or tried to learn about Islam but instead are content to accept, as gospel truth, what the Islamophobic industry dishes out.

Source: toledoblade.com/S-Amjad-Hussain/2016/10/10/S-Amjas-Hussain-commentary-Too-many-misperceptions-about-Muslims-Shariah-Law.html

URL: http://www.newageislam.com/islamic-sharia-laws/s-amjad-hussain/too-many-misperceptions-about-muslims,-shariah-law/d/108823





TOTAL COMMENTS:-   23


  • Sharia law supports that it is obligatory for a woman to let her husband have sex with her immediately when he ask her and she can physically endure it. (سورة النساء, An-Nisaa, Chapter #4, Verse #34)-Mohsin Khan translation: ‘Men are the protectors and maintainers of women, because Allah 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 Allah and to their husbands), and guard in the husband's absence what Allah orders them to guard (e.g. their chastity, 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 return to obedience, seek not against them means (of annoyance). Surely, Allah is Ever Most High, Most Great.’ As the phrase, beat them lightly, is mentioned in Quran 4:34 with the phrase, women…ill-conduct, it implies that Quran only permits light beating if women refuse to share their beds. However, the light beating should not cause them to have severe injuries since Quran 85:10 forbids. The following is the extract: (سورة البروج, Al-Burooj, Chapter #85, Verse #10)-Mohsin Khan translation: ‘Verily, those who put into trial the believing men and believing women (by torturing them and burning them), and then do not turn in repentance (to Allah), then they will have the torment of Hell, and they will have the punishment of the burning Fire.’ Even though men could beat women lightly to call them to share the beds, they could seek term of peace with their husbands to prevent cruelty or desertion from their husbands. (سورة النساء, An-Nisaa, Chapter #4, Verse #128)-Mohsin Khan translation: ‘And if a woman fears cruelty or desertion on her husband's part, there is no sin on them both if they make terms of peace between themselves; and making peace is better. And human inner-selves are swayed by greed. But if you do good and keep away from evil, verily, Allah is Ever Well-Acquainted with what you do.’ Could men exert force upon wives to share the beds? Quran 4:19 seems to forbid force upon women since it has to come from their will. (سورة النساء, An-Nisaa, Chapter #4, Verse #19)-Mohsin Khan translation: O you who believe! You are forbidden to inherit women against their will; and you should not treat them with harshness, that you may take away part of the Mahr you have given them, unless they commit open illegal sexual intercourse; and live with them honourably. If you dislike them, it may be that you dislike a thing and Allah brings through it a great deal of good.
    By zuma - 5/26/2017 9:29:43 AM



  • Muhamad Yunus,
    According to Quran 4:34, the righteous women are devoutly obedient to Allah as well as husbands.  Quran 4:34 is related to the relationship to be established between husbands and wives in families and it has nothing to do with whether women could be granted with the opportunity to govern nations since the word, husbands, in Quran 4:34 by its word should refer to family relationship.  In a family, according to Quran 4:34, Allah should be the head of husband as well as wife and that the righteous women should be obedient to husbands since the phrase, men are the protectors and maintainers of women, is mentioned.  It is irrational to use Quran 4:34 to condemn women could never have the chance to be rulers of nations since Quran 4:34 is merely meant to explain the relationship between husbands and wives in families and that women are to be subjected to husbands within families and it has nothing to do with whether women could have the chance to become rulers of nations.   The word, husbands, in Quran 4:34 gives a clear cut that it should refer to men as husbands in families instead of husbands of nations.  The following is the extract:
    (سورة النساء, An-Nisaa, Chapter #4, Verse #34)-Mohsin Khan translation:
    ‘Men are the protectors and maintainers of women, because Allah 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 Allah and to their husbands), and guard in the husband's absence what Allah orders them to guard (e.g. their chastity, 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 return to obedience, seek not against them means (of annoyance). Surely, Allah is Ever Most High, Most Great.’
    If all the women have to be condemned that they could never have the chance to be rulers of nations, why should Quran 24:55 mention that Allah has promised those among you who believe and do righteous deeds will be granted with the succession to rulers?  As the phrase, Allah has promised, is mentioned in Quran 24:55 with the phrase, those among you who believe and do righteous deeds…to rulers, it implies that Allah does not condemn women not to be granted with the opportunity to be the rulers of nations.  As the phrase, Allah has promised, is mentioned in Quran 24:55, it implies that Allah is the one to give promise and is still above female rulers as well as those people that are under the rulers.  The following is the extract:
    (سورة النور, An-Noor, Chapter #24, Verse #55)-Mohsin Khan translation:
    ‘Allah has promised those among you who believe and do righteous good deeds, that He will certainly grant them succession to (the present rulers) in the land, as He granted it to those before them, and that He will grant them the authority to practise their religion which He has chosen for them (i.e. Islam). And He will surely give them in exchange a safe security after their fear (provided) they (believers) worship Me and do not associate anything (in worship) with Me. But whoever disbelieves after this, they are the Fasiqun (rebellious, disobedient to Allah).
    By zuma - 5/26/2017 8:43:04 AM



  • Sharia law supports that a woman has no right to custody of her children from a previous marriage when she remarries and yet Quran mentions the reverse. (سورة البقرة, Al-Baqara, Chapter #2, Verse #233)-Mohsin Khan translation: ‘The mothers shall give suck to their children for two whole years, (that is) for those (parents) who desire to complete the term of suckling, but the father of the child shall bear the cost of the mother's food and clothing on a reasonable basis.

    No person shall have a burden laid on him greater than he can bear. No mother shall be treated unfairly on account of her child, nor father on account of his child. And on the (father's) heir is incumbent the like of that (which was incumbent on the father). If they both decide on weaning, by mutual consent, and after due consultation, there is no sin on them. And if you decide on a foster suckling-mother for your children, there is no sin on you, provided you pay (the mother) what you agreed (to give her) on reasonable basis.

    And fear Allah and know that Allah is All-Seer of what you do.’ As the phrase, No mother shall be treated unfairly on account of her child, is mentioned in Quran 2:233, it implies that a woman could have the right to custody of her children from her previous marriage since she was the one who gave birth to them and they should treat her fairly.


    By zuma - 5/26/2017 6:02:08 AM



  • Sharia law supports that a Muslim woman may not marry a non-Muslim man (Quran 2:221).  An untranslated portion of the Sharia even forbids an Arab woman from marrying a non-Arab man.
    (سورة البقرة, Al-Baqara, Chapter #2, Verse #221)-Mohsin Khan translation:
    ‘And do not marry Al-Mushrikat (idolatresses, etc.) till they believe (worship Allah Alone). And indeed a slave woman who believes is better than a (free) Mushrikah (idolatress), even though she pleases you. And give not (your daughters) in marriage to Al-Mushrikun till they believe (in Allah Alone) and verily, a believing slave is better than a (free) Mushrik (idolater), even though he pleases you. Those (Al-Mushrikun) invite you to the Fire, but Allah invites (you) to Paradise and Forgiveness by His Leave, and makes His Ayat (proofs, evidence, verses, lessons, signs, revelations, etc.) clear to mankind that they may remember.’
    As the phrase, till they believe (worship Allah Alone), is mentioned in Quran 2:221, it implies that Quran permits the marriage as long as that person has believed in Allah and this should include Jews, Sabians, Christians who believe in Allah.
    By zuma - 5/26/2017 5:33:04 AM



  • Ashok Sharma,

    Nothing is mentioned in Quran and Hadith about Cyber security, telecom, traffic. since Quran and Hadith is meant originally and purely for spiritual enhancement.  They are not to be meant for any scientific research or whatever.  

    If you want to debate about science, you should pursue science course instead of doing scientific research in the book of Quran and Hadith.

    By zuma - 5/26/2017 2:45:47 AM



  • Quran and Hadith do not support terrorism. Neither it supports Sharia law. If any dispute, please furnish any quranic or hadith verse and I will elaborate why that is so.
    By zuma - 5/26/2017 2:07:01 AM



  • Ashok Sharma,  All the sharing is supported by Quranic verses.
    If you feel that the explanation is not logic, please bring out any quranic or hadith verse for debate.
    By zuma - 5/26/2017 2:04:28 AM



  • It is extremely funny to see that in this time and age, people believe that some laws are created for all times to come by the God. Then, why did he not created laws for cyber security, telecom, traffic, space, Laws of the Sea, Intellectual Property Rights, against WMDs, e-business etc. ? May be, he was not literate enough. There is a need to be rational. When you are not trying to find answers for all the modern laws in medieval tribal books, why do you try to confine yourselves in these books for your day to day life ? 
    By Ashok Sharma - 5/25/2017 11:26:13 PM



  • Under the Sharia law, a woman may not ‘conduct her own marriage’, meaning that she is not free to marry by choice.  A male guardian is required to validate the marriage agreement.  That woman is not free to choose her guardian.  It is assigned by family relation.  Once she is married, she becomes the charge of her husband’s guardianship.
    (سورة النساء, An-Nisaa, Chapter #4, Verse #25)-Mohsin Khan translation:
    ‘And whoever of you have not the means wherewith to wed free, believing women, they may wed believing girls from among those (slaves) whom your right hands possess, and Allah has full knowledge about your Faith; you are one from another. wed them with the permission of their own folk (guardians, Auliya' or masters) and give them their Mahr according to what is reasonable; they (the above said captive and slave-girls) should be chaste, not committing illegal sex, nor taking boy-friends. And after they have been taken in wedlock, if they commit illegal sexual intercourse, their punishment is half that for free (unmarried) women. This is for him among you who is afraid of being harmed in his religion or in his body; but it is better for you that you practise self-restraint, and Allah is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.’
    The phrase, wed believing girls, in Quran 4:25 demands Muslims to wed those who believe in Allah.  The phrase, wed them with the permission of their own folk guardians Auliya or masters, in Quran 4:25 does not restrict itself that it must be male guardians.  As the word, guardians, in Quran 4:25 does not place its restriction to only male guardians, it should include also their mothers to be their guardians.
    Despite Quran 4:25 mentions that marriage needs the permission of guardians, Quran 4:19 forbids guardians to select those men that women dislike.  The following is the extract:
    (سورة النساء, An-Nisaa, Chapter #4, Verse #19)-Mohsin Khan translation:
    ‘O you who believe! You are forbidden to inherit women against their will; and you should not treat them with harshness, that you may take away part of the Mahr you have given them, unless they commit open illegal sexual intercourse; and live with them honourably. If you dislike them, it may be that you dislike a thing and Allah brings through it a great deal of good.’
    As the phrase, You are forbidden to inherit women against their will, is mentioned in Quran 4:19, it implies that guardians must not force women to inherit or marry men that is against their will.  Or in other words, guardians should not let these women to marry those men in which their will is not to have them to be their husbands.  The phrase, you should not treat them with harshness, in Quran 4:19 implies that guardians must not treat them with harshness to force them to marry those they do not like.
    By zuma - 5/25/2017 10:46:24 PM



  • Under the Sharia law, a woman may not ‘conduct her own marriage’, meaning that she is not free to marry by choice.  A male guardian is required to validate the marriage agreement.  That woman is not free to choose her guardian.  It is assigned by family relation.  Once she is married, she becomes the charge of her husband’s guardianship.
    (سورة النساء, An-Nisaa, Chapter #4, Verse #25)-Mohsin Khan translation:
    ‘And whoever of you have not the means wherewith to wed free, believing women, they may wed believing girls from among those (slaves) whom your right hands possess, and Allah has full knowledge about your Faith; you are one from another. wed them with the permission of their own folk (guardians, Auliya' or masters) and give them their Mahr according to what is reasonable; they (the above said captive and slave-girls) should be chaste, not committing illegal sex, nor taking boy-friends. And after they have been taken in wedlock, if they commit illegal sexual intercourse, their punishment is half that for free (unmarried) women. This is for him among you who is afraid of being harmed in his religion or in his body; but it is better for you that you practise self-restraint, and Allah is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.’
    The phrase, wed believing girls, in Quran 4:25 demands Muslims to wed those who believe in Allah.  The phrase, wed them with the permission of their own folk guardians Auliya or masters, in Quran 4:25 does not restrict itself that it must be male guardians.  As the word, guardians, in Quran 4:25 does not place its restriction to only male guardians, it should include also their mothers to be their guardians.
    Despite Quran 4:25 mentions that marriage needs the permission of guardians, Quran 4:19 forbids guardians to select those men that women dislike.  The following is the extract:
    (سورة النساء, An-Nisaa, Chapter #4, Verse #19)-Mohsin Khan translation:
    ‘O you who believe! You are forbidden to inherit women against their will; and you should not treat them with harshness, that you may take away part of the Mahr you have given them, unless they commit open illegal sexual intercourse; and live with them honourably. If you dislike them, it may be that you dislike a thing and Allah brings through it a great deal of good.’
    As the phrase, You are forbidden to inherit women against their will, is mentioned in Quran 4:19, it implies that guardians must not force women to inherit or marry men that is against their will.  Or in other words, guardians should not let these women to marry those men in which their will is not to have them to be their husbands.  The phrase, you should not treat them with harshness, in Quran 4:19 implies that guardians must not treat them with harshness to force them to marry those they do not like.
    By zuma - 5/25/2017 10:46:24 PM



  • “therefore the righteous women are devoutly obedient (to Allah and to their husbands)”

    Dear Zuma,

    Do you realize that the parenthesis that you have quoted above equates a husband with God? This is plain shirk! Besides, the Qur’an appoints men and women as awliya of one another (9:71). The parenthesis should be reduced to (to Allah) .


    By muhammd yunus - 5/25/2017 9:15:31 PM



  • Should Quran 2:223 & 4:34 be used to support that women could not be rulers of a nation
    (سورة البقرة, Al-Baqara, Chapter #2, Verse #223)
    Your wives are a tilth for you, so go to your tilth, when or how you will, and send (good deeds, or ask Allah to bestow upon you pious offspring) for your ownselves beforehand. And fear Allah, and know that you are to meet Him (in the Hereafter), and give good tidings to the believers (O Muhammad صلى الله عليه وسلم)
    The word, wives, is mentioned in Quran 2:223 refers to women role in a family.  As Quran 2:223 refers to women role in a family instead of their role in governing a nation, it is irrational to use it to conclude that women could never be rulers of nations.
    (سورة النساء, An-Nisaa, Chapter #4, Verse #34)
    ‘Men are the protectors and maintainers of women, because Allah 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 Allah and to their husbands), and guard in the husband's absence what Allah orders them to guard (e.g. their chastity, 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 return to obedience, seek not against them means (of annoyance). Surely, Allah is Ever Most High, Most Great.
    As the phrase, men are the protectors and maintainers of women, is mentioned in Quran 4:34 with the phrase, their husbands, it implies that it refers to women in families instead of women in governing nations.  Thus, Quran 4:34 does not discourage women to be rulers.
    By zuma - 5/25/2017 6:03:45 PM



  • Sharia law demands those Muslims who commit adultery to be stoned to death without grace.  Does Quran support it?
    The verses that Sharia law adopts to condemn victims into death by stoning without grace are taken from Quran 24:2 and the book #23, Hadith #413 as below:
    سورة النور, An-Noor, Chapter #24, Verse #2)-Mohsin Khan translation:
    ‘The fornicatress and the fornicator, flog each of them with a hundred stripes. Let not pity withhold you in their case, in a punishment prescribed by Allah, if you believe in Allah and the Last Day. And let a party of the believers witness their punishment. (This punishment is for unmarried persons guilty of the above crime, but if married persons commit it (illegal sex), the punishment is to stone them to death, according to Allah's Law).’
    Narrated 'Abdullah bin 'Umar : The Jew brought to the Prophet a man and a woman from amongst them who have committed (adultery) illegal sexual intercourse. He ordered both of them to be stoned (to death), near the place of offering the funeral prayers beside the mosque."  (Book #23, Hadith #413)
    Hadith mentions that there was a man who had committed adultery and yet was not stoned to death or even to be flogged hundred times and was permitted to the entry of mosque.  The following is the extract:
    Narrated Sahl bin Sa'd: A man said, "O Allah's Apostle! If a man finds another man with his wife, (committing adultery) should the husband kill him?" Later on I saw them (the man and his wife) doing Lian in the mosque.  (Book #8, Hadith #415)
    Quiran 24:5 mentions that the offender might not be put to death if they could repent thereafter.  The following is the extract:
    (سورة النور, An-Noor, Chapter #24, Verse #5)-Mohsin Khan translation:
    Except those who repent thereafter and do righteous deeds; (for such) verily, Allah is Oft-Forgiving, Most merciful. ‘
    As the phrase, those who repent thereafter, is mentioned in Quran 24:5 with the phrase, Allah is Oft-Forgiving, it implies that Allah will forgive them if they would repent from evil deeds in committing adultery.  Or in other words, Allah would forgive those adulterers if they would sincerely repent from their sins by not committing it in the future.  Allah would not forgive those adulterers who do not have repentant hearts and will commit them again and again in time to come.  As Allah would forgive those adulterers with repentant heart, it is not justifiable for Muslims to stone them to death and that could be the reason why the book 23, hadith 413 mentions that that adulterer was not stoned to death or to be flogged hundred times.
    Thus, Quran 24:2 does not instruct Muslims to stone adulterers to death immediately unless these people do not repent from doing it and would do it repeatedly.  For Allah is Oft-Forgiving and merciful and is willing to spare those adulterers who fully repent from their sins as spelt out in Quran 24:5.
    By zuma - 5/25/2017 3:32:32 PM



  • Sharia law frowns upon female rulers and yet Quran does not support it.  Let’s meditate the hadith verse that Sharia law adopts to condemn women not to be rulers:
    Narrated Abu Bakra: During the battle of Al-Jamal, Allah benefited me with a Word (I heard from the Prophet). When the Prophet heard the news that the people of the Persia had made the daughter of Khosrau their Queen (ruler), he said, "Never will succeed such a nation as makes a woman their ruler."  (Book #88, Hadith #219) – Sahih Bukhari
    Hadith 88:219 mentions that the Prophet found a women from Persia who had turned up to be a Queen (ruler).  The same is recorded in Quran 27:23 below:
    (سورة النمل, An-Naml, Chapter #27, Verse #23)-Mohsin Khan translation:
    "I found a woman ruling over them: she has been given all things that could be possessed by any ruler of the earth, and she has a great throne. “
    In order to find out what kind of woman she was that caused the Prophet to condemn her to be the ruler of a nation, let’s meditate the subsequent verse in Quran 27:24 as below:
    (سورة النمل, An-Naml, Chapter #27, Verse #24)-Mohsin Khan translation:
    "I found her and her people worshipping the sun instead of Allah, and Shaitan (Satan) has made their deeds fair-seeming to them, and has barred them from (Allah's) Way: so they have no guidance."
    As the phrase, I found her…worshipping the sun instead of Allah, is mentioned in Quran 27:24 with the phrase, Allah…they have no guidance, it implies that this woman does not believe in Allah but worship the sun.  Thus, the reason for book 88, hadith 219 to condemn this woman could not succeed in her ruling as a ruler is she does not believe in Allah.  As hadith condemns this woman since she worshipped sun instead of Allah, it is irrational to use this verse to bar all women to become rulers.
    Quran 24:55 mentions that Allah allows women to be rulers.  The following is the extract:
    (سورة النور, An-Noor, Chapter #24, Verse #55)
    ‘Allah has promised those among you who believe and do righteous good deeds, that He will certainly grant them succession to (the present rulers) in the land, as He granted it to those before them, and that He will grant them the authority to practise their religion which He has chosen for them (i.e. Islam). And He will surely give them in exchange a safe security after their fear (provided) they (believers) worship Me and do not associate anything (in worship) with Me. But whoever disbelieves after this, they are the Fasiqun (rebellious, disobedient to Allah).’
    The phrase, those among you who believe and do righteous good deeds, in Quran 24:55 refers to all the people who believe in Allah and do good deeds and these include female Muslims as well as other religions who believe in Allah too.  As the phrase, do righteous deeds, is mentioned in Quran 24:55, it certainly rejects those who believe in Allah and do evil deeds.  As the phrase, Allah has promised those among you who believe and do righteous deeds, is mentioned in Quran 24:55 with the phrase, grant them succession to (the present rulers), in the land, it implies that Allah permits female Muslims to become rulers in this world.  The phrase, those among you who believe, in Quran 24:55 implies also that Allah permits those people who join all other religions, i.e. Jews and Christians and sabians, who believe in Allah and do righteous deeds to be rulers in the land.
    (سورة القصص, Al-Qasas, Chapter #28, Verse #5)-Mohsin Khan translation:
    ‘And We wished to do a favour to those who were weak (and oppressed) in the land, and to make them rulers and to make them the inheritors,’
    The phrase, those who were weak, in Quran 28:5 could refer to women who are physically or mentally weak.  As the phrase, We wished…those who were weak, is mentioned in Quran 28:5 with the phrase, to make them rulers, it implies that Quran permits female Muslims to be rulers.
    By zuma - 5/24/2017 5:51:19 PM



  • Is Sharia law a man-made law or a revelation from Allah that wives do not share the same divorce right as their husbands?
    Under Sharia law, a husband can divorce his wife simply by stating, ‘talaq, talaq, talaq’ three times in the presence of two adult mentally sound males, without even having to justify his decision, and he retain custody of any children.  If the husband later repents of his decision [of divorce] and wants to ‘recover his wife [for the third time], she must first marry another man who in his turn will repudiate her (Q2:229-30).’
    Quran 2:227-228 demand divorce can be effective with the consent from both husband and wife instead of merely from husband side.  The following is the extract:
    Quran 2:227-228 (Mohsin Khan translation), “(227) Those who take an oath not to have sexual relation with their wives must wait for four months, then if they return (change their idea in this period), verily, Allah is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.  (228) And if they decide upon divorce, then Allah is All-Hearer, All-Knower.’
    As the word, Those, is mentioned in Quran 2:227 with the word, wives, it implies that the word, they in Quran 2:228 refers to husband and wife.  The phrase, they decide, in Quran 2:228 implies that both husband and wife have the right to make decision whether they should accept divorce.  Or in other words, Quran 2:227 not only gives the right to a man to make decision on divorce, it also allows a woman to make decision for the same matter.  The phrase, if they decide upon divorce, in Quran 2:228 gives the power to women to decide as well whether they could accept divorce.   Thus, Quran 2:228 has granted a woman the right to make decision whether she could accept the divorce even if her husband would pronounce triple talaq.
    Does Quran 2:230 imply that women could not have any choice of men to be their husband and she could not refuse if the first husband wants to take her to be his wife the third time?
    (سورة البقرة, Al-Baqara, Chapter #2, Verse #230)-Mohsin Khan translation:
    ‘And if he has divorced her (the third time), then she is not lawful unto him thereafter until she has married another husband. Then, if the other husband divorces her, it is no sin on both of them that they reunite, provided they feel that they can keep the limits ordained by Allah. These are the limits of Allah, which He makes plain for the people who have knowledge.’
    No, it is not true to support that women are like pets that men could play around either to divorce or to marry or remarry without their decision to agree with it.  The following is the extract:
    (سورة النساء, An-Nisaa, Chapter #4, Verse #19)-Mohsin Khan translation:
    ‘O you who believe! You are forbidden to inherit women against their will; and you should not treat them with harshness, that you may take away part of the Mahr you have given them, unless they commit open illegal sexual intercourse; and live with them honourably. If you dislike them, it may be that you dislike a thing and Allah brings through it a great deal of good.’
    The phrase, You are forbidden to inherit women against their will, in Quran 4:19 implies that a man could not marry or remarry a women without her will to be.  If her will is not to remarry the first husband, he could not have her to be his wife again.  The phrase, you should not treat them with harshness, in Quran 4:19 implies that a man must not use force to inherit or marry or remarry a woman.
    If Quran 2:228 allows freewill of marriage and divorce from women, why Quran 2:230 mentions that the first husband could reunite with them?  Quran 2:230 mentions that there is no wrong for the first husband could reunite with them provided his wife agrees as mentioned in Quran 2:228.  Thus, it is justifiable to mention that Quran does not cite men in marriage or divorce.  Both men and women have the right to make decision on their marriage as mentioned in Quran 2:228 as well as 4:19.
    By zuma - 5/23/2017 6:13:06 PM



Compose Your Comments here:
Name
Email (Not to be published)
Comments
Fill the text
 
Disclaimer: The opinions expressed in the articles and comments are the opinions of the authors and do not necessarily reflect that of NewAgeIslam.com.

Content