Feb 062018

As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters.


Today’s selection covers the entirety of Surah 58, Al-Mujãdalah or the Pleading, verses 1-22. In this Surah, all false pretenses and superstitions, especially those which degrade the position of women such as divorce through Zihar (or calling one’s wife as one’s mother), are condemned, – as well as secret consultations between men and intrigues with falsehood, mischief and sedition.

Tafseer for this Surah covers the background which led to the outlawing of the pagan practice of divorce through Zihar.

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