Qur’an lesson for today: 392. Commandment – And give the women their dowries willingly

392. Commandment – And give the women their dowries willingly

[4:5] And give the women their dowries willingly. But if they, of their own pleasure, remit to you a part thereof, then enjoy it as something pleasant and wholesome.

Categories: Arab World, Asia, Saudi Arabia

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  1. By Hadhrat Mirza Tahir Ahmad Khalifatul Masih IV

    ENGLISH WITH SHORT COMMENTARY

    Chapter 3 Aal-e-`Imran
    Chapter 4 Al-Nisa

    http://www.alislam.org/quran/tafseer/?page=185&region=EN&CR=

    http://www.alislam.org/quran/tafseer/?page=179&region=EN
    The Noble Quran An-Nisa The Women
    In The Name of Allah The Gracious The Merciful

    وَآتُوا النِّسَاءَ صَدُقَاتِهِنَّ نِحْلَةً ۚ فَإِنْ طِبْنَ لَكُمْ عَنْ شَيْءٍ مِنْهُ نَفْسًا فَكُلُوهُ هَنِيئًا مَرِيئًا {4}
    http://quran.al-islam.org/

    [Shakir 4:4] And give women their dowries as a free gift, but if they of themselves be pleased to give up to you a portion of it, then eat it with enjoyment and with wholesome result.
    [Pickthal 4:4] And give unto the women (whom ye marry) free gift of their marriage portions; but if they of their own accord remit unto you a part thereof, then ye are welcome to absorb it (in your wealth).
    [Yusufali 4:4] And give the women (on marriage) their dower as a free gift; but if they, of their own good pleasure, remit any part of it to you, Take it and enjoy it with right good cheer.
    [Pooya/Ali Commentary 4:4]
    The translation itself contains the clear guidance. Payment of dowry, either a sum of money or other form of property, to the wife is no obligation, prescribed by the law, on the husband.

    The right to receive husband’s wealth gives the woman an honourable status as a human being. Also refer to verse 7 of this surah.

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