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Justice to women and orphans

The Holy Qur'an, Text, Translation and Commentary by Yusuf Ali

Surah (chapter) # 4 "The Women", Verse # 127-130

"They ask thy instruction concerning women.
Say: Allah doth instruct unto you in the Book, concerning the orphans of women to whom ye give not the portions prescribed, and yet whom ye desire to marry, as also concerning the children who are weak and oppressed;
That ye stand firm for justice to orphans.
There is not a good deed which ye do, but Allah is well acquainted therwith."

"If a wife fears cruelty or desertion on her husband's part,
There is no blame on them if they arrange an amicable settlement between themselves'
And such settlement is best; even though men's souls are swayed by greed.
But if ye do good and practice self-restraint, Allah is well acquainted with all that ye do."

"Ye are never able to be fair and just as between women, even if it is your ardent desire:
But turn not away (from a woman) altogether, So as to leave her (as it were) hanging (in the air). If ye come to friendly understanding, and practice self-restraint, Allah is Oft-forgiving, Most Merciful."

"But if they disagree (and must part), Allah will provide abundance for all from His All-Reaching bounty:
For Allah is He that careth for all and is Wise."



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