Quran Chptr 4-23b (Pt-4,Stg-1)(L-528)- درس قرآن
Other forbidden women
Surah ‘An-Nisaaa’ (The Women) – Chapter – 4)
In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful
23b. And your mothers-in-law, and your step-daughters, who are under your protection (born) of your women unto whom ye have gone in – but if ye have not gone in unto them, then it is no sin for you (to marry their daughters) – and the wives of your sons who (spring) from your own loins. And (it is forbidden unto you) that ye should have two sisters together, except what hath already happened (of that nature) in the past. Lo! Allah is Ever – Forgiving, Merciful.
23b. wa ‘umma-haatu nisaaa-
‘ikum wa rabaaa- ‘ibukumul-laatii fii hu-juurikum-min-nisaaa- ‘ikumul-laatii dakhaltum- bihinn. Fa- ‘illam takuunuu dakhaltum- bi-hinna falaa hunaaha ‘alay-kum;
wa halaaa-‘ilu ‘abnaaa- ‘ikumullaziina min ‘aslaa-bi-kum, wa ‘an- tajma- ‘uu baynal- ‘ukhtayni ‘illaa maa qad salaf.‘Innallaaha kaana Gafuurar-Rahiimaa.
Those forbidden women have been described in this verse, who are unlawful due to the relationship of marriage. These are of two types:
- Those women, with whom marriage is unlawful forever, like mother of wife and daughter of that wife, with whom you have copulated. However, if any woman has been divorced before copulation then you can marry her daughter. The wives of the sons and downwards like grandsons (whether they are paternal or maternal) are also forbidden for you to be married with them.
- The women, who are not forbidden for marriage by you forever, but they are forbidden until any woman remains in the nuptial knot. Only until that time the marriage is forbidden with the wife’s close relative women. But if either you have divorced your wife or she has died then marriage with her close relative women will become lawful. Those women are – sister of the wife, who cannot be married in the life and presence of the wife, but she can be married afterwards. The same order applies also upon aunt and niece (paternal and maternal).
Here it has been ordered that the wives of your sons are unlawful to be married with them, who (the sons) are from your generation. It aims your genealogical sons and grandsons. Adopted sons do not include in it.
At the end, Allah Almighty commanded that the mistakes, which were committed before Islam, would not be repeated inquiry. However, after the revelation of the order of Allah Almighty none should do against it.