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Quran Chptr 4-25b(Pt-5, Stg-1)(L-532- درس قرآن
Terms of marriage with maid
Surah ‘An-Nisaaa’ (The Women) – Chapter – 4)
In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful
25b. so wed them by permission of their folk, and give unto them their dowries in kindness, they being honest, not debauched nor of loose conduct. Then if when they are honourably married they commit lewdness they shall incur the half of the punishment (prescribed) for free women (in that case). This is for him among you who feareth to commit sin. And to have patience would be better for you. And Allah is Forgiving, Merciful.
25b. Fankihuu-hunna bi-‘izni ‘ahli-hinna wa ‘aatuu-hunna ‘ujuura-hunna bil-ma’-ruufi muhsanaatin gayra musaafi-haatinw-wa laa muttakhi-zaati ‘akh-daan. Fa-‘izaaa ‘uhsinna fa-‘in ‘atayna bi-faahi-shatin- fa-‘alay-hinna nisfu maa ‘alal-muhsanaati minal-‘azaab. Zaalika liman khashiyal-‘anata minkum. Wa ‘an tasbiruu khay-rul-lakum. Wallaahu Gafuurur-Rahiim.
By permitting marriage with maids and slave-girls, Islam impeded the sinfulness on one side, while at the other hand It determined their grade equal to the free, believing women in the society. Moreover, It put in the rights of their children equal to the rights of the children of free, believing women on the condition that those children are from the maid’s master. In addition, following conditions have been prescribed for marrying the maids:
· Permission of wedding is taken from their masters.
· Give unto them their dowries as a duty.
· The maids should be liker of goodness and chastity (Muh-sanaatun).
· They should not be fallen into lewdness and debauchery (musaafi-haatun).
· They should also be not of loose conduct “muttakhi-zaati ‘akh-daan” (secretly loving and beloved).
Allah Almighty says, “This is for him among you who feareth to commit sin. And to have patience would be better for you”. He also commands, “Then if when they are honorably married, they commit lewdness, they shall become liable to half of the punishment (prescribed) for free women (in that case)”.