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in response to reader comment: Is this true, does anyone have a copy of Quaran to confirm this?

Submitted by Jameel (South Africa), Oct 8, 2008 at 10:43

You have taken the verses of the quraan totally out of context. Please read the below and hopefully it will give you a better understanding. As for the quran letting a man rape a woman, is blatant lies. I suggest you go to the below link to get authentic articles about islam, most of the websites are concontions and half truths.

http://www.al-inaam.com/library.htm#8

Amicable behaviour with women

At that time the world was unaware of heavenly guidance. It was the Holy Prophet who for the first time made the world alive to the rights due to women whereunder they should be accorded nice treatment.

At the very out set Allamah Nawawi [ra] has cited a verse of the Holy Qur'an that is very comprehensive on this subject:

"But consort with them in kindness." (419) \

Almighty Allah has addressed all Muslims, comhanding them to behave, and consort with women in kindness; associate with them in life with goodwill and sympathy and never give them trouble. This is a general guidance. This verse is, as it were, the heading and the text of this chapter. The Holy Prophet [sallallaahu alyhi wasallam] has explained this verse by his words and practice. He gave such importance to the need of showing misbehaviour to women at that he is reported to have said in a Tradition:

"Meaning: The best of you are those who behave well with their women and I am best of you in behaving well with my women. (Tirmidhi - chapter on right of a women over her husband Tradition no. 1172)

The Holy Prophet [sallallaahu alyhi wasallam] attached so much importance to the protection of the rights of women and ensuring good behaviour with them that he has explained this matter in many Traditions. The first Tradition on this subject is one narrated by Hazrat Abu Hurairah wherein the Holy Prophet is reported to have said:

"I advise you to wish well for the women. You should accept this advice of mine."

The Holy Qur'an enunciates only the principles

Before proceeding ahead it is better to advise that the Holy Qur'an generally gives the basic principles, without going into the minute details of the issue. This procedure is followed even in describing the injunctions about the prayer which is such an important pillar of Deen (Faith) to the establishment of which reference has been made in the Qur'an at seventy three places. Yet the Holy Qur'an does not furnish any details about how prayer (salat) is offered. how many Rakaat should one offer and other injunctions validating or invalidating the salah. The Qur'an itself has not detailed these factors but left it for the Holy Prophet who taught the companions these details both by his words and practice. The same is the case with Zakat which has also been mentioned in the Qur'an almost at the same number of places. The Qur'an, however, does not clarify the prescribed value on which Zakat becomes due for payment, nor it speaks of possessions on which it is leviable. Like the prayer these details about Zakat were also left for the Holy Prophet to explain. Thus it becomes clear that generally the Qur'an mentions only the basic principles and does not go into minute details.

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