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|Turning towards Mecca|
“”Men are the maintainers of women because Allah has made some of them to excel others and because they spend out of their property; the good women are therefore obedient, guarding the unseen as Allah has guarded; and (as to) those on whose part you fear desertion, admonish them, and leave them alone in the sleeping-places and beat them; then if they obey you, do not seek a way against them; surely Allah is High, Great.
|— Qur'an 4:34|
The sura says that sons should inherit twice as much as daughters Allah enjoins you concerning your children: The male shall have the equal of the portion of two females, Women:11; and states that if women are found to be "guilty of lewdness", the correct punishment is to "confine them to the houses until death takes them away or Allah opens some way for them." Luckily, a whopping four men are required to witness this lewdness and testify on it. (Qur'an 4:15)
Though women are property, it should be noted that nowhere in this Sura does it advocate dismembering much less honor killings, regardless of the "Qu'ranic justification" supposedly offered for those acts.
The Women allows polygamy though only where the husband's demeanor and finances allow him to care for all those he marries and their children (Qur'an 4:3). The Women also contains instructions on exchanging one wife for another, as long as you provide for the first in proper gold and steal nothing from her.[note 4] (Qur'an 4:20)
The sura contains discussions of Jesus and his human nature (as opposed to the supernatural sense that Christians claim), and establishes that the Crucifixion was faked: "and they did not kill him nor did they crucify him, though it appeared to them so… But Allah took him up unto Himself. Allah was ever Mighty, Wise." (Qur'an 4:157-168)
- RationalWiki:Annotated Qur'an (Women)
- Qur'anic scientific foreknowledge
- Qur'anic scientific errors
- Qur'anic contradictions
- List of actions prohibited by the Qur'an