Category Archives: Surah An-Neesat

This Surah comprises several discourses which were revealed on different occasions during the period ranging probably between the end of A. H. 3 and the end of A. H. 4 or the beginning of A. H. 5. Although it is difficult to determine the exact dates of their revelations, yet it is possible to assign to them a fairly correct period with the help of the Commandments and the events mentioned therein and the Traditions concerning them.

Introduction To Surah An-Neesat

Introduction to Surah 4. An-Nisa

Period of Revelation

This Surah comprises several discourses which were revealed on different occasions during the period ranging probably between the end of A. H. 3 and the end of A. H. 4 or the beginning of A. H. 5. Although it is difficult to determine the exact dates of their revelations, yet it is possible to assign to them a fairly correct period with the help of the Commandments and the events mentioned therein and the Traditions concerning them. A few instances are given below by way of illustration: read more

Notes From May 11, 2008 Class

Surat an Neesaat

5-11-08

Mercy and Justice

Mercy and Justice is the theme of Surat an Neesaat

Women are deprived of mercy and justice

The orphans are deprived

The week are deprived

Power without conscience and Eman

When you are strong you are obligated to take care of the weak- Islamic injunction

Critical concept –might does not make right

We must abide by moral principles and not to our own desires.

If you are the one who has acquired or been given authority your priority is to have mercy and justice on everyone -even animals. You have the power to provide protection and justice out of mercy. read more

Islamic system of governance

Islamic system of governance

(4:57) And those who believe and do good deeds, We shall cause them to enter the Gardens beneath which rivers flow. There they shall abide for ever. There they shall have spouses purified and there We shall cause them to enter a shelter with plenteous shade.

(4:58) Allah commands you to deliver trusts to those worthy of them; and when you judge between people, to judge with justice. *88 Excellent is the admonition Allah gives you. Allah is All-Hearing, All-Seeing. read more

Notes From May 18- 2008 class

Justice and mercy
Examples of those protected by justicer and mercyu—–=vulnerable people..in general.
People who need to have their rights protected.

Family
Surah starts from individuals to families tocommunities and  then ultijmately to theumman to build mercy and justce.

Protecting the weak…  human beings are equal.  The same origion…no difference between the races, male and female, strong and weak… all are from Adam…

Allah created on single sole and then from it his mate and then from these two a read more

Notes From May 25, 2008 class

–Topic-mercy  and justice

–Use of power to protect those who are weak and vulnerable.

Inheritance in Islaam—very detailed and a science that is summarized in two verses

These two verses are sufficient—there is sunna, hadith and ijtihaad however, these two verses are complete and enough… completely based on mercy and justice and protection of the week.

Some Scholors say that the best approach to Da’wa is to teach the concept of Islamic inheritance.

Blood money-
Inheritance law- read more

Notes From June 8, 2008 Class

Family affairs

Courts

Relationships in the family is fundamental in Islaam

Must be flexable but they are fixed.  They cannot be fluid due to fear of chaos and confusion.  Don’t change the solidity of the structure of the family.  There are certain fixed structures that Islam..

The family is a solid stucture however there are certain characteristics that all familys have that are different.

We cannot destroy the fixed structure that has clear dimentions.

It is a source of misguidance if we don’t take Allah’s fixed solid structure. read more

Notes From June 22, 2008 class

Dharaba does not ever  mean  physical punishment…??

Dharaba does mean physical discipline after intellectual and, emotional discipline or then to termination of the relationship

Islam does enforce physical discipline.  Many examples of this in islam in regard to different crimes.   Islam has different forms the highest is the forms
Drinking
Stealing
Murder
Punishment must be in public in order to DETER others from commiting the same..

Summary

Aya 33–   Guardianship… every group has a guardian read more

Notes From July 6, 2008 Class

Al-Nisa 58-70

Know four things

1.   Islam describes us everything in life.  It guides us in all aspects of life all of the details. Must be telling us how to rule and run our lives.  Islam is a complete, final perfect religion.  We have our own government.
2.   Islam has a lot of issues that cannot be handled with out authority.  Such as financial dues, capital punishment.  All of these must have an authority.
3.   Islam is concerted about providing protection to the weak.  No matter what religion.  Islam will provide protection and government to the weak.
4.   Humans are different from each other. read more

Notes From July 13, 2008 Class

Al-Nisa 71- 80

When Muslims first arrived to Medina, it was not a safe place for Muslims it was a place for animosity and fear.  Everyone was against Muslims.  Muslims were threatened by many enemies’, such as the people from neighboring tribes especially quraish.  People did no know how to deal with these issues.  Muslims went about their lives with out precaution.  They did not take into consideration that it was not a very secure place for them.  They did not take measure of security and safety.  Muslims were subjected to a lot of attacks.  They were easy targets. read more

Notes From July 20, 2008 Class

Anneesaat  7-20-08

Hypocriates in Madina

Obediance to Rasoolillah is a must and a means to obey Allah.
Refusing the commands is as if you have rejected Allah

The way to obey allah is to obey the prophet Sallalahu alihi was sallam

Allah told the prophet that he has no autohority over them.  if anyone refuse3t to obye him tht he has no mans or power to force them to obey him.

If there  is a meeting  where all received instructions from Rasoolillah.  Your command is on our head.   Howeffer once they went on ther own the hhypocrites asked eachother are you going to follow what he said.   They wod try to get out of it and how not to impiment  whatthe command of the prophet.
Allah said that he knows their techniques and revealed this to rasoolillah.   Allah told Muhammad to ignore them and depend on Allah and that He is enough to protect you. read more