Channel: Sajid Ahmed Umar
Ramadan 1441 AH
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Salam Alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh My dearest brothers and sisters in Islam welcome to episode six of our moments with the Quran today we take an ayah from Surah Nisa, in which Allah subhanho wa Taala says, Well, I met him yesterday. I mean, come on a
minute, I wasn't happy subhanho wa Taala here is offering solutions for the believers who have financial difficulty with regards to marriage, right they don't have the financial means to get married. But today's session is not about the solutions for those who wish to get married and don't have the financial ability. Rather, it's a lesson related to how Subhana Allah the Quran describes a female using this term sonet now this term is used in different places in the Quran, and it carries unique meanings. In some places. Sometimes we find the term used and Allah means by a married female, sometimes it's used in Allah means by a female who's free, as opposed to a slave. Sometimes
Allah uses it and through it, he means a female who's chaste, as opposed to a female who is unjust. And as some of the scholars of the sea from the Sahaba have said, Sometimes this term is used to refer to Islam Subhana Allah, so it is a multifaceted word. And its meanings are many in the Quran, but are no highlights of Han Allah through, you know, deliberation how this term has a relationship to another word in the Arabic language known as an hesson, which refers to a castle or a fortress, La ilaha illa Allah, right. And if we think about it, in this way, we see Subhanallah that a female is a castle, and she is a fortress, she is a castle and a fortress to her father, and to her
husband, and to her son, and to her brother and to her community. Right. But we also know brothers and sisters in Islam, that a castle and fortress can only protect us, right? based on how much we maintain it. You got to maintain the walls, you got to maintain the pillars you got to maintain the structure, so it can withhold any blow that comes to it from an enemy. Right? And that is why in Islam, Subhana Allah female is protected. Right? Ana is protected. You can't accuse her of being unchaste. If you do without evidence, there is a mighty punishment that the Sharia applies to a person who does this, her financial matters are protected. Her father has to spend on it, right? The
husband has to spend on her, it's her right her son has to spend on her. It's her Right, right. Her brother has to spend on her, it's her right and if these people don't exist, then it's her right that the Muslim state the Islamic State spends on Allah Subhana Allah and financial matters are taken care of her emotional and mental matters as well are taken care of in the sense that you are forbidden in Islam, to threaten her with Palak to mess about with her emotional and physical and mental state. The Sharia doesn't even give you an unlimited amount of divorces, you only get three chances after that the Sharia steps in and blocks you from her and protects her right. And also the
Sharia has given us something known as a holder, which means she's allowed to give back her Maha dowry and request to opt out of the marriage contract if if things get too difficult for her and her the husband refuses to divorce if she's being abused, and he refuses to divorce then the Sherry has given her to to come out of this of this environment. So Subhanallah we see how the Sharia protects her and rightly so because she's a castle, she's a fortress, the stronger she is, the more effective she can be, in protecting the Ummah at large in raising the children and protecting the faith of her husband, and looking after the affairs of her father, and her brother and the Muslim community.
That's who she is to panela She is a mighty element in terms of the elements of society. And if she is correct, society will be correct, because a home will be correct, and then we'll have a gathering of homes that will be correct, thus neighborhoods will become correct and societies will become correct and cities will become correct and then countries will become correct and so on and so forth is such an important element in society and thus the Quran describes as masana it's amazing Allah it's so amazing that this term, even though it has its meanings within the Quran, but linguistically there has this connection to the term console and to the term fortress, you know, to my brothers and
sisters out there. As a takeaway from this particular moment with the Quran. Ramadan is a month of reflection as it is a month of fasting and salah and patience. It's a month of reflection as well. Let us reflect over our role in society, our role as a sister, our role as a daughter, our role as a wife, our role as a mother, let us identify Subhanallah how good we are in those roles, and how better we can be and what do we need to do to be able to become better let us use panela Ramadan in this way, and really live the spirit of the ayat in the Quran that describe a female in this particular way. And to my brothers out there. Let us also use an Amazon to reflect
In terms of how well we fortify our castles and our fortresses, right? how, you know, how good are we, as sons? How good are we, as husbands? How good are we as brothers? Right? How good are we as, as fathers, as fathers, as husbands, as sons? And as brothers? How good are we in these roles to the females of society and, and these precious beings that Allah subhanho wa Taala has put within our sphere of operation. So let us also understand how good we are in this space and how good how better we can be and what we need to do to get there. I leave you with these words of wisdom. Until next episode, Assalamu alaykum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh