Thursday, May 11, 2017

Sura 57 Iron, 58 the woman who pleads

This is the start of the Medinan suras.
30 verses. We sent down iron for mighty war. Sent Noah, Abraham, apostles and Jesus son of Mary. Bestowed on him gospel and some who followed had compassion and mercy. But monasticism not prescribed. People of the Book have no power over the grace of God It is entirely in his hand to bestow on whomsoever he wills.
22 verses. God has heard the statement of the woman who pleads concening her husband, carrying her complaint to God. God hears the arguments between both sides. Divorce by pagan custom, Zihar, is iniquitous and false. Penalty was to give a slave freedom.

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