Rules on Divorce and Widows
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228 Divorced women shall wait by themselves for 3 periods.
- It is unlawful for Muslim to conceal what Allah has created in their wombs.
- Their husbands have the better right to take them back, if they desire reconciliation.
Wmen have rights similar to their obligations, according to what is fair.
- But men have a degree over them.
229 Divorce is allowed twice.
Then, either honorable retention, or setting free kindly.
It is not lawful for you to take back anything you have given them, unless they fear that they cannot maintain Allah’s limits.
If you fear that they cannot maintain Allah’s limits, then there is no blame on them if she sacrifices something for her release.
These are Allah’s limits, so do not transgress them. Those who transgress Allah’s limits are the unjust.
230 If he divorces her, she shall not be lawful for him again until she has married another husband. If the latter divorces her, then there is no blame on them for reuniting, provided they think they can maintain Allah’s limits.
231 When you divorce women, and they have reached their term, either retain them amicably, or release them amicably. But do not retain them to hurt them and commit aggression. Whoever does that has wronged himself.
232 When you divorce women, and they have reached their term, do not prevent them from marrying their husbands, provided they agree on fair terms. Thereby is advised whoever among you believes in Allah and the Last Day.
That is better and more decent for you.
233 Mothers may nurse their infants for two whole years, for those who desire to complete the nursing-period. It is the duty of the father to provide for them and clothe them in a proper manner.
No soul shall be burdenedbeyond its capacity.
No mother shall be harmed on account of her child, and no father shall be harmed on account of his child.
The same duty rests upon the heir.
If the couple desire weaning, by mutual consent and consultation, they commit no error by doing so. You commit no error by hiring nursing-mothers, as long as you pay them fairly.
234 As for those among you who die and leave widows behind, their widows shall wait by themselves for four months and ten days.
When they have reached their term, there is no blame on you regarding what they might honorably do with themselves. Allah is fully acquainted with what you do.
235 You commit no error by announcing your engagement to women, or by keeping it to yourselves. Allah knows that you will be thinking about them. But do not meet them secretly, unless you have something proper to say.
Do not confirm the marriage tie until the writing is fulfilled.
236 It is alright to divorce women before having touched them, or before having set the dowry for them.
Compensate them—the wealthy according to his means, and the poor according to his means—with a fair compensation, a duty upon the doers of good.
237 If you divorce them before you have touched them, but after you had set the dowry for them, give them half of what you specified—unless they forego the right, or the one in whose hand is the marriage contract foregoes it. But to forego is nearer to piety.
Do not forget generosity between one another.
238 Guard your prayers, and the middle prayer, and stand before Allah in devotion.
239 But if you are in fear, then on foot, or riding.
When you are safe, remember Allah, as He taught you what you did not know.
240 Those of you who die and leave wives behind—a will shall provide their wives with support for a year, provided they do not leave. If they leave, you are not to blame for what they do with themselves, provided it is reasonable.
241 Divorced women shall be provided for, equitably—a duty upon the righteous.
243 Have you not considered those who fled their homes, by the thousands, fearful of death?
Allah said to them, “Die.” Then He revived them. Allah is Gracious towards the people, but most people are not appreciative.