As-salaam wa-alaikum, brothers and sisters.
Today's selection is from Surah 4, An-Nisâ or the Women, verses 15-23. These verses deal with the punishment for women found guilty of fornication (or sex outside of marriage). It deal with acceptable and unacceptable forms of repentance. It talks about the treatment of women in inheritance matters - that they are not to be viewed as belonging to anyone's estate. It admonishes the believers from taking back a woman's dowry. Lastly, there is a lengthy list of those women whom a believer is prohibited from marrying.
There are controversial parts of this selection and this Surah with which not everyone will agree. But still, I think it's important for people to read and hear what is written. What you do with it is your business.
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