Quran 4:34 Explained by Scholars

In this video there are two clips, the first is of Dr Jonathan Brown and the second features Mufti Ismail Menk. They are both explaining Quran 4:34. Hopefully their teachings will help people understand matters concerning the treatment of wives and help folks deal with some of the propaganda and polemical narratives on the internet and in the media around this Quranic Verse.

Here is an article on the subject which should also help the researcher

 

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  1. That joker Jonathan Brown insists that one has to go to the sunnah to understand the Quran and the intended meaning of the verses.

    Okay, and what do we find when we go through the Hadith?

    Sahih Muslim 4:2127
    Muhammad b. Qais said (to the people): Should I not narrate to you (a hadith of the Holy Prophet) on my authority and on the authority of my mother? We thought that he meant the mother who had given him birth. He (Muhammad b. Qais) then reported that it was ‘A’isha who had narrated this: Should I not narrate to you about myself and about the Messenger of Allah (Peace be upon him)? We said: Yes. She said: When it was my turn for Allah’s Messenger (Peace be upon him) to spend the night with me, he turned his side, put on his mantle and took off his shoes and placed them near his feet, and spread the corner of his shawl on his bed and then lay down till he thought that I had gone to sleep. He took hold of his mantle slowly and put on the shoes slowly, and opened the door and went out and then closed it lightly. I covered my head, put on my veil and tightened my waist wrapper, and then went out following his steps till he reached Baqi’. He stood there and he stood for a long time. He then lifted his hands three times, and then returned and I also returned. He hastened his steps and I also hastened my steps. He ran and I too ran. He came (to the house) and I also came (to the house). I, however, preceded him and I entered (the house), and as I lay down in the bed, he (the Holy Prophet) entered the (house), and said: Why is it, O ‘A’isha, that you are out of breath? I said: There is nothing. He said: Tell me or the Subtle and the Aware would inform me. I said: Messenger of Allah, may my father and mother be ransom for you, and then I told him (the whole story). He said: Was it the darkness (of your shadow) that I saw in front of me? I said: Yes. *He struck me on the chest which caused me pain*, and then said: Did you think that Allah and His Apostle would deal unjustly with you? She said: Whatsoever the people conceal, Allah will know it. He said: Gabriel came to me when you saw me. He called me and he concealed it from you. I responded to his call, but I too concealed it from you (for he did not come to you), as you were not fully dressed. I thought that you had gone to sleep, and I did not like to awaken you, fearing that you may be frightened. He (Gabriel) said: Your Lord has commanded you to go to the inhabitants of Baqi’ (to those lying in the graves) and beg pardon for them. I said: Messenger of Allah, how should I pray for them (How should I beg forgiveness for them)? He said: Say, Peace be upon the inhabitants of this city (graveyard) from among the Believers and the Muslims, and may Allah have mercy on those who have gone ahead of us, and those who come later on, and we shall, God willing, join you.

    Just another piece of evidence of Mo making stuff up as he goes along and breaking his owns rules and regulations. The ultimate ‘do as I say, not as I do’ preacher lol

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    • Old debunked Christian propaganda : http://www.letmeturnthetables.com/2011/03/muhammad-beat-aisha.html

      Aisha herself said that

      عَنْ عَائِشَةَ قَالَتْ مَا ضَرَبَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ شَيْئًا قَطُّ بِيَدِهِ وَلَا امْرَأَةً وَلَا خَادِمًا إِلَّا أَنْ يُجَاهِدَ فِي سَبِيلِ اللَّهِ

      “Aisha reported that God’s Messenger, may God bless him, never beat anyone with his hand, neither a woman nor a servant, but only, in the case when he had been fighting in the cause of God …” (Sahih Muslim, Hadith 4296)

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    • Old propaganda, http://www.letmeturnthetables.com/2011/03/muhammad-beat-aisha.html

      عَنْ عَائِشَةَ قَالَتْ مَا ضَرَبَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ شَيْئًا قَطُّ بِيَدِهِ وَلَا امْرَأَةً وَلَا خَادِمًا إِلَّا أَنْ يُجَاهِدَ فِي سَبِيلِ اللَّهِ

      “Aisha reported that Allah’s Messenger, may Allah bless him, never beat anyone with his hand, neither a woman nor a servant, but only, in the case when he had been fighting in the cause of Allah …” (Sahih Muslim, Hadith 4296)

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    • “He struck me on the chest which caused me pain”
      The problem hear I think is with the translation. I don’t feel what you feel when I read this statement, especially the Arabic word (لهد L- H- D) in the same hadith doesn’t mean (hitting).
      It’s like when you (tweak) someone’s ear or pushing a friend’s shoulder in out of reproaching. Yes he would feel pain,but that doesn’t mean you caused a harm for him.
      Do you get the sense of the meaning?

      Moreover, Aisha herself narrated this ”
      “The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) never hit anything with his hand neither a servant nor a woman but of course, he did fight in the Cause of Allah. He never took revenge upon anyone for the wrong done to him, but of course, he exacted retribution for the sake of Allah in case the Injunctions of Allah about unlawful acts were violated. [Sahih Muslim].

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  2. Samaritan

    It is best to learn from scholars rather than insult them. You are the one looking like a joker here.

    The Hadith you refer to is explained in this video.

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    • Your apologist in the video lied. He claimed “struck” is a bad translation and what Muhammad actually really did was “rub her chest”. The definition of the Arabic word means to “push” “shove” or “poke”. That’s exactly what Muhammad did he pushed/shoved/poked Aisha with such force it caused her pain.

      Aren’t you supposed to be sunni? Save the taqiyya for the Shias.

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