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Wednesday, 04 Rajab 1434H /15 May 2013

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14.05.2013 - Mayyit of: Ml Ahmed Buzrook - VENUE: India - - QABARSTAAN: India

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QUR'AN LESSONS
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Surah At-Talaq (The Divorce)
This Surah was revealed in Madinah, and it has 12 verses and 2 sections

In the Name of Allah, The Beneficent, The Most Merciful

A man of vast means should spend according to his vast means. And anyone whose sustenance is limited should spend from whatever Allah has given to him...65:7)

COMMENTARY: In other words, in determining the quantum of the divorced wife's maintenance the financial position of the husband will be taken into account. If the husband is wealthy, he should spend on his divorcee according to his affluence; and if he is indigent, he should spend according to his limited resources - even if the wife is wealthy. [Tafseer Mazhari]

Allah makes no one liable beyond what He has given to him. Allah will soon bring ease after a difficulty....65:7)

This is an elaboration of the preceding statement, in that Allah does not demand from anyone more than what he can afford. Therefore, if the husband is indigent, it is incumbent upon him to provide for her according to his level of indigence at that time. The wife, on the other hand, is advised to be content, for the time being, with the amount of sustenance her indigent husband is able to provide. She should not think that the present state of indigence will last for all times to come, because ease and difficulty are in the hands of Allah, and as such He can change indigence into affluence.

Special Note: The verse under comment bears an indication that Allah will create a condition of ease for husbands who try to provide for their wives the obligatory amount of sustenance to the best of their ability, and are not in the habit of keeping their wives under straitened circumstances. [RUHUL MA'ANI]

And Allah knows best!

~ Ma’aariful Qur’an ~
To be continued….

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Seeking to follow in the footsteps of the wise is good, but
Seeking what they sought is better

Failure is simply the opportunity
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Living in the favourable and unfavourable situation is called
"PART OF LIFE",

But smiling in all those situations is called
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Life is like a coin
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But remember
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So, be miserable.
Or motivate yourself.
Whatever has to be done,
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M.Hassan Abdunoor

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Everyone in the bank laid down quietly.

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When the burglars got back, the younger burglar (MBA) told the older burglar (who is only primary school educated), “Bro, let’s count how much we got”, the older burglar rebutted and said, “You very stupid, so much money, how to count, tonight TV will tell us how much we robbed from the bank!”

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