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Offline Dr. Farzana

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Assalaamu a'laikum wa Rahmatullah.

It was wonderful to find the website 'Answering Christianity'. In these days, when Islam is being questioned and attacked everywhere, these websites are working as our 'light houses'.

I read brother Osama Abdallah's article: 'Wife beating is not allowed in Islam in any case!'
http://www.islamawareness.net/Wife/beating1.html

In that article, he presented very logically that, why the most appropriate translation of the word 'idribuhunna' (root word 'daraba') in 4:34, will be 'to desert' or 'to part'. To support the logic, you provided examples of other verses from Qur'an, where the words with the same root 'daraba' has used.

.. I have also read the article: 'Answering misconceptions and false claims about some Hadith regarding Women' -by brother Karim.
http://www.answering-christianity.com/karim/mistranslations_of_hadiths.htm

It is also a very informative and helpful article, since it has tried to give answers for most of the commonly held misconceptions about women in Islam.
But I found that, he has also interpreted the word 'idribuhunna' in the verse 4:34, as to HIT LIGHTLY as the last step of 'Nushuz' from the wife's part.

Brother Karim hasn't mentioned anything about the other logical meaning: 'to desert' or 'to part'.

.. Now a days, we regularly face a complain from the critics that, the Muslims are not in concordance regarding many issues in Islam. They complain that, Muslims use different logics regarding an issue.
I feel that, we should come to common platforms, where we can get logical and common answers regarding the questionable issues in Islam.

Even if there are some differences in the opinions between different scholars, I think, the scholars should at least mention the other logical interpretations and explanations, besides their own logics, (specially when they are posting their articles in a same blog).
It will help the readers to understand that, there might be some discrepancy in logics between the scholars regarding an issue, but the logics are not opposite to each other. The scholars are informed about the other logical views of other scholars. ...

(For example, in one of brother Osama's article regarding the age of marriage of Ayisha (R), he logically showed that, she wasn't a child during her marriage. And he also gave there the link of another article where you have shown that, there are many evidences which tell us that she was not less than 16 years old during her marriage. It helped the readers to think about the different opinions regarding the age of Ayisha (R) during her marriage.)

It is confusing for the readers when they find two different interpretations about same issue, in two different articles in a same blog.
So I would like to request you to think regarding this discrepancies.

May Allah bless the Muslim Ummah and every peace-loving human being in the world.

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Re: Wife Beating In Islam: Discrepancies in information in two articles.
« Reply #1 on: October 24, 2017, 06:58:32 pm »
Wa Alaikum As'salam Wa Rahmatu Allah Wa Barakatuh respected sister Dr. Farzana,

Welcome to the blog, sister.  May Allah Almighty use it to further increase your faith in Islam.  Ameen.  The same insha'Allah to every reader.  Ameen.

In regards to the link that you gave sister, the updated version is always on my site, and it is located at:

www.answering-christianity.com/beating.htm


As to our mother Aisha, even if we take that she was 9 when the Prophet took her virginity through their marriage, it still would not be problematic at all.  Girls had always married at young ages throughout man's history and even till today.  I have proven however from the Glorious Quran that the child (male or female) must be ready:

1-  Physically.
2-  Mentally.
3-  Emotionally.

The Noble Verse that talks about the children "reaching the age of marriage" حتى اذا بلغوا النكاح is elaborated on in great details using several other Noble Verses at:

www.answering-christianity.com/minimum_age_for_marriage.htm

I hope this helps, insha'Allah.

Take care,
Osama Abdallah

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Re: Wife Beating In Islam: Discrepancies in information in two articles.
« Reply #2 on: October 25, 2017, 04:48:00 pm »
Jazakallahu khairan, brother!

Yes, this is why, your points become stronger. You are showing that, there might have different opinions and logic regarding Ayisha (Ra:)'s age, but they are not opposite to each other, and not contradictory to the teachings of Islam and science.

Regarding the 'wife beating' issue, we need to know all the logical views by different scholars. So, when in one article, the 'beating lightly' translation is mentioned, it should also be mentioned that, there is another logical interpretation of the term 'daraba' - which is 'to part' or 'to separate'. ..

Thank you all again, for your valuable effort, to make a platform to discuss about many concerns and questions regarding Islam, and to get insightful answers.

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Re: Wife Beating In Islam: Discrepancies in information in two articles.
« Reply #3 on: March 28, 2018, 08:38:55 am »
Jazakallahu khairan, brother!

Yes, this is why, your points become stronger. You are showing that, there might have different opinions and logic regarding Ayisha (Ra:)'s age, but they are not opposite to each other, and not contradictory to the teachings of Islam and science.

Regarding the 'wife beating' issue, we need to know all the logical views by different scholars. So, when in one article, the 'beating lightly' translation is mentioned, it should also be mentioned that, there is another logical interpretation of the term 'daraba' - which is 'to part' or 'to separate'. ..

Thank you all again, for your valuable effort, to make a platform to discuss about many concerns and questions regarding Islam, and to get insightful answers.
this is very interesting information. Thank you