What is the authority of the oldest brother in Judaism (Bible) and Islam?
I noticed in the old Arabic drama series, the oldest brother always has the authority, and it usually creates lots of injustice and problems with the younger siblings, especially when it gives the oldest brother the false sense of entitlement to dominate the younger siblings, and to have the word of authority over them. But what do Islam and the Bible say about this?
1- We know according to Islam, Allah Almighty made the Jewish Law a harsh one on the Jews as a punishment for them, and that Islam offers them freedom from those "shackles and burdens" as Allah Almighty described it:
2- The Bible states that if sons exist, then daughters inherit nothing. It also states that the oldest son inherits double the younger one:
No sons for Prophet Muhammad:
3- The Glorious Quran makes no mention of oldest son's authority or any son's authority. Islam came to abrogate what the Jewish laws had from harsh laws and traditions. In fact, Allah Almighty seems to have purposefully prevented Prophet Muhammad from having any surviving sons. All of the Prophet's sons have died when they were either kids or babies, and only the daughters have lived. This is believed to raise the status of the Prophet's daughters. Not only that, but the pagan Arabs used to mock the Prophet for not having sons. In pagan Arabia, and even to this day by some ignorant, the men who have daughters are considered childless. So for example, if a person has two sons and two daughters, then in the eyes of those ignorant ones, he only has two children (i.e., the sons). The Glorious Quran responded to this:
|Noble Verse(s) 108:1-108:3|
Shakir:[108:001] Surely We have given you
[108:002] Therefore pray to your Lord and make a sacrifice.[108:003] Surely your
108:2 فصل لربك وانحر108:3 ان شانئك هو الابتر
Some Muslims, myself included, believe that Al-Kawthar is not a fount, but it refers to Fatimah. She was Prophet Muhammad's special daughter whom he only reserved her to his cousin Ali, the fourth Islamic Caliph and the closest to the Prophet. Both Ali and Fatimah would later have Hasan and Hussein, the Prophet's beloved grandchildren. In fact, Ali was to Prophet Muhammad as Harun (Aaron) was to Prophet Moses, peace be upon them all:
We also read in the Glorious Quran regarding the status of daughters:[016:058] And when a daughter is announced to one of them his face becomes black and he is full of wrath.
The Bible considers the birth of a daughter a "loss":
Ecclesiasticus 22:3 "....and the birth of ANY daughter is a loss"Please visit:
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