LESSON # 279 FROM HOLY QUR’AN
Altered Orders About Suckling
BAQARAH – 2 (The Cow)
Verse – 233b of 286, Section – 30 (Part – 2)
|And on the (father’s) heir is incumbent the like of that (which was incumbent on the father). If they desire to wean the child by mutual consent and (after) consultation, it is no sin for them; and if ye wish to give your children out to nurse, it is no sin for you, provided that ye pay what is due from you in kindness. And observe your duty to Allah, and know that Allah is Seer of what ye do.||Wa ‘alal-waarisi mislu zaalik. Fa-‘in ‘araadaa fisaalan ‘an taraazim-min-humaa wa tashaa-wurin- falaa junaaha ‘alayhi-maa. Wa ‘in ‘arattum ‘an- tas-tar-zi-‘uuu ‘awlaadakum falaa junaaha ‘alaykum ‘izaa sallamtum-maaa ‘aataytum- bil-ma’-ruuf. Wattaqullaaha wa’-lamuuu ‘annallaaha bimaa ta’-maluuna Basiir.|
‘al-waarisi – (heir), heir means that intimate relative who is lawful heir after the father.
mislu zaalik – (incumbent) the like of that, it means that as incumbent (protection of rights) regarding the child’s mother is on the father, like this the incumbent is also on the nearest relative after the father.
It is father’s responsibility to bear the expenses for bringing up his child and when he dies, then it is the order that if the child is owner of wealth/property, then his expenditures will be taken from that wealth, and if he doesn’t have any wealth/property, then those persons who are out of his intimate rich relatives, and besides being intimate relatives they are also lawful heirs, then it is their duty to bear the child’s expenditures. Reason for assuming the charges of an innocent suckling child on others, is that the child has not virtue to bring him up himself. Another thing also appears from it that expenses for the lives of poor women, cripple men and minors are incumbent on their relatives.
After that it has also been instructed that if the parents want to wean the child by mutual consent and (after) consultation, then it is no sin for them. The mother has more right to bring the child up due to her kindness feelings. So the matters relating to the child have not been left on the opinion of only father. Then it has been cleared too that in some circumstances when it has become necessary to get suckled the child from any other woman, then it is no sin also, provided that she has been paid remuneration.
Transliteration in Roman Script & English Translation of Holy Qur’an written by Marmaduke Pickthall, Published by Paak Company, 17-Urdu Bazar, Lahore and Paraphrase collected from Dars e Qur’an published By Idara Islah wa Tableegh, Lahore (translated by Muhammad Sharif)
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