Quran Chapter 24: 32 (Pt-18, Stg-4) (L-2222) درس قرآن
God will enrich them of His Bounty
Chapter “Nuur” – (Light) – 24
‘A-‘uu-zu Billaahi minash-Shay-taanir- Rajiim.
(I seek refuge in Allaah from Satan the outcast)
(In the name of Allaah, the Beneficent, the Merciful)
وَأَنكِحُوا۟ ٱلْأَيَٰمَىٰ مِنكُمْ وَٱلصَّٰلِحِينَ مِنْ عِبَادِكُمْ وَإِمَآئِكُمْ إِن يَكُونُوا۟ فُقَرَآءَ يُغْنِهِمُ ٱللَّهُ مِن فَضْلِهِۦ وَٱللَّهُ وَٰسِعٌ عَلِيمٌ 32
|32. And marry such of you as are solitary and the pious of your slaves and maid-servants. If they be poor, Allah will enrich them of His Bounty. And Allah is of Ample Means, Aware.||32. Wa ‘ankihul-‘ayaamaa minkum was-saalihiina min ‘ibaadikum wa ‘imaaa-‘ikum. ‘Iny-yakuunuu fuqaraaa-‘a yug-nihimUllaahu min- FazliH. Wallaahu Waasi-‘un ‘Aliim.|
‘Ayaamaa – (solitary, unmarried), this word is plural of ‘ayyimun, which means – that man or woman who is unmarried or after marriage, he/she has become a widower/a widow. For both (masculine and feminine) the same one word has been used.
A way of keeping the society safe from immodesty and indecency has been described in this verse and it has been advised to act upon this commandment. It is commanded: Sexual desire is a natural thing. But the mankind is not free in fulfilling this desire like other animals. Due to having sound mind, they have to abide by a prescribed rule in this matter. They have to live altogether mutually and be saved from the matters of immodesty and indecency. Their works cannot be correct without it. Therefore they should build houses, dwell into them and arrange to educate their children correctly. Common principle for it is that when healthy children reach the age of marriage after proper training in Islamic Houses and Society then they should be married, so that they may bring their legitimate children into being and be helpful in correcting the state of civilization. Bachelor and virgin, widower and widow – all are equal in it. No one should think about wealth and property in the case of marrying, but should care concerning health and manners. None can remain poor in Islamic society. Mutual aid and cooperation with one another in good works are compulsory for this purpose. And Allaah Almighty bestows prosperity and hilarity to every individual in such society. And His Established Orders are the result of His correct knowledge.
Transliterated Holy Qur’aan in Roman Script & Translated from Arabic to English by Marmaduke Pickthall, Published by Paak Company, 17-Urdu Bazaar, Lahore, Lesson collected from Dars e Qur’aan published By Idara Islaah wa Tableegh, Lahore (translated Urdu to English by Muhammad Sharif).