Lessons from Holy Qur'an

Slaves and those who have not come to puberty – (2)

Quran Chapter 24: 58b (Pt-18, Stg-4) (L-2247) درس قرآن

Slaves and those who have not come to puberty – (2)

Chapter Nuur” – (Light) – 24

‘A-‘uu-zu  Billaahi minash-Shay-taanir- Rajiim.

 (I seek refuge in Allaah from Satan the outcast)

Bis-Millaahir-Rah-maanir-Rahiim.

(In the name of Allaah, the Beneficent, the Merciful)

 يَٰٓأَيُّهَا ٱلَّذِينَ ءَامَنُوا۟ لِيَسْتَـْٔذِنكُمُ ٱلَّذِينَ مَلَكَتْ أَيْمَٰنُكُمْ وَٱلَّذِينَ لَمْ يَبْلُغُوا۟ ٱلْحُلُمَ مِنكُمْ ثَلَٰثَ مَرَّٰتٍ مِّن قَبْلِ صَلَوٰةِ ٱلْفَجْرِ وَحِينَ تَضَعُونَ ثِيَابَكُممِّنَ ٱلظَّهِيرَةِ وَمِنۢ بَعْدِ صَلَوٰةِ ٱلْعِشَآءِ ثَلَٰثُ عَوْرَٰتٍ لَّكُمْ لَيْسَ عَلَيْكُمْ وَلَا عَلَيْهِمْ جُنَاحٌۢ بَعْدَهُنَّ طَوَّٰفُونَ عَلَيْكُم بَعْضُكُمْ عَلَىٰ بَعْضٍ كَذَٰلِكَ يُبَيِّنُ ٱللَّهُ لَكُمُ ٱلْءَايَٰتِ وَٱللَّهُ عَلِيمٌ حَكِيمٌ 58

58b.  Three times of privacy for you. It is no sin for them or for you at other times, when some of you go round attendant upon others (if they come into your presence without leave). Thus Allah maketh clear the Revelations for you. And Allah is Knower, Wise. 58b.  Salaasu  ‘aw-raatil-lakum.  Laysa  ‘alaykum  wa  laa  ‘alayhim  junaahum-  ba’-dahunn.  Tawwaafuuna  ‘alay-kum  ba’-zukum  ‘alaa  ba’-z.  Kazaalika  yubayyi-nUllaahu  la-kumul-  ‘Aayaat.  Wallaahu  ‘Aliimun  Hakiim.

 

Commentary

 

‘Aw-raat – (the things which should be kept concealed), this word is plural of ‘awratun. ‘Awratun is the thing, opening of which is basis of shame or mean-mindedness.

 

It is commanded: These are three such times when you put off your clothes and your body is not dressed as such that you like to come before others. Moreover, you generally have spare time to meet your wives frankly in these durations. Therefore, no person; even if he/she is a youth; should not come into your presence without leave and fearless during these times. However, save these private hours, bond-maid, slave, servant and little children can come and go freely into your presence without leave and permission.

 

Allaah Almighty causes to understand you clearly His Commandments like this. The principles, which He has determined for your living and meeting with one another mutually, have been established on account of His Knowledge and Wisdom. He knows very well that when what should happen, and which are the expedients in doing works by fixing times?

 

It is found from this verse that the mankind does not remain at his home in such condition or dress every time, which maybe suitable for meeting with others and outsiders. Therefore, he has power to control the entrance of others into his presence. None should come into his presence without leave during above mentioned three times. Besides this, he can permit or restrict others to come into his presence during other times.

 

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).