Divorce (4:128)

Divorce Discouraged

[4:128] If a woman senses oppression or desertion from her husband, the couple shall try to reconcile their differences, for conciliation is best for them. Selfishness is a human trait, and if you do good and lead a righteous life, GOD is fully Cognizant of everything you do.

In what ways can a women sense oppression in a marriage? Does the oppression need to be physical?

The Impact of Divorce on Children – Part 1
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ijImpBp00yQ

Divorce and Children: The Facts
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SnNFW3IIvcc

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Orphan Rights (4:126 – 4:127)

[4:126] To GOD belongs everything in the heavens and the earth. GOD is in full control of all things.
[4:127] They consult you concerning women: say, “GOD enlightens you regarding them, as recited for you in the scripture. You shall restore the rights of orphaned girls whom you cheat out of their due dowries when you wish to marry them: you shall not take advantage of them. The rights of orphaned boys must also be protected as well. You shall treat the orphans equitably. Whatever good you do, GOD is fully aware thereof.”

In a society poor, homeless orphans are probably the lowest member of society with the least amount of rights and the easiest to be taken advantage of. God puts special emphasis to provide rights to this class of individuals. The only person in society with probably less rights then these are the unborn child.

Changing The Lives Of Orphans Around The World
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k6DqND_iECs

Documentary on Orphans in Kashmir – Born out of Mud part 1 of 3
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jd7dGckmbfk

Abraham – God’s Beloved Friend (4:125)

Abraham: Original Messenger of Islam*

[4:125] Who is better guided in his religion than one who submits totally to GOD, leads a righteous life, according to the creed of Abraham: monotheism? GOD has chosen Abraham as a beloved friend. 
*4:125 All messengers since Adam have preached one and the same religion. Abraham was the original messenger of the creed named “Islam” (22:78, Appendix 26). “Islam” is not a name, but rather a description meaning “Submission.”

What does it mean that Abraham was God’s beloved friend?

Abraham had 100% devotion to God alone as he was never an idol worshiper. Abraham was willing to kill his own son in the cause of God (even though it was the devil who tried to trick him). This shows the level of devotion Abraham had for God.

[3:68] The people most worthy of Abraham are those who followed him, and this prophet, and those who believe. GOD is the Lord and Master of the believers. 

2 Chronicles 20:7
Did You not, O our God, drive out the inhabitants of this land before Your people Israel and give it to the descendants of Abraham Your friend forever?

Isaiah 41:8
“But you, Israel, My servant, Jacob whom I have chosen, Descendant of Abraham My friend,

James 2:23
“AND ABRAHAM BELIEVED GOD, AND IT WAS RECKONED TO HIM AS RIGHTEOUSNESS,” and he was called the friend of God.

Abraham was the original messenger of Submission (Islam)

Abraham: Original Messenger of Islam

[22:78] You shall strive for the cause of GOD as you should strive for His cause. He has chosen you and has placed no hardship on you in practicing your religion – the religion of your father Abraham. He is the one who named you “Submitters” originally. Thus, the messenger shall serve as a witness among you, and you shall serve as witnesses among the people. Therefore, you shall observe the Contact Prayers (Salat) and give the obligatory charity (Zakat), and hold fast to GOD; He is your Lord, the best Lord and the best Supporter.

[2:130] Who would forsake the religion of Abraham, except one who fools his own soul? We have chosen him in this world, and in the Hereafter he will be with the righteous.

[2:135] They said, “You have to be Jewish or Christian, to be guided.” Say, “We follow the religion of Abraham – monotheism – he never was an idol worshiper.”

[6:161] Say, “My Lord has guided me in a straight path – the perfect religion of Abraham, monotheism. He never was an idol worshiper.”

[6:123] Then we inspired you (Muhammad) to follow the religion of Abraham, the monotheist; he never was an idol worshiper.

The Law (4:123 – 4:124)

The Law

[4:123] It is not in accordance with your wishes, or the wishes of the people of the scripture: anyone who commits evil pays for it, and will have no helper or supporter against GOD.
[4:124] As for those who lead a righteous life, male or female, while believing, they enter Paradise; without the slightest injustice.

[6:160] Whoever does a righteous work receives the reward for ten, and the one who commits a sin is requited for only one. No one suffers the slightest injustice.

[42:30] Anything bad that happens to you is a consequence of your own deeds, and He overlooks many (of your sins).

[42:34] He can annihilate them, as a consequence of their own works. Instead, He overlooks many (of their sins).

The Devil’s Promise (4:120 – 4:122)

[4:120] He promises them and entices them; what the devil promises is no more than an illusion.
[4:121] These have incurred Hell as their final abode, and can never evade it.
[4:122] As for those who believe and lead a righteous life, we will admit them into gardens with flowing streams, wherein they live forever. Such is the truthful promise of GOD. Whose utterances are more truthful than GOD’s?

What the devil promises is an illusion (4:120)
The devil promises poverty (2:268)
Therefore is poverty is an illusion? 

[2:268] The devil promises you poverty and commands you to commit evil, while GOD promises you forgiveness from Him and grace. GOD is Bounteous, Omniscient.

Poverty is the belief that we are lacking something. God has given us everything that we need when we need it. It is our lack of trust in God that causes people to believe they are in poverty. Anyone who reverences God, God will create an exit for them.

[65:2] … Anyone who reverences GOD, He will create an exit for him.

[65:4] …Anyone who reverences GOD, He makes everything easy for him.

[65:5] … This is GOD’s command that He sends down to you. Anyone who reverences GOD, He remits his sins, and rewards him generously.

[42:12] To Him belongs absolute control of the heavens and the earth. He is the One who increases the provision for whomever He wills, or reduces it. He is fully aware of all things.

[42:27] If GOD increased the provision for His servants, they would transgress on earth. This is why He sends it precisely measured to whomever He wills. He is fully Cognizant and Seer of His servants.   

When God created the heavens and the earth. He spent two days to calculate the physical laws and four days to calculate the provisions

[41:10] He placed on it stabilizers (mountains), made it productive, and He calculated its provisions in four days, to satisfy the needs of all its inhabitants.
[41:11] Then He turned to the sky, when it was still gas, and said to it, and to the earth, “Come into existence, willingly or unwillingly.” They said, “We come willingly.”
[41:12] Thus, He* completed the seven universes in two days, and set up the laws for every universe. And we* adorned the lowest universe with lamps, and placed guards around it. Such is the design of the Almighty, the Omniscient.

So if we should never think that we do not have enough

[20:52] He said, “The knowledge thereof is with my Lord in a record. My Lord never errs, nor does He forget.

So if we ever believe we are lacking something we are believing in another source other than God:

See examples of Joseph, David vs. Goliath, Moses vs. Pharaoh. God provides us with everything we need to overcome any obstacle that is in our path.

The illusion of poverty keeps people from doing righteous work when they buy into the devil’s lies. 

[3:134] who give to charity during the good times, as well as the bad times. They are suppressors of anger, and pardoners of the people. GOD loves the charitable.

Devil Will Mislead (4:119)

[4:119] “I will mislead them, I will entice them, I will command them to (forbid the eating of certain meats by) marking the ears of livestock, and I will command them to distort the creation of GOD.” Anyone who accepts the devil as a lord, instead of GOD, has incurred a profound loss.

Marking ear: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Earmark_(agriculture

[5:103] GOD did not prohibit livestock that begets certain combinations of males and females, nor livestock liberated by an oath, nor the one that begets two males in a row, nor the bull that fathers ten. It is the disbelievers who invented such lies about GOD. Most of them do not understand.

Innovated Dietary Prohibitions Condemned

[6:143] Eight kinds of livestock: regarding the two kinds of sheep, and the two kinds of goats, say, “Is it the two males that He prohibited, or the two females, or the contents of the wombs of the two females? Tell me what you know, if you are truthful.”
[6:144] Regarding the two kinds of camels, and the two kinds of cattle, say, “Is it the two males that He prohibited, or the two females, or the contents of the wombs of the two females? Were you witnesses when GOD decreed such prohibitions for you? Who is more evil than those who invent such lies and attribute them to GOD? They thus mislead the people without knowledge. GOD does not guide such evil people.”

What does it mean that the devil will command them to distort the creation of God?

God created everything and everything that God created is good. Anything that the human being uses for evil is distorting the creation of God.

[16:67] And from the fruits of date palms and grapes you produce intoxicants, as well as good provisions. This should be (sufficient) proof for people who understand.

God is the Doer of Everything*

[4:78] Wherever you are, death will catch up with you, even if you live in formidable castles. When something good happens to them, they say, “This is from GOD,” and when something bad afflicts them, they blame you. Say, “Everything comes from GOD.” Why do these people misunderstand almost everything?

*4:78 Bad things are consequences of our own deeds (42:30, 64:11), though God is the doer of everything (8:17). God created the fire to serve us, but you can decide to put your finger in it. We thus hurt ourselves. It is God’s law that if you put your finger in the fire, it will hurt. 

[2:102] They pursued what the devils taught concerning Solomon’s kingdom. Solomon, however, was not a disbeliever, but the devils were disbelievers. They taught the people sorcery, and that which was sent down through the two angels of Babel, Haroot and Maroot. These two did not divulge such knowledge without pointing out: “This is a test. You shall not abuse such knowledge.” But the people used it in such evil schemes as the breaking up of marriages. They can never harm anyone against the will of GOD. They thus learn what hurts them, not what benefits them, and they know full well that whoever practices witchcraft will have no share in the Hereafter. Miserable indeed is what they sell their souls for, if they only knew. 

Misusing a God’s creations sounds different than distorting God’s creation.

Former Johns Hopkins Chief of Psychiatry DESTROYS ‘Caitlyn’ Jenner http://www.thepoliticalinsider.com/former-johns-hopkins-chief-of-psychiatry-destroys-caitlyn-jenner-must-read/

Female Idols (4:117 – 4:118)

[4:117] They even worship female gods besides Him; as a matter of fact, they only worship a rebellious devil.
[4:118] GOD has condemned him, and he said, “I will surely recruit a definite share of Your worshipers.*
*4:118 The majority of believers in God fall into idolatry (12:106). 

The Flimsy Idols

[53:19] Compare this with the female idols Allaat and Al-`Uzzah.
[53:20] And Manaat, the third one.
[53:21] Do you have sons, while He has these as daughters?
[53:22] What a disgraceful distribution!

The index also shows the following verses under Angel è idolization and calling them God’s daughters: 3:80, 17:40 33:40-41 37:150 43:19 53:27