This chapter, Surah An-Nur contains verses which outline the criminal code for fornication, adultery, accusations of adultery without proof, and slander. There are also guidelines for both men and women regarding personal modesty.
A general rule was established that relations among Muslims should be based on good faith, not suspicion and spying. Norms of personal privacy were established, while encouraging good relationships among relatives, friends and neighbors. These guidelines helped to reunite the community, establish clear limits, yet in a spirit of mutual affection and sincerity.
The section ends with additional reminders about the “signs” of Allah’s creation, the miracles in everyday life, which should strengthen our faith.
Surah An Noor 1 to 64
- [24:2] A great test in your emaan is to check yourself in your ‘opinion’ about the laws of Allah – also regarding punishment of crimes. Do you feel aversion to it or do you accept…
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