AL NISA (THE WOMEN)
Allah - beginning with the name of - the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful
4:1] O mankind! Fear your Lord Who created you from a single soul and from it
created its spouse and from them both has spread the multitude of men and
women; fear Allah in Whose name you claim (your
rights from one another) and be mindful of your blood relations; indeed
Allah is always seeing you.
4:2] And give the orphans their wealth and do not exchange the pure for the
foul; and do not devour (or use up)
their wealth, mixing it with your own; this is indeed a great sin.
4:3] And if you fear that you will not be just towards orphan girls, marry the
women whom you like - two at a time, or three or four; then if you fear that
you cannot keep two women equally then marry only one or the bondwomen you
own; this is closer to your not doing injustice.
4:4] And give the women their bridal money willingly; then if they willingly
give you a part of it, eat (use) it
with joy and fruition.
4:5] And do not give the foolish their wealth which is in your custody - those
for whom Allah has put you in charge to maintain (look
after) - and feed and clothe them from it, and speak kindly to them.
4:6] And test the orphans till they are fit to get married (reach
full age); then if you find them of proper judgement,
hand over their wealth to them; and do not devour it by spending excessively
and hastily, fearing that they will grow up; and whoever is not in need must
abstain; and whoever is needy may use from it in a reasonable measure; and
when you hand over their wealth to them, get witnesses over them; and Allah is
Sufficient to take account.