Delusion Is Now Baked Into The Cake: Surah 66 With Exposition

In this talk, I compare the characteristics of virtue for women contained in surah 66 with what we commonly find among vast swathes of the deluded female portion of the human race today.

1 O Prophet: why makest thou unlawful what God has made lawful for thee, seeking the approval of thy wives? And God is forgiving and merciful.
2 God has ordained for you the absolution of your oaths. And God is your protector, and He is the Knowing, the Wise.
3 And when the Prophet confided a statement to one of his wives; and when she told of it, and God made it known to him, he made known part of it, and turned aside from part. And when he informed her about it, she said: “Who told thee this?” He said: “There told me the knowing, the aware.”
4 If you twain repent to God, then have your hearts inclined. But if you assist one another against him, then God is his protector, and Gabriel, and the righteous of the believers and, moreover, the angels are helpers.
5 It may be that his Lord — if he divorces you — will give him in exchange wives better than you: women submitted, believing, humbly obedient, penitent, serving, journeying, previously married, and virgins.
6 O you who heed warning: protect yourselves and your families from a Fire whose fuel is men and stones, over which are angels stern and severe; they do not oppose God in what He has commanded them but do what they are commanded.
7 “O you who ignore warning: make no excuses this day; you are but being rewarded for what you did!”
8 O you who heed warning: turn to God in sincere repentance. It may be that your Lord will remove from you your evil deeds, and make you enter gardens beneath which rivers flow. The day God will not disgrace the Prophet and those who heed warning with him, their light running before them and on their right hand, they will say: “Our Lord: perfect Thou for us our light, and forgive Thou us; Thou art over all things powerful.”
9 O Prophet: strive thou against the atheists and the waverers, and be thou stern with them. And their shelter is Gehenna; and evil is the journey’s end.
10 God has struck a similitude for those who ignore warning: — the wife of Noah, and the wife of Lot: they were under two of Our righteous servants, but they betrayed them; and they availed them nothing against God, and it was said: “Enter, you twain, the Fire with those who enter.”
11 And God has struck a similitude for those who heed warning: — the wife of Pharaoh, when she said: “My Lord: build Thou for me a house with Thee in the Garden, and deliver Thou me from Pharaoh and his deeds, and deliver Thou me from the wrongdoing people.”
12 — And Mary, daughter of ʿImrān, who guarded her chastity, and We breathed into it of Our Spirit, and she confirmed the words of her Lord, and His Writs, and was of the humbly obedient.


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