In Islam you can inherit women?
OP - December 25, 2009, 12:44 AM
I was told that in Pre-Islamic Arabia men could inherit women, is this true?
Supposedly Islam abolished this practice.
Read chapter 4 Nisa verse 19:
O ye who believe! It is not lawful for you forcibly to inherit the women (of your deceased kinsmen), nor (that) ye should put constraint upon them that ye may take away a part of that which ye have given them, unless they be guilty of flagrant lewdness. But consort with them in kindness, for if ye hate them it may happen that ye hate a thing wherein Allah hath placed much good.
Am I reading this wrong? Is it regarding their inheritance? That makes no sense, you inherit their inheritance?
If in fact it is about inheriting women then how has this verse made that practice any better? This is not an abolishment of a practice. It's a modified practice, one that can be rightfully implemented.
What actions constitute flagrant lewdness?
Won't this be misused by men? So any accusation of being flagrantly lewd means you will be inherited?
What the fuck does it mean to be inherited? I am man, let's change the verse to:
"It is not lawful for you forcibly to inherit the MEN (of your deceased kinswomen), unless they be guilty of flagrant lewdness"
What does this make me? Some sex slave? Property?`A domesticated animal?
So it's OK to forcibly inherit someone if my accusations stand correct?
Have you guys come across this verse before? What were your thoughts then? What are they now? What is muslim apology/explanation for this?