Monday, November 08, 2010

She was saved from stoning.

A woman gave birth to a child only six months after she got married;obviously,however,most women only give birth after nine months,or if the case is really premature,after seven months.People began to become suspicious, thinking that the child was not that of her husband,but of a man with whom she had relations prior to her marriage.

They took her to the caliph, so that she could recieve her punishment.The caliph at that time was Uthman bin Affan.when they went to him,they found Ali to be in his company, and he was uthman's judge. Ali said, "You have no right to punish her for this reason."

They were surprised and asked, "And how is that?" He recited to them two verses:

"And the bearing of him, and the weaning of him is thirty months" (Qur'an 46:15)

This means that the period of pregnancy as well as the period of breast feeding is a total of thirty months.

"The mother shall give suck to thier children for two years". (Quran 2:233)

This means that the period of breast feeding is two years-in other words 24 months.

Then Ali said," It is possible,therefore, for the period of pregnancy to be six months only." And thus was the woman saved from stoning.


SS said...

Awesome. There's also something about being able to be pregnant for upto two years. My teacher once said that Imam Abu Hanifa's mother was pregnant with him for this long- I haven't done any research on it honestly and I might also be mistaking him with Imam Shafi...

Hamid said...

oh i never heard such thing.anyways thanks for dropping by akhee.

stargazer said...

nice one, someth new learnt


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