Ramadan: Month of Quranic Quotient | Ramadan Reflects by Mujeeb Jaihoon (Day 05)
Ramadan is the month of Quranic quotient. The infallible and absolute Book of God is undoubtedly the handbook for the Adamic quest of everlasting bliss. Humanity’s spiritual success depends on their compliance to its commandments. And for the same reason, this mortal world, according to its text, is a passing phase of ‘play and amusement’. The real world, in form and value, is the Hereafter where immortality is the norm.
But surprisingly, even as Quran insists on the triviality of this earthly existence, it has set aside considerable verses, among others, detailing the distribution of inheritance, a matter which apparently has zero spiritual significance.
Quran, with its ruthless crispiness and compactness, has lavishly mentioned about inheritance in 6 instances, namely,
* Surah Baqarah, chapter 2 verse 180
* Surah Baqarah, chapter 2 verse 240
* Surah Nisa, chapter 4 verse 7-9
* Surah Nisa, chapter 4 verse 19
* Surah Nisa, chapter 4 verse 33 and
* Surah Maidah, chapter 5 verse 106-108
However, the astonishing part of this phenomenon is that the actual fine points of distribution are mentioned in Sura Nisa, the chapter named exclusively for Women! It is noteworthy, and newsworthy too in these feminist times, to know that there is no separate chapter named for Men, i.e. to settle the question on gender equality!
Yes. The Word of God, in its timeless message to humanity for all times to come, has generously mentioned each human relationship by name, including mother, father, son, daughter, brother, sister while addressing the heirs of the deceased.
By placing the verses of inheritance in the chapter ‘Women, the Most Merciful has honored human relationships and the women in particular.