Interpretation of Sura an-Nisa - Verse 21
21. " And how can you take it (back) when one of you has already gone in to the other and they have taken from you a firm covenant ? "
This verse indicates that in the fulfilment of propagations and forbidding wrong, human's affections should be utilized either. (You that, for a long time, have had a whole relationship with your wife and have obtained your wishes, why do you take back her dower unjustly now ?) Then, at the time of misfortunes of life, former pleasures should be remembered, too.
" And how can you take it (back) when one of you has already gone in to the other? ..."
The marriage contract is a firm covenant; therefore, breach of promise is not proper.
"... and they have taken from you a firm covenant."
Adopted from the book : "The Light of the Holy Qur'an; Interpretation of Surah an-Nisa" by : "Sayyid Kamal Faghih Imani and a Group of Muslim Scholars"
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