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Critical Examination of Islam => Quranic Divinity => Topic started by: Ervin on October 03, 2019, 04:36:28 AM

Title: How do you understand the 4:15 and 4:16 verses?
Post by: Ervin on October 03, 2019, 04:36:28 AM
Peace everyone.

How do you understand following:

4:15   And those of your women who commit immorality, you shall bring four witnesses over them from among you; if they bear witness, then you shall restrict them in the homes until death terminates their lives, or God makes for them a way out.

4:16   And the two men who commit it from among you, you shall trouble them. If they repent and reform, then leave them alone. God is Redeemer, Merciful.

4:17   Repentance is only for those who commit a sin out of ignorance and then repent soon after; these will be forgiven by God, for God is Knowledgeable, Wise.

I got this from the free minds Quran. My question is: what is meant by immorality? Also, why is punishment for males less then for women.