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centi50

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Did the women who saw Joseph cut their hands
« on: May 26, 2021, 12:13:07 AM »
Salam to all

Yusuf 12:31

فَلَمَّا سَمِعَتْ بِمَكْرِهِنَّ أَرْسَلَتْ إِلَيْهِنَّ وَأَعْتَدَتْ لَهُنَّ مُتَّكَـًٔا وَءَاتَتْ كُلَّ وَٰحِدَةٍ مِّنْهُنَّ سِكِّينًا وَقَالَتِ ٱخْرُجْ عَلَيْهِنَّۖ فَلَمَّا رَأَيْنَهُۥٓ أَكْبَرْنَهُۥ وَقَطَّعْنَ أَيْدِيَهُنَّ وَقُلْنَ حَٰشَ لِلَّهِ مَا هَٰذَا بَشَرًا إِنْ هَٰذَآ إِلَّا مَلَكٌ كَرِيمٌ

So when she heard of their scheming, she sent for them and prepared for them a banquet and gave each one of them a knife and said [to Joseph], "Come out before them." And when they saw him, they greatly admired him and cut their hands and said, "Perfect is Allah ! This is not a man; this is none but a noble angel."

What does cut their hands mean

Please explain coz I find it difficult to believe the women literally did cut their hands

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Re: Did the women who saw Joseph cut their hands
« Reply #1 on: May 26, 2021, 01:39:11 AM »
The most common understanding is they mistakenly cut their hands whilst eating/preparing food as they were distracted/mesmerised by Joseph.

You can read a little more info here about the use of those words:
https://misconceptions-about-islam.com/misconception.php?id=37
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Re: Did the women who saw Joseph cut their hands
« Reply #2 on: May 26, 2021, 06:02:31 AM »
Thank you Wakas for your reply