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The Women of Noah, Lot, and Abraham

Barbara Freyer Stowasser

in Women in the Qur'an, Traditions, and Interpretation

Published in print February 1997 | ISBN: 9780195111484
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199853397 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195111484.003.0004
The Women of Noah, Lot, and Abraham

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In scripture, as well as in interpretation, Noah's and Lot's wives are proofs of rebelliousness against God and His chosen one. They acted falsely toward their husbands, both servants of God; these prophets, then did not help them in the final judgment before God, and these two sinners were punished in hell. The central theme of Sura 66 is the female rebellion in a prophet's household and its corresponding punishment. The first five verses of Sura 66 pertain to a particular crisis in the Prophet Muhammad's household. Verses 6 and 7 of Sura 66 speak of the punishment of hell, a warning to the believers and ordained requital for those non-believers.

Keywords: Noah; Lot; wives; hell; punishment; Muhammad; Sura 66

Chapter.  5835 words. 

Subjects: Islam

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