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Skeptic's Annotated Quran

Surah 4: Family Values

  1. It's OK to have two, three, or four wives, slave or free. 4:3

  2. Males are to inherit twice that of females. 4:11

  3. Lewd women are to be confined to their houses until death. 4:15

  4. You may not forcibly disinherit women, unless they are flagrantly lewd. 4:19

  5. Instructions for exchanging wives 4:20

  6. Don't marry women that are already married -- unless they're slaves that you obtained in war. Then it's OK. 4:24

  7. If you can't afford to marry free Muslims women, go ahead and marry slaves, as long as they're Muslims. 4:25a

  8. If your slave wives are guilty of lewdness, punish them half as much as you punish your lewd free wives. 4:25c

  9. Men are in charge of women, because Allah made men to be better than women. Refuse to have sex with women from whom you fear rebellion, and scourge them. 4:34

  10. Virgins await those who enter paradise. 4:57