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Skeptic's Annotated Quran
Surah 4: Family Values
- It's OK to have two, three, or four wives, slave or free. 4:3
- Males are to inherit twice that of females. 4:11
- Lewd women are to be confined to their houses until death.
- You may not forcibly disinherit women, unless they are flagrantly lewd.
- Instructions for exchanging wives 4:20
- Don't marry women that are already married -- unless they're slaves that you obtained in war. Then it's OK.
- If you can't afford to marry free Muslims women, go ahead and marry slaves, as long as they're Muslims. 4:25a
- If your slave wives are guilty of lewdness, punish them half as much as you punish your lewd free wives.
- 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.
- Virgins await those who enter paradise. 4:57