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Offline Omar bin Mario

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Does Sura 4:43 adress men only?
« on: December 14, 2023, 03:38:17 AM »
Assalamu Alaykum, I've a question about the sura 4:43.

It appears to me that the sura is divided in 2 parts:

 the first part is generic and adress men and women

O you who believe! Approach not As-Salat (the prayer) when you are in a drunken state until you know (the meaning) of what you utter, nor when you are in a state of Janaba, (i.e. in a state of sexual impurity and have not yet taken a bath) except when travelling on the road (without enough water, or just passing through a mosque), till you wash your whole body

And the second part adress only men or I'm mistaken?

And if you are ill, or on a journey, or one of you comes after answering the call of nature, or you have been in contact with women (by sexual relations) and you find no water, perform Tayammum with clean earth and rub therewith your faces and hands (Tayammum). Truly, Allah is Ever Oft-Pardoning, Oft-Forgiving.

In the second part, it looks like if the order to perform tayammum in case of sexual relationship is directed to men only.

Could you please help me understand it?