Surah Mujaadalah highlights the common practices amongst the Arabs prior to Islam. One of the main practices being Zihar. Zihar was when a man would compare his wife to his mother saying the words, “You are like my mother’s back”. By uttering these words, intercourse between the wife and husband was prohibited, moreover the woman could not go and get married again. This was unfair and unjust towards woman because she had no way out of it, until the verses of Surah Mujaadilah got revealed to outlaw the inhumane practice.
Commentary and Translation of Surah Mujaadalah