And their husbands would do better to take them back in that case if they desire a reconciliation. And they (women) have rights similar to those (of men) over them in kindness, and men are a degree above them. And Allah is Mighty, Wise. Wa bu- uulatuhunna ‘ahaqqu bi-raddihinna fii zaalika ‘in ‘araaduuu ‘islaahaa. Wa la-hunna mislullazii ‘alayhinna bil-ma’-ruuf, wa lir-rijaali ‘alayhinna darajah. Wallaahu ‘Aziizun Hakiim.
Zaalika– (in that case, in it), that is to say in the term/period of three months.
‘Ahaqqu bi-raddihinna – (they have more rights to take them back). This proves from it that the husband should not take quite last decision till the time he can delay and it is better if they both (husband and wife) establish themselves again from the beginning, and the time of their separation doesn't c…