is) a Soorah (chapter of the Quran) which We have sent down and which
We have enjoined, (ordained its legal laws) and in it We have revealed
manifest Ayat (proofs, evidences, verses, lessons, signs, revelations
lawful and unlawful things, and set boundries of Islamic Religion), that
you may remember.
||The woman and
the man guilty of illegal sexual intercourse, flog each of them with a
hundred stripes. Let not pity withhold you in their case, in a
punishment prescribed by Allah, if you believe in Allah and the Last
Day. And let a party of the believers witness their punishment. (This
punishment is for unmarried persons guilty of the above crime but if
married persons commit it, the punishment is to stone them to death,
according to Allahs Law).
marries not but an adulteress or a Mushrikah and the adulteress none
marries her except an adulterer or a Muskrik (and that means that the
man who agrees to marry (have a sexual relation with) a Mushrikah
(female polytheist, pagan or idolatress) or a prostitute, then surely he
is either an adulterer, or a Mushrik (polytheist, pagan or idolater,
etc.) And the woman who agrees to marry (have a sexual relation with) a
Mushrik (polytheist, pagan or idolater) or an adulterer, then she is
either a prostitute or a Mushrikah (female polytheist, pagan, or
idolatress, etc.)). Such a thing is forbidden to the believers (of
||And those who
accuse chaste women, and produce not four witnesses, flog them with
eighty stripes, and reject their testimony forever, they indeed are the
Fasiqoon (liars, rebellious, disobedient to Allah).
||Except those who repent thereafter and do righteous deeds, (for such) verily, Allah is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.
||And for those
who accuse their wives, but have no witnesses except themselves, let
the testimony of one of them be four testimonies (i.e. testifies four
times) by Allah that he is one of those who speak the truth.
||And the fifth (testimony) (should be) the invoking of the Curse of Allah on him if he be of those who tell a lie (against her).
||But it shall
avert the punishment (of stoning to death) from her, if she bears
witness four times by Allah, that he (her husband) is telling a lie.
||And the fifth (testimony) should be that the Wrath of Allah be upon her if he (her husband) speaks the truth.
||And had it
not been for the Grace of Allah and His Mercy on you (He would have
hastened the punishment upon you)! And that Allah is the One Who accepts
repentance, the All-Wise.
who brought forth the slander (against Aishah the wife of the Prophet
SAW) are a group among you. Consider it not a bad thing for you. Nay, it
is good for you. Unto every man among them will be paid that which he
had earned of the sin, and as for him among them who had the greater
share therein, his will be a great torment.
||Why then, did
not the believers, men and women, when you heard it (the slander) think
good of their own people and say: "This (charge) is an obvious lie?"
||Why did they
not produce four witnesses? Since they (the slanderers) have not
produced witnesses! Then with Allah they are the liars.
||Had it not
been for the Grace of Allah and His Mercy unto you in this world and in
the Hereafter, a great torment would have touched you for that whereof
you had spoken.
||When you were
propagating it with your tongues, and uttering with your mouths that
whereof you had no knowledge, you counted it a little thing, while with
Allah it was very great.
||And why did
you not, when you heard it, say? "It is not right for us to speak of
this. Glory be to You (O Allah) this is a great lie."
||Allah forbids you from it and warns you not to repeat the like of it forever, if you are believers.
makes the Ayat (proofs, evidences, verses, lessons, signs, revelations,
etc.) plain to you, and Allah is All-Knowing, All-Wise.
who like that (the crime of) illegal sexual intercourse should be
propagated among those who believe, they will have a painful torment in
this world and in the Hereafter. And Allah knows and you know not.
||And had it
not been for the Grace of Allah and His Mercy on you, (Allah would have
hastened the punishment upon you). And that Allah is full of kindness,
||O you who
believe! Follow not the footsteps of Shaitan (Satan). And whosoever
follows the footsteps of Shaitan (Satan), then, verily he commands
Al-Fahsha (i.e. to commit indecency (illegal sexual intercourse, etc.)),
and Al-Munkar (disbelief and polytheism (i.e. to do evil and wicked
deeds; to speak or to do what is forbidden in Islam, etc.)). And had it
not been for the Grace of Allah and His Mercy on you, not one of you
would ever have been pure from sins. But Allah purifies (guides to
Islam) whom He wills, and Allah is All-Hearer, All-Knower.
||And let not
those among you who are blessed with graces and wealth swear not to give
(any sort of help) to their kinsmen, Al-Masakeen (the poor), and those
who left their homes for Allahs Cause. Let them pardon and forgive. Do
you not love that Allah should forgive you? And Allah is Oft-Forgiving,
who accuse chaste women, who never even think of anything touching
their chastity and are good believers, are cursed in this life and in
the Hereafter, and for them will be a great torment,
||On the Day when their tongues, their hands, and their legs or feet will bear witness against them as to what they used to do.
||On that Day Allah will pay them the recompense of their deeds in full, and they will know that Allah, He is the Manifest Truth.
statements are for bad people (or bad women for bad men) and bad people
for bad statements (or bad men for bad women). Good statements are for
good people (or good women for good men) and good people for good
statements (or good men for good women), such (good people) are innocent
of (each and every) bad statement which they say, for them is
Forgiveness, and Rizqun Kareem (generous provision i.e.Paradise).
||O you who
believe! Enter not houses other than your own, until you have asked
permission and greeted those in them, that is better for you, in order
that you may remember.
||And if you
find no one therein, still, enter not until permission has been given.
And if you are asked to go back, go back, for it is purer for you, and
Allah is All-Knower of what you do.
||There is no
sin on you that you enter (without taking permission) houses uninhabited
(i.e. not possessed by anybody), (when) you have any interest in them.
And Allah has knowledge of what you reveal and what you conceal.
believing men to lower their gaze (from looking at forbidden things),
and protect their private parts (from illegal sexual acts, etc.). That
is purer for them. Verily, Allah is All-Aware of what they do.
||And tell the
believing women to lower their gaze (from looking at forbidden things),
and protect their private parts (from illegal sexual acts, etc.) and not
to show off their adornment except only that which is apparent (like
palms of hands or one eye or both eyes for necessity to see the way, or
outer dress like veil, gloves, head-cover, apron, etc.), and to draw
their veils all over Juyubihinna (i.e. their bodies, faces, necks and
bosoms, etc.) and not to reveal their adornment except to their
husbands, their fathers, their husbands fathers, their sons, their
husbands sons, their brothers or their brothers sons, or their sisters
sons, or their (Muslim) women (i.e. their sisters in Islam), or the
(female) slaves whom their right hands possess, or old male servants who
lack vigour, or small children who have no sense of the shame of sex.
And let them not stamp their feet so as to reveal what they hide of
their adornment. And all of you beg Allah to forgive you all, O
believers, that you may be successful.
those among you who are single (i.e. a man who has no wife and the woman
who has no husband) and (also marry) the Salihoon (pious, fit and
capable ones) of your (male) slaves and maid-servants (female slaves).
If they be poor, Allah will enrich them out of His Bounty. And Allah is
All-Sufficent for His creatures needs, All-Knowing (about the state of
||And let those
who find not the financial means for marriage keep themselves chaste,
until Allah enriches them of His Bounty. And such of your slaves as seek
a writing (of emancipation), give them such writing, if you know that
they are good and trustworthy. And give them something yourselves out of
the wealth of Allah which He has bestowed upon you. And force not your
maids to prostitution, if they desire chastity, in order that you may
make a gain in the (perishable) goods of this worldly life. But if
anyone compels them (to prostitution), then after such compulsion, Allah
is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful (to those women, i.e. He will forgive
them because they have been forced to do this evil action unwillingly).
||And indeed We
have sent down for you Ayat (proofs, evidences, verses, lessons, signs,
revelations, etc.) that make things plain, and the example of those who
passed away before you, and an admonition for those who are
Al-Muttaqoon (the pious - see V.2:2).
||Allah is the
Light of the heavens and the earth. The parable of His Light is as (if
there were) a niche and within it a lamp, the lamp is in glass, the
glass as it were a brilliant star, lit from a blessed tree, an olive,
neither of the east (i.e. neither it gets sun-rays only in the morning)
nor of the west (i.e. nor it gets sun-rays only in the afternoon, but it
is exposed to the sun all day long), whose oil would almost glow forth
(of itself), though no fire touched it. Light upon Light! Allah guides
to His Light whom He wills. And Allah sets forth parables for mankind,
and Allah is All-Knower of everything.
(mosques), which Allah has ordered to be raised (to be cleaned, and to
be honoured), in them His Name is glorified in the mornings and in the
afternoons or the evenings,
neither trade nor sale diverts them from the Remembrance of Allah (with
heart and tongue), nor from performing AsSalat (Iqamat-as-Salat), nor
from giving the Zakat. They fear a Day when hearts and eyes will be
overturned (from the horror of the torment of the Day of Resurrection).
may reward them according to the best of their deeds, and add even more
for them out of His Grace. And Allah provides without measure to whom He
||As for those
who disbelieve, their deeds are like a mirage in a desert. The thirsty
one thinks it to be water, until he comes up to it, he finds it to be
nothing, but he finds Allah with him, Who will pay him his due (Hell).
And Allah is Swift in taking account.
||Or (the state
of a disbeliever) is like the darkness in a vast deep sea, overwhelmed
with a great wave topped by a great wave, topped by dark clouds,
darkness, one above another, if a man stretches out his hand, he can
hardly see it! And he for whom Allah has not appointed light, for him
there is no light.
||See you not
(O Muhammad SAW) that Allah, He it is Whom glorify whosoever is in the
heavens and the earth, and the birds with wings out-spread (in their
flight). Of each one He (Allah) knows indeed his Salat (prayer) and his
glorification, (or everyone knows his Salat (prayer) and his
glorification), and Allah is All-Aware of what they do.
||And to Allah belongs the sovereignty of the heavens and the earth, and to Allah is the return (of all).
||See you not
that Allah drives the clouds gently, then joins them together, then
makes them into a heap of layers, and you see the rain comes forth from
between them. And He sends down from the sky hail (like) mountains, (or
there are in the heaven mountains of hail from where He sends down
hail), and strike therewith whom He will, and averts it from whom He
wills. The vivid flash of its (clouds) lightning nearly blinds the
sight. (Tafsir At-Tabaree).
the night and the day to succeed each other (i.e. if the day is gone,
the night comes, and if the night is gone, the day comes, and so on).
Truly, in these things is indeed a lesson for those who have insight.
created every moving (living) creature from water. Of them there are
some that creep on their bellies, some that walk on two legs, and some
that walk on four. Allah creates what He wills. Verily! Allah is Able to
do all things.
indeed sent down (in this Quran) manifest Ayat (proofs, evidences,
verses, lessons, signs, revelations, lawful and unlawful things, and the
set boundries of Islamic religion, etc. that make things clear showing
the Right Path of Allah). And Allah guides whom He wills to a Straight
Path (i.e. to Allahs religion of Islamic Monotheism).
(hypocrites) say: "We have believed in Allah and in the Messenger
(Muhammad SAW), and we obey," then a party of them turn away thereafter,
such are not believers.
||And when they
are called to Allah (i.e. His Words, the Quran) and His Messenger
(SAW), to judge between them, lo! a party of them refuse (to come) and
||But if the right is with them, they come to him willingly with submission.
||Is there a
disease in their hearts? Or do they doubt or fear lest Allah and His
Messenger (SAW) should wrong them in judgement. Nay, it is they
themselves who are the Zalimoon (polytheists, hypocrites and
saying of the faithful believers, when they are called to Allah (His
Words, the Quran) and His Messenger (SAW), to judge between them, is
that they say: "We hear and we obey." And such are the prosperous ones
(who will live forever in Paradise).
||And whosoever obeys Allah and His Messenger (SAW), fears Allah, and keeps his duty (to Him), such are the successful ones.
||They swear by
Allah their strongest oaths, that if only you would order them, they
would leave (their homes for fighting in Allahs Cause). Say: "Swear you
not; (this) obedience (of yours) is known (to be false). Verily, Allah
knows well what you do."
Allah and obey the Messenger, but if you turn away, he (Messenger
Muhammad SAW) is only responsible for the duty placed on him (i.e. to
convey Allahs Message) and you for that placed on you. If you obey him,
you shall be on the right guidance. The Messengers duty is only to
convey (the message) in a clear way (i.e. to preach in a plain way)."
promised those among you who believe, and do righteous good deeds, that
He will certainly grant them succession to (the present rulers) in the
earth, as He granted it to those before them, and that He will grant
them the authority to practise their religion, that which He has chosen
for them (i.e. Islam). And He will surely give them in exchange a safe
security after their fear (provided) they (believers) worship Me and do
not associate anything (in worship) with Me. But whoever disbelieved
after this, they are the Fasiqoon (rebellious, disobedient to Allah).
AsSalat (IqamatasSalat), and give Zakat and obey the Messenger (Muhammad
SAW) that you may receive mercy (from Allah).
||Consider not that the disbelievers can escape in the land. Their abode shall be the Fire, and worst indeed is that destination.
||O you who
believe! Let your legal slaves and slave-girls, and those among you who
have not come to the age of puberty ask your permission (before they
come to your presence) on three occasions; before Fajr (morning) prayer,
and while you put off your clothes for the noonday (rest), and after
the Isha (late-night) prayer. (These) three times are of privacy for
you, other than these times there is no sin on you or on them to move
about, attending (helping) you each other. Thus Allah makes clear the
Ayat (the Verses of this Quran, showing proofs for the legal aspects of
permission for visits, etc.) to you. And Allah is All-Knowing, All-Wise.
||And when the
children among you come to puberty, then let them (also) ask for
permission, as those senior to them (in age). Thus Allah makes clear His
Ayat (Commandments and legal obligations) for you. And Allah is
||And as for
women past child-bearing who do not expect wed-lock, it is no sin on
them if they discard their (outer) clothing in such a way as not to show
their adornment. But to refrain (i.e. not to discard their outer
clothing) is better for them. And Allah is All-Hearer, All-Knower.
||There is no
restriction on the blind, nor any restriction on the lame, nor any
restriction on the sick, nor on yourselves, if you eat from your houses,
or the houses of your fathers, or the houses of your mothers, or the
houses of your brothers, or the houses of your sisters, or the houses of
your fathers brothers, or the houses of your fathers sisters, or the
houses of your mothers brothers, or the houses of your mothers sisters,
or (from that) whereof you hold keys, or (from the house) of a friend.
No sin on you whether you eat together or apart. But when you enter the
houses, greet one another with a greeting from Allah (i.e. say:
As-Salamu Alaikum - peace be on you) blessed and good. Thus Allah makes
clear the Ayat (these Verses or your religious symbols and signs, etc.)
to you that you may understand.
believers are only those, who believe in (the Oneness of) Allah and His
Messenger (Muhammad SAW), and when they are with him on some common
matter, they go not away until they have asked his permission. Verily!
Those who ask your permission, those are they who (really) believe in
Allah and His Messenger. So if they ask your permission for some affairs
of theirs, give permission to whom you will of them, and ask Allah for
their forgiveness. Truly, Allah is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.
||Make not the
calling of the Messenger (Muhammad SAW) among you as your calling of one
another. Allah knows those of you who slip away under shelter (of some
excuse without taking the permission to leave, from the Messenger SAW).
And let those who oppose the Messengers (Muhammad SAW) commandment (i.e.
his Sunnah legal ways, orders, acts of worship, statements, etc.)
(among the sects) beware, lest some Fitnah (disbelief, trials,
afflictions, earthquakes, killing, overpowered by a tyrant, etc.) befall
them or a painful torment be inflicted on them.
Allah belongs all that is in the heavens and the earth. Surely, He
knows your condition and (He knows) the Day when they will be brought
back to Him, then He will inform them of what they did. And Allah is
All-Knower of everything.