ALLAH in the
name of The Most Affectionate, the Merciful.
This is a chapter (Sura) that We have sent down and
We have made obligatory its commandments, and We
have sent down bright signs in it so that you may
The adulteress and the adulterer, then flog each of
them with hundred stripes, and you should not be
compassionate for them in the religion of Allah if
you believe in Allah and the Last day. And let a
party of the Muslims be present at the time of their
The adulterer should not marry but an adulteress or
an associatoress and marry not an adulteress but an
adulterer or associator, and this deed is forbidden
to the believers.
And those who blame chaste women, then bring not
four witnesses flog them with eighty stripes and
never accept any evidence of theirs, and it is they
that are the dis-obedients.
But those who repent thereafter act aright,
undoubtedly, then Allah is Forgiving, Merciful.
And those who malign Their own wives and they have
no evidence except themselves, then the evidence of
any such of them is that he should bear witness four
times in the name of Allah that he is truthful
And fifthly this that the, curse of Allah be upon
him if he be a liar.
And the punishment shall avert from the wife if she
bears witness four times in the name of Allah that
the man is a liar.
And fifthly this that the curse of Allah be upon the
woman if the man is truthful.
And if the grace of Allah and His mercy had not been
upon you, and that Allah is Relenting Wise, He would
have opened your secret.
Undoubtedly those who have brought this big slander
are a party from among you. Consider it not an evil
for you; rather it is good for you. For every one of
them is the sin that he has earned, and among them
he who took the greater share, for him is the mighty
Why it did not happen when you had heard it that the
Muslim men and Muslim women would have thought good
of their own people, and say, 'this is the manifest
Why did they not bring four witnesses against it?
Therefore, since they did not ' bring witnesses'
they are indeed liars in the sight of Allah.
And if the grace of Allah and His mercy had not been
upon you, in this world and the Hereafter, then a
mighty torment would have touched you for the
muttering into which you plunged.
When you brought such talk on your tongues hearing
from one another, and uttered with your mouths that
of which you had no knowledge and thought it light,
while it was great in the sight of Allah.
And why it did not so happen, when you heard it you
would have said. 'It is not befitting to us to speak
about such thing? Allah, Hollowed be You; this is
Allah admonishes you now never repeat like of it if
And Allah explains to you His signs clearly. And
Allah is Knowing, Wise.
Those who desire that scandal should spread among
the Muslims, for them is the painful torment in this
world And the Hereafter And Allah knows and you know
And if there had not been the grace of Allah and,
mercy upon you and that. Allah is Kind enough,
Merciful to you, (then you would have experienced
'O believers; follow not the footsteps of the devil
(Satan). And who-ever follows the footsteps of the
devil (Satan) then he will indeed tell you only
indecency and evil things. And if there had not been
the grace of Allah and His mercy upon you, no one of
you could have ever been cleansed, Yes Allah
cleanses whosoever He like. And Allah is Hearing,
And swear not those among you who are men of
excellence and of means against giving to the
kinsmen and to the needy and to the emigrants in the
way of Allah; and let them forgive and overlook. Do
you not love that Allah should forgive you? And
Allah is Forgiving, Merciful.
Undoubtedly, those who malign, unaware chaste
believing women, are cursed in the world and the
Hereafter. And for them is the mighty torment.
On the day when their tongues and their hands and
their feet will-bear witness against them as to what
they used to do.
On that day Allah will give them true punishment in
full, and they will know that Allah alone is the
Dirty women are for dirty men and dirty men for
dirty women and clean women are for clean men and
clean men for clean women; they are free from what
they are saying. For them is forgiveness and
'O believers! enter not houses other than your own,
until you take permission and salute the residents
thereof. This is better for you, haply you may be
But if you find not anyone therein, then also enter
them not without the permission of the owners; and
if you are told to go back, then go back, this is
cleaner to you. And Allah knows your deeds.
There is no sin on you that you enter those houses,
Which are not especially for anyone's residence, and
you have discretion to use them. and Allah knows
what you close and what you conceal.
Order the Muslim men to lower down their sights a
little and to guard their private parts. This is
cleaner for them, undoubtedly, Allah is Aware of
And order the Muslim women to lower down their
sights a little and guard their chastity and show
not their adornment but as much which is itself
apparent and remain putting their head coverings
over their bosoms. And disclose not their adornment
but to their husbands, or to their fathers, or the
fathers of their husbands, or to their or the of
sons husbands or their brothers or the sons of their
brothers or the sons of their sisters or the women
of their religion or their handmaids who are the
property of their hands or servants provided they
are not men of sexual desire or the children who are
unaware of the private parts of the women; and put
not their feet forcibly on the ground that hidden
adornment may be known. And repent to Allah, O
Muslims all together, haply you may get prosperity.
And perform marriage of those among you who have not
been married and of your suitable servants and hand
maids. If they are poor, Allah will enrich them out
of His Bounty. And Allah is Ample Knowing.
And let those who have no means to marry, restrain
themselves until Allah provides them means out of
His Bounty. And from among your servants and hand
maids the property of your hand those who wish that
you should write for them freedom on the condition
that they may earn some wealth, then write it for
them if you know some good in them; and help them
out of the wealth of Allah which He has given to
you. And force not your maids to prostitution when
they desire to live in chastity in order that you
may get some goods of this worlds life. And
whosoever will force them then undoubtedly, Allah
after this that they remain in compulsion is
And undoubtedly, We have sent down to you manifest
signs, and some description of those who have passed
away before you and admonition for those who fear.
Allah is the Light of the heavens and the earth. The
similitude of His Light is as a niche wherein is a
lamp. The lamp is in a chandelier (of glass). The
chandelier is as it were a star glittering like a
pearl; it is lighted from the blessed olive tree
which is neither of east nor of west, it is near
that its oil may flare up even though the fire
touches it not. The Light is upon the Light. Allah
guides to His Light whomsoever He will and Allah
narrates examples for the people. And Allah knows
In those houses, which Allah has ordered to be
raised up and in them His name is remembered, Allah
is glorified therein in the mornings and the
By men whom neither trade nor business diverts from
the remembrance of Allah and performing of prayer
and paying of the poordue (Zakat) They fear a day in
which hearts and eyes shall be turned about.
So that Allah may recompense them for their best
works and give them more reward out of His bounty.
And Allah provides whomsoever He will without
And those who disbelieved, their works are- like a
mirage in a desert that the thirsty one thinks it to
be water until when he came up to it, he found it to
be nothing and found Allah near him, then He paid
him his account in full. And He is Swift in
Or it is like the darknesses in a deep sea, above
which is a wave, above wave another wave, above
which are clouds. There are layers of darknesses one
upon the other. When he puts out his hand, it seems
not to be visible, and to whom Allah gives not
light; for him there is no light anywhere.
Have you not seen that all who are in the heavens
and the glofiry Allah and so do the birds spreading
their wings? Every one knows his prayer and his way
of glorifying. And Allah knows their deeds.
And it is for Allah only the Kingdom of heavens and
earth and to Allah is the return.
Have you not seen that Allah drives the clouds
softly, then joins them together, and then piles
them one over the other so that you see that rain
comes out from the midst thereof? And He sends down
from the sky wherein are mountains of ice, some
hails out of them; then casts it over whom He will
and turns it away from whom He will. It is very near
that its flash of light: ding may take away the
Allah turns about the night and the day. Undoubtedly
in, it is a lesson for those who have eyes.
And Allah has created every beast from water. Of
them is one that walks on his belly, and of them are
one that walks on his four feet. Allah creates what,
He pleases. Undoubtedly, Allah can do everything.
Undoubtedly, We have sent down clear explanatory
signs. And Allah guides whom He pleases to the
And they say, 'We have believed in Allah and in the
Messenger and we obeyed, then some of them turn away
after this. And they are not Muslims.
And when they are called towards Allah and His
Messenger that the Messenger may decide between them
at that very time a party of them turns away.
And if the right be upon their side, they would have
come to him submitting.
Is in their hearts a disease? Or do they fear that
Allah and His Messenger will be unjust to them? Nay,
they themselves are unjust.
The saying of Muslims is only this, when they are
called towards Allah and Messenger that the
Messenger may decide between them then they say, 'we
have heard and we obey And these are they who
attained to their goals.
And whoso obeys Allah and His Messenger and fears
Allah and guards himself from evil, then such are
the people who are successful.
And they have sworn by Allah with utmost strength in
their oath that if you will order them, necessarily,
then they would come out for religious war, say,
you, 'swear not; obedience is required according to
religious dogma Allah knows what you do.
Say you, 'Obey Allah and obey His Messenger;
therefore, if you turn your face, then for the
Messenger is that which was made incumbent on him
and for you is that whose burden was put upon you,
and if you will obey the Messenger, you will be
guided. And upon the Messenger, there is no
responsibility but to deliver clearly.
Allah has promised those among you who believed and
performed good deeds that He will surely give them
power to rule in the earth as was given to those who
were before them and He will surely consolidate
their religion which He has chosen for them, and
will surely change their after war fear with peace
and Security They should worship Me and associate
not anything with Me. And whose is ungrateful after
this, then they are the people disobedient.
And establish prayer and give the poor-due (Zakat)
and obey the Messenger haply; you may be shown
Never think that the infidels may go out of Our
control in the earth; and their destination is Fire
and indeed what an evil end it is.
'O believers; let those servants your hands own and
those of you who have not reached puberty, ask leave
of you three times-before the morning prayer, and
when you put off your clothes at the noon and after
the night prayer. These are three times of privacy
for you. After these, three times there is no sin on
you or on them. They come and go about one to the
other. Thus, Allah narrates His signs for you. And
Allah is Knowing, Wise.
And when the children among you reach puberty, then
they should also ask leave as asked those before
them. Thus Allah narrates to you His signs, and
Allah is Knowing, Wise.
And the old retired women (past child bearing) who
have no desire for marriage, on them there is no sin
that they may lay aside their outer clothing when
they display not their adornment. And to abstain
from that even is better for them. And Allah is
There is no harm for the blind and there is no harm
for the lame and there is no restriction on the sick
nor on any one of you, that you eat in the houses of
your children 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 uncles or the houses of your paternal
aunts, or the houses of your maternal uncles, or the
houses "of your maternal aunts, or from those places
of which the keys are in your possession or , from
the house of your friend. There is no blame upon you
whether you eat together or separately. Then when
you enter any house, salute your own people, a nice
greeting from Allah at the time of meeting, blessed,
pure. Thus Allah narrates to you His signs that you
Those are the only believers who have believed in
Allah and His Messenger, and when they have come to
the Messenger regarding any such matter for which
they were collected then go not away until they have
asked leave of him. Those who ask leave of you;
those are they who believe In Allah and His
Messenger. Then when they ask leave of you for some
affairs of their own, give leave to whom you will
from among them and ask forgiveness of Allah for
them. Undoubtedly, Allah is Forgiving Merciful.
Make not the summoning of the Messenger among
yourselves, like one calls the other among you.
Undoubtedly, Allah knows those of you who slip away
quietly taking shelter of any excuse; therefore let
those who do against the command of the Messenger
fear lest some trial befall them or a painful
torment overtake them.
Take it for granted, undoubtedly, it is of Allah,
What ever is in the heavens and earth. Undoubtedly,
He knows in what condition you are, and on the Day
when they be returned to Him, then He will tell them
whatever they did. And Allah knows every thing