Qur'an - UK translation Muhammad Muhsin Khan & Muhammad Taqi-ud-Din Al-Hilali
Number of Surats: 114
Total number of Surah-verses: 6240
Maximum number of verses of one Surah: 286 of Surah 2
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Who believe in the Ghaib and perform As-Salāt (Iqāmat-as-Salāt), and spend out of what we have provided for them [i.e. give Zakāt , spend on themselves, their parents, their children, their » wives, etc., and also give charity to the poor and also in Allāh's Cause - Jihād, etc.].
And give glad tidings to those who believe and do righteous good deeds, that for them will be Gardens under which rivers flow (Paradise). Every time they will be provided with a fruit therefrom, they will say: 'This is what we were provided with before,' and they will be given things in resemblance (i.e. in the same form but different in taste) and they shall have therein Azwājun Mutahharatun (purified mates or » wives), (having no menses, stools, urine, etc.) and they will abide therein forever.
And We said: 'O Adam! Dwell you and your » wife in the Paradise and eat both of you freely with pleasure and delight of things therein as wherever you will, but come not near this tree or you both will be of the Zālimūn (wrong-doers).'
And (remember) when We delivered you from Fir'aun's (Pharaoh) people, who were afflicting you with a horrible torment, killing your sons and sparing your » women, and therein was a mighty trial from your Lord.
They followed what the Shayātin (devils) gave out (falsely of the magic) in the lifetime of Sulaimān (Solomon). Sulaimān did not disbelieve, but the Shayātin (devils) disbelieved, teaching men magic and such things that came down at Babylon to the two angels, Hārūt and Mārūt, but neither of these two (angels) taught anyone (such things) till they had said, 'We are only for trial, so disbelieve not (by learning this magic from us).' And from these (angels) people learn that by which they cause separation between man and his » wife, but they could not thus harm anyone except by Allāh's Leave. And they learn that which harms them and profits them not. And indeed they knew that the buyers of it (magic) would have no share in the Hereafter. And how bad indeed was that for which they sold their ownselves, if they but knew.
O you who believe! Al-Qisās (the Law of Equality in punishment) is prescribed for you in case of murder: the free for the free, the slave for the slave, and the » female for the » female. But if the killer is forgiven by the brother (or the relatives, etc.) of the killed against blood money, then adhering to it with fairness and payment of the blood money, to the heir should be made in fairness. This is an alleviation and a mercy from your Lord. So after this whoever transgresses the limits (i.e. kills the killer after taking the blood money), he shall have a painful torment.
It is made lawful for you to have sexual relations with your » wives on the night of As-Saum (the fasts). They are Lības [i.e. body cover, or screen, or Sakan, (i.e. you enjoy the pleasure of living with her - as in Verse 7:189) Tafsir At-Tabarī], for you and you are the same for them. Allāh knows that you used to deceive yourselves, so He turned to you (accepted your repentance) and forgave you. So now have sexual relations with them and seek that which Allāh has ordained for you (offspring), and eat and drink until the white thread (light) of dawn appears to you distinct from the black thread (darkness of night), then complete your Saum (fast) till the nightfall. And do not have sexual relations with them (your » wives) while you are in I'tikāf (i.e. confining oneself in a mosque for prayers and invocations leaving the worldly activities) in the mosques. These are the limits (set) by Allāh, so approach them not. Thus does Allāh make clear His Ayāt (proofs, evidences, lessons, signs, revelations, verses, laws, legal and illegal things, Allāh's set limits, orders, etc.) to mankind that they may become Al-Muttaqūn (the pious - see V.2:2).
The Hajj (pilgrimage) is (in) the well-known (lunar year) months (i.e. the 10th month, the 11th month and the first ten days of the 12th month of the Islāmic calendar, i.e. two months and ten days). So whosoever intends to perform Hajj therein by assuming Ihrām), then he should not have sexual relations (with his » wife), nor commit sin, nor dispute unjustly during the Hajj. And whatever good you do, (be sure) Allāh knows it. And take a provision (with you) for the journey, but the best provision is At-Taqwa (piety, righteousness, etc.). So fear Me, O men of understanding!
And do not marry Al-Mushrikāt (idolatresses, etc.) till they believe (worship Allāh Alone). And indeed a slave » woman who believes is better than a (free) Mushrikah (idolatress, etc.), even though she pleases you. And give not (your » daughters) in marriage to Al-Mushrikūn till they believe (in Allāh Alone) and verily, a believing slave is better than a (free) Mushrik (idolater, etc.), even though he pleases you. Those (Al-Mushrikūn) invite you to the Fire, but Allāh invites (you) to Paradise and Forgiveness by His Leave, and makes His Ayāt (proofs, evidences, verses, lessons, signs, revelations, etc.) clear to mankind that they may remember.
They ask you concerning menstruation. Say: that is an Adha (a harmful thing for a husband to have a sexual intercourse with his » wife while she is having her menses), therefore keep away from » women during menses and go not unto them till they have purified (from menses and have taken a bath). And when they have purified themselves, then go in unto them as Allāh has ordained for you (go in unto them in any manner as long as it is in their vagina). Truly, Allāh loves those who turn unto Him in repentance and loves those who purify themselves (by taking a bath and cleaning and washing thoroughly their private parts, bodies, for their prayers, etc.).
Your » wives are a tilth for you, so go to your tilth (have sexual relations with your » wives in any manner as long as it is in the vagina and not in the anus), when or how you will, and send (good deeds, or ask Allāh to bestow upon you pious offspring) before you for your ownselves. And fear Allāh, and know that you are to meet Him (in the Hereafter), and give good tidings to the believers (O Muhammad ).
Those who take an oath not to have sexual relation with their » wives must wait four months, then if they return (change their idea in this period), verily, Allāh is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.
And divorced » women shall wait (as regards their marriage) for three menstrual periods, and it is not lawful for them to conceal what Allāh has created in their wombs, if they believe in Allāh and the Last Day. And their husbands have the better right to take them back in that period, if they wish for reconciliation. And they (» women) have rights (over their husbands as regards living expenses, etc.) similar (to those of their husbands) over them (as regards obedience and respect, etc.) to what is reasonable, but men have a degree (of responsibility) over them. And Allāh is All-Mighty, All-Wise.
The divorce is twice, after that, either you retain her on reasonable terms or release her with kindness. And it is not lawful for you (men) to take back (from your » wives) any of your Mahr (bridal money given by the husband to his » wife at the time of marriage) which you have given them, except when both parties fear that they would be unable to keep the limits ordained by Allāh (e.g. to deal with each other on a fair basis). Then if you fear that they would not be able to keep the limits ordained by Allāh, then there is no sin on either of them if she gives back (the Mahr or a part of it) for her Al-Khul' (divorce). These are the limits ordained by Allāh, so do not transgress them. And whoever transgresses the limits ordained by Allāh, then such are the Zālimūn (wrong-doers, etc.).
And when you have divorced » women and they have fulfilled the term of their prescribed period, either take them back on reasonable basis or set them free on reasonable basis. But do not take them back to hurt them, and whoever does that, then he has wronged himself. And treat not the Verses (Laws) of Allāh as a jest, but remember Allāh's Favours on you (i.e. Islām), and that which He has sent down to you of the Book (i.e. the Qur'ān) and Al-Hikmah (the Prophet's Sunnah - legal ways - Islāmic jurisprudence, etc.) whereby He instructs you. And fear Allāh, and know that Allāh is All-Aware of everything.
And when you have divorced » women and they have fulfilled the term of their prescribed period, do not prevent them from marrying their (former) husbands, if they mutually agree on reasonable basis. This (instruction) is an admonition for him among you who believes in Allāh and the Last Day. That is more virtuous and purer for you. Allāh knows and you know not.
And those of you who die and leave » wives behind them, they (the » wives) shall wait (as regards their marriage) for four months and ten days, then when they have fulfilled their term, there is no sin on you if they (the » wives) dispose of themselves in a just and honourable manner (i.e. they can marry). And Allāh is Well-Acquainted with what you do.
And there is no sin on you if you make a hint of betrothal or conceal it in yourself, Allāh knows that you will remember them, but do not make a promise of contract with them in secret except that you speak an honourable saying according to the Islāmic law (e.g. you can say to her, 'If one finds a » wife like you, he will be happy'). And do not consummate the marriage until the term prescribed is fulfilled. And know that Allāh knows what is in your minds, so fear Him. And know that Allāh is Oft-Forgiving, Most Forbearing.
There is no sin on you, if you divorce » women while yet you have not touched (had sexual relation with) them, nor appointed unto them their Mahr (bridal money given by the husband to his » wife at the time of marriage). But bestow on them ( a suitable gift), the rich according to his means, and the poor according to his means, a gift of reasonable amount is a duty on the doers of good.
And if you divorce them before you have touched (had a sexual relation with) them, and you have appointed unto them the Mahr (bridal money given by the husbands to his » wife at the time of marriage), then pay half of that (Mahr), unless they (the » women) agree to forego it, or he (the husband), in whose hands is the marriage tie, agrees to forego and give her full appointed Mahr. And to forego and give (her the full Mahr) is nearer to At-Taqwa (piety, right-eousness, etc.). And do not forget liberality between yourselves. Truly, Allāh is All-Seer of what you do.
And those of you who die and leave behind » wives should bequeath for their » wives a year's maintenance and residence without turning them out, but if they (» wives) leave, there is no sin on you for that which they do of themselves, provided it is honourable (e.g. lawful marriage). And Allāh is All-Mighty, All-Wise. [The order of this Verse has been cancelled (abrogated) by Verse
And for divorced » women, maintenance (should be provided) on reasonable (scale). This is a duty on Al-Muttaqūn (the pious - see V.2:2).
O you who believe! When you contract a debt for a fixed period, write it down. Let a scribe write it down in justice between you. Let not the scribe refuse to write as Allāh has taught him, so let him write. Let him (the debtor) who incurs the liability dictate, and he must fear Allāh, his Lord, and diminish not anything of what he owes. But if the debtor is of poor understanding, or weak, or is unable himself to dictate, then let his guardian dictate in justice. And get two witnesses out of your own men. And if there are not two men (available), then a man and two » women, such as you agree for witnesses, so that if one of them (two » women) errs, the other can remind her. And the witnesses should not refuse when they are called on (for evidence). You should not become weary to write it (your contract), whether it be small or big, for its fixed term, that is more just with Allāh; more solid as evidence, and more convenient to prevent doubts among yourselves, save when it is a present trade which you carry out on the spot among yourselves, then there is no sin on you if you do not write it down. But take witnesses whenever you make a commercial contract. Let neither scribe nor witness suffer any harm, but if you do (such harm), it would be wickedness in you. So be afraid of Allāh; and Allāh teaches you. And Allāh is the All-Knower of each and everything.
Beautified for men is the love of things they covet; » women, children, much of gold and silver (wealth), branded beautiful horses, cattle and well-tilled land. This is the pleasure of the present world's life; but Allāh has the excellent return (Paradise with flowing rivers, etc.) with Him.
Say: 'Shall I inform you of things far better than those? For Al-Muttaqūn (the pious - see V.2:2) there are Gardens (Paradise) with their Lord, underneath which rivers flow. Therein (is their) eternal (home) and Azwājun Mutahharatun (purified mates or » wives) [i.e. they will have no menses, urine, or stool, etc.], And Allāh will be pleased with them. And Allāh is All-Seer of the (His) slaves'.
(Remember) when the » wife of 'Imrān said: 'O my Lord! I have vowed to You what (the child that) is in my womb to be dedicated for Your services (free from all worldly work; to serve Your Place of worship), so accept this, from me. Verily, You are the All-Hearer, the All-Knowing.'
Then when she delivered her [child Maryam (Mary)], she said: 'O my Lord! I have delivered a » female child,' - and Allāh knew better what she delivered, - 'And the male is not like the » female, and I have named her Maryam (Mary), and I seek refuge with You (Allāh) for her and for her offspring from Shaitan (Satan), the outcast.'
Then the angels called him, while he was standing in prayer in Al-Mihrāb (a praying place or a private room), (saying): 'Allāh gives you glad tidings of Yahya (John), confirming (believing in) the Word from Allāh [i.e. the creation of 'Iesa (Jesus), the Word from Allāh ('Be!' - and he was!)], noble, keeping away from sexual relations with » women, a Prophet, from among the righteous.'
He said: 'O my Lord! How can I have a son when I am very old, and my » wife is barren?' Allāh said: 'Thus Allāh does what He wills.'
And (remember) when the angels said: 'O Maryam (Mary)! Verily, Allāh has chosen you, purified you (from polytheism and disbelief), and chosen you above the » women of the 'Alamīn (mankind and jinns) (of her lifetime).'
Then whoever disputes with you concerning him ['Iesa (Jesus)] after (all this) knowledge that has come to you, [i.e. 'Iesa (Jesus)] being a slave of Allāh, and having no share in Divinity) say: (O Muhammad ) 'Come, let us call our sons and your sons, our » women and your » women, ourselves and yourselves - then we pray and invoke (sincerely) the Curse of Allāh upon those who lie.'
Verily! This is the true narrative [about the story of 'Iesa (Jesus)], and, Lā ilāha ill-Allāh (none has the right to be worshipped but Allāh, the One and the Only True God, Who has neither a » wife nor a son). And indeed, Allāh is the All-Mighty, the All-Wise.
So their Lord accepted of them (their supplication and answered them), 'Never will I allow to be lost the work of any of you, be he male or » female. You are (members) one of another, so those who emigrated and were driven out from their homes, and suffered harm in My Cause, and who fought, and were killed (in My Cause), verily, I will remit from them their evil deeds and admit them into Gardens under which rivers flow (in Paradise); a reward from Allāh, and with Allāh is the best of rewards.'
O mankind! Be dutiful to your Lord, Who created you from a single person (Adam), and from him (Adam) He created his » wife [Hawwa (Eve)], and from them both He created many men and » women and fear Allāh through Whom you demand your mutual (rights), and (do not cut the relations of) the wombs (kinship) . Surely, Allāh is Ever an AllWatcher over you.
And if you fear that you shall not be able to deal justly with the orphangirls, then marry (other) » women of your choice, two or three, or four but if you fear that you shall not be able to deal justly (with them), then only one or (the captives and the slaves) that your right hands possess. That is nearer to prevent you from doing injustice.
And give to the » women (whom you marry) their Mahr (obligatory bridal money given by the husband to his » wife at the time of marriage) with a good heart, but if they, of their own good pleasure, remit any part of it to you, take it, and enjoy it without fear of any harm (as Allāh has made it lawful).
There is a share for men and a share for » women from what is left by parents and those nearest related, whether, the property be small or large - a legal share.
Allāh commands you as regards your children's (inheritance); to the male, a portion equal to that of two » females; if (there are) only » daughters, two or more, their share is two thirds of the inheritance; if only one, her share is half. For parents, a sixth share of inheritance to each if the deceased left children; if no children, and the parents are the (only) heirs, the mother has a third; if the deceased left brothers or (sisters), the mother has a sixth. (The distribution in all cases is) after the payment of legacies he may have bequeathed or debts. You know not which of them, whether your parents or your children, are nearest to you in benefit, (these fixed shares) are ordained by Allāh. And Allāh is Ever AllKnower, AllWise.
In that which your » wives leave, your share is a half if they have no child; but if they leave a child, you get a fourth of that which they leave after payment of legacies that they may have bequeathed or debts. In that which you leave, their (your » wives) share is a fourth if you leave no child; but if you leave a child, they get an eighth of that which you leave after payment of legacies that you may have bequeathed or debts. If the man or » woman whose inheritance is in question has left neither ascendants nor descendants, but has left a brother or a sister, each one of the two gets a sixth; but if more than two, they share in a third; after payment of lagacies he (or she) may have bequeathed or debts, so that no loss is caused (to anyone). This is a Commandment from Allāh; and Allāh is Ever AllKnowing, MostForbearing.
And those of your » women who commit illegal sexual intercourse, take the evidence of four witnesses from amongst you against them; and if they testify, confine them (i.e. » women) to houses until death comes to them or Allāh ordains for them some (other) way.
And the two persons (man and » woman) among you who commit illegal sexual intercourse, punish them both. And if they repent (promise Allāh that they will never repeat, i.e. commit illegal sexual intercourse and other similar sins) and do righteous good deeds, leave them alone. Surely, Allāh is Ever the One Who accepts repentance, (and He is) Most Merciful.
O you who believe! You are forbidden to inherit » women against their will, and you should not treat them with harshness, that you may take away part of the Mahr you have given them, unless they commit open illegal sexual intercourse. And live with them honourably. If you dislike them, it may be that you dislike a thing and Allāh brings through it a great deal of good.
But if you intend to replace a » wife by another and you have given one of them a Cantar (of gold i.e. a great amount) as Mahr, take not the least bit of it back; would you take it wrongfully without a right and (with) a manifest sin?
And marry not » women whom your fathers married, except what has already passed; indeed it was shameful and most hateful, and an evil way.
Forbidden to you (for marriage) are: your mothers, your » daughters, your sisters, your father's sisters, your mother's sisters, your brother's » daughters, your sister's » daughters, your foster mother who gave you suck, your foster milk suckling sisters, your » wives' mothers, your step » daughters under your guardianship, born of your » wives to whom you have gone in - but there is no sin on you if you have not gone in them (to marry their » daughters), - the » wives of your sons who (spring) from your own loins, and two sisters in wedlock at the same time, except for what has already passed; verily, Allāh is OftForgiving, Most Merciful.
Also (forbidden are) » women already married, except those (captives and slaves) whom your right hands possess. Thus has Allāh ordained for you. All others are lawful, provided you seek (them in marriage) with Mahr (bridal money given by the husband to his » wife at the time of marriage) from your property, desiring chastity, not committing illegal sexual intercourse, so with those of whom you have enjoyed sexual relations, give them their Mahr as prescribed; but if after a Mahr is prescribed, you agree mutually (to give more), there is no sin on you. Surely, Allāh is Ever AllKnowing, AllWise.
And whoever of you have not the means wherewith to wed free, believing » women, they may wed believing girls from among those (captives and slaves) whom your right hands possess, and Allāh has full knowledge about your Faith, you are one from another. Wed them with the permission of their own folk (guardians, Auliyā' or masters) and give them their Mahr according to what is reasonable; they (the above said captive and slave-girls) should be chaste, not adulterous, nor taking boy-friends. And after they have been taken in wedlock, if they commit illegal sexual intercourse, their punishment is half that for free (unmarried) » women. This is for him among you who is afraid of being harmed in his religion or in his body; but it is better for you that you practise selfrestraint, and Allāh is OftForgiving, Most Merciful.
Allāh wishes to lighten (the burden) for you; and man was created weak (cannot be patient to leave sexual intercourse with » woman).
And wish not for the things in which Allāh has made some of you to excel others. For men there is reward for what they have earned, (and likewise) for » women there is reward for what they have earned, and ask Allāh of His Bounty. Surely, Allāh is Ever AllKnower of everything.
Men are the protectors and maintainers of » women, because Allāh has made one of them to excel the other, and because they spend (to support them) from their means. Therefore the righteous » women are devoutly obedient (to Allāh and to their husbands), and guard in the husband's absence what Allāh orders them to guard (e.g. their chastity, their husband's property, etc.). As to those » women on whose part you see illconduct, admonish them (first), (next), refuse to share their beds, (and last) beat them (lightly, if it is useful), but if they return to obedience, seek not against them means (of annoyance). Surely, Allāh is Ever Most High, Most Great.
If you fear a breach between them twain (the man and his » wife), appoint (two) arbitrators, one from his family and the other from her's; if they both wish for peace, Allāh will cause their reconciliation. Indeed Allāh is Ever AllKnower, WellAcquainted with all things.
O you who believe! Approach not AsSalāt (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 Janāba, (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 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, Allāh is Ever OftPardoning, OftForgiving.
But those who believe (in the Oneness of Allāh - Islāmic Monotheism) and do deeds of righteousness, We shall admit them to Gardens under which rivers flow (Paradise), abiding therein forever. Therein they shall have Azwājun Mutahharatun [purified mates or » wives (having no menses, stools, urine, etc.)] and We shall admit them to shades wide and ever deepening (Paradise) .
And what is wrong with you that you fight not in the Cause of Allāh, and for those weak, illtreated and oppressed among men, » women, and children, whose cry is: 'Our Lord! Rescue us from this town whose people are oppressors; and raise for us from You one who will protect, and raise for us from You one who will help.'
Except the weak ones among men, » women and children who cannot devise a plan, nor are they able to direct their way.
They (all those who worship others than Allāh) invoke nothing but » female deities besides Him (Allāh), and they invoke nothing but Shaitān (Satan), a persistent rebel!
And whoever does righteous good deeds, male or » female, and is a true believer in the Oneness of Allāh (Muslim), such will enter Paradise and not the least injustice, even to the size of a Naqīra (speck on the back of a datestone), will be done to them.
They ask your legal instruction concerning » women, say: Allāh instructs you about them, and about what is recited unto you in the Book concerning the orphan girls whom you give not the prescribed portions (as regards Mahr and inheritance) and yet whom you desire to marry, and (concerning) the children who are weak and oppressed, and that you stand firm for justice to orphans. And whatever good you do, Allāh is Ever AllAware of it.
And if a » woman fears cruelty or desertion on her husband's part, there is no sin on them both if they make terms of peace between themselves; and making peace is better. And human inner-selves are swayed by greed. But if you do good and keep away from evil, verily, Allāh is Ever WellAcquainted with what you do.
You will never be able to do perfect justice between » wives even if it is your ardent desire, so do not incline too much to one of them (by giving her more of your time and provision) so as to leave the other hanging (i.e. neither divorced nor married). And if you do justice, and do all that is right and fear Allāh by keeping away from all that is wrong, then Allāh is Ever OftForgiving, Most Merciful.
. They ask you for a legal verdict. Say: 'Allāh directs (thus) about AlKalālah (those who leave neither descendants nor ascendants as heirs). If it is a man that dies, leaving a sister, but no child, she shall have half the inheritance. If (such a deceased was) a » woman, who left no child, her brother takes her inheritance. If there are two sisters, they shall have two-thirds of the inheritance; if there are brothers and sisters, the male will have twice the share of the » female. (Thus) does Allāh makes clear to you (His Law) lest you go astray. And Allāh is the All-Knower of everything.'
Made lawful to you this day are AtTayyibāt [all kinds of Halāl (lawful) foods, which Allāh has made lawful (meat of slaughtered eatable animals, etc., milk products, fats, vegetables and fruits, etc.). The food (slaughtered cattle, eatable animals, etc.) of the people of the Scripture (Jews and Christians) is lawful to you and yours is lawful to them. (Lawful to you in marriage) are chaste » women from the believers and chaste » women from those who were given the Scripture (Jews and Christians) before your time, when you have given their due Mahr (bridal money given by the husband to his » wife at the time of marriage), desiring chastity (i.e. taking them in legal wedlock) not committing illegal sexual intercourse, nor taking them as girl-friends. And whosoever disbelieves in the Oneness of Allāh and in all the other Articles of Faith [i.e. His (Allāh's), Angels, His Holy Books, His Messengers, the Day of Resurrection and AlQadar (Divine Preordainments)], then fruitless is his work, and in the Hereafter he will be among the losers.
O you who believe! When you intend to offer As-Salāt (the prayer), wash your faces and your hands (forearms) up to the elbows, rub (by passing wet hands over) your heads, and (wash) your feet up to ankles . If you are in a state of Janāba (i.e. had a sexual discharge), purify yourself (bathe your whole body). But if you are ill or on a journey or any of you comes from answering the call of nature, or you have been in contact with » women (i.e. sexual intercourse) and you find no water, then perform Tayammum with clean earth and rub therewith your faces and hands. Allāh does not want to place you in difficulty, but He wants to purify you, and to complete His Favour on you that you may be thankful.
Cut off (from the wrist joint) the (right) hand of the thief, male or » female, as a recompense for that which they committed, a punishment by way of example from Allāh. And Allāh is AllPowerful, AllWise.
Yet, they join the jinns as partners in worship with Allāh, though He has created them (the jinns), and they attribute falsely without knowledge sons and » daughters to Him. Be He Glorified and Exalted above (all) that they attribute to Him.
He is the Originator of the heavens and the earth. How can He have children when He has no » wife? He created all things and He is the All-Knower of everything .
And they say: 'What is in the bellies of such and such cattle (milk or foetus) is for our males alone, and forbidden to our » females (girls and » women), but if it is born dead, then all have shares therein.' He will punish them for their attribution (of such false orders to Allāh). Verily, He is AllWise, AllKnower. (Tafsir AtTabarī, Vol. 8, Page 49).
Eight pairs; of the sheep two (male and » female) , and of the goats two (male and » female). Say: 'Has He forbidden the two males or the two » females, or (the young) which the wombs of the two » females enclose? Inform me with knowledge if you are truthful.'
And of the camels two (male and » female), and of oxen two (male and » female). Say: 'Has He forbidden the two males or the two » females or (the young) which the wombs of the two » females enclose? Or were you present when Allāh ordered you such a thing? Then who does more wrong than one who invents a lie against Allāh, to lead mankind astray without knowledge. Certainly Allāh guides not the people who are Zālimūn (polytheists and wrongdoers, etc.).'
'And O Adam! Dwell you and your » wife in Paradise, and eat thereof as you both wish, but approach not this tree otherwise you both will be of the Zālimūn (unjust and wrongdoers).'
'Verily, you practise your lusts on men instead of » women. Nay, but you are a people transgressing beyond bounds (by committing great sins).'
Then We saved him and his family, except his » wife; she was of those who remained behind (in the torment).
The chiefs of Fir'aun's (Pharaoh) people said: 'Will you leave Mūsa (Moses) and his people to spread mischief in the land, and to abandon you and your gods?' He said: 'We will kill their sons, and let live their » women, and we have indeed irresistible power over them.'
And (remember) when We rescued you from Fir'aun's (Pharaoh) people, who were afflicting you with the worst torment, killing your sons and letting your » women live. And in that was a great trial from your Lord.
It is He Who has created you from a single person (Adam), and (then) He has created from him his » wife [Hawwa (Eve)], in order that he might enjoy the pleasure of living with her. When he had sexual relation with her, she became pregnant and she carried it about lightly. Then when it became heavy, they both invoked Allāh, their Lord (saying): 'If You give us a Sālih (good in every aspect) child, we shall indeed be among the grateful.'
Say: If your fathers, your sons, your brothers, your » wives, your kindred, the wealth that you have gained, the commerce in which you fear a decline, and the dwellings in which you delight ... are dearer to you than Allāh and His Messenger, and striving hard and fighting in His Cause , then wait until Allāh brings about His Decision (torment). And Allāh guides not the people who are Al-Fāsiqūn (the rebellious, disobedient to Allāh).
The hypocrites, men and » women, are from one another, they enjoin (on the people) Al-Munkar (i.e. disbelief and polytheism of all kinds and all that Islām has forbidden), and forbid (people) from Al-Ma'rūf (i.e. Islāmic Monotheism and all that Islām orders one to do), and they close their hands [from giving (spending in Allāh's Cause) alms, etc.]. They have forgotten Allāh, so He has forgotten them. Verily, the hypocrites are the Fāsiqūn (rebellious, disobedient to Allāh).
Allāh has promised the hypocrites; men and » women, and the disbelievers, the Fire of Hell, therein shall they abide. It will suffice them. Allāh has cursed them and for them is the lasting torment.
The believers, men and » women, are Auliyā' (helpers, supporters, friends, protectors) of one another, they enjoin (on the people) Al-Ma'rūf (i.e. Islāmic Monotheism and all that Islām orders one to do), and forbid (people) from Al-Munkar (i.e. polytheism and disbelief of all kinds, and all that Islām has forbidden); they perform As-Salāt (Iqāmat-as-Salāt) and give the Zakāt, and obey Allāh and His Messenger. Allāh will have His Mercy on them. Surely Allāh is All-Mighty, All-Wise.
Allāh has promised to the believers -men and » women, - Gardens under which rivers flow to dwell therein forever, and beautiful mansions in Gardens of 'Adn (Eden Paradise). But the greatest bliss is the Good Pleasure of Allāh. That is the supreme success.
They are content to be with those (the » women) who sit behind (at home). Their hearts are sealed up (from all kinds of goodness and right guidance), so they understand not.
The ground (of complaint) is only against those who are rich, and yet ask exemption . They are content to be with (the » women) who sit behind (at home) and Allāh has sealed up their hearts (from all kinds of goodness and right guidance) so that they know not (what they are losing).
(So it was) till then there came Our Command and the oven gushed forth (water like fountains from the earth). We said: 'Embark therein, of each kind two (male and » female), and your family, except him against whom the Word has already gone forth, and those who believe. And none believed with him, except a few.'
And his » wife was standing (there), and she laughed (either, because the Messengers did not eat their food or for being glad for the destruction of the people of Lout (Lot). But We gave her glad tidings of Ishāque (Isaac), and after him, of Ya'qūb (Jacob).
She said (in astonishment): 'Woe unto me! Shall I bear a child while I am an old » woman, and here is my husband, an old man? Verily! This is a strange thing!'
And his people came rushing towards him, and since aforetime they used to commit crimes (sodomy, etc.), he said: 'O my people! Here are my » daughters (i.e. the » daughters of my nation), they are purer for you (if you marry them lawfully). So fear Allāh and degrade me not as regards my guests! Is there not among you a single right-minded man?'
They said: 'Surely you know that we have neither any desire nor in need of your » daughters, and indeed you know well what we want!'
They (Messengers) said: 'O Lout (Lot)! Verily, we are the Messengers from your Lord! They shall not reach you! So travel with your family in a part of the night, and let not any of you look back, but your » wife (will remain behind), verily, the punishment which will afflict them, will afflict her. Indeed, morning is their appointed time. Is not the morning near?'
And he (the man) from Egypt who bought him, said to his » wife: 'Make his stay comfortable, may be he will profit us or we shall adopt him as a son.' Thus did We establish Yūsuf (Joseph) in the land, that We might teach him the interpretation of events. And Allāh has full power and control over His Affairs, but most of men know not.
So they raced with one another to the door, and she tore his shirt from the back. They both found her lord (i.e. her husband) at the door. She said: 'What is the recompense (punishment) for him who intended an evil design against your » wife, except that he be put in prison or a painful torment?'
So when he (her husband) saw his [(Yūsuf's (Joseph)] shirt torn at the back; (her husband) said: 'Surely, it is a plot of you » women! Certainly mighty is your plot!
'O Yūsuf (Joseph)! Turn away from this! (O » woman!) Ask forgiveness for your sin. Verily, you were of the sinful.'
And » women in the city said: 'The » wife of Al-'Azīz is seeking to seduce her (slave) young man, indeed she loves him violently; verily we see her in plain error.'
And the king said: 'Bring him to me.' But when the messenger came to him, [Yūsuf (Joseph)] said: 'Return to your lord and ask him, 'What happened to the » women who cut their hands? Surely, my Lord (Allāh) is Well-Aware of their plot.''
(The King) said (to the » women): 'What was your affair when you did seek to seduce Yūsuf (Joseph)?' The » women said: 'Allāh forbid! No evil know we against him!' The » wife of Al-'Azīz said: 'Now the truth is manifest (to all), it was I who sought to seduce him, and he is surely of the truthful.'
Allāh knows what every » female bears, and by how much the wombs fall short (of their time or number) or exceed. Everything with Him is in (due) proportion.
'Adn (Eden) Paradise (everlasting Gardens), which they shall enter and (also) those who acted righteously from among their fathers, and their » wives, and their offspring. And angels shall enter unto them from every gate (saying):
And indeed We sent Messengers before you (O Muhammad ), and made for them » wives and offspring. And it was not for a Messenger to bring a sign except by Allāh's Leave. (For) each and every matter there is a Decree (from Allāh).
And (remember) when Mūsa (Moses) said to his people: 'Call to mind Allāh's Favour to you, when He delivered you from Fir'aun's (Pharaoh) people who were afflicting you with horrible torment, and were slaughtering your sons and letting your » women alive, and in it was a tremendous trial from your Lord.'
'Except his » wife, of whom We have decreed that she shall be of those who remain behind (i.e. she will be destroyed).'
[Lout (Lot)] said: 'These (the girls of the nation) are my » daughters (to marry lawfully), if you must act (so).'
He has created man from Nutfah (mixed drops of male and » female sexual discharge), then behold, this same (man) becomes an open opponent.
And they assign » daughters unto Allāh! Glorified (and Exalted) be He above all that they associate with Him! . And unto themselves what they desire;
And when the news of (the birth of) a » female (child) is brought to any of them, his face becomes dark, and he is filled with inward grief!
And Allāh has made for you » wives of your own kind, and has made for you, from your » wives, sons and grandsons, and has bestowed on you good provision. Do they then believe in false deities and deny the Favour of Allāh (by not worshipping Allāh Alone).
Whoever works righteousness, whether male or » female, while he (or she) is a true believer (of Islāmic Monotheism) verily, to him We will give a good life (in this world with respect, contentment and lawful provision), and We shall pay them certainly a reward in proportion to the best of what they used to do (i.e. Paradise in the Hereafter).
Has then your Lord (O pagans of Makkah) preferred for you sons, and taken for Himself from among the angels » daughters. Verily! You utter an awful saying, indeed.
No knowledge have they of such a thing, nor had their fathers. Mighty is the word that comes out of their mouths [i.e. He begot (took) sons and » daughters]. They utter nothing but a lie.
His companion said to him, during the talk with him: 'Do you disbelieve in Him Who created you out of dust (i.e. your father Adam), then out of Nutfah (mixed semen drops of male and » female discharge), then fashioned you into a man?
'And Verily! I fear my relatives after me, since my » wife is barren. So give me from Yourself an heir,
He said: 'My Lord! How can I have a son, when my » wife is barren, and I have reached the extreme old age.'
'O sister (i.e. the like) of Hārūn (Aaron) [not the brother of Mūsa (Moses), but he was another pious man at the time of Maryam (Mary)]! Your father was not a man who used to commit adultery, nor your mother was an unchaste » woman.'
And they say: 'The Most Beneficent (Allāh) has begotten a son (or offspring or children) [as the Jews say: 'Uzair (Ezra) is the son of Allāh, and the Christians say that He has begotten a son ['Iesa (Christ)], and the pagan Arabs say that He has begotten » daughters (angels, etc.)].'
Then We said: 'O Adam! Verily, this is an enemy to you and to your » wife. So let him not get you both out of Paradise, so that you be distressed in misery.
Had We intended to take a pastime (i.e. a » wife or a son, etc.), We could surely have taken it from Us, if We were going to do (that).
Nay, We fling (send down) the truth (this Qur'ān) against the falsehood (disbelief), so it destroys it, and behold, it (falsehood) is vanished. And woe to you for that (lie) which you ascribe (to Us) (against Allāh by uttering that Allāh has a » wife and a son).
So We answered his call, and We bestowed upon him Yahya (John), and cured his » wife (to bear a child) for him. Verily, they used to hasten on to do good deeds, and they used to call on Us with hope and fear, and used to humble themselves before Us.
O mankind! If you are in doubt about the Resurrection, then verily! We have created you (i.e. Adam) from dust, then from a Nutfah (mixed drops of male and » female sexual discharge i.e. offspring of Adam), then from a clot (a piece of thick coagulated blood) then from a little lump of flesh, some formed and some unformed (miscarriage), that We may make (it) clear to you (i.e. to show you Our Power and Ability to do what We will). And We cause whom We will to remain in the wombs for an appointed term, then We bring you out as infants, then (give you growth) that you may reach your age of full strength. And among you there is he who dies (young), and among you there is he who is brought back to the miserable old age, so that he knows nothing after having known. And you see the earth barren, but when We send down water (rain) on it, it is stirred (to life), it swells and puts forth every lovely kind (of growth).
Except from their » wives or (the captives and slaves) that their right hands possess, for then, they are free from blame;
Thereafter We made him (the offspring of Adam) as a Nutfah (mixed drops of the male and » female sexual discharge) (and lodged it) in a safe lodging (womb of the » woman).
So We inspired him (saying): 'Construct the ship under Our Eyes and under Our Revelation (guidance). Then, when Our Command comes, and the oven gushes forth water, take on board of each kind two (male and » female), and your family, except those thereof against whom the Word has already gone forth. And address Me not in favour of those who have done wrong. Verily, they are to be drowned.
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 Allāh, if you believe in Allāh 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 Allāh's Law).
The adulterer 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 Islāmic Monotheism).
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 Fāsiqūn (liars, rebellious, disobedient to Allāh).
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 Allāh that he is one of those who speak the truth.
Verily! Those who brought forth the slander (against 'Aishah (may Allah be pleased with her) the » wife of the Prophet ) 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?'
Verily, those 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,
Bad 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 Karīm (generous provision i.e.Paradise).
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 husband's fathers, their sons, their husband's sons, their brothers or their brother's sons, or their sister's sons, or their (Muslim) » women (i.e. their sisters in Islām), 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 Allāh to forgive you all, O believers, that you may be successful.
And marry 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 Sālihūn (pious, fit and capable ones) of your (male) slaves and maid-servants (» female slaves). If they be poor, Allāh will enrich them out of His Bounty. And Allāh is All-Sufficent for His creatures' needs, All-Knowing (about the state of the people).
And let those who find not the financial means for marriage keep themselves chaste, until Allāh 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 Allāh 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, Allāh 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 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 Allāh is All-Hearer, All-Knower.
And those who say: 'Our Lord! Bestow on us from our » wives and our offspring who will be the comfort of our eyes, and make us leaders for the Muttaqūn' (pious - see V.2:2 and the footnote of V.3:164).'
'And leave those whom Allāh has created for you to be your » wives? Nay, you are a trespassing people!'
Except an old » woman (his » wife) among those who remained behind.
'I found a » woman ruling over them, and she has been given all things that could be possessed by any ruler of the earth, and she has a great throne.
'Do you approach men in your lusts rather than » women? Nay, but you are a people who behave senselessly.'
So We saved him and his family, except his » wife. We destined her to be of those who remained behind.
Verily, Fir'aun (Pharaoh) exalted himself in the land and made its people sects, weakening (oppressing) a group (i.e. Children of Israel) among them, killing their sons, and letting their » females live. Verily, he was of the Mufsidūn (i.e. those who commit great sins and crimes, oppressors, tyrants, etc.).
And the » wife of Fir'aun (Pharaoh) said: 'A comfort of the eye for me and for you. Kill him not, perhaps he may be of benefit to us, or we may adopt him as a son.' And they perceive not (the result of that).
And when he arrived at the water of Madyan (Midian) he found there a group of men watering (their flocks), and besides them he found two » women who were keeping back (their flocks). He said: 'What is the matter with you?' They said: 'We cannot water (our flocks) until the shepherds take (their flocks). And our father is a very old man.'
Then there came to him one of the two » women, walking shyly. She said: 'Verily, my father calls you that he may reward you for having watered (our flocks) for us.' So when he came to him and narrated the story, he said: 'Fear you not. You have escaped from the people who are Zālimūn (polytheists, disbelievers, and wrong-doers).'
And said one of them (the two » women): 'O my father! Hire him! Verily, the best of men for you to hire is the strong, the trustworthy.'
He said: 'I intend to wed one of these two » daughters of mine to you, on condition that you serve me for eight years, but if you complete ten years, it will be (a favour) from you. But I intend not to place you under a difficulty. If Allāh will, you will find me one of the righteous.'
Ibrāhim (Abraham) said: 'But there is Lout (Lot) in it.' They said:'We know better who is there, we will verily save him [Lout (Lot)] and his family, except his » wife, she will be of those who remain behind (i.e. she will be destroyed along with those who will be destroyed from her folk).'
And when Our Messengers came to Lout (Lot), he was grieved because of them, and felt straitened on their account. They said: 'Have no fear, and do not grieve! Truly, we shall save you and your family, except your » wife, she will be of those who remain behind (i.e. she will be destroyed along with those who will be destroyed from her folk).
And among His Signs is this, that He created for you » wives from among yourselves, that you may find repose in them, and He has put between you affection and mercy. Verily, in that are indeed signs for a people who reflect.
Then He made his offspring from semen of worthless water (male and » female sexual discharge).
Allāh has not put for any man two hearts inside his body. Neither has He made your » wives whom you declare to be like your mothers' backs, your real mothers. [AzZihār is the saying of a husband to his » wife, 'You are to me like the back of my mother' i.e. You are unlawful for me to approach.], nor has He made your adopted sons your real sons. That is but your saying with your mouths. But Allāh says the truth, and He guides to the (Right) Way.
The Prophet is closer to the believers than their ownselves, and his » wives are their (believers') mothers (as regards respect and marriage). And blood relations among each other have closer personal ties in the Decree of Allāh (regarding inheritance) than (the brotherhood of) the believers and the Muhajirūn (emigrants from Makkah, etc.), except that you do kindness to those brothers (when the Prophet joined them in brotherhood ties). This has been written in the (Allāh's Book of Divine) Decrees (AlLauh AlMahfūz).'
O Prophet (Muhammad )! Say to your » wives: If you desire the life of this world, and its glitter, Then come! I will make a provision for you and set you free in a handsome manner (divorce).
O » wives of the Prophet! Whoever of you commits an open illegal sexual intercourse, the torment for her will be doubled, and that is ever easy for Allāh.
O » wives of the Prophet! You are not like any other » women. If you keep your duty (to Allāh), then be not soft in speech, lest he in whose heart is a disease (of hypocrisy, or evil desire for adultery, etc.) should be moved with desire, but speak in an honourable manner.
Verily, the Muslims (those who submit to Allāh in Islām) men and » women, the believers men and » women (who believe in Islāmic Monotheism), the men and the » women who are obedient (to Allāh), the men and » women who are truthful (in their speech and deeds), the men and the » women who are patient (in performing all the duties which Allāh has ordered and in abstaining from all that Allāh has forbidden), the men and the » women who are humble (before their Lord Allāh), the men and the » women who give Sadaqāt (i.e. Zakāt, and alms, etc.), the men and the » women who observe Saum (fast) (the obligatory fasting during the month of Ramadān, and the optional Nawāfil fasting), the men and the » women who guard their chastity (from illegal sexual acts) and the men and the » women who remember Allāh much with their hearts and tongues (while sitting, standing, lying, etc. for more than 300 times extra over the remembrance of Allāh during the five compulsory congregational prayers) or praying extra additional Nawāfil prayers of night in the last part of night, etc.) Allāh has prepared for them forgiveness and a great reward (i.e. Paradise).
It is not for a believer, man or » woman, when Allāh and His Messenger have decreed a matter that they should have any option in their decision. And whoever disobeys Allāh and His Messenger, he has indeed strayed in a plain error.
And (remember) when you said to him (Zaid bin Hārithah; the freedslave of the Prophet ) on whom Allāh has bestowed Grace (by guiding him to Islām) and you (O Muhammad too) have done favour (by manumitting him) 'Keep your » wife to yourself, and fear Allāh.' But you did hide in yourself (i.e. what Allāh has already made known to you that He will give her to you in marriage) that which Allāh will make manifest, you did fear the people (i.e., Muhammad married the divorced » wife of his manumitted slave) whereas Allāh had a better right that you should fear Him. So when Zaid had accomplished his desire from her (i.e. divorced her), We gave her to you in marriage, so that (in future) there may be no difficulty to the believers in respect of (the marriage of) the » wives of their adopted sons when the latter have no desire to keep them (i.e. they have divorced them). And Allāh's Command must be fulfilled.
O you who believe! When you marry believing » women, and then divorce them before you have sexual intercourse with them, no 'Iddah [divorce prescribed period, see (V.65:4)] have you to count in respect of them. So give them a present, and set them free i.e. divorce, in a handsome manner.
O Prophet (Muhammad )! Verily, We have made lawful to you your » wives, to whom you have paid their Mahr (bridal money given by the husband to his » wife at the time of marriage), and those (captives or slaves) whom your right hand possesses - whom Allāh has given to you, and the » daughters of your 'Amm (paternal uncles) and the » daughters of your 'Ammah (paternal aunts) and the » daughters of your Khāl (maternal uncles) and the » daughters of your Khālah (maternal aunts) who migrated (from Makkah) with you, and a believing » woman if she offers herself to the Prophet, and the Prophet wishes to marry her; a privilege for you only, not for the (rest of) the believers. Indeed We know what We have enjoined upon them about their » wives and those (captives or slaves) whom their right hands possess, - in order that there should be no difficulty on you. And Allāh is Ever OftForgiving, Most Merciful.
You (O Muhammad ) can postpone (the turn of) whom you will of them (your » wives), and you may receive whom you will. And whomsoever you desire of those whom you have set aside (her turn temporarily), it is no sin on you (to receive her again), that is better; that they may be comforted and not grieved, and may all be pleased with what you give them. Allāh knows what is in your hearts. And Allāh is Ever AllKnowing, Most Forbearing.
It is not lawful for you (to marry other) » women after this, nor to change them for other » wives even though their beauty attracts you, except those (captives or slaves) whom your right hand possesses. And Allāh is Ever a Watcher over all things.
O you who believe! Enter not the Prophet's houses, except when leave is given to you for a meal, (and then) not (so early as) to wait for its preparation. But when you are invited, enter, and when you have taken your meal, disperse, without sitting for a talk. Verily, such (behaviour) annoys the Prophet, and he is shy of (asking) you (to go), but Allāh is not shy of (telling you) the truth. And when you ask (his » wives) for anything you want, ask them from behind a screen, that is purer for your hearts and for their hearts. And it is not (right) for you that you should annoy Allāh's Messenger, nor that you should ever marry his » wives after him (his death). Verily! With Allāh that shall be an enormity.
It is no sin on them (the Prophet's » wives, if they appear unveiled) before their fathers, or their sons, or their brothers, or their brother's sons, or the sons of their sisters, or their own (believing) » women, or their (» female) slaves, and keep your duty to Allāh. Verily, Allāh is Ever AllWitness over everything.
And those who annoy believing men and » women undeservedly, bear on themselves the crime of slander and plain sin.
O Prophet! Tell your » wives and your » daughters and the » women of the believers to draw their cloaks (veils) all over their bodies (i.e.screen themselves completely except the eyes or one eye to see the way). That will be better, that they should be known (as free respectable » women) so as not to be annoyed. And Allāh is Ever OftForgiving, Most Merciful.
So that Allāh will punish the hypocrites, men and » women, and the men and » women who are AlMushrikūn (the polytheists, idolaters, pagans, disbelievers in the Oneness of Allāh, and in His Messenger Muhammad ). And Allāh will pardon (accept the repentance of) the true believers of the Islāmic Monotheism, men and » women. And Allāh is Ever OftForgiving, Most Merciful.