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065 TheDivorce

 In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful.

 1. O Prophet! when you divorce women, divorce them for~ 
 their prescribed time, and calculate the number of the days 
 prescribed, and be careful of (your duty to) Allah, your 
 Lord. Do not drive them out of their houses, nor should they 
 themselves go forth, unless they commit an open indecency; 
 and these are the limits of Allah, and whoever goes beyond 
 the limits of Allah, he indeed does injustice to his own 
 soul. You do not know that Allah may after that bring about 

 2. So when they have reached their prescribed time, then 
 retain them with kindness or separate them with kindness, 
 and call to witness two men of justice from among you, and 
 give upright testimony for Allah. With that is admonished he 
 who believes in Allah and the latter day; and whoever is 
 careful of (his duty to) Allah, He will make for him an 

 3. And give him sustenance from whence he thinks not; and 
 whoever trusts in Allah, He is sufficient for him; surely 
 Allah attains His purpose; Allah indeed has appointed a 
 measure for everything.

 4. And (as for) those of your women who have despaired of 
 menstruation, if you have a doubt, their prescribed time 
 shall be three months, and of those too who have not had 
 their courses; and (as for) the pregnant women, their 
 prescribed time is that they lay down their burden; and 
 whoever is careful of (his duty to) Allah He will make easy 
 for him his affair.

 5. That is the command of Allah which He has revealed to 
 you, and whoever is careful of (his duty to) Allah, He will 
 remove from him his evil and give him a big reward.

 6. Lodge them where you lodge according to your means, and 
 do not injure them in order that you may straiten them; and 
 if they are pregnant, spend on them until they lay down 
 their burden; then if they suckle for you, give them their 
 recompense and enjoin one another among you to do good; and 
 if you disagree, another (woman) shall suckle for him.

 7. Let him who has abundance spend out of his abundance and 
 whoever has his means of subsistence straitened to him, let 
 him spend out of that which Allah has given him; Allah does 
 not lay on any soul a burden except to the extent to which 
 He has granted it; Allah brings about ease after difficulty.

 8. And how many a town which rebelled against the 
 commandment of its Lord and His apostles, so We called it to 
 account severely and We chastised it (with) a stern 

 9. So it tasted the evil result of its conduct, and the end 
 of its affair was perdition.

 10. Allah has prepared for them severe chastisement, 
 therefore be careful of (your duty to) Allah, O men of 
 understanding who believe! Allah has indeed revealed to you 
 a reminder,

 11. An Apostle who recites to you the clear communications 
 of Allah so that he may bring forth those who believe and do 
 good deeds from darkness into light; and whoever believes in 
 Allah and does good deeds, He will cause him to enter 
 gardens beneath which rivers now, to abide therein forever, 
 Allah has indeed given him a goodly sustenance.

 12. Allah is He Who created seven heavens, and of the earth 
 the like of them; the decree continues to descend among 
 them, that you may know that Allah has power over all things 
 and that Allah indeed encompasses all things in (His) 

 In the Name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful.

 1. O Prophet! why do you forbid (yourself) that which Allah 
 has made lawful for you; you seek to please your wives; and 
 Allah is Forgiving, Merciful.

 2. Allah indeed has sanctioned for you the expiation of your 
 oaths and Allah is your Protector, and He is the Knowing the 

 3. And when the prophet secretly communicated a piece of 
 information to one of his wives-- but when she informed 
 (others) of it, and Allah made him to know it, he made known 
 part of it and avoided part; so when he informed her of it, 
 she said: Who informed you of this? He said: The Knowing, 
 the one Aware, informed me.

 4. If you both turn to Allah, then indeed your hearts are 
 already inclined (to this); and if you back up each other 
 against him, then surely Allah it is Who is his Guardian, 
 and Jibreel and -the believers that do good, and the angels 
 after that are the aiders.

 5. Maybe, his Lord, if he divorce you, will give him in your 
 place wives better than you, submissive, faithful, obedient, 
 penitent, adorers, fasters, widows and virgins.

 6. O you who believe! save yourselves and your families from 
 a fire whose fuel is men and stones; over it are angels 
 stern and strong, they do not disobey Allah in what He 
 commands them, and do as they are commanded.

 7. O you who disbelieve! do not urge excuses today; you 
 shall be rewarded only according to what you did.

 8. O you who believe! turn to Allah a sincere turning; maybe 
 your Lord will remove from you your evil and cause you to 
 enter gardens beneath which rivers flow, on the day on which 
 Allah will not abase the Prophet and those who believe with 
 him; their light shall run on before them and on their right 
 hands; they shall say: Our Lord! make perfect for us our 
 light, and grant us protection, surely Thou hast power over 
 all things.

 9. O Prophet! strive hard against the unbelievers and the 
 hypocrites, and be hard against them; and their abode is 
 hell; and evil is the resort.

 10. Allah sets forth an example to those who disbelieve the 
 wife of Nuh and the wife of Lut: they were both under two of 
 Our righteous servants, but they acted treacherously towards 
 them so they availed them naught against Allah, and it was 
 said: Enter both the fire with those who enter.

 11. And Allah sets forth an example to those who believe the 
 wife of Firon when she said: My Lord! build for me a house 
 with Thee in the garden and deliver me from Firon and his 
 doing, and deliver me from the unjust people:

 12. And Marium, the daughter of Imran, who guarded her 
 chastity, so We breathed into her of Our inspiration and she 
 accepted the truth of the words of her Lord and His books, 
 and she was of, the obedient ones.