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066 TheProhibition

 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.