In the Name of Allâh, the Most
Beneficent, the Most Merciful.
1. O Prophet! Why
do you ban (for yourself) that which Allâh has made lawful
to you, seeking to please your wives? And Allâh is Oft-Forgiving,
2. Allâh has
already ordained for you (O men), the dissolution of your oaths.
And Allâh is your Maula (Lord, or Master, or Protector,
etc.) and He is the All-Knower, the All-Wise.
3. And (remember)
when the Prophet (SAW)
disclosed a matter in confidence to one of his wives (Hafsah),
so when she told it (to another i.e. 'Aishah), and Allâh
made it known to him, he informed part thereof and left a part.
Then when he told her (Hafsah) thereof, she said: "Who told
you this?" He said: "The All-Knower, the All-Aware (Allâh)
has told me".
4. If you two (wives
of the Prophet SAW,
namely 'Aishah and Hafsah ÑÖì <>
<><>) turn in repentance to Allâh,
(it will be better for you), your hearts are indeed so inclined
(to oppose what the Prophet SAW
likes), but if you help one another against him (Muhammad SAW), then verily, Allâh is
his Maula (Lord, or Master, or Protector, etc.), and Jibrael
(Gabriel), and the righteous among the believers, and furthermore,
the angels are his helpers.
5. It may be if he
divorced you (all) that his Lord will give him instead of you,
wives better than you, Muslims (who submit to Allâh), believers,
obedient to Allâh, turning to Allâh in repentance,
worshipping Allâh sincerely, fasting or emigrants (for Allâh's
sake), previously married and virgins.
6. O you who believe!
Ward off from yourselves and your families a Fire (Hell) whose
fuel is men and stones, over which are (appointed) angels stern
(and) severe, who disobey not, (from executing) the Commands they
receive from Allâh, but do that which they are commanded.
7. (It will be said
in the Hereafter) O you who disbelieve (in the Oneness of Allâh
- Islâmic Monotheism)! Make no excuses this Day! You are
being requited only for what you used to do
8. O you who believe!
Turn to Allâh with sincere repentance! It may be that your
Lord will remit from you your sins, and admit you into Gardens
under which rivers flow (Paradise) the Day that Allâh will
not disgrace the Prophet (Muhammad SAW)
and those who believe with him, their Light will run forward before
them and with (their Records Books of deeds) in their right hands
they will say: "Our Lord! Keep perfect our Light for us [and
do not put it off till we cross over the Sirât (a
slippery bridge over the Hell) safely] and grant us forgiveness.
Verily, You are Able to do all things ."
9. O Prophet (Muhammad
SAW)! Strive hard against the disbelievers
and the hypocrites, and be severe against them, their abode will
be Hell, and worst indeed is that destination.
10. Allâh sets
forth an example for those who disbelieve, the wife of Nûh
(Noah) and the wife of Lout (Lot). They were under two of our
righteous slaves, but they both betrayed their (husbands by rejecting
their doctrine) so they [Nûh (Noah) and Lout (Lot) <><>
<>] benefited them
(their respective wives) not, against Allâh, and it was
said: "Enter the Fire along with those who enter!"
11. And Allâh
has set forth an example for those who believe, the wife of Fir'aun
(Pharaoh), when she said: "My Lord! Build for me a home with
You in Paradise, and save me from Fir'aun (Pharaoh) and his work,
and save me from the people who are Zâlimûn
(polytheists, wrong-doers and disbelievers in Allâh).
12. And Maryam (Mary),
the daughter of 'Imrân who guarded her chastity; and We
breathed into (the sleeve of her shirt or her garment) through
Our Rûh [i.e. Jibrael (Gabriel)],
and she testified to the truth of the Words of her Lord [i.e.
believed in the Words of Allâh: "Be!" and he was;
that is 'Iesa (Jesus) son of Maryam (Mary); as a Messenger
of Allâh], and (also believed in) His Scriptures, and she
was of the Qanitîn (i.e. obedient to Allâh).