The Holy Qur'an Translation

 
 



Al-Mujādilah

In the name of ALLAH, the Gracious, the Merciful.
ALLAH has, indeed, heard the talk of her who pleads with thee concerning her husband, and complains unto ALLAH. And ALLAH has heard the two of you conversing together. Verily, ALLAH is All-Hearing, All-Seeing. (1) Those among you who put away their wives by calling them mothers - they do not thereby become their mothers ; their mothers are only those who gave them birth. They certainly utter words that are manifestly evil and untrue; but, surely, ALLAH is the Effacer of sins, Most Forgiving. (2) Those who put away their wives by calling them mothers, and then would go back on what they have said, must free a slave before they touch one another. This is what you are admonished with. And ALLAH is Well-Aware of what you do. (3) But he who does not find a slave, he must fast for two consecutive months, before they touch one another. And he who is not able to do so shall feed sixty poor people. This is enjoined on you so that you may have faith in ALLAH and HIS Messenger. And these are the limits prescribed by ALLAH; and for the disbelievers is a painful punishment. (4) Those who oppose ALLAH and HIS Messenger will, surely be abased even as those before them were abased; and WE have already sent down clear Signs. And the disbelievers will have an humiliating punishment, (5) On the day when ALLAH will raise them all together. And HE will inform them of what they did. ALLAH has kept account of it, while they have forgotten it. And ALLAH is Witness over all things. (6) Seest thou not that ALLAH knows all that is in the heavens and all that is in the earth ? There is no secret counsel of three, but HE is their fourth, nor of five but HE is their sixth, nor of less than that, nor of more, but HE is with them wheresoever they may be. Then on the Day of Resurrection HE will inform them of what they did. Surely, ALLAH has full knowledge of all things. (7) Seest thou not those who were forbidden to hold secret counsels, then they return to that which they were forbidden, and confer in secret for sin and transgression and disobedience to the Messenger ? And when they come to thee, they greet thee with a greeting with which ALLAH, has not greeted thee; but among themselves they say, `Why does not ALLAH punish us for what we say ?' Sufficient for them is Hell, wherein they will burn; and a most evil destination it is ! (8) O ye who believe ! When you confer together in private, confer not for the purpose of promoting sin and transgression and disobedience to the Messenger, but confer for the purpose of promoting virtue and righteousness, and fear ALLAH unto Whom you shall all be gathered. (9) Holding of secret counsels for evil purposes is only of Satan, that he may cause grief to those who believe; but it cannot harm them in the least, except by ALLAH's leave. And in ALLAH should the believers put their trust. (10) O ye who believe ! when it is said to you, `Make room in your assemblies,' then do make room. ALLAH will make ample room for you. And when it is said, `Rise up' then rise up; ALLAH will raise those who believe from among you, and those whom knowledge is given to degrees of rank. And ALLAH is Well-Aware of what you do. (11) O ye who believe ! when you consult the Messenger in private, give alms before your consultation. That is better for you and purer. But if you find not anything to give then ALLAH is Most Forgiving, Merciful. (12) Are you afraid of giving alms before your consultation ? So when you do not do so and ALLAH has been Merciful to you, then observe Prayer and pay the Zakaat and obey ALLAH and HIS Messenger. And ALLAH is Well-Aware of what you do. (13) Seest thou not those who take for friends a people with whom ALLAH is wroth ? They are neither of you nor of them, and they swear to falsehood knowingly. (14) ALLAH has prepared for them a severe punishment. Evil, indeed, is that which they used to do. (15) They have made their oaths a shield for their falsehoods, and thereby they seek to turn men away from the path of ALLAH; for them therefore, will be an humiliating punishment. (16) Neither their wealth nor their children will avail them aught against ALLAH. They are the inmates of the Fire wherein they will abide. (17) On the day when ALLAH will raise them all together, they will swear to HIM, even as they now swear to you, and they will think that they have something to stand upon. Now, surely, it is they who are the liars. (18) Satan has gained mastery over them, and has made them forget the remembrance of ALLAH. They are Satan's party. Now, surely, it is Satan's party that are the losers. (19) Certainly those who oppose ALLAH and His Messenger are among the most abject. (20) ALLAH has decreed: `Most surely, I will prevail, I and MY Messengers.' Verily, ALLAH is Powerful, Mighty. (21) Thou wilt not find any people who believe in ALLAH and the Last Day and yet they love those who oppose ALLAH and His Messenger, even though they be their fathers, or their sons, or their brethren, or their kindred. These are they in whose hearts ALLAH has inscribed true faith and whom HE has strengthened with inspiration from Himself. And HE will admit them into Gardens through which streams flow. Therein they will abide; ALLAH is well-pleased with them and they are well-pleased with HIM. They are ALLAH's party. Hearken ! it is ALLAH's party who are the successful. (22)