The Holy Qur'an Translation



In the name of ALLAH, the Gracious, the Merciful.
O Prophet ! why dost thou forbid thyself that which ALLAH has made lawful to thee. Thou seekest the pleasure of thy wives ? And ALLAH is Most Forgiving, Merciful. (1) ALLAH has, indeed, enjoined on you the expiation of such of your oaths as would occasion trouble, and ALLAH is your friend; and He is All-Knowing, Wise. (2) And when the Prophet confided a matter unto one of his wives and she divulged it, and ALLAH informed him of it, he made known to her part thereof, and avoided mentioning part of it. And when he informed her of it, she said, `Who has informed thee of it ?' He said, `The All-Knowing, the All-Aware God has informed me.' (3) Now if you two turn unto ALLAH repentant - and your hearts are already so inclined - it will be better for you. But if you back up one another against him, surely, ALLAH is his helper and Gabriel and the righteous among the believers, and all the angels besides are his helpers. (4) Maybe, his Lord, if he divorces you, will give him instead wives better than you - resigned, believing, obedient, always turning to God, devout in worship, given to fasting, both widows and virgins. (5) O ye who believe ! Save yourselves and your families from a Fire whose fuel is men and stones over which are appointed angels, stern and severe, who disobey not ALLAH in what HE commands them and do as they are commanded. (6) O ye who disbelieve ! Make no excuse this day. You are requited for what you did. (7) O ye who believe ! turn to ALLAH in sincere repentance. It may be that your Lord will remit the evil effects of your deeds and admit you into Gardens through which streams flow, on the day when ALLAH will not abase the Prophet nor those who have believed with him. Their light will run before them and on their right hands. They will say, `Our Lord, perfect our light for us and forgive us; surely, Thou hast power over all things.' (8) O Prophet ! strive hard against the disbelievers and the Hypocrites; and be stern with them; their resort is Hell, and an evil destination it is ! (9) ALLAH sets forth an example for those who disbelieve, the wife of Noah and the wife of Lot. They were under two righteous servants of Ours, but they acted treacherously to them. So they availed them naught against ALLAH, and it was said to them, `Enter the Fire, ye twain, along with those who enter it.' (10) And ALLAH holds forth as an example, for those who believe, the wife of Pharaoh when she said, `My Lord ! build for me a house with Thee in the Garden; and deliver me from Pharaoh and his work, and deliver me from the wrongdoing people; (11) And sets forth as an example Mary, the daughter of Imrán, who guarded her chastity - so WE breathed into him of Our Spirit -and she fulfilled the prophecy conveyed to her in the words of her Lord contained in HIS Books and she was one of the obedient. (12)