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A Surah which We have revealed and made obligatory and revealed in it clear signs so you pay heed.
The female and the male fornicator, beat each one of them with a hundred beatings and let not pity for both overcome you regarding the religion of Allah if you are believers in the last day, and let a group of the believers witness their punishment.
The male fornicator may not marry except a female fornicator or idolatress, and the female fornicator may not be married except by a male fornicator or idolater, and it is forbidden for the believers.
And those who accuse innocent women and then do not bring four witnesses, beat them with eighty beatings and do not ever accept evidence from them, and those are the sinful.
Except those who repent afterwards and make amends, for Allah is forgiving, merciful.
And those who accuse their partners and have no witnesses but themselves, the evidence of any of them will be to witness four times by Allah that he is truthful.
And a fifth time that the curse of Allah shall be upon him if he is a liar.
And the punishment is averted from her if she witnesses four times by Allah that he is a liar.
And a fifth time that the anger of Allah shall be upon her if he is truthful.
And you depend on Allah´s favour and mercy upon you and that Allah is accepting and wise.
Those who brought the falsehood are a large group amongst you; do not consider it bad for you, it is good for you; for every man amongst them is the sin he has earned, and for the one amongst them who owns the greatest share of it is a severe punishment.
Why, when you heard it, did not the believing men and women think good within themselves and say: this is a clear falsehood?
Why did they not bring four witnesses for it? So if they did not bring the witnesses, then they are liars before Allah.
And if it were not for the favours and mercy of Allah upon you in this world and the hereafter, a severe punishment would have afflicted you for having spread it.
When your tongues uttered it and your mouths said things of which you had no knowledge and you considered it trivial, but with Allah it is serious.
And why, when you heard it, did you not say: it is not for us to say this, glorified are You, this is a serious slander.
Allah admonishes you not to return to something similar ever if you are believers.
And Allah explains to you His signs, and Allah is knowing and wise.
Those who love indecency to spread amongst the believers, for them is a painful punishment in this world and the hereafter, and Allah knows and you don´t know.
And you depend on Allah´s favour and mercy upon you and that Allah is lenient and merciful.
Oh you believers, do not follow in the footsteps of the devil; whoever follows in the footsteps of the devil, he commands indecency and wrongdoing, and if it were not for the favour and mercy of Allah upon you, none of you would ever be purified, but Allah purifies whom He pleases, and Allah listens and knows.
And let not the generous and affluent amongst you stop giving to relatives and the poor and the emigrants in the way of Allah - let them be lenient and pardon; don´t you love that Allah forgives you? And Allah is forgiving and merciful.
Those who accuse unaware innocent believing women are cursed in this world and the hereafter and for them is a severe punishment.
On the day their tongues, hands and feet will witness against them as to what they used to do.
On that day Allah repays them their rightful dues and they know that Allah is the clear truth.
Bad women are for bad men and bad men for bad women, and good women are for good men and good men for good women - these are innocent of what they say, theirs is forgiveness and generous provision.
Oh you believers, do not enter houses other than your own houses until you have asked for permission and greeted their inhabitants, that is better for you, so you pay heed.
And if you do not find anyone there, then do not enter unless permission has been given to you, and if you are told to go back, go back, it is purer for you, and Allah knows what you do.
It is no sin for you to enter uninhabited houses where there is provision for you, and Allah knows what you let on and what you hide.
Tell the believing men to lower their eyes and guard their chastity, that is purer for them, for Allah is informed of what they get up to.
And tell the believing women to lower their eyes and guard their chastity and not to display their beauty except of what is apparent, and to throw their head coverings over their chests and not to display their beauty except to their husbands or their sons or their husband´s sons or their brothers or their brothers´ sons or their sisters´ sons or their womenfolk or those in their possession or the incapable amongst their male attendants or the children who are not aware of women´s nakedness, and not to stamp their feet to attract attention in spite of hiding their beauty; and repent to Allah altogether, oh you believers, in order to be successful.
And marry those who are single from amongst you and the righteous from amongst your male and female servants; if they are poor, Allah will enrich them from His favours, and Allah is generous and knows.
And let those who cannot find a marriage opportunity abstain until Allah enriches them from His favours. And those who want freedom of those in your possession, set them free if you know of good in them and give them of the wealth of Allah that He gave you, and do not compel your female servants to transgress if they want to be chaste, desiring the offering of this world, and if anyone compels them, then Allah is forgiving and merciful after they have been compelled.
We have revealed to you clear signs and the example of those who went before you and an admonition for those who beware (of Allah).
Allah is the light of the heavens and the earth; the example of His light is that of a niche in which there is a lamp; the lamp is within a glass; the glass is as if it were a bright star set ablaze by a blessed olive tree whose oil is neither from the East nor the West; its oil almost glows without fire having touched it; light upon light; Allah guides to His light whom He pleases, and Allah coins examples for people, and Allah knows everything.
In houses Allah has permitted to be elevated and where His name is remembered, where He is glorified in the mornings and the evenings,
By men whom neither trade nor business distracts from the remembrance of Allah and from keeping up prayer and giving Zakat; they fear a day when the hearts and eyesight will be overturned.
So that Allah rewards them the best of their deeds and increases them from His favour, and Allah provides for whom He pleases without counting.
And those who reject (the truth), their deeds are like a mirage on empty flat land which the thirsty thinks is water, until when he reaches it he finds nothing and finds Allah present who pays him his account in full, and Allah is swift in counting.
Or like darknesses in the deep sea covered by waves with waves above, above which are clouds, darkness layered on top of each other, if he takes out his hand he can hardly see it, and to whom Allah does not give any light, he has no light.
Do you not see that everyone in the heavens and on earth glorifies Allah, and the birds in flocks? Each know their prayers and glorifications, and Allah knows what they do.
And to Allah belongs the kingdom of the heavens and the earth, and to Allah is the journey.
Do you not see that Allah makes clouds move, then combines them, then turns them into stacks, then you see the precipitation emerge from within, and He sends it down from the sky from towering clouds containing hailstone and afflicts with it whom He pleases and withholds it from whom He pleases; its flash of lightning almost blinds the eyes.
Allah alternates the night and day, for in that is a lesson for those who see.
And Allah created every creature from water; amongst them are those who crawl on their bellies, and amongst them are those who walk on two legs, and amongst them are those who walk on four. Allah creates what He pleases, for Allah is able to do anything.
We have already revealed clear signs, and Allah guides whom He pleases to a straight path.
And they say: we believe in Allah and the messenger and obey, then a group of them turns away after that, and they are not believers.
And when they are called to Allah and His messenger to judge between them, a group of them are opposed to it.
And if the right is in their favour they come to him voluntarily.
Is there a disease in their hearts or are they in doubt or do they fear that Allah and His messenger would do them injustice? But they are the wrongdoers.
The statement of the believers, whenever they are called to Allah and His messenger to judge between them, is that they say: we listen and we obey, and those are the successful.
And whoever obeys Allah and His messenger and fears Allah and bewares of Him, those are the winners.
And they swear by Allah their utmost oaths that if you commanded them, they would move out; say: don´t swear, (show) appropriate obedience, for Allah knows what you do.
Say: obey Allah and obey the messenger, then if you turn away, then upon him is what he has been tasked with and upon you is what you have been tasked with, and if you obey him you are guided, and the duty of the messenger is only to convey clearly.
Allah has promised the believers who do good work amongst you to make them successors on earth like He made those before you successors and to establish their religion for them, which He is content with for them, and to exchange their fear for hope. They serve Me and do not associate anything with Me. And whoever rejects (the truth) after that, those are the sinful.
And keep up prayer and give Zakat and obey the messenger in order to receive mercy.
Don´t think that those who reject (the truth) will escape on earth. Their abode is the fire, and it is a bad destination.
Oh you believers, let those in your possession and those who of you who have not yet reached puberty ask your permission (to enter) on three occasions: before the prayer at daybreak and when you take off your outer garments during the mid-day heat and after the night prayer; three times of privacy for you. There is no sin for them or you outside those times if they move amongst you and you mingle. This is how Allah explains the signs to you, and Allah is knowing and wise.
And once your children have reached puberty, they should ask permission as those before them did. This is how Allah explains His signs to you, and Allah is knowing and wise.
And the elderly women who have no hope of marriage, it is no sin for them to take off their outer garments without displaying their beauty, and to refrain from it is better for them, and Allah listens and knows.
There is no harm for the blind, nor is there harm for the lame, nor is there harm for the sick nor for yourselves that you eat from your houses or the houses of your fathers or the houses of your mothers or the houses of your brothers or the houses of you sisters or the houses of you paternal uncles or the houses of your maternal uncles or the houses of your paternal aunts or the houses of your maternal aunts or of which you hold the keys or of a friend of yours; there is no sin for you to eat together or apart; so if you enter houses, offer their inhabitants a blessed good greeting from Allah; this is how Allah explains the signs for you to consider.
For the believers are those who believe in Allah and His messenger and when they are gathered with him for some matter they do not leave until they ask his permission; those who ask your permission are the ones who believe in Allah and His messenger, so if they ask for your permission on account of some affair of theirs, then give permission to whom you please from them and ask Allah to forgive them, for Allah is forgiving and merciful.
Do not address the messenger amongst you like you address each other. Allah knows those of you who sneak away secretly, so let those who deviate from His command watch out for a trial or painful punishment to afflict them.
For sure to Allah belongs whatever is in the heavens and on earth; He knows your situation and on the day they are returned to him He will inform them of what they did, and Allah knows everything.
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