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Allah has certainly heard the words of the woman pleading with you about her husband and complaining to Allah. Allah heard what both of you had to say. Truly, Allah is All-hearing, All-seeing.
Some men separate from their wives by saying that their wives are as unlawful to them in marriage as their own mothers. (Their wives) are not like their mothers. No one can be their mothers except the ones who gave birth to them. They certainly speak with hate and deception. But certainly Allah is the Forgiver, Most Forgiving.
Consider those who separate from their wives by claiming their wives are as forbidden as their mothers. Afterward, they want to back away from their claims. They should each free a slave before reuniting [with their wives]. This is your admonishment! Allah is Fully Aware of what you do.
If someone does not have the ability [to free a slave], he should fast for two consecutive months before reconciliation. If someone is unable (to fast for two months), he should feed sixty people in need. This is so you may put your trust in Allah and His messenger. These are Allah’s limitations. The unbelievers will have a painful punishment.
Certainly, those who oppose Allah and His messenger will be disgraced, as were those before them. Certainly We have already bestowed evident signs. For the unbelievers is a humiliating penalty.
On that day, Allah will raise them all and make their past conduct apparent. Allah has evaluated it, though they may have forgotten it. Allah is Witness of all.
Do you not understand that Allah knows whatever is of the skies and Earth? There is not a secret consultation among three without His making the fourth. [There is not a secret consultation] among five without His making the sixth. If there are fewer or more, He is with them wherever they are. Finally, He will advise them of their conduct, on the Day of Judgment. Allah is, over everything, Knowledgeable.
Are you not aware of those who were forbidden to have secret counsels and yet reverted to that which they were forbidden? They hold secret counsels among themselves for sin and hostility and disobedience to the messenger. When they come to you, they greet you but not in the way that Allah greets you. They say to themselves, “Why does Allah not punish us for our words?” Hell is enough for them. They will burn in it. That destination is horrible!
O Believers, when you hold secret counsel, do not do so for evil purposes and hostility or disobedience to the Messenger. Do so for righteousness and piety, and fear Allah to whom you shall return.
Secret counsels are [often] inspired by Satan in order to grieve the believers, but he cannot harm them in the least except as Allah permits. On Allah may believers put their trust.
O Believers, when you are told to make room in assembly, make room [by moving closer together to allow others into the assembly]. Allah will provide space for you. When you are told to rise, rise [respectfully]. Allah will raise to prestigious levels those of you who believe and who have been granted knowledge. Allah is well acquainted with all that you do.
O Believers, when you consult the messenger, invest something in charity before your private consultation. That would be good for you and most appropriate. If you don’t have [anything to donate], Allah is Most Forgiving, Most Merciful.
Are you reluctant to give charitably before your private consultations? If you don’t do so, and Allah forgives you, then establish routine prayer, practice standard charity, and obey Allah and His messenger. Allah is well acquainted with all that you do.
Have you not paid attention to those who befriend people who have the wrath of Allah upon them? They are neither of you nor of them. They knowingly pledge to falsehood.
Allah has prepared for them a severe punishment. Their deeds are truly evil.
They have made their oaths as a cover-up. That’s how they obstruct the path of Allah. They will have a humiliating penalty.
Their wealth and their children will have no benefit for them against Allah. They will be companions of the fire to dwell therein.
One Day Allah will raise them. They will then swear to Him as they swear to you. They think they have a case. No, indeed! They are only liars.
Satan has hold of them, so he has made them lose the remembrance of Allah. They are of Satan’s gang. Truly, Satan’s gang will perish.
Those who oppose Allah and His messenger will be among those most humiliated.
Allah has decreed, “I and My messengers must prevail!” Allah is Strongest, Victorious.
You will not find any people who believe in Allah and the last day in a state of admiring those who resist Allah and His messenger, even though they are their fathers or their sons or their brothers or other relatives. For (the believers), He has written faith into their hearts and strengthened them with a Spirit from Himself. He will admit them to gardens beneath which rivers flow, wherein they will dwell forever. Allah will be well pleased with them, and they, with Him. They are the assembly of Allah. Isn’t it truly the assembly of Allah that will achieve [life in all its fullness]?
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