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O Prophet (Muhammad)! When you (the believers) divorce women, divorce them at (end of) their prescribed (waiting) periods, and count their periods (correctly). Fear Allah, your Lord. Don’t turn them out from their (husband’s) homes (waiting period), nor they should leave (themselves), unless they have committed adultery openly. These are the limits of Allah. Whoever transgresses the limits of Allah, then indeed has wronged itself. You (one who divorces wife) never know, Allah may bring something new (situation) after that (reconciliation for her return back to you).
Then, when they have fulfilled their appointed term (waiting period ends), either take them back in a good manner or part with them in a good manner. Take for witness 2 honest persons among you (Muslims), and establish the witness for Allah. This advice is given to all who believe in Allah and the Last Day. And whoever fears Allah, He makes a way out for him (from difficulty),
and He provides him sustenance from (sources) where he could never imagine. Whoever puts its trust in Allah, then He is sufficient for him. Surely, Allah accomplishes what He pleases. Indeed Allah has set a measure for every thing.
Those of your women who have passed the monthly periods (of menstruation), if you have doubts in their prescribed period, it is 3 months (of waiting), and (same period apply) for those who don’t have periods (young age or diseased). For those who are pregnant (whether they are divorced or their husbands are dead), their waiting period is until they deliver their burdens. Those who fear Allah; He will make their matters easy for them.
This is the Command of Allah which He has sent down to you. Those who fear Allah, He will remit their sins from them and will enlarge rewards for them.
Let them (divorced women during their waiting period) live where you yourself live according to your means. You don’t harm them so as to straiten them (make their life intolerable and leave your house). If they are pregnant, then spend on them till they deliver their burden. Then if they give suck (to the children) for you, then give them their due payment (compensation), and let each of you accept the advice of the other between you in a just way. But if you make difficulties for one another, then some other woman may give suck for you (father of the child).
Let the rich people spend according to their means, and the people whose resources are restricted (poor), let them spend according to what Allah has given them. Allah does not put burden on any person beyond what He has given him. Allah will grant ease after hardship.
Many townships revolted against the Command of their Lord and His Messengers. We called them to a severe account (punishment in worldly life) and We shall punish them with a horrible punishment (Hereafter).
So they tasted the evil result of their misdeeds and the consequence of their misdeeds was loss (destruction in this life and punishment in the Hereafter).
Allah has prepared for them a severe punishment (in the Hereafter). So fear Allah, O men of understanding who have believed! Indeed Allah has sent down to you a reminder (this Qur’an);
(And also sent to you) a Messenger (Muhammad), who recites to you the Verses of Allah (the Qur’an) with clear explanations, so that He may take out those who believe and do righteous deeds from the darkness (of polytheism) to the light (of faith). Those who believe in Allah and perform righteous deeds, He will admit them into gardens under which rivers flow (Paradise), they will reside in it forever. Indeed Allah has granted an excellent provision for them.
It is Allah Who has created 7 heavens and of the earth like them. His Command descends between them (heavens and earth), so that you may know that Allah has power over all things and that Allah indeed surrounds all things in (His) knowledge.
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