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66:1  Prophet, why in your desire to please your wives, do you impose a ban on what God has made lawful to you? God is forgiving and merciful
66:2  God has already ordained that you be absolved of such oaths. God is your patron. He is the All Knowing, the Wise One
66:3  The Prophet once told one of his wives something in confidence. She did not keep it secret and God informed him of this; he made known a part of it, and avoided [mentioning] part of it. When he spoke to his wife of this, she asked him who had told him about it. He replied, The All Knowing, the All Aware One
66:4  If only both of you would turn to God in repentanceand your hearts are already so inclined. But if you uphold each other against him, then surely God is his protector, and Gabriel and the righteous among the believers; and the angels too are his helpers
66:5  Were he to divorce you, his Lord might well replace you with better wives submissive [to God], believing, pious, penitent, devout in worship, given to fasting previously married and virgins
66:6  Believers, safeguard yourselves and your families from a Fire fuelled by people and stones, and watched over by angels, stern and strong: angels who never disobey God's commands to them, but promptly do as they are commanded
66:7  You who are bent on denying the truth, make no excuses today: you are only being rewarded according to your deeds
66:8  Believers, turn to God in sincere repentance. Your Lord may well forgive your bad deeds and admit you into gardens watered by running streams, on a Day when God will not abase the Prophet and those who have believed with him. Their light will shine out ahead of them and on their right, and they will say: Lord perfect our light for us, and forgive us; You have power over all things
66:9  Prophet, exert yourself to the utmost against those who deny the truth and the hypocrites. Deal severely with them. Hell will be their abodea vile destination
66:10  As an example to those who are bent on denying the truth, God cited the wife of Noah and the wife of Lot, who were married to two of Our righteous servants, but who betrayed them. So they could not help them against God, and they were told, Enter the Fire along with all the others
66:11  To the believers God has given the example of Pharaohs wife who said: My Lord, build me a house in nearness to You in Paradise and save me from Pharaoh and his misdeeds. Save me from all evil-doers
66:12  [God gave another example in the story of] Mary, Imrans daughter, who preserved her chastity and We breathed Our spirit into her; she testified to the words of her Lord and His Scriptures, and was truly devout