Hamid S. Aziz - Sura: 58. Al-Mujadilah - The Pleading Woman

  1. Allah indeed knows the plea of her who pleads with you (Muhammad) about her husband and carries her complaint to Allah, and Allah knows the contentions of both sides; surely Allah is Hearing, Seeing.

  2. Those of you who divorce their wives by Zihar (likening them to the backs of their mothers), they are not their mothers; their mothers are no others than those who gave them birth; and most surely they utter a hateful word and a falsehood and lo! Allah is He Who blots out (past wrongs), and is oft Forgiving.

  3. But if those who divorce their wives by Zihar and then wish to recall what they said, they should free a captive (slave) before they touch each other; to this are you admonished to conform; and Allah is Aware of what you do.

  4. But whoever has not the means, let him fast for two successive months before they touch each other. And as for him who is unable to do so, let him feed sixty needy ones. This is in order that you may have faith in Allah and His Messenger. These are the limits imposed by Allah, and the disbelievers shall have a painful punishment.

  5. Surely those who act in opposition to Allah and His Messenger shall be abased even as those before them were abased; and indeed We have revealed clear revelations, and the unbelievers shall have a shameful doom.

  6. On the day when Allah will raise them up all together, He will inform them of what they did: Allah has recorded it while they have forgotten it; and Allah is a witness of all things.

  7. Do you not see that Allah knows whatever is in the heavens and whatever is in the earth? Nowhere is there a secret counsel between three persons but He is the fourth of them, nor between five but He is the sixth of them, nor less than that nor more but He is with them wherever they are; then He will inform them of what they did on the Day of Resurrection: surely Allah is Aware of all things.

  8. Have you not seen those who are forbidden secret counsels, then they return to what they are forbidden, and they hold secret counsels for sin and revolt and disobedience to the Messenger, and when they come to you they greet you with a greeting with which Allah does not greet you, and they say in themselves, "Why does not Allah punish us for what we say?" Hell is enough for them; they shall enter it, and evil is the resort.

  9. O you who believe! When you confer together in private, do not give to each other counsel of sin and revolt and disobedience to the Messenger, and give to each other counsel of goodness and self-restraint against evil; and be careful of your duty to Allah, to Whom you shall be gathered.

  10. Secret counsels are only the work of Satan that he may cause to grief to those who believe, and he cannot hurt them in the least except with Allah´s permission, and on Allah let the believers rely.

  11. O you who believe! When it is said to you, "Make room in your assemblies," then make ample room, Allah will give you ample, and when it is said, "Rise up," then rise up. Allah will exalt those of you who believe and those who are given knowledge, to high degrees; and Allah is Aware of what you do.

  12. O you who believe! When you consult the Messenger, then offer something in charity before your consultation; that is better for you and purer; but if you find not the means, then surely Allah is Forgiving, Merciful.

  13. Do you fear that you will not be able to give in charity before your consultation? Then, if you do it not and Allah has forgiven you (or been merciful to you), then (at least) keep up prayer and pay the poor-rate and obey Allah and His Apostle; and Allah is Aware of what you do.

  14. Have you not seen those who befriend a people with whom Allah is wroth? They are neither of you nor of them, and they swear to falsehood knowingly.

  15. Allah has prepared for them a severe punishment; surely what they do is evil.

  16. They make their oaths to serve as a cover so they turn away from Allah´s way; therefore they shall have a shameful doom.

  17. Neither their wealth nor their children shall avail them aught against Allah; they are the inmates of the Fire, therein they shall abide.

  18. On the day that Allah will raise them up all, then they will swear to Him as they swear to you, and they think that they have something (to stand upon); now surely they are the liars.

  19. The Evil One (Satan) has gained the mastery over them, so he has made them forget the remembrance of Allah; they are Satan´s Party; now surely the Satan´s Party are the losers.

  20. Lo! Those who oppose (or resist) Allah and His Messenger; they shall be among the most abased.

  21. Allah has decreed, "I will most certainly prevail, I and My Messengers"; surely Allah is Strong, Almighty.

  22. You shall not find a people who believe in Allah and the Last Day loving those who oppose (or resist) Allah and His Messenger, even though they were their own fathers, or their sons, or their brothers, or their kinsfolk; these are they into whose heart He has impressed faith, and whom He has strengthened with a Spirit from Him: and He will cause them to enter Gardens beneath which rivers flow, abiding therein; Allah is well-pleased with them and they are well-pleased with Him. They are Allah´s Party. Truly, it is the Party of Allah who are the successful.


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