Hamid S. Aziz - Sura: 65. At-Talaq - Divorce

  1. O Prophet! When you divorce women, divorce them at their prescribed time, and calculate the number of the days prescribed, and be careful of your duty to Allah, your Lord. Do not drive them out of their houses, nor should they themselves go forth, unless they commit an open lewdness. These are the limits of Allah, and whoever goes beyond the limits of Allah, he indeed does injustice to his own soul. You do not know that Allah may after that brings about a new situation.

  2. So when they have reached their prescribed time, then take them back with kindness or part with them with kindness; and call to witness two men of justice from among you, and give upright testimony for Allah. With that is admonished he who believes in Allah and the Last Day; and whoever is careful of his duty to Allah, He will make for him a way out,

  3. And give him sustenance from whence he thinks not; and whoever puts his trust in Allah, He is sufficient for him. Surely Allah attains His purpose; Allah has appointed a measure for all things.

  4. And as for those of your women who have despaired (passed the age) of menstruation, if you have a doubt, their prescribed time shall be three months, and of those too who have not had their courses. As for the pregnant women, their prescribed time is that they bring forth their burden (give birth); and whoever is careful of their duty to Allah He will make easy for him his path.

  5. That is the command of Allah which He has revealed to you, and whoever is careful of his duty to Allah, He will remove from him his evil and give him a big reward.

  6. Lodge them where you lodge according to your means, and do not injure them in order that you may harass (or distress) them; and if they are pregnant, spend on them until they lay down their burden (give birth); then if they suckle for you, give them their recompense and consult together in kindness according to what is just and reasonable; and if you find (or make) difficulties, let another (woman) suckle (the child) on his (the fatherĀ“s) behalf.

  7. Let him who has abundance spend out of his abundance and whoever has his means of subsistence restricted, let him spend out of that which Allah has given him; Allah does not lay on any soul a burden beyond that which He has granted it; Allah brings about after difficulty, ease.

  8. And how many a community rebelled against the commandment of its Lord and His Messengers, so We called it to account severely and We chastised it with a stern chastisement.

  9. So it tasted the evil result of its conduct, and the end of its affair was perdition.

  10. Allah has prepared for them severe chastisement, therefore be careful of your duty to Allah, O men of understanding who believe! Allah has indeed revealed to you a reminder,

  11. A Messenger who recites to you the clear revelations of Allah so that he may bring forth those who believe and do good deeds from darkness into light; and whoever believes in Allah and does good deeds, He will cause him to enter Gardens beneath which rivers flow, to abide therein forever. Allah has indeed given him a goodly sustenance.

  12. Allah is He Who created seven heavens, and of the earth the like of them. The Commandment continues to descend among them slowly, that you may know that Allah has power over all things and that Allah indeed encompasses all things in knowledge.


Sura 64Sura 66