O believers! Remember Allah as a frequent remembrance,
and glorify Him morning and evening. It is He Who sends
His blessings on you (believers) and so do His angels,
that He may bring you out of darkness into light, for He
is Merciful to the believers. On the Day of their meeting
with Him, their greeting shall be: “Salaam (peace)!”:
and He has prepared for them a generous reward. O Prophet!
Surely We have sent you as a witness, as a bearer of good
news and as a Warner, and to call the people towards
Allah by His leave and a lamp spreading light (guidance).
Give good news to the believers that they shall have great
blessings from Allah. Do not obey the unbelievers and
the hypocrites, disregard their annoyances and put your
trust in Allah; for Allah is sufficient as a disposer of
O believers! If you marry believing women
and divorce them before the marriage is consummated, you
are not required to observe the Iddat (waiting period)
which you should count for them, so give them some present
and relieve them gracefully. O Prophet! We have made
lawful to you the wives to whom you have given their dowers;
and those ladies whom your right hands possess (from
the prisoners of war) whom Allah has assigned to you;
and the daughters of your paternal uncles and aunts, and
the daughters of your maternal uncles and aunts, who have
migrated with you; and the believing woman who gave herself
to the Prophet if the Prophet desires to marry her - this
permission is only for you and not for the other believers;
We know what restrictions We have imposed on the other believers
concerning their wives and those whom their right hands
possess. We have granted you this privilege as an exception
so that no blame may be attached to you. Allah is Forgiving,
Merciful. You may put off any of your wives you please
and take to your bed any of them you please, and
there is no blame on you if you call back any of them you
had temporarily set aside. This is most proper, so that
their eyes may be cooled and they may not grieve, and that
they will remain satisfied with what you give them. O believers!
Allah knows all that is in your hearts; for Allah is All-Knowing,
Most Forbearing. It shall be unlawful for you, O Muhammad,
to marry more women after this or to change your present
wives with other women, though their beauty may be pleasing
to you, however those ladies whom your right hands possess
are an exception. Allah takes cognizance of all things.
O believers! Do not enter the houses of the Prophet
without permission, nor stay waiting for meal time: but
if you are invited to a meal, enter, and when you have eaten
disperse and do not seek long conversation. Such behavior
annoys the Prophet, he feels shy in asking you to leave,
but Allah does not feel shy in telling the truth. If you
have to ask his wives for anything, speak to them from behind
a curtain. This is more chaste for your hearts and for theirs.
It is not proper for you to annoy the Rasool of Allah, nor
ever to marry his wives after him; this would be a grievous
offence in the sight of Allah. Whether you reveal anything
or conceal it, surely Allah has full knowledge of all things.
There is no blame on the ladies if they appear before
their fathers, their sons, their brothers, their brothers’
sons, their sisters’ sons, their familiar women and those
whom their right hands possess (slaves). O Ladies!
Have fear of Allah: for Allah is a witness to all things.
Indeed Allah and His angels send blessings on the Prophet.
O believers, call for Allah’s blessings on him and
salute him with all respect. Surely those who annoy
Allah and His Rasool, are cursed by Allah in this world
and in the hereafter. He has prepared for them a humiliating
punishment. And those who annoy believing men and believing
women, for no fault of theirs, shall bear the guilt of slander
and an evident sin. 33:[56-58]
O Prophet! Enjoin your wives, daughters and the believing women that they should draw their outer garments over their persons. That is more proper, so that they may be recognized and not bothered. Allah is Forgiving, Merciful.
If the hypocrites, those in whose hearts is malice and the
scandal mongers of Madinah do not desist; We shall rouse
you against them, and their days in the city - as your neighbors
- will be numbered. They shall be cursed wherever they
are found and they shall be seized and killed mercilessly.
This has been the Way of Allah regarding such people
among those who lived before you, and you will never
find any change in the Way of Allah.
People ask you about the Hour of Doom. Tell them: “Allah
Alone has the knowledge of it. Who knows? It may be that
the Hour is near at hand.” Surely Allah has laid a curse
on the unbelievers and has prepared for them a blazing fire;
to live therein forever and they shall find no protector
or helper. That Day, when their faces will roll about
in the fire, they will say: “Woe to us! Would that we had
obeyed Allah and obeyed the Rasool.” They will further
say: “Our Rabb! We obeyed our chiefs and our great ones
and they misled us from the Right Way. Our Rabb! Give
them double punishment and lay on them a mighty curse.”
O believers! Be not like those who slandered Musa, but Allah
cleared him of what they said - for he was honorable in
the sight of Allah. O believers! Fear Allah and always
say the right thing; He will bless your works and forgive
your sins - for he that obeys Allah and His Rasool, has
indeed achieved the highest achievement. The fact is
that We offered the Trust ( "freedom of choice" and to
voluntarily use this option according to the will of Allah)
to the heavens, to the earth and to the mountains, but they
refused to undertake it and were afraid, but man undertook
it. He was indeed unjust and foolish. (The inevitable
result of bearing the burden of Allah’s Trust is) that
Allah will punish the hypocrite men, the hypocrite women,
the mushrik men and the mushrik women, and that Allah will
turn in mercy to the believing men and the believing women:
for Allah is Forgiving, Merciful.