O Prophet! When ye do divorce women, divorce them at their
prescribed periods, and count (accurately), their prescribed periods: And
fear Allah your Lord: and turn them not out of their houses, nor shall they
(themselves) leave, except in case they are guilty of some open lewdness,
those are limits set by Allah: and any who transgresses the limits of Allah,
does verily wrong his (own) soul: thou knowest not if perchance Allah will
bring about thereafter some new situation.
Thus when they fulfil their term appointed, either take them
back on equitable terms or part with them on equitable terms; and take for
witness two persons from among you, endued with justice, and establish the
evidence (as) before Allah. Such is the admonition given to him who believes
in Allah and the Last Day. And for those who fear Allah, He (ever) prepares a
And He provides for him from (sources) he never could imagine.
And if any one puts his trust in Allah, sufficient is (Allah) for him. For Allah
will surely accomplish his purpose: verily, for all things has Allah
appointed a due proportion.
Such of your women as have passed the age of monthly courses,
for them the prescribed period, if ye have any doubts, is three months, and
for those who have no courses (it is the same): for those who carry (life
within their wombs), their period is until they deliver their burdens: and
for those who fear Allah, He will make their path easy.
That is the Command of Allah, which He has sent down to you: and
if any one fears Allah, He will remove his ills, from him, and will enlarge
Let the women live (in 'iddat) in the same style as ye live,
according to your means: Annoy them not, so as to restrict them. And if
they carry (life in their wombs), then spend (your substance) on them until
they deliver their burden: and if they suckle your (offspring), give them
their recompense: and take mutual counsel together, according to what is
just and reasonable. And if ye find yourselves in difficulties, let another
woman suckle (the child) on the (father's) behalf.
Let the man of means spend according to his means: and the man
whose resources are restricted, let him spend according to what Allah has
given him. Allah puts no burden on any person beyond what He has given him.
After a difficulty, Allah will soon grant relief.
How many populations that insolently opposed the Command of
their Lord and of His messengers, did We not then call to account,- to severe
account?- and We imposed on them an exemplary Punishment.
Then did they taste the evil result of their conduct, and the
End of their conduct was Perdition.
Allah has prepared for them a severe Punishment (in the
Hereafter). Therefore fear Allah, O ye men of understanding - who have
believed!- for Allah hath indeed sent down to you a Message,-
An Messenger, who rehearses to you the Signs of Allah containing
clear explanations, that he may lead forth those who believe and do
righteous deeds from the depths of Darkness into Light. And those who
believe in Allah and work righteousness, He will admit to Gardens beneath
which Rivers flow, to dwell therein for ever: Allah has indeed granted for
them a most excellent Provision.
Allah is He Who created seven Firmaments and of the earth a
similar number. Through the midst of them (all) descends His Command: that
ye may know that Allah has power over all things, and that Allah comprehends,
all things in (His) Knowledge.