In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful.
O Prophet! when you divorce women, divorce them for~ 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 indecency; and 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 bring about reunion.
So when they have reached their prescribed time, then retain them with kindness
or separate 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 latter day; and whoever is careful of (his duty to) Allah, He
will make for him an outlet,
[65.3] And give him sustenance from whence
he thinks not; and whoever trusts in Allah, He is sufficient for him; surely Allah
attains His purpose; Allah indeed has appointed a measure for everything.
[65.4] And (as for) those of your women who have despaired of menstruation,
if you have a doubt, their prescribed time shall be three months, and of those
too who have not had their courses; and (as for) the pregnant women, their prescribed
time is that they lay down their burden; and whoever is careful of (his duty to)
Allah He will make easy for him his affair.
[65.5] 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.
Lodge them where you lodge according to your means, and do not injure them in
order that you may straiten them; and if they are pregnant, spend on them until
they lay down their burden; then if they suckle for you, give them their recompense
and enjoin one another among you to do good; and if you disagree, another (woman)
shall suckle for him.
[65.7] Let him who has abundance spend out of
his abundance and whoever has his means of subsistence straitened to him, let
him spend out of that which Allah has given him; Allah does not lay on any soul
a burden except to the extent to which He has granted it; Allah brings about ease
[65.8] And how many a town which rebelled against
the commandment of its Lord and His apostles, so We called it to account severely
and We chastised it (with) a stern chastisement.
[65.9] So it tasted
the evil result of its conduct, and the end of its affair was perdition.
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,
[65.11] An Apostle who recites to you the clear
communications 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 now, to abide therein
forever, Allah has indeed given him a goodly sustenance.
is He Who created seven heavens, and of the earth the like of them; the decree
continues to descend among them, that you may know that Allah has power over all
things and that Allah indeed encompasses all things in (His) knowledge.