O Prophet! Why holdest thou to be forbidden that which Allah has
made lawful to thee? Thou seekest to please thy consorts. But Allah is
Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.
Allah has already ordained for you, (O men), the dissolution of
your oaths (in some cases): and Allah is your Protector, and He is Full of
Knowledge and Wisdom.
When the Prophet disclosed a matter in confidence to one of
his consorts, and she then divulged it (to another), and Allah made it known
to him, he confirmed part thereof and repudiated a part. Then when he told
her thereof, she said, "Who told thee this? "He said, "He told me Who knows
and is well-acquainted (with all things)."
If ye two turn in repentance to Him, your hearts are indeed so
inclined; But if ye back up each other against him, truly Allah is his
Protector, and Gabriel, and (every) righteous one among those who believe,-
and furthermore, the angels - will back (him) up.
It may be, if he divorced you (all), that Allah will give him in
exchange consorts better than you,- who submit (their wills), who believe,
who are devout, who turn to Allah in repentance, who worship (in humility),
who travel (for Faith) and fast,- previously married or virgins.
O ye who believe! save yourselves and your families from a
Fire whose fuel is Men and Stones, over which are (appointed) angels stern
(and) severe, who flinch not (from executing) the Commands they receive
from Allah, but do (precisely) what they are commanded.
(They will say), "O ye Unbelievers! Make no excuses this Day!
Ye are being but requited for all that ye did!"
O ye who believe! Turn to Allah with sincere repentance: In the
hope that your Lord will remove from you your ills and admit you to Gardens
beneath which Rivers flow,- the Day that Allah will not permit to be
humiliated the Prophet and those who believe with him. Their Light will run
forward before them and by their right hands, while they say, "Our Lord!
Perfect our Light for us, and grant us Forgiveness: for Thou hast power
over all things."
O Prophet! Strive hard against the Unbelievers and the
Hypocrites, and be firm against them. Their abode is Hell,- an evil refuge
Allah sets forth, for an example to the Unbelievers, the wife of
Noah and the wife of Lut: they were (respectively) under two of our
righteous servants, but they were false to their (husbands), and they
profited nothing before Allah on their account, but were told: "Enter ye the
Fire along with (others) that enter!"
And Allah sets forth, as an example to those who believe the
wife of Pharaoh: Behold she said: "O my Lord! Build for me, in nearness to
Thee, a mansion in the Garden, and save me from Pharaoh and his doings, and
save me from those that do wrong";
And Mary the daughter of 'Imran, who guarded her chastity; and
We breathed into (her body) of Our spirit; and she testified to the truth
of the words of her Lord and of His Revelations, and was one of the devout