4 Women
Al-Nesaa
3 of 24
Juz 4
As for those of your women who are guilty of lewdness, call to witness four of you against them. And if they testify (to the truth of the allegation) then confine them to the houses until death take them or (until) Allah appoint for them a way (through new legislation). (15) If two (men) among you are guilty of such acts then punish both of them. But if they repent and reform, let them be, for God accepts repentance and is merciful. (16) God will only accept the repentance of those who commit evil in ignorance, if they repent immediately. God is All-knowing and All-wise. (17) But God shall not turn towards those who do evil deeds until, when one of them is visited by death, he says, 'Indeed now I repent,' neither to those who die disbelieving; for them We have prepared a painful chastisement. (18) O People who Believe! It is not lawful for you to forcibly become the women’s heirs; and do not restrain women with the intention of taking away a part of bridal money you gave them, unless they openly commit the shameful; and deal kindly with them; and if you do not like them, so it is possible that you dislike a thing in which Allah has placed abundant good. (19) If you desire to replace one wife with another, do not take any part of her dower back: even if you have given her a treasure. Would you take it by slandering her and with manifest sinfulness? (20) How can you take it away after each one has enjoyed the other, and they have taken a firm covenant from you? (21) And do not marry women that your fathers married, unless it be a thing of the past; surely that is indecent and hateful; an evil way. (22)
4 Women
Al-Nesaa
3 of 24
Juz 4