VERSES
64
PAGES
350-359

Source: Sayyid Abul Ala Maududi - Tafhim al-Qur'an - The Meaning of the Quran

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24:1

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[This is] a surah which We have sent down and made [that within it] obligatory and revealed therein verses of clear evidence that you might remember.

24:2

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The [unmarried] woman or [unmarried] man found guilty of sexual intercourse - lash each one of them with a hundred lashes, and do not be taken by pity for them in the religion of Allah , if you should believe in Allah and the Last Day. And let a group of the believers witness their punishment.

24:3

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The fornicator does not marry except a [female] fornicator or polytheist, and none marries her except a fornicator or a polytheist, and that has been made unlawful to the believers.

24:4

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And those who accuse chaste women and then do not produce four witnesses - lash them with eighty lashes and do not accept from them testimony ever after. And those are the defiantly disobedient,

24:5

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Except for those who repent thereafter and reform, for indeed, Allah is Forgiving and Merciful.

24:6

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And those who accuse their wives [of adultery] and have no witnesses except themselves - then the witness of one of them [shall be] four testimonies [swearing] by Allah that indeed, he is of the truthful.

24:7

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And the fifth [oath will be] that the curse of Allah be upon him if he should be among the liars.

24:8

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But it will prevent punishment from her if she gives four testimonies [swearing] by Allah that indeed, he is of the liars.

24:9

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And the fifth [oath will be] that the wrath of Allah be upon her if he was of the truthful.

24:10

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And if not for the favor of Allah upon you and His mercy... and because Allah is Accepting of repentance and Wise.

24:11

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Indeed, those who came with falsehood are a group among you. Do not think it bad for you; rather it is good for you. For every person among them is what [punishment] he has earned from the sin, and he who took upon himself the greater portion thereof - for him is a great punishment.

24:12

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Why, when you heard it, did not the believing men and believing women think good of one another and say, "This is an obvious falsehood"?

24:13

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Why did they [who slandered] not produce for it four witnesses? And when they do not produce the witnesses, then it is they, in the sight of Allah , who are the liars.

24:14

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And if it had not been for the favor of Allah upon you and His mercy in this world and the Hereafter, you would have been touched for that [lie] in which you were involved by a great punishment

24:15

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When you received it with your tongues and said with your mouths that of which you had no knowledge and thought it was insignificant while it was, in the sight of Allah , tremendous.

24:16

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And why, when you heard it, did you not say, "It is not for us to speak of this. Exalted are You, [O Allah ]; this is a great slander"?

24:17

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Allah warns you against returning to the likes of this [conduct], ever, if you should be believers.

24:18

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And Allah makes clear to you the verses, and Allah is Knowing and Wise.

24:19

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Indeed, those who like that immorality should be spread [or publicized] among those who have believed will have a painful punishment in this world and the Hereafter. And Allah knows and you do not know.

24:20

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And if it had not been for the favor of Allah upon you and His mercy... and because Allah is Kind and Merciful.

24:21

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O you who have believed, do not follow the footsteps of Satan. And whoever follows the footsteps of Satan - indeed, he enjoins immorality and wrongdoing. And if not for the favor of Allah upon you and His mercy, not one of you would have been pure, ever, but Allah purifies whom He wills, and Allah is Hearing and Knowing.

24:22

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And let not those of virtue among you and wealth swear not to give [aid] to their relatives and the needy and the emigrants for the cause of Allah , and let them pardon and overlook. Would you not like that Allah should forgive you? And Allah is Forgiving and Merciful.

24:23

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Indeed, those who [falsely] accuse chaste, unaware and believing women are cursed in this world and the Hereafter; and they will have a great punishment

24:24

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On a Day when their tongues, their hands and their feet will bear witness against them as to what they used to do.

24:25

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That Day, Allah will pay them in full their deserved recompense, and they will know that it is Allah who is the perfect in justice.

24:26

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Evil words are for evil men, and evil men are [subjected] to evil words. And good words are for good men, and good men are [an object] of good words. Those [good people] are declared innocent of what the slanderers say. For them is forgiveness and noble provision.

24:27

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O you who have believed, do not enter houses other than your own houses until you ascertain welcome and greet their inhabitants. That is best for you; perhaps you will be reminded.

24:28

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And if you do not find anyone therein, do not enter them until permission has been given you. And if it is said to you, "Go back," then go back; it is purer for you. And Allah is Knowing of what you do.

24:29

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There is no blame upon you for entering houses not inhabited in which there is convenience for you. And Allah knows what you reveal and what you conceal.

24:30

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Tell the believing men to reduce [some] of their vision and guard their private parts. That is purer for them. Indeed, Allah is Acquainted with what they do.

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