Surah 58. Surah al Mujadilah (The Pleading Woman)

Surah 58. Surah al Mujadilah (The Pleading Woman)

Bismillah ir Rahman ir Raheem
In the Name of Allah, the Compassionate, the Merciful

  1. Verily, Allah has heard the words of the woman
    Who was pleading with you about her husband,
    And was complaining to Allah,
    And Allah was hearing your conversation;
    Indeed, Allah is the Hearer, the Seer.
  2. Those among you who proclaim Zahar about their wives,
    They (the wives) do not become their mothers (because of it),
    Only they are their mothers who gave them birth.
    Indeed, what they say is forbidden and baseless.
    And verily, Allah is the Forgiver of wrong doings.
  3. Those among you who pronounce Zahar on their wives,
    Then (wish to) alter what they have said,
    They should free a slave before approaching each other (in intimacy).
    That is the injunction for you.
    Lo! Allah is aware of what you do!
  4. Then, whoever does not possess the means (to free a slave),
    Shall fast continuously for two months,
    Before approaching each other.
    And, whoever is unable (to fast),
    Shall feed sixty mendicants.
    That (is prescribed) so that you have certainty of belief
    In Allah and His Messenger.
    And these are the limits of Allah.
    And for the disbelievers,
    There is painful punishment.
  5. Indeed, those who oppose Allah and His Messenger,
    Will be dishonored as those before them were dishonored.
    And verily, We have sent down clear Signs.
    Lo! For the disbelievers, there is dishonorable punishment!
  6. The Day Allah will raise them up together,
    And will inform them of what they had done—
    Allah has taken them into account while they had forgotten them—
    And Allah is witness over all things.
  7. Do you not see that Allah knows what is in the heavens,
    And what is in the earth?
    Not three of them confer but He is the fourth among them;
    And not five of them (confer) but He is the sixth among them,
    And not fewer or greater but He is among them wherever they are.
    So, He will inform them on the Judgment Day of what they had done.
    Indeed, Allah is the Knower of all things.
  8. Have you not seen those who were forbidden from plotting?
    Then they turned to what was forbidden to them,
    And plotted evil,
    And they rebelled and disobeyed the Messenger.
    And when they come before you,
    They address you as Allah has not addressed you;
    And they say within themselves:
    “Why does Allah not punish us for what we say?”
    Sufficient for them is Hell—
    They shall be thrown therein—
    And what an evil destination (it is)!
  9. O you who have certainty of faith!
    When you confer with each other,
    Do not plot evil, and (do not plot) rebellion and disobedience of the Messenger;
    But confer about noble works and Allah-consciousness,
    And fear Allah
    Towards Whom you will be gathered together.
  10. Plotting evil is not but from Satan,
    So that he may hurt the believers.
    But he can inflict not the least harm,
    Except by permission of Allah.
    So, let those who have certainty of faith,
    Have trust in Allah.
  11. O you who have certainty of faith,
    When you are asked to make room for one another in gatherings,
    Then make room (accommodate one another),
    Allah will expand the space for you;
    And when you are asked to rise up (towards Allah),
    Then rise up,
    Allah will elevate in ranks those among you who have certainty of faith;
    And those who are endowed with knowledge.
    Lo! Allah is aware of what you do!
  12. O you who have certainty of faith!
    When you confer with the Messenger,
    Give charity before you confer;
    That is better for you and purer.
    But if you are unable (to give charity),
    Then indeed Allah is the Forgiver, the Merciful.
  13. Are you fearful about (your inability to give) charity
    Before your conference (with the Prophet)?
    So if you cannot, and Allah has turned to you in forgiveness,
    Then establish prayer and give the poor due,
    And obey Allah and His messenger;
    Lo! Allah is aware of what you do!
  14. Do you not see those who turn towards a people,
    Upon whom is Allah’s wrath?
    They are not of you, nor of them (the disbelievers).
    And they take false oaths,
    While they know (they are false).
  15. Allah has promised them an intense chastisement.
    Indeed, what they were doing was evil.
  16. They have used their oaths as their shields,
    And have blocked the path of Allah,
    So, for them is a shameful punishment.
  17. Of no benefit to them will be their wealth,
    Nor their children,
    In the presence of Allah.
    They are companions of the Fire,
    Therein they shall dwell forever.
  18. On the Day Allah gathers them all together,
    They will swear before Him the way they swear before you,
    And they reckon they are onto something.
    No! They are liars!
  19. Satan has captured them,
    And made them forget the remembrance of Allah;
    They are devotees of Satan.
    Remember! They are indeed lost who are the partisans (devotees) of Satan!
  20. Those who oppose Allah and His Messenger
    Are indeed among the worst (of people).
  21. Allah has decreed: “I shall triumph, so shall My Messenger!”
    Verily, Allah is the Powerful, the Mighty!
  22. You will not find
    Those who believe in Allah and the Last Day,
    Collaborating with those who oppose Allah and His Messenger,
    Even if they be their forefathers,
    Or children, or brothers, or kin—
    Such are the ones with faith in their hearts—
    And they are reinforced by His Spirit.
    And He will admit them to Gardens,
    Beneath which flow streams (of Divine grace),
    To dwell therein forever,
    Allah pleased with them and they (pleased) with Him,
    They are the partisans (devotees) of Allah.
    Remember! They do indeed prosper who are partisans (devotees) of Allah!