O Prophet! When ye do divorce women, divorce them at their prescribed
periods, and count (accurately), their prescribed periods: And fear
God your Lord: and turn them not out of their houses, nor shall they
(themselves) leave, except in case they are guilty of some open
lewdness, those are limits set by God: and any who transgresses the
limits of God, does verily wrong his (own) soul: thou knowest not if
perchance God will bring about thereafter some new situation.
Thus when they fulfil their term appointed, either take them back on
equitable terms or part with them on equitable terms; and take for
witness two persons from among you, endued with justice, and establish
the evidence (as) before God. Such is the admonition given to him who
believes in God and the Last Day. And for those who fear God, He
(ever) prepares a way out,
And He provides for him from (sources) he never could imagine. And if
any one puts his trust in God, sufficient is (God) for him. For God
will surely accomplish his purpose: verily, for all things has God
appointed a due proportion.
Such of your women as have passed the age of monthly courses, for them
the prescribed period, if ye have any doubts, is three months, and for
those who have no courses (it is the same): for those who carry (life
within their wombs), their period is until they deliver their burdens:
and for those who fear God, He will make their path easy.
That is the Command of God, which He has sent down to you: and if any
one fears God, He will remove his ills, from him, and will enlarge his
Let the women live (in 'iddat) in the same style as ye live, according
to your means: Annoy them not, so as to restrict them. And if they
carry (life in their wombs), then spend (your substance) on them until
they deliver their burden: and if they suckle your (offspring), give
them their recompense: and take mutual counsel together, according to
what is just and reasonable. And if ye find yourselves in
difficulties, let another woman suckle (the child) on the (father's)
Let the man of means spend according to his means: and the man whose
resources are restricted, let him spend according to what God has
given him. God puts no burden on any person beyond what He has given
him. After a difficulty, God will soon grant relief.
How many populations that insolently opposed the Command of their Lord
and of His apostles, did We not then call to account,- to severe
account?- and We imposed on them an exemplary Punishment.
Then did they taste the evil result of their conduct, and the End of
their conduct was Perdition.
God has prepared for them a severe Punishment (in the
Hereafter). Therefore fear God, O ye men of understanding - who have
believed!- for God hath indeed sent down to you a Message,-
An Apostle, who rehearses to you the Signs of God containing clear
explanations, that he may lead forth those who believe and do
righteous deeds from the depths of Darkness into Light. And those who
believe in God and work righteousness, He will admit to Gardens
beneath which Rivers flow, to dwell therein for ever: God has indeed
granted for them a most excellent Provision.
God is He Who created seven Firmaments and of the earth a similar
number. Through the midst of them (all) descends His Command: that ye
may know that God has power over all things, and that God comprehends,
all things in (His) Knowledge.