066.001 O Prophet! Why bannest thou that which Allah hath made lawful for thee,
seeking to please thy wives ? And Allah is Forgiving, Merciful.
066.002 Allah hath made lawful for you (Muslims) absolution from your oaths (of
such a kind), and Allah is your Protector. He is the Knower, the Wise.
066.003 When the Prophet confided a fact unto one of his wives and when she
afterward divulged it and Allah apprised him thereof, he made known (to her) part
thereof and passed over part. And when he told it her she said: Who hath told thee ?
He said: The Knower, the Aware hath told me.
066.004 If ye twain turn unto Allah repentant, (ye have cause to do so) for your hearts
desired (the ban); and if ye aid one another against him (Muhammad) then lo! Allah,
even He, is his Protecting Friend, and Gabriel and the righteous among the believers;
and furthermore the angels are his helpers.
066.005 It may happen that his Lord, if he divorce you, will give him in your stead
wives better than you, submissive (to Allah), believing, pious, penitent, devout,
inclined to fasting, widows and maids.
066.006 O ye who believe! Ward off from yourselves and your families a Fire
whereof the fuel is men and stones, over which are set angels strong, severe, who
resist not Allah in that which He commandeth them, but do that which they are
066.007 (Then it will be said): O ye who disbelieve! Make no excuses for yourselves
this day. Ye are only being paid for what ye used to do.
066.008 O ye who believe! Turn unto Allah in sincere repentance! It may be that your
Lord will remit from you your evil deeds and bring you into Gardens underneath
which rivers flow, on the day when Allah will not abase the Prophet and those who
believe with him. Their light will run before them and on their right hands; they will
say: Our Lord! Perfect our light for us, and forgive us! Lo! Thou art Able to do all
066.009 O Prophet! Strive against the disbelievers and the hypocrites, and be stern
with them. Hell will be their home, a hapless journey's end.
066.010 Allah citeth an example for those who disbelieve: the wife of Noah and the
wife of Lot, who were under two of Our righteous slaves yet betrayed them so that
they (the husbands) availed them naught against Allah and it was said (unto them):
Enter the Fire along with those who enter.
066.011 And Allah citeth an example for those who believe: the wife of Pharaoh
when she said: My Lord! Build for me a home with thee in the Garden, and deliver
me from Pharaoh and his work, and deliver me from evil-doing folk;
066.012 And Mary, daughter of 'Imran, whose body was chaste, therefor We breathed
therein something of Our Spirit. And she put faith in the words of her Lord and His
scriptures, and was of the obedient.