In the name of Allah, the
Beneficent, the Merciful.
[65.1] O Prophet! when you
divorce women, divorce them for~ their prescribed time, and
calculate the number of the days prescribed, and be careful of
(your duty to) Allah, your Lord. Do not drive them out of their
houses, nor should they themselves go forth, unless they commit
an open indecency; and these are the limits of Allah, and
whoever goes beyond the limits of Allah, he indeed does
injustice to his own soul. You do not know that Allah may after
that bring about reunion.
[65.2] So when they have reached their prescribed time,
then retain them with kindness or separate them with kindness,
and call to witness two men of justice from among you, and give
upright testimony for Allah. With that is admonished he who
believes in Allah and the latter day; and whoever is careful of
(his duty to) Allah, He will make for him an outlet,
[65.3] And give him sustenance from whence he thinks not;
and whoever trusts in Allah, He is sufficient for him; surely
Allah attains His purpose; Allah indeed has appointed a measure
[65.4] And (as for) those of your women who have
despaired of menstruation, if you have a doubt, their prescribed
time shall be three months, and of those too who have not had
their courses; and (as for) the pregnant women, their prescribed
time is that they lay down their burden; and whoever is careful
of (his duty to) Allah He will make easy for him his affair.
[65.5] That is the command of Allah which He has revealed
to you, and whoever is careful of (his duty to) Allah, He will
remove from him his evil and give him a big reward.
[65.6] Lodge them where you lodge according to your
means, and do not injure them in order that you may straiten
them; and if they are pregnant, spend on them until they lay
down their burden; then if they suckle for you, give them their
recompense and enjoin one another among you to do good; and if
you disagree, another (woman) shall suckle for him.
[65.7] Let him who has abundance spend out of his
abundance and whoever has his means of subsistence straitened to
him, let him spend out of that which Allah has given him; Allah
does not lay on any soul a burden except to the extent to which
He has granted it; Allah brings about ease after difficulty.
[65.8] And how many a town which rebelled against the
commandment of its Lord and His apostles, so We called it to
account severely and We chastised it (with) a stern
[65.9] So it tasted the evil result of its conduct, and
the end of its affair was perdition.
[65.10] Allah has prepared for them severe chastisement,
therefore be careful of (your duty to) Allah, O men of
understanding who believe! Allah has indeed revealed to you a
[65.11] An Apostle who recites to you the clear
communications of Allah so that he may bring forth those who
believe and do good deeds from darkness into light; and whoever
believes in Allah and does good deeds, He will cause him to
enter gardens beneath which rivers now, to abide therein
forever, Allah has indeed given him a goodly sustenance.
[65.12] Allah is He Who created seven heavens, and of the
earth the like of them; the decree continues to descend among
them, that you may know that Allah has power over all things and
that Allah indeed encompasses all things in (His) knowledge.