In the name of Allah, the
Beneficent, the Merciful.
[66.1] O Prophet! why do
you forbid (yourself) that which Allah has made lawful for you;
you seek to please your wives; and Allah is Forgiving, Merciful.
[66.2] Allah indeed has sanctioned for you the expiation
of your oaths and Allah is your Protector, and He is the Knowing
[66.3] And when the prophet secretly communicated a piece
of information to one of his wives-- but when she informed
(others) of it, and Allah made him to know it, he made known
part of it and avoided part; so when he informed her of it, she
said: Who informed you of this? He said: The Knowing, the one
Aware, informed me.
[66.4] If you both turn to Allah, then indeed your hearts
are already inclined (to this); and if you back up each other
against him, then surely Allah it is Who is his Guardian, and
Jibreel and -the believers that do good, and the angels after
that are the aiders.
[66.5] Maybe, his Lord, if he divorce you, will give him
in your place wives better than you, submissive, faithful,
obedient, penitent, adorers, fasters, widows and virgins.
[66.6] O you who believe! save yourselves and your
families from a fire whose fuel is men and stones; over it are
angels stern and strong, they do not disobey Allah in what He
commands them, and do as they are commanded.
[66.7] O you who disbelieve! do not urge excuses today;
you shall be rewarded only according to what you did.
[66.8] O you who believe! turn to Allah a sincere
turning; maybe your Lord will remove from you your evil and
cause you to enter gardens beneath which rivers flow, on the day
on which Allah will not abase the Prophet and those who believe
with him; their light shall run on before them and on their
right hands; they shall say: Our Lord! make perfect for us our
light, and grant us protection, surely Thou hast power over all
[66.9] O Prophet! strive hard against the unbelievers and
the hypocrites, and be hard against them; and their abode is
hell; and evil is the resort.
[66.10] Allah sets forth an example to those who
disbelieve the wife of Nuh and the wife of Lut: they were both
under two of Our righteous servants, but they acted
treacherously towards them so they availed them naught against
Allah, and it was said: Enter both the fire with those who
[66.11] And Allah sets forth an example to those who
believe the wife of Firon when she said: My Lord! build for me a
house with Thee in the garden and deliver me from Firon and his
doing, and deliver me from the unjust people:
[66.12] And Marium, the daughter of Imran, who guarded
her chastity, so We breathed into her of Our inspiration and she
accepted the truth of the words of her Lord and His books, and
she was of, the obedient ones.