Surah 58 She that Disputeth - Al-Mujadila, 22 verses (Madina)
In the name of God, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.
- God has indeed heard (and accepted) the statement
of the woman who pleads with thee concerning her
husband and carries her complaint (in prayer) to God:
and God (always) hears the arguments between both sides
among you: for God hears and sees (all things).
- If any men among you divorce their wives by Zihar
(calling them mothers), they cannot be their mothers:
None can be their mothers except those who gave them
birth. And in fact they use words (both) iniquitous and
false: but truly God is one that blots out (sins), and
forgives (again and again).
- But those who divorce their wives by Zihar, then
wish to go back on the words they uttered,- (It is
ordained that such a one) should free a slave before
they touch each other: Thus are ye admonished to
perform: and God is well-acquainted with (all) that ye
- And if any has not (the wherewithal), he should
fast for two months consecutively before they touch
each other. But if any is unable to do so, he should
feed sixty indigent ones, this, that ye may show your
faith in God and His Apostle. Those are limits (set by)
God. For those who reject (Him), there is a grievous
- Those who resist God and His Apostle will be
humbled to dust, as were those before them: for We have
already sent down Clear Signs. And the Unbelievers
(will have) a humiliating Penalty,-
- On the Day that God will raise them all up (again)
and show them the Truth (and meaning) of their conduct.
God has reckoned its (value), though they may have
forgotten it, for God is Witness to all things.
- Seest thou not that God doth know (all) that is in
the heavens and on earth? There is not a secret
consultation between three, but He makes the fourth
among them, - Nor between five but He makes the sixth,-
nor between fewer nor more, but He is in their midst,
wheresoever they be: In the end will He tell them the
truth of their conduct, on the Day of Judgment. For God
has full knowledge of all things.
- Turnest thou not thy sight towards those who were
forbidden secret counsels yet revert to that which they
were forbidden (to do)? And they hold secret counsels
among themselves for iniquity and hostility, and
disobedience to the Apostle. And when they come to
thee, they salute thee, not as God salutes thee, (but
in crooked ways): And they say to themselves, "Why does
not God punish us for our words?" Enough for them is
Hell: In it will they burn, and evil is that
- O ye who believe! When ye hold secret counsel, do
it not for iniquity and hostility, and disobedience to
the Prophet; but do it for righteousness and
self-restraint; and fear God, to Whom ye shall be
- Secret counsels are only (inspired) by the Evil
One, in order that he may cause grief to the Believers;
but he cannot harm them in the least, except as God
permits; and on God let the Believers put their trust.
- O ye who believe! When ye are told to make room in
the assemblies, (spread out and) make room: (ample)
room will God provide for you. And when ye are told to
rise up, rise up God will rise up, to (suitable) ranks
(and degrees), those of you who believe and who have
been granted (mystic) Knowledge. And God is
well-acquainted with all ye do.
- O ye who believe! When ye consult the Apostle in
private, spend something in charity before your private
consultation. That will be best for you, and most
conducive to purity (of conduct). But if ye find not
(the wherewithal), God is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.
- Is it that ye are afraid of spending sums in
charity before your private consultation (with him)?
If, then, ye do not so, and God forgives you, then (at
least) establish regular prayer; practise regular
charity; and obey God and His Apostle. And God is
well-acquainted with all that ye do.
- Turnest thou not thy attention to those who turn
(in friendship) to such as have the Wrath of God upon
them? They are neither of you nor of them, and they
swear to falsehood knowingly.
- God has prepared for them a severe Penalty: evil
indeed are their deeds.
- They have made their oaths a screen (for their
misdeeds): thus they obstruct (men) from the Path of
God: therefore shall they have a humiliating Penalty.
- Of no profit whatever to them, against God, will be
their riches nor their sons: they will be Companions of
the Fire, to dwell therein (for aye)!
- One day will God raise them all up (for Judgment):
then will they swear to Him as they swear to you: And
they think that they have something (to stand upon).
No, indeed! they are but liars!
- The Evil One has got the better of them: so he has
made them lose the remembrance of God. They are the
Party of the Evil One. Truly, it is the Party of the
Evil One that will perish!
- Those who resist God and His Apostle will be among
those most humiliated.
- God has decreed: "It is I and My apostles who must
prevail": For God is One full of strength, able to
enforce His Will.
- Thou wilt not find any people who believe in God
and the Last Day, loving those who resist God and His
Apostle, even though they were their fathers or their
sons, or their brothers, or their kindred. For such He
has written Faith in their hearts, and strengthened
them with a spirit from Himself. And He will admit them
to Gardens beneath which Rivers flow, to dwell therein
(for ever). God will be well pleased with them, and
they with Him. They are the Party of God. Truly it is
the Party of God that will achieve Felicity.
Surah 57 Iron
Surah 58 She that Disputeth
Surah 59 Exile