Meaning of Quran


Al-Mujadila | The Pleading Woman

With the name of Allah, the All-Merciful, the Very-Merciful.

[58:1] Allah has heard the talk of the woman who was debating with you about her husband, and was complaining to Allah. Allah was hearing the conversation between both of you. Indeed, Allah is All-Hearing, All-Knowing.

[58:2] Those of you who declare Zihar against their wives, they are not their mothers. Their mothers are none else but those who gave birth to them. Undoubtedly they utter an evil word and a lie; and Allah is surely Most-Forgiving, VeryMerciful.

[58:3] Those who declare Zihar against their wives, then retract what they said, obligated on them is to free the neck (of a slave) before the two (spouses) touch one another. This is what you are advised, and Allah is well aware of what you do.

[58:4] But whoever does not find (a slave) has to fast for two consecutive months before the two (spouses) touch one another. Then the one who is not able to do so has to feed sixty indigent persons. This is (laid down) so that you believe in Allah and His Messenger. These are the limits set by Allah, and for the disbelievers, there is a painful punishment.

[58:5] Surely those who oppose Allah and His Messenger shall be disgraced, just as those before them were disgraced. We have sent down clear verses, and for the disbelievers, there is a humiliating punishment

[58:6] on the Day when Allah will resurrect them all together and will tell them what they did; Allah has its full account, while they have forgotten it. Allah is a witness to everything.

[58:7] Have you not observed that Allah knows everything in the heavens and everything in the earth? No secret consultation takes place between three, but He is fourth of them, nor between five, but He is sixth of them, nor between fewer than that or more, but He is with them wherever they may be. Then He will tell them on the Day of Judgment what they did.
Surely Allah is All-Knowing about everything.

[58:8] Did you not see those who were forbidden from holding secret talks; then they do again what they were forbidden to do? They whisper for sinful acts and wrongdoing and disobedience of the prophet, and when they come to you, they greet you the way Allah does not greet you, and say to themselves, ‘Why does Allah not punish us for what we say?’. Enough for them is Jahannam (Hell); they will enter it, and it is an evil end.

[58:9] O you who believe, when you hold secret counsel, do not whisper for sinful act and wrongdoing and disobedience of the prophet, and do whisper for righteousness and taqwa (piety). And fear Allah, before whom you will be gathered together.

[58:10] Whispering (for sinful acts) comes from the Shaitan (Satan), so that he may grieve those who believe, while it is not harmful to them in the least, except with Allah‘s permission. And in Allah, the believers must place their trust.

[58:11] O you who believe, when it is said to you, ‘Make room (for others) in the sittings, then make room, and Allah will make room for you (in the Hereafter)’. And when it is said, ‘Rise up’, then rise up, and Allah will raise those, in ranks, who have believed and are given knowledge. Allah is well-aware of what you do.

[58:12] O you who believe, when you consult the Messenger in private, then offer something in charity before your consultation. That is better for you and purer. But if you find nothing (to offer), then Allah is Most-Forgiving, VeryMerciful.

[58:13] Have you become afraid of offering charities before your consultation? So when you did not do so, and Allah has forgiven you, then establish Salah, pay Zakah, and obey Allah and His Messenger. And Allah is well aware of what you do.

[58:14] Have you not seen those who have friendship with a people with whom Allah is angry? They are neither of you nor of them. They swear false oaths while they know.

[58:15] Allah has prepared a severe punishment for them. Indeed, evil is what they have been doing.

[58:16] They have taken their oaths as a shield, and then have prevented (people) from the way of Allah. Therefore, for themthere is a humiliating punishment.

[58:17] Their riches and their children will never benefit them against Allah. They are the inmates of the Fire. They will live there forever,

[58:18] the Day Allah will raise all of them, and they will swear before Him as they swear before you, and will think that they have something to stand upon. Be assured that they are sheer liars.

[58:19] The Shaitan (Satan) has prevailed upon them; so he has made them neglect to remember Allah. They are the party of Shaitan. Be assured that it is (the members of the) party of Shaitan that are the losers.

[58:20] Indeed, those who oppose Allah and His Messenger, they are among the lowest.

[58:21] Allah has written (in His pre-destined decree), ‘I will certainly prevail, both I and My messengers’. Surely Allah is All-Strong, All-Mighty.

[58:22] You will not find those who believe in Allah and in the Hereafter having friendship with those who oppose Allah and His Messenger, even though they may be their fathers or their sons or their brothers or their clan. They are such that Allah has inscribed faith on their hearts, and has supported them with a spirit from Him. He will admit them to gardens beneath which rivers flow, in which they will live forever. Allah is pleased with them, and they are pleased with Allah. Those are the party of Allah. Be assured that it is (the members of) the party of Allah that are the successful.