Quran in English - Translated by Shaykh Mufti Taqi Usmani
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66. Banning | at-Tahrim

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

[66:1] O Prophet, why do you ban (on your self) something that Allah has made lawful for you, seeking to please your wives? And Allah is Most-Forgiving, Very-Merciful.
[66:2] Allah has prescribed (the way of) absoLution from your oaths. And Allah is your protector, and He is the All- Knowing, the All-Wise.
[66:3] And (remember) when the Prophet told one of his wives something in secret. So, when she disclosed it (to another wife), and Allah made it known to him, he told (the disclosing wife) part of it, and avoided another part. So when he informed her about it, she said, .Who told you about this?. He said, .I was told of it by the All-Knowing, the All-Aware.
[66:4] (O two wives of the Prophet,) If both of you repent to Allah, then (your conduct calls for it, because) your hearts have departed from the correct way. And if you back each other against him (the Prophet), then Allah is his supporter, and Jibra‘il (Gabriel) and righteous believers, and after all that, angels are his helpers.
[66:5] It is hoped that, if he divorces you, Allah will give him in your place wives better than you, submissive to Allah, believing, devout, penitent, steadfast in worship, fasting, previously married and virgins.
[66:6] O you who believe, save yourselves and your families from a fire, the fuel of which is human beings and stones, appointed on which are angels, stern and severe, who do not disobey Allah in what He orders them, and do whatever they are ordered to do.
[66:7] O you who disbelieve, do not make excuses today. You will only be recompensed for what you have been doing.
[66:8] O you who believe, turn to Allah with a faithful repentance. It is hoped from your Lord that he will write off your faults, and will admit you to the gardens beneath which rivers flow, on the Day when Allah will not disgrace the Prophet and those who believed with him. Their light will run before them and to their right hands. They will say, .Our Lord, perfect for us our light, and forgive us. Indeed you are powerful over every thing..
[66:9] O Prophet, carry out Jihad (struggle) against the disbelievers and the hypocrites, and be harsh with them. Their final abode is Jahannam (Hell), and it is an evil end.
[66:10] Allah has cited for the disbelievers the example of the wife of Nuh and the wife of Lut. Both were married with two of Our righteous servants, but betrayed them. So they could not benefit them against Allah at all, and it was said, .Enter the Fire along with those who enter..
[66:11] And Allah has cited for the believers the example of the wife of Fir‘aun (Pharaoh), when she said, .My Lord, build for me, near You, a house in the Paradise, and deliver me from Fir‘aun and his deeds, and deliver me from the unjust people..
[66:12] And (Allah has also cited the example of) Maryam, daughter of =Imran who guarded her chastity, so We breathed into her Our spirit, and she testified to the truth of the words of her Lord and His books, and she was one of the devout.