O prophet, when you people divorce women, divorce them at a time when the period of Iddah may start. And count the
period of Iddah, and fear Allah, your Lord. Do not expel them from their houses, nor should they go out, unless they
come up with a clearly shameless act. These are the limits prescribed by Allah. And whoever exceeds the limits
prescribed by Allah wrongs his own self. You do not know (what will happen in future); it may be that Allah brings about
a new situation thereafter.
So, when they (the divorced women) have (almost) reached their term, then either retain them with fairness, or part
with them with fairness. And make two just men from among you witnesses (of your either decision). And (O witnesses,)
keep your testimony upright for the sake of Allah. That is what anyone who believes in Allah and the Last Day is
exhorted to do. Whoever fears Allah, He brings forth a way out for him,
and provides him (with what he needs) from where he does not even imagine. And whoever places his trust in Allah, He
is sufficient for him. Surely Allah is to accomplish His purpose. Allah has set a measure for every thing.
And those women from among you who have despaired of (further) menstruation, if you are in doubt, their Iddah is
three months, as well as of those who have not yet menstruated. As for those having pregnancy, their term (of Iddah ) is
that they give birth to their child. And whoever fears Allah, He brings about ease for him in his affair.
This is the command of Allah that He has sent down to you. And whoever fears Allah, He will write off his evil deeds, and
will give him a huge reward.
Provide to them (the divorced women) residence where you reside according to your means, and do not hurt them to
straiten (life) for them. And if they are pregnant, spend on them till they give birth to their child. Then if they suckle the
child for you, give them their fees, and consult each other (for determining the fee) with fairness, and if you create a
deadlock between you, then another woman will suckle him.
A man of vast means should spend according to his vast means. And anyone whose sustenance is limited should spend
from whatever Allah has given to him. Allah makes no one liable beyond what He has given to him. Allah will soon bring
ease after a difficulty.
And how many a township rebelled against the command of its Lord, and against His messengers, so We called them to
a severe account, and punished them with a punishment that was unimagined by them.
Thus they tasted the evil consequence of their acts, and the end of their conduct was loss.
Allah has prepared for them a severe punishment; so fear Allah O men of understanding who have believed! Allah has
sent down to you a Reminder,
a messenger who recites to you the verses of Allah, making (the truth) clear, so that He may bring forth those who
believe and do righteous deeds from the layers of darkness into the light. And whoever believes in Allah, and acts
righteously, He will admit him to the gardens beneath which rivers flow, wherein such people will live forever. Allah has
made for him a good provision.
Allah is the One who has created seven skies, and their like from earth. The Command descends among them, so that
you may know that Allah is
powerful over every thing, and that Allah has encompassed every thing in knowledge.