Sura At- Tahrim (The Prohibition)
Sheikh / Mohammad Ayyoob

  • In the Name of God, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful

    66:1 O Prophet! Why ban you that which God has made lawful for you, seeking to please your wives? And God is Forgiving, Merciful.

    66:2 God has made lawful for you(Muslims) absolution from your oaths (of such a kind), and God is your Protector. He is the Knower, the Wise.

    66:3 When the Prophet confided a fact to one of his wives and when she afterward divulged it and God apprised him thereof, he made known part thereof and passed over part. And when he told it to her she said: Who has told you? He said: The Knower, the Aware has told me.

    66:4-5 If you two turn to God repentant, (you have cause to do so) for your hearts desired (the ban); and if you aid one another against him (Muhammad) then lo! God, indeed He, is his Guardian (and Protector), and Gabriel and the righteous among the believers; and furthermore the angels are his helpers. It may happen that his Lord, if he divorces you, will give him in your stead wives better than you, submissive (to God), believing, pious, penitent, devout in worship, inclined to fasting, widows and maids.

    66:6 O you who believe! Ward off from yourselves and your families a fire whereof the fuel is men and stones, over which are set angels strong, severe, who resist not God in that which He commands them, but do that which they are commanded.

    66:7 (Then it will be said:) O you who disbelieve! Make no excuses for yourselves this Day. You are only being paid for what you used to do.

    66:8 O you who believe! Turn to God in sincere repentance! It may be that your Lord will expiate from you your evil deeds and bring you into Gardens underneath which rivers flow, on the Day when God will not abase the Prophet and those who believe with him. Their light will run before them and on their right hands: they will say: Our Lord! Perfect our light for us, and forgive us! Lo! You are Able to do all things.

    66:9 O Prophet! Fight hard against the disbelievers and the hypocrites, and be stern with them. Hell will be their home, an evil journey's end.

    66:10 God cites an example for those who disbelieve: the wife of Noah and the wife of Lot, who were under two of our righteous slaves yet betrayed them so that they (the husbands) availed them nothing against God and it was said (to them): Enter the Fire along with those who enter.

    66:11 And God cites an example for those who believe: the wife of Pharaoh when she said: My Lord! Build for me a home with You in the Garden, and deliver me from Pharaoh and his work, and deliver me from evildoing folk;

    66:12 And Mary, daughter of Imran, whose body was chaste, therefore, We breathed therein something of Our Spirit. And she put faith in the Words of her Lord and His Scriptures, and was of the obedient.

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