Sura Al-Mujadilah (The Woman Who Disputes)
Sheikh / Mohammad Ayyoob

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

    58:1 God has heard the saying of her that disputes with you (O Muhammad) concerning her husband, and complains to God. And God hears your colloquy. Lo! God is Hearer, Knower.

    58:2 Such of you as put away your wives (by saying they are as their mothers). They are not their mothers; none are their mothers except those who gave them birth – they indeed utter an ill word and a lie. And lo! God is Forgiving, Merciful.

    58:3-4 Those who put away their wives (by saying they are as their mothers) and afterward would go back on that which they have said; (the penalty) in that case (is) the freeing of a slave before they touch one another. To this you are exhorted; and God is informed of what you do. And he who finds not (the wherewithal), let him fast for two successive months before they touch one another; and for him who is unable to do so (the penance is) the feeding of sixty needy ones. This, that you may put trust in God and His Messenger. Such are the limits (imposed by God); and for disbelievers is a painful punishment.

    58:5-6 Those who oppose God and His Messenger will be abased as even those before them were abased; and We have sent down clear signs, and for disbelievers is a shameful punishment on the Day when God will raise them all together and inform them of what they did. God has kept account of it while they forgot it. And God is Witness over all things.

    58:7 Have you not seen that God knows all that is in the heavens and all that is in the earth? There is no secret conference of three but He is their fourth, nor of five but He is their sixth, nor of less than that or more but He is with them wherever they may be; and afterward, on the Day of Resurrection, He will inform them of what they did Lo! God is Knower of all things.

    58:8 Have you not observed those who were forbidden conspiracy and afterward returned to that which they had been forbidden, and (now) conspire together in sin, transgression, and disobedience towards the Messenger? And when they come to you they greet you with a greeting wherewith God greets you not, and say within themselves: Why does not God punish us for what we say? Hell will suffice them; they will feel the heat thereof – an evil journey's end!

    58:9-10 O you who believe! When you conspire together, conspire not together in sin, transgression, and disobedience towards the Messenger, but conspire together for piety and self-restraint, and keep your duty, toward God, to whom you will be gathered. Lo! Conspiracy is only of Satan, that he may vex those who believe; but he can harm them not at all unless by God's leave. In God let believers put their trust.

    58:11 O you who believe! When it is said: Make room! In assemblies, then make room; God will make way for you (hereafter). And when it is said: Come up higher! Go up higher; God will exalt those who believe among you, and those who have knowledge, to high ranks. God is informed of what you do.

    58:12 O you who believe! When you hold conference with the Messenger, offer alms before your conference. That is better and purer for you. But if you cannot find (the wherewithal) then lo! God is Forgiving, Merciful.

    58:13 Fear you to offer alms before your conference? Then, when you do it not and God has forgiven you, establish worship and pay the poor-due and obey God and His Messenger. And God is Aware of what you do.

    58:14-19 Have you not seen those who take for friends a folk with whom God is wroth? They are neither of you nor of them, and they swear a false oath knowingly. God has prepared for them a dreadful punishment. Evil indeed is that which they are wont to do. They make a shelter of their oaths and turn (men) from the way of God; so theirs will be a shameful punishment. Their wealth and their children will avail them nothing against God. Such are rightful inhabitants of the Fire; they will abide therein. On the Day when God will raise them all together, then will they swear to Him as they (now) swear to you, and they will fancy that they have some standing. Lo! Is it not they who are the liars? Satan has engrossed them and so has caused them to forget remembrance of God. They are Satan's party. Lo! Is it not Satan's party who will be the losers?

    58:20-21 Lo! Those who oppose God and His Messenger, they will be among the lowest. God has decreed: Lo! I verily shall conquer, I and My Messengers. Lo! God is Strong, Almighty.

    58:22 You will not find folk who believe in God and the Last Day loving those who oppose God and His Messenger: even though they be their fathers or their sons or their brethren or their clan. As for such, He has written faith upon their hearts and has strengthened them with a Spirit from Him, and He will bring them into Gardens underneath which rivers flow, wherein they will abide. God is well pleased with them, and they are well pleased with Him. They are God's party. Lo! Is it not God's party who are the successful?