Light (Al-Noor)
64 verses, revealed in Medina after Exodus (Al-Hashr) before Pilgrimage (Al-Hajj)
In the name of Allah, the Entirely Merciful, the Especially Merciful
۞ WE HAVE REVEALED this Surah and made it obligatory as We have sent down clear injunctions in it that you may be warned. (1) The [unmarried] woman or [unmarried] man found guilty of sexual intercourse - lash each one of them with a hundred lashes, and do not be taken by pity for them in the religion of Allah, if you should believe in Allah and the Last Day. And let a group of the believers witness their punishment. (2) The adulterer weddeth not but an adulteress or an associatoress: and the adulteress! none weddeth her save an adulterer or an associator; and that is forbidden unto the believers. (3) Those who accuse married women of committing adultery - but are not able to prove their accusation by producing four witness - must be flogged eighty lashes. Never accept their testimony thereafter because they are sinful, (4) save such as repent thereafter and make amends; surely God is All-forgiving, All-compassionate. (5) And (as for) those who accuse their wives and have no witnesses except themselves, the evidence of one of these (should be taken) four times, bearing Allah to witness that he is most surely of the truthful ones. (6) and the fifth time, that the curse of Allah shall be upon him, if he should be of the liars. (7) And it shall avert the punishment from her if she bear witness before Allah four times that the thing he saith is indeed false, (8) and the fifth [time,] that God's curse be upon her if he is telling the truth, (9) And if not for the favor of Allah upon you and His mercy... and because Allah is Accepting of repentance and Wise. (10)