Light (Al-Noor)
64 verses, revealed in Medina after Exodus (Al-Hashr) before Pilgrimage (Al-Hajj)
In the name of Allah, most benevolent, ever-merciful
۞ [This is] a surah which We have sent down and made [that within it] obligatory and revealed therein verses of clear evidence that you might remember. (1) Flog the fornicatress and the fornicator with a hundred lashes each. Let there be no reluctance in enforcing the laws of God, if you have faith in God and the Day of Judgment. Let it take place in the presence of a group of believers. (2) The fornicator shall not marry any but a fornicatress or idolatress, and (as for) the fornicatress, none shall marry her but a fornicator or an idolater; and it is forbidden to 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 those who accuse their wives and have no witnesses except themselves, let them testify by swearing by Allah four times that he is of the truthful, (6) And (swear) a fifth time that if he tell a lie the curse of God be on him. (7) But it will prevent punishment from her if she gives four testimonies [swearing] by Allah that indeed, he is of the liars. (8) and a fifth time, that the wrath of God shall be upon her, if he should be of the truthful. (9) (This would not have been possible) if the grace and benevolence of God were not upon you; but God is compassionate and wise. (10)