Light (Al-Noor)
64 verses, revealed in Medina after Exodus (Al-Hashr) before Pilgrimage (Al-Hajj)
In the Name of Allah, the Beneficent, the 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) The adulterer and the adulteress, scourge ye each one of them (with) a hundred stripes. And let not pity for the twain withhold you from obedience to Allah, if ye believe in Allah and the Last Day. And let a party of 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) And those who accuse clean women and then bring not four eyewitnesses, scourge them with eighty stripes and accept not their testimony forever. And these! they are the transgressors (4) save such as repent thereafter and make amends; surely God is All-forgiving, All-compassionate. (5) And for those who launch a charge against their spouses, and have (in support) no evidence but their own,- their solitary evidence (can be received) if they bear witness four times (with an oath) by Allah that they are solemnly telling the truth; (6) and a fifth time, that the curse of God shall be upon him, if he should be of the liars. (7) The woman's punishment can be averted if she swears four times by God as testimony that her husband is a liar, (8) and on the fifth time the Wrath of Allah shall be upon her if he is of the truthful. (9) Had it not been for God's favors and mercy upon you (your life would have been in chaos). God accepts repentance and He is All-wise. (10)