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In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most 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.

[24:1] An-Noor (The Light)

Sahih International



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.

[24:2] An-Noor (The Light)

Sahih International



The fornicator does not marry except a [female] fornicator or polytheist, and none marries her except a fornicator or a polytheist, and that has been made unlawful to the believers.

[24:3] An-Noor (The Light)

Sahih International



And those who accuse chaste women and then do not produce four witnesses - lash them with eighty lashes and do not accept from them testimony ever after. And those are the defiantly disobedient,

[24:4] An-Noor (The Light)

Sahih International



Except for those who repent thereafter and reform, for indeed, Allah is Forgiving and Merciful.

[24:5] An-Noor (The Light)

Sahih International



And those who accuse their wives [of adultery] and have no witnesses except themselves - then the witness of one of them [shall be] four testimonies [swearing] by Allah that indeed, he is of the truthful.

[24:6] An-Noor (The Light)

Sahih International



And the fifth [oath will be] that the curse of Allah be upon him if he should be among the liars.

[24:7] An-Noor (The Light)

Sahih International



But it will prevent punishment from her if she gives four testimonies [swearing] by Allah that indeed, he is of the liars.

[24:8] An-Noor (The Light)

Sahih International



And the fifth [oath will be] that the wrath of Allah be upon her if he was of the truthful.

[24:9] An-Noor (The Light)

Sahih International



And if not for the favor of Allah upon you and His mercy... and because Allah is Accepting of repentance and Wise.

[24:10] An-Noor (The Light)

Sahih International



Indeed, those who came with falsehood are a group among you. Do not think it bad for you; rather it is good for you. For every person among them is what [punishment] he has earned from the sin, and he who took upon himself the greater portion thereof - for him is a great punishment.

[24:11] An-Noor (The Light)

Sahih International



Why, when you heard it, did not the believing men and believing women think good of one another and say, "This is an obvious falsehood"?

[24:12] An-Noor (The Light)

Sahih International



Why did they [who slandered] not produce for it four witnesses? And when they do not produce the witnesses, then it is they, in the sight of Allah , who are the liars.

[24:13] An-Noor (The Light)

Sahih International



And if it had not been for the favor of Allah upon you and His mercy in this world and the Hereafter, you would have been touched for that [lie] in which you were involved by a great punishment

[24:14] An-Noor (The Light)

Sahih International



When you received it with your tongues and said with your mouths that of which you had no knowledge and thought it was insignificant while it was, in the sight of Allah , tremendous.

[24:15] An-Noor (The Light)

Sahih International