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writing (to enable them to earn their freedom for a certain sum), give them such a deed if

ye know any good in them: yea, give them something yourselves out of the means which

Allah has given to you. But force not your maids to prostitution when they desire

chastity, in order that ye may make a gain in the goods of this life. But if anyone compels

them, yet, after such compulsion, is Allah, Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful (to them),

34. Walaqad anzalna ilaykum ayatin mubayyinatin wamathalan mina allatheena khalaw

min qablikum wamawAAi


atan lilmuttaqeen


34. We have already sent down to you verses making things clear, an illustration from

(the story of) people who passed away before you, and an admonition for those who fear


Section 5 (35-40)

35. Allahu nooru a


ssamawati wa


l-ardi mathalu noorihi kamishkatin feeha misbahun

almisbahu fee zujajatin a


zzujajatu kaannaha kawkabun durriyyun yooqadu min

shajaratin mubarakatin zaytoonatin la sharqiyyatin wala gharbiyyatin yakadu zaytuha

yudee-o walaw lam tamsas-hu narun noorun AAala noorin yahdee Allahu linoorihi man

yashao wayadribu Allahu al-amthala li


nnasi wa


llahu bikulli shay-in AAaleem