15. If any of your women are guilty of lewdness, Take the evidence of four (Reliable)
witnesses from amongst you against them; and if they testify, confine them to houses
until death do claim them, or God ordain for them some (other) way.
llathani ya/tiyaniha minkum faathoohuma fa-in taba waaslaha faaAAridoo
AAanhuma inna Allaha kana tawwaban raheema
16. If two men among you are guilty of lewdness, punish them both. If they repent and
amend, Leave them alone; for God is Oft-returning, Most Merciful.
17. Innama a
ttawbatu AAala Allahi lillatheena yaAAmaloona a
thumma yatooboona min qareebin faola-ika yatoobu Allahu AAalayhim wakana Allahu
17. God accept the repentance of those who do evil in ignorance and repent soon
afterwards; to them will God turn in mercy: For God is full of knowledge and wisdom.www.islamicbulletin.com