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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.

16. Wa


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


ssoo-a bijahalatin

thumma yatooboona min qareebin faola-ika yatoobu Allahu AAalayhim wakana Allahu

AAaleeman hakeema


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.