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127. Wayastaftoonaka fee a


nnisa-i quli Allahu yufteekum feehinna wama yutla

AAalaykum fee alkitabi fee yatama a


nnisa-i allatee la tu/toonahunna ma kutiba lahunna

watarghaboona an tankihoohunna wa


lmustadAAafeena mina alwildani waan taqoomoo

lilyatama bi


lqisti wama tafAAaloo min khayrin fa-inna Allaha kana bihi AAaleema


127. They ask thy instruction concerning the women say: God doth instruct you about

them: And (remember) what hath been rehearsed unto you in the Book, concerning the

orphans of women to whom ye give not the portions prescribed, and yet whom ye des ire

to marry, as also concerning the children who are weak and oppressed: that ye stand firm

for justice to orphans. There is not a good deed which ye do, but God is well-acquainted


128. Wa-ini imraatun khafat min baAAliha nushoozan aw iAAradan fala junaha

AAalayhima an yusliha baynahuma sulhan wa


ssulhu khayrun waohdirati al-anfusu



shshuhha wa-in tuhsinoo watattaqoo fa-inna Allaha kana bima taAAmaloona khabeera


128. If a wife fears cruelty or desertion on her husband's part, there is no blame on them

if they arrange an amicable settlement between themselves; and such settlement is best;

even though men's souls are swayed by greed. But if ye do good and pr actise self-

restraint, God is well-acquainted with all that ye do.