37. Their wish will be to get out of the Fire, but never will they get out therefrom: their
penalty will be one that endures.
qtaAAoo aydiyahuma jazaan bima kasaba nakalan mina
llahu AAazeezun hakeem
38. As to the thief, Male or female, cut off his or her hands: a punishment by way of
example, from God, for their crime: and God is Exalted in power.
39. Faman taba min baAAdi
ulmihi waaslaha fa-inna Allaha yatoobu AAalayhi inna
Allaha ghafoorun raheem
39. But if the thief repents after his crime, and amends his conduct, God turneth to him in
forgiveness; for God is Oft-forgiving, Most Merciful.
40. Alam taAAlam anna Allaha lahu mulku a
l-ardi yuAAaththibu man
yashao wayaghfiru liman yashao wa
llahu AAala kulli shay-in qadeer