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23. Warawadat-hu allatee huwa fee baytiha AAan nafsihi waghallaqati al-abwaba

waqalat hayta laka qala maAAatha Allahi innahu rabbee ahsana mathwaya innahu la

yuflihu a





23. But she in whose house he was, sought to seduce him from his (true) self: she

fastened the doors, and said: "Now come, thou (dear one)!" He said: "(Allah) forbid! truly

(thy husband) is my lord! he made my sojourn agreeable! truly to no good come those

who do wrong!"

24. Walaqad hammat bihi wahamma biha lawla an raa burhana rabbihi kathalika linasrifa

AAanhu a


ssoo-a wa


lfahshaa innahu min AAibadina almukhlaseen


24. And (with passion) did she desire him, and he would have desired her, but that he saw

the evidence of his Lord: thus (did We order) that We might turn away from him (all) evil

and shameful deeds: for he was one of Our servants, sincere and purified.

25. Wa


stabaqa albaba waqaddat qameesahu min duburin waalfaya sayyidaha lada albabi

qalat ma jazao man arada bi-ahlika soo-an illa an yusjana aw AAathabun aleem


25. So they both raced each other to the door, and she tore his shirt from the back: they

both found her lord near the door. She said: "What is the (fitting) punishment for one who

formed an evil design against thy wife, but prison or a grievous chastisement?"