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232. When ye divorce women, and they fulfil the term of their ('Iddat), do not prevent

them from marrying their (former) husbands, if they mutually agree on equitable terms.

This instruction is for all amongst you, who believe in Allah and the Last Day. That is

(the course Making for) most virtue and purity amongst you and Allah knows, and ye

know not.

233. Wa


lwalidatu yurdiAAna awladahunna hawlayni kamilayni liman arada an yutimma



rradaAAata waAAala almawloodi lahu rizquhunna wakiswatuhunna bi


lmaAAroofi la

tukallafu nafsun illa wusAAaha la tudarra walidatun biwaladiha wala mawloodun lahu

biwaladihi waAAala alwarithi mithlu thalika fa-in arada fisalan AAan taradin minhuma

watashawurin fala junaha AAalayhima wa-in aradtum an tastardiAAoo awladakum fala

junaha AAalaykum itha sallamtum ma ataytum bi


lmaAAroofi wa


ttaqoo Allaha



AAlamoo anna Allaha bima taAAmaloona baseer


233. The mothers shall give such to their offspring for two whole years, if the father

desires to complete the term. But he shall bear the cost of their food and clothing on

equitable terms. No soul shall have a burden laid on it greater than it can bear. No mother

shall be Treated unfairly on account of her child. Nor father on account of his child, an

heir shall be chargeable in the same way. If they both decide on weaning, by mutual

consent, and after due consultation, there is no blame on them. If ye decide on a foster-

mother for your offspring, there is no blame on you, provided ye pay (the mother) what

ye offered, on equitable terms. But fear Allah and know that Allah sees well what ye do.