Good Deed: #265 Fear Allah, Read Surah Talaq, or Divorce

SURA 65. Talaq, or Divorce
1. O Prophet! When ye do divorce women, divorce them at their prescribed
periods, and count [accurately], their prescribed periods: And fear Allah your
Lord: and turn them not out of their houses, nor shall they [themselves] leave,
except in case they are guilty of some open lewdness, those are limits set by
Allah: and any who transgresses the limits of Allah, does verily wrong his [own]
soul: thou knowest not if perchance Allah will bring about thereafter some new
2. Thus when they fulfil their term appointed, either take them back on
equitable terms or part with them on equitable terms; and take for witness two
persons from among you, endued with justice, and establish the evidence [as]
before Allah. Such is the admonition given to him who believes in Allah and the
Last Day. And for those who fear Allah, He [ever] prepares a way out,
3. And He provides for him from [sources] he never could imagine. And if any one
puts his trust in Allah, sufficient is [Allah] for him. For Allah will surely
accomplish his purpose: verily, for all things has Allah appointed a due
4. Such of your women as have passed the age of monthly courses, for them the
prescribed period, if ye have any doubts, is three months, and for those who
have no courses [it is the same]: for those who carry [life within their wombs],
their period is until they deliver their burdens: and for those who fear Allah,
He will make their path easy.
5. That is the Command of Allah, which He has sent down to you: and if any one
fears Allah, He will remove his ills, from him, and will enlarge his reward.
6. Let the women live [in ‘iddat] in the same style as ye live, according to
your means: Annoy them not, so as to restrict them. And if they carry [life in
their wombs], then spend [your substance] on them until they deliver their
burden: and if they suckle your [offspring], give them their recompense: and
take mutual counsel together, according to what is just and reasonable. And if
ye find yourselves in difficulties, let another woman suckle [the child] on the
[father’s] behalf.
7. Let the man of means spend according to his means: and the man whose
resources are restricted, let him spend according to what Allah has given him.
Allah puts no burden on any person beyond what He has given him. After a
difficulty, Allah will soon grant relief.
8. How many populations that insolently opposed the Command of their Lord and of
His messengers, did We not then call to account,- to severe account?- and We
imposed on them an exemplary Punishment.
9. Then did they taste the evil result of their conduct, and the End of their
conduct was Perdition.
10. Allah has prepared for them a severe Punishment [in the Hereafter].
Therefore fear Allah, O ye men of understanding – who have believed!- for Allah
hath indeed sent down to you a Message,-
11. An Messenger, who rehearses to you the Signs of Allah containing clear
explanations, that he may lead forth those who believe and do righteous deeds
from the depths of Darkness into Light. And those who believe in Allah and work
righteousness, He will admit to Gardens beneath which Rivers flow, to dwell
therein for ever: Allah has indeed granted for them a most excellent Provision.
12. Allah is He Who created seven Firmaments and of the earth a similar number.
Through the midst of them [all] descends His Command: that ye may know that
Allah has power over all things, and that Allah comprehends, all things in [His]

Surah Talaq- Sheikh Al Afasy


1. The name of the surah represents one of the most common forms of social disunity. Yet, the surah asserts that we should maintain the solidarity within our society and not argue, even during divorce.

3. This surah shows the ethics of separation and divorce in the life of a Muslim family. These principles are all under one main theme “fearing Allah”. Not fearing Allah, in such circumstances, will not only break up one family but it will also extend to the whole society.


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