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˹This is˺ a sûrah which We have revealed and made ˹its rulings˺ obligatory, and revealed in it clear commandments so that you may be mindful.

— Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran

As for female and male fornicators, give each of them one hundred lashes,1 and do not let pity for them make you lenient in ˹enforcing˺ the law of Allah, if you ˹truly˺ believe in Allah and the Last Day. And let a number of believers witness their punishment.

— Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran

A male fornicator would only marry a female fornicator or idolatress. And a female fornicator would only be married to a fornicator or idolater. This is ˹all˺ forbidden to the believers.1

— Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran

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Those who accuse chaste women ˹of adultery˺ and fail to produce four witnesses, give them eighty lashes ˹each˺. And do not ever accept any testimony from them—for they are indeed the rebellious—

— Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran

except those who repent afterwards and mend their ways, then surely Allah is All-Forgiving, Most Merciful.

— Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran

And those who accuse their wives ˹of adultery˺ but have no witness except themselves, the accuser must testify,1 swearing four times by Allah that he is telling the truth,

— Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran

and a fifth oath that Allah may condemn him if he is lying.

— Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran

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For her to be spared the punishment, she must swear four times by Allah that he is telling a lie,

— Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran

and a fifth oath that Allah may be displeased with her if he is telling the truth.1

— Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran

˹You would have suffered,˺ had it not been for Allah’s grace and mercy upon you, and had Allah not been Accepting of Repentance, All-Wise.

— Dr. Mustafa Khattab, the Clear Quran

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