The fornicatress or fornicator found guilty of sexual intercourse - lash each one of them with a hundred lashes, and do not be taken by pity for them in the religion of God, if you should believe in God and the Last Day. And let a group of the believers witness their punishment. *4:15
And those who accuse their wives [of adultery] and have no witnesses except themselves - then the witness of one of them [shall be] four testimonies [swearing] by God that indeed, he is of the truthful.
Indeed, those who came with falsehood are a group among you. Do not think it bad for you; rather it is good for you. For every person among them is what [punishment] he has earned from the sin, and he who took upon himself the greater portion thereof - for him is a great punishment.
Indeed, those who like that immorality should be spread [or publicized] among those who have believed; for them is a painful punishment in this world and the Hereafter. And God knows and you do not know.
O you who have believed, do not follow the footsteps of Satan. And whoever follows the footsteps of Satan - indeed, he enjoins immorality and wrongdoing. And if not for the favor of God upon you and His mercy, not one of you would have been pure, ever, but God purifies whom He wills, and God is Hearing and Knowing.
And let not those who possess bounty among you and abundance swear not to give [aid] to their relatives and the needy and the emigrants for the cause of God, and let them pardon and overlook. Would you not like that God should forgive you? And God is Forgiving and Merciful. *~Sirach 28:2, *~Matthew 6:14 - 15, *~Matthew 18:23 - 35, *~Mark 11:25 - 26, *~Luke 6:37
Evil words are for evil men, and evil men are [subjected] to evil words. And good words are for good men, and good men are [an object] of good words. *Matthew 12:34 - 35, *Luke 6:43 - 45 Those [good people] are declared innocent of what the slanderers say. For them is forgiveness and noble provision.
And if you do not find anyone therein, do not enter them until permission has been given to you. And if it is said to you, "Go back," then go back; it is purer for you. And God is Knowing of what you do.
Tell the believing men to lower their eyes, *Proverbs 6:25, *Sirach 9:8, *Sirach 25:21, *Matthew 5:28 and guard their private parts. That is purer for them. Indeed, God is Aware of what they do.
And tell the believing women to lower their eyes and guard their private parts and not expose their beauty except that which [necessarily] appears thereof and to wrap their headcovers over their chests and not expose their beauty except to their husbands, their fathers, their husbands' fathers, their sons, their husbands' sons, their brothers, their brothers' sons, their sisters' sons, their women, that which they possess by oath, or those male attendants having no physical desire, or children who are not yet aware of the private aspects of women. And let them not stamp their feet to make known what they conceal of their beauty. And turn to God in repentance, all of you, O believers, that you might succeed.
And marry the unmarried among you and the righteous among your male slaves and female slaves. If they should be poor, God will enrich them from His bounty, and God is all-Encompassing and Knowing.
But let those who do not find marriage abstain until God enriches them from His bounty. And those who seek a contract [for eventual emancipation] from among whom you possess by oath - then make a contract with them if you know there is within them goodness and give them from the wealth of God which He has given you. And do not compel your slave girls to prostitution if they desire chastity, so that you may seek the temporary gains of worldly life. And if someone should compel them, then indeed, God is [to them], after their compulsion, Forgiving and Merciful.
God is the Light of the heavens and the earth. The example of His light is like a niche within which is a lamp, the lamp is within glass, the glass as if it were a pearly [white] star lit from [the oil of] a blessed olive tree, neither of the east nor of the west, whose oil would almost glow even if untouched by fire. Light upon light. God guides to His light whom He wills. And God presents examples for the people, and God is Knowing of all things.
[Are] men whom neither commerce nor sale distracts from the remembrance of God and performance of prayer and giving of alms. They fear a Day in which the hearts and eyes will [fearfully] turn about -
But those who disbelieved - their deeds are like a mirage in a lowland which a thirsty one thinks is water until, when he comes to it, he finds it is nothing but finds God before him, and He will pay him in full his due; and God is swift in account.
Or [they are] like darknesses within an unfathomable sea which is covered by waves, upon which are waves, over which are clouds - darknesses, some of them upon others. When one puts out his hand [therein], he can hardly see it. And he to whom God has not granted light - for him there is no light.
Do you not see that God is exalted by whomever is within the heavens and the earth *Psalms 69:34, *Psalms 148:3 - 4, *Psalms 148:7 - 12, *Prayer of Azariah 1:36 - 1:60 and [by] the birds with wings spread [in flight]? Each [of them] has known his [means of] prayer and exalting [Him], and God is Knowing of what they do.
Do you not see that God drives clouds? Then He brings them together, then He makes them into a mass, and you see the rain emerge from within it. And He sends down from the heaven, mountains [of clouds] within which is hail, and He strikes with it whom He wills and averts it from whom He wills. The flash of its lightning almost takes away the eyesight.
God has created every [living] creature from water. *2 Ezra 6:48 And of them are those that move on their bellies, and of them are those that walk on two legs, and of them are those that walk on four. God creates what He wills. Indeed, God is over all things Powerful.
And they swear by God their strongest oaths that if you ordered them, they would go forth [in God's cause]. Say, "Do not swear. *Matthew 5:33 - 37 [Such] obedience is known. Indeed, God is Aware of that which you do."
Say, "Obey God and obey the messenger; but if you turn away - then upon him is only that [duty] with which he has been charged, and upon you is that with which you have been charged. And if you obey him, you will be [rightly] guided. And there is not upon the messenger except the [responsibility for] clear notification."
God has promised those who have believed among you and done righteous deeds that He will surely grant them succession [to authority] upon the earth just as He granted it to those before them and that He will surely establish for them [therein] their religion which He has preferred for them and that He will surely substitute for them, after their fear, security, [for] they serve Me, not associating anything with Me. But whoever disbelieves after that - then those are the defiantly disobedient.
O you who have believed, let those whom you possess by oath and those who have not [yet] reached puberty among you ask permission of you [before entering] at three times: before the dawn prayer and when you put aside your clothing [for rest] at noon and after the night prayer. [These are] three times of privacy for you. There is no blame upon you nor upon them beyond these [periods], for they continually circulate among you - some of you, among others. Thus does God make clear to you the verses; and God is Knowing and Wise.
And women of post-menstrual age who have no desire for marriage - there is no blame upon them for putting aside their outer garments [but] not displaying beauty. But to modestly refrain [from that] is better for them. And God is Hearing and Knowing.
There is not upon the blind [any] constraint nor upon the lame constraint nor upon the ill constraint nor upon yourselves when you eat from your [own] houses or the houses of your fathers or the houses of your mothers or the houses of your brothers or the houses of your sisters or the houses of your father's brothers or the houses of your father's sisters or the houses of your mother's brothers or the houses of your mother's sisters or [from houses] whose keys you possess or [from the house] of your friend. There is no blame upon you whether you eat together or separately. But when you enter houses, give greetings of peace upon each other - a greeting from God, blessed and good. Thus does God make clear to you the verses [of ordinance] that you may understand.
The believers are only those who believe in God and His messenger and, when they are [meeting] with him for a matter of common interest, do not depart until they have asked his permission. Indeed, those who ask your permission, - those are the ones who believe in God and His messenger. So when they ask your permission for something of their affairs, then give permission to whom you will among them and ask forgiveness for them of God. Indeed, God is Forgiving and Merciful.
Do not make [your] calling of the messenger among yourselves as the call of one of you to another. Already God knows those of you who slip away, concealed by others. So let those beware who dissent from the prophet's order, lest a trial strike them or a painful punishment.