002 - Soorah al-Baqarah - (The Cow) - [Makkee]

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[002.220] In (to) this worldly life and in the Hereafter. And they ask you concerning orphans. Say: "The best thing is to work honestly in their property, and if you mix your affairs with theirs, then they are your brothers. And All‚h knows him who means mischief (e.g. to swallow their property) from him who means good (e.g. to save their property). And if All‚h had wished, He could have put you into difficulties. Truly, All‚h is All-Mighty, All-Wise."


[002.221] And do not marry Al-Mushrik‚t (idolatresses) till they believe (worship All‚h Alone). And indeed a slave woman who believes is better than a (free) Mushrikah (idolatress), even though she pleases you. And give not (your daughters) in marriage to Al-MushrikŻn till they believe (in All‚h Alone) and verily, a believing slave is better than a (free) Mushrik (idolater), even though he pleases you. Those (Al-MushrikŻn) invite you to the Fire, but All‚h invites (you) to Paradise and forgiveness by His Leave, and makes His Ay‚t (proofs, evidences, verses, lessons, signs, revelations, etc.) clear to mankind that they may remember.


[002.222] They ask you concerning menstruation. Say: "That is an Adha (a harmful thing for a husband to have a sexual intercourse with his wife while she is having her menses), therefore, keep away from women during menses and go not into them till they are purified (from menses and have taken a bath)." And when they have purified themselves, then go into them as All‚h has ordained for you (go into them in any manner as long as it is in their vagina). Truly, All‚h loves those who turn to Him in repentance and loves those who purify themselves (by taking a bath and cleaning and washing thoroughly their private parts and bodies for their prayers).


[002.223] Your wives are a tilth for you, so go to your tilth, when or how you will, and send (good deeds, or ask All‚h to bestow upon you pious offspring) for your own selves beforehand. And fear All‚h, and know that you are to meet Him (in the Hereafter), and give good tidings to the believers (O Muhammad [sal-All‚hu 'alayhi wa sallam]).


[002.224] And make not All‚h's (Name) an excuse in your oaths against your doing good and acting piously, and making peace among mankind. And All‚h is All-Hearer, All-Knower (i.e. do not swear much and if you have sworn against doing something good then give an expiation for the oath and do good).




(V.2:221) Al-MushrikŻn: polytheists, pagans, idolaters, and disbelievers in the Oneness of All‚h and in His Messenger Muhammad [sal-All‚hu 'alayhi wa sallam] .


(V.2:223) Have sexual relations with your wives in any manner as long as it is in the vagina and not in the anus.


(V.2:224) See the footnote of (V.5:89).


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