WOMEN IN THE KORAN
[2.187] It is made lawful to you to go into your wives on the night of the fast; they are an
apparel for you and you are an apparel for them; Allah knew that you acted unfaithfully to yourselves, so He
has turned to you (mercifully) and removed from you (this burden); so now be in contact with them and seek
what Allah has ordained for you, and eat and drink until the whiteness of the day becomes distinct from the
blackness of the night at dawn, then complete the fast till night, and have not contact with them while you
keep to the mosques; these are the limits of Allah, so do not go near them. Thus does Allah make clear His
communications for men that they may guard (against evil).
2.222] And they ask you about menstruation.
Say: It is a discomfort; therefore keep aloof from the women during the menstrual discharge and do not go
near them until they have become clean; then when they have cleansed themselves, go in to them as Allah has
commanded you; surely Allah loves those who turn much (to Him), and He loves those who purify
2.223] Your wives are a tilth for you, so go into your tilth when you
like, and do good beforehand for yourselves, and be careful (of your duty) to Allah, and know that you will
meet Him, and give good news to the believers.
[2.228] And the divorced women should keep themselves in
waiting for three courses; and it is not lawful for them that they should conceal what Allah has created in
their wombs, if they believe in Allah and the last day; and their husbands have a better right to take them
back in the meanwhile if they wish for reconciliation; and they have rights similar to those against them in
a just manner, and the men are a degree above them, and Allah is Mighty, Wise.
2.233] And the mothers should suckle their
children for two whole years for him who desires to make complete the time of suckling; and their maintenance
and their clothing must be-- borne by the father according to usage; no soul shall have imposed upon it a
duty but to the extent of its capacity; neither shall a mother be made to suffer harm on account of her
child, nor a father on account of his child, and a similar duty (devolves) on the (father's) heir, but if
both desire weaning by mutual consent and counsel, there is no blame on them, and if you wish to engage a
wet-nurse for your children, there is no blame on you so long as you pay what you promised for according to
usage; and be careful of (your duty to) Allah and know that Allah sees what you do.
[2.282] O you who believe! when you deal with each other
in contracting a debt for a fixed time, then write it down; and let a scribe write it down between you with
fairness; and the scribe should not refuse to write as Allah has taught him, so he should write; and let him
who owes the debt dictate, and he should be careful of (his duty to) Allah, his Lord, and not diminish
anything from it; but if he who owes the debt is unsound in understanding, or weak, or (if) he is not able to
dictate himself, let his guardian dictate with fairness; and call in to witness from among your men two
witnesses; but if there are not two men, then one man and two women from among those whom you choose to be
witnesses, so that if one of the two errs, the second of the two may remind the other; and the witnesses
should not refuse when they are summoned; and be not averse to writing it (whether it is) small or large,
with the time of its falling due; this is more equitable in the sight of Allah and assures greater accuracy
in testimony, and the nearest (way) that you may not entertain doubts (afterwards), except when it is ready
merchandise which you give and take among yourselves from hand to hand, then there is no blame on you in not
writing it down; and have witnesses when you barter with one another, and let no harm be done to the scribe
or to the witness; and if you do (it) then surely it will be a transgression in you, and be careful of (your
duty) to Allah, Allah teaches you, and Allah knows all things.
[4.3] And if you fear that you cannot act equitably
towards orphans, then marry such women as seem good to you, two and three and four; but if you fear that you
will not do justice (between them), then (marry) only one or what your right hands possess; this is more
proper, that you may not deviate from the right course.
[4.5] And do not give away your property which Allah has
made for you a (means of) support to the weak of understanding, and maintain them out of (the profits of) it,
and clothe them and speak to them words of honest advice.
[4.11] Allah enjoins you concerning your children: The
male shall have the equal of the portion of two females; then if they are more than two females, they shall
have two-thirds of what the deceased has left, and if there is one, she shall have the half; and as for his
parents, each of them shall have the sixth of what he has left if he has a child, but if he has no child and
(only) his two parents inherit him, then his mother shall have the third; but if he has brothers, then his
mother shall have the sixth after (the payment of) a bequest he may have bequeathed or a debt; your parents
and your children, you know not which of them is the nearer to you in usefulness; this is an ordinance from
Allah: Surely Allah is Knowing, Wise.
4.15] And as for those who are guilty of an
indecency from among your women, call to witnesses against them four (witnesses) from among you; then if they
bear witness confine them to the houses until death takes them away or Allah opens some way for
[4.19] O you who believe! it is not lawful for you that
you should take women as heritage against (their) will, and do not straiten them m order that you may take
part of what you have given them, unless they are guilty of manifest indecency, and treat them kindly; then
if you hate them, it may be that you dislike a thing while Allah has placed abundant good in it.
[4.20] And if you wish to have (one) wife in place of
another and you have given one of them a heap of gold, then take not from it anything; would you take it by
slandering (her) and (doing her) manifest wrong?
[4.24] And all married women except those whom your right
hands possess (this is) Allah's ordinance to you, and lawful for you are (all women) besides those, provided
that you seek (them) with your property, taking (them) in marriage not committing fornication. Then as to
those whom you profit by, give them their dowries as appointed; and there is no blame on you about what you
mutually agree after what is appointed; surely Allah is Knowing, Wise.
[4.34] Men are the maintainers of women because Allah has
made some of them to excel others and because they spend out of their property; the good women are therefore
obedient, guarding the unseen as Allah has guarded; and (as to) those on whose part you fear desertion,
admonish them, and leave them alone in the sleeping-places and beat them; then if they obey you, do not seek
a way against them; surely Allah is High, Great.
[4.43] O you who believe! do not go near prayer when you
are Intoxicated until you know (well) what you say, nor when you are under an obligation to perform a bath--
unless (you are) travelling on the road-- until you have washed yourselves; and if you are sick, or on a
journey, or one of you come from the privy or you have touched the women, and you cannot find water, betake
yourselves to pure earth, then wipe your faces and your hands; surely Allah is Pardoning,
[4.129] And you have it not in your power to do justice
between wives, even though you may wish (it), but be not disinclined (from one) with total disinclination, so
that you leave her as it were in suspense; and if you effect a reconciliation and guard (against evil), then
surely Allah is Forgiving, Merciful.
[4.176] They ask you for a decision of the law. Say:
Allah gives you a decision concerning the person who has neither parents nor offspring; if a man dies (and)
he has no son and he has a sister, she shall have half of what he leaves, and he shall be her heir she has no
son; but if there be two (sisters), they shall have two-thirds of what he leaves; and if there are brethren,
men and women, then the male shall have the like of the portion of two females; Allah makes clear to you,
lest you err; and Allah knows all things.
[5.6] O you who believe! when you rise up to prayer, wash
your faces and your hands as far as the elbows, and wipe your heads and your feet to the ankles; and if you
are under an obligation to perform a total ablution, then wash (yourselves) and if you are sick or on a
journey, or one of you come from the privy, or you have touched the women, and you cannot find water, betake
yourselves to pure earth and wipe your faces and your hands therewith, Allah does not desire to put on you
any difficulty, but He wishes to purify you and that He may complete His favor on you, so that you may be
[23.5] And who guard their private parts,
[23.6] Except before their mates or those whom their
right hands possess, for they surely are not blameable
24.2] (As for) the fornicatress and the
fornicator, flog each of them, (giving) a hundred stripes, and let not pity for them detain you in the matter
of obedience to Allah, if you believe in Allah and the last day, and let a party of believers witness their
[24.3] The fornicator shall not marry any but a
fornicatress or idolatress, and (as for) the fornicatress, none shall marry her but a fornicator or an
idolater; and it is forbidden to the believers.
[24.4] And those who accuse free women then do not bring
four witnesses, flog them, (giving) eighty stripes, and do not admit any evidence from them ever; and these
it is that are the transgressors,
[24.6] And (as for) those who accuse their wives and have
no witnesses except themselves, the evidence of one of these (should be taken) four times, bearing Allah to
witness that he is most surely of the truthful ones.
24.31] And say to the believing women that they
cast down their looks and guard their private parts and do not display their ornaments except what appears
thereof, and let them wear their head-coverings over their bosoms, and not display their ornaments except to
their husbands or their fathers, or the fathers of their husbands, or their sons, or the sons of their
husbands, or their brothers, or their brothers' sons, or their sisters' sons, or their women, or those whom
their right hands possess, or the male servants not having need (of women), or the children who have not
attained knowledge of what is hidden of women; and let them not strike their feet so that what they hide of
their ornaments may be known; and turn to Allah all of you, O believers! so that you may be
[33.30] O wives of the prophet! whoever of you commits an
open indecency, the punishment shall be increased to her doubly; and this IS easy to Allah.
33.32] O wives of the Prophet! you are
not like any other of the women; If you will be on your guard, then be not soft in (your) speech, lest he in
whose heart is a disease yearn; and speak a good word.
[33.33] And stay in your houses and do not display your
finery like the displaying of the ignorance of yore; and keep up prayer, and pay the poor-rate, and obey
Allah and His Apostle. Allah only desires to keep away the uncleanness from you, O people of the House! and
to purify you a (thorough) purifying.
33.37] And when you said to him to whom Allah
had shown favor and to whom you had shown a favor: Keep your wife to yourself and be careful of (your duty
to) Allah; and you concealed in your soul what Allah would bring to light, and you feared men, and Allah had
a greater right that you should fear Him. But when Zaid had accomplished his want of her, We gave her to you
as a wife, so that there should be no difficulty for the believers in respect of the wives of their adopted
sons, when they have accomplished their want of them; and Allah's command shall be
33.50] O Prophet! surely We have made lawful to
you your wives whom you have given their dowries, and those whom your right hand possesses out of those whom
Allah has given to you as prisoners of war, and the daughters of your paternal uncles and the daughters of
your paternal aunts, and the daughters of your maternal uncles and the daughters of your maternal aunts who
fled with you; and a believing woman if she gave herself to the Prophet, if the Prophet desired to marry
her-- specially for you, not for the (rest of) believers; We know what We have ordained for them concerning
their wives and those whom their right hands possess in order that no blame may attach to you; and Allah is
[33.51] You may put off whom you please of them, and you
may take to you whom you please, and whom you desire of those whom you had separated provisionally; no blame
attaches to you; this is most proper, so that their eyes may be cool and they may not grieve, and that they
should be pleased, all of them with what you give them, and Allah knows what is in your hearts; and Allah is
33.53] O you who believe! do not enter
the houses of the Prophet unless permission is given to you for a meal, not waiting for its cooking being
finished-- but when you are invited, enter, and when you have taken the food, then disperse-- not seeking to
listen to talk; surely this gives the Prophet trouble, but he forbears from you, and Allah does not forbear
from the truth And when you ask of them any goods, ask of them from behind a curtain; this is purer for your
hearts and (for) their hearts; and it does not behove you that you should give trouble to the Apostle of
Allah, nor that you should marry his wives after him ever; surely this is grievous in the sight of
[33.59] O Prophet! say to your wives and your daughters
and the women of the believers that they let down upon them their over-garments; this will be more proper,
that they may be known, and thus they will not be given trouble; and Allah is Forgiving, Merciful.
[37.40] Save the servants of Allah, the purified
[37.41] For them is a known sustenance,
[37.42] Fruits, and they shall be highly
[37.43] In gardens of pleasure,
[37.44] On thrones, facing each other.
[37.45] A bowl shall be made to go round them from water
running out of springs,
[37.46] White, delicious to those who
[37.47] There shall be no trouble in it, nor shall they
be exhausted therewith.
[37.48] And with them shall be those who restrain the
eyes, having beautiful eyes;
[38.52] And with them shall be those restraining their
eyes, equals in age.
[38.53] This is what you are promised for the day of
[44.54] Thus (shall it be), and We will wed them with
Houris pure, beautiful ones.
52.18] Rejoicing because of what their Lord
gave them, and their Lord saved them from the punishment of the burning fire.
[52.19] Eat and drink pleasantly for what you
[52.20] Reclining on thrones set in lines, and We will
unite them to large-eyed beautiful ones.
[56.35] Surely We have made them to grow into a (new)
[56.36] Then We have made them virgins,
[56.37] Loving, equals in age,
[56.38] For the sake of the companions of the right
[56.39] A numerous company from among the