Verse. 233

٢ - ٱلْبَقَرَة

2 - Al-Baqara

لِلَّذِيْنَ يُؤْلُوْنَ مِنْ نِّسَاۗىِٕہِمْ تَرَبُّصُ اَرْبَعَۃِ اَشْہُرٍ۝۰ۚ فَاِنْ فَاۗءُوْ فَاِنَّ اللہَ غَفُوْرٌ رَّحِيْمٌ۝۲۲۶
Lillatheena yuloona min nisaihim tarabbusu arbaAAati ashhurin fain faoo fainna Allaha ghafoorun raheemun


Ahmed Ali

Those who swear to keep away from their wives (with intent of divorcing them) have four months of grace; then if they reconcile (during this period), surely God is forgiving and kind.



'Abdullāh Ibn 'Abbās / Muḥammad al-Fīrūzabādī

تفسير : (those who forswear their wives) those who abstain from having sex with their wives because of an oath they have made, should not touch them for a period of four months (may wait up to four months) they should wait four months; (then, if they change their mind) if they have sex with them before the elapse of four months, (lo! allah is forgiving) that they have not honoured their oath, provided they repent, (merciful) in that he made the amends due on them clear.

Jalāl al-Dīn al-Maḥallī

تفسير : for those who forswear their women, by swearing that they will not have sexual intercourse with them, a wait of four months; if they revert, back from the oath, or repeal it and resume sexual relations, god is forgiving, of the harm they caused their women by swearing, merciful, to them.

Ali ibn Ahmad al-Wahidi

تفسير : (those who forswear their wives…) [2:226]. muhammad ibn musa ibn al-fadl informed us> muhammad ibn ya'qub> ibrahim ibn marzuq> muslim ibn ibrahim> al-harith ibn 'ubayd> 'amir ibn al-ahwal> 'ata'> ibn 'abbas who said: “the people of the pre-islamic period used to forswear their wives for one year, two years and sometimes longer. allah limited this period to four months, and any period less than four months is not considered a period of forswearing”. said sa'id ibn al-musayyab: “forswearing wives was of the harm inflicted on women during the pre-islamic period. when a man did not want a woman and dislike that any other man to marry her, he would simply swear never to approach her. he would thus leave her neither divorced nor married. allah therefore set a limited period of four months after which it becomes clear whether the man is the husband or not by revealing (those who forswear their wives…)”.