Verse. 234

٢ - ٱلْبَقَرَة

2 - Al-Baqara

وَاِنْ عَزَمُوا الطَّلَاقَ فَاِنَّ اللہَ سَمِيْعٌ عَلِيْمٌ۝۲۲۷
Wain AAazamoo alttalaqa fainna Allaha sameeAAun AAaleemun


Ahmed Ali

And if they are bent on divorce, God hears all and knows everything.



'Abdullāh Ibn 'Abbās / Muḥammad al-Fīrūzabādī

تفسير : (and if they decide upon divorce) have actually divorced and honoured their oaths ((let them remember that) allah is hearer) of one's oath, (knower) of the fact that one's wife has been divorced through one single pronouncement of divorce after a period of fourth months and through honouring the oath that was made. this verse was revealed about a man who swore not to have sex with his wife for four months or longer. if this man had honoured his oath, his wife would have been considered divorced from him, one single act of divorce; if, on the other hand, he had sex with her before the elapse of this period, he should make amends for breaking his oath.

Jalāl al-Dīn al-Maḥallī

تفسير : but if they resolve upon divorce, by not repealing it, then let them go through with it; surely god is hearing, of what they say; knowing, of their resolve, meaning that after the waiting period mentioned, they can only revert or divorce.