Verse. 3582

٣٣ - ٱلْأَحْزَاب

33 - Al-Ahzab

يٰۗاَيُّہَا الَّذِيْنَ اٰمَنُوْۗا اِذَا نَكَحْتُمُ الْمُؤْمِنٰتِ ثُمَّ طَلَّقْتُمُوْہُنَّ مِنْ قَبْلِ اَنْ تَمَسُّوْہُنَّ فَمَا لَكُمْ عَلَيْہِنَّ مِنْ عِدَّۃٍ تَعْتَدُّوْنَہَا۝۰ۚ فَمَتِّعُوْہُنَّ وَسَرِّحُوْہُنَّ سَرَاحًا جَمِيْلًا۝۴۹
Ya ayyuha allatheena amanoo itha nakahtumu almuminati thumma tallaqtumoohunna min qabli an tamassoohunna fama lakum AAalayhinna min AAiddatin taAAtaddoonaha famattiAAoohunna wasarrihoohunna sarahan jameelan


Ahmed Ali

O you who believe, when you marry believing women then divorce them before having (sexual) contact with them, you have no right to demand observance of the 'waiting period' of them. But provide suitably for them, and let them go with honour.



'Abdullāh Ibn 'Abbās / Muḥammad al-Fīrūzabādī

تفسير : (o ye who believe! if ye wed believing women) without naming the amount of their dowry (and divorce them before ye have touched them) before you had sexual intercourse with them, (then there is no period that ye should reckon) by counting the months or the periods of menstruation. (but content them) as is due by divorce by giving them at least a scarf or shawl (and release them handsomely) divorce them without any harm done to them.

Jalāl al-Dīn al-Maḥallī

تفسير : o you who believe if you marry believing women and then divorce them before you have touched them (read tamassūhunna or tumāsūhunna) that is, before you have copulated with them, there shall be no [waiting] period for you to reckon against them, [no] waiting period [needed to preclude pregnancy] or otherwise. but provide for them, give them what they can use for [securing] comforts, in cases where no dowry has been fixed for them; otherwise theirs is to retain half of what was fixed, but no more — this is what ibn ‘abbās said and it is [the opinion] followed by al-shāfi‘ī’; and release them in a gracious manner, leave them be without [the intention to cause them any] harm.