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M.Pickthall
24. And all married women (are forbidden unto you save those (captives) whom your right
hands possess. It is a decree of Allah for you. Lawful unto you are all beyond those 
mentioned, so that ye seek them with your wealth in honest wedlock, not debauchery. And
those of whom ye seek content (by marrying them), give unto them their portions as a 
duty. And there is no sin for you in what ye do by mutual agreement after the duty 
(hath been done). Lo! Allah is ever Knower, Wise.
Yusuf Ali
24. Also (prohibited are) women already married except those whom your right hands 
possess.  Thus hath Allah ordained (prohibitions) against you: except for these all 
others are lawful provided ye seek (them in marriage) with gifts from your property 
desiring chastity not lust.  Seeing that ye derive benefit from them give them their 
dowers (at least) as prescribed; but if after a dower is prescribed ye agree mutually 
(to vary it) there is no blame on you and Allah is All- Knowing All-Wise.





M.Pickthall
25. And whoso is not able to afford to marry free, believing women, let them marry 
from the believing maids whom your right hands possess. Allah knoweth best (concerning)
your faith. Ye (proceed) one from another; so wed them by permission of their folk, 
and give unto them their portions in kindness, they being honest, not debauched nor 
of loose conduct. And if when they are honorably married they commit lewdness they 
shall incur the half of the punishment (prescribed) for free women (in that case). 
This is for him among you who feareth to commit sin. But to have patience would be 
better for you. Allah is Forgiving, Merciful.
Yusuf Ali
25. If any of you have not the means wherewith to wed free believing women they may 
wed believing girls from among those whom your right hands possess: and Allah hath 
full knowledge about your faith.  Ye are one from another: wed them with the leave 
of their owners and give them their dowers according to what is reasonable: they 
should be chaste not lustful nor taking paramours: when they are taken in wedlock 
if they fall into shame their punishment is half that for free women.  This 
(permission) is for those among you who fear sin; but it is better for you that ye 
practice self-restraint: and Allah is Oft-forgiving Most Merciful.





M.Pickthall
26. Allah would explain to you and guide you by the examples of those who were before
you, and would turn to you in mercy. Allah is Knower, Wise.
Yusuf Ali
26. Allah doth wish to make clear to you and to show you the ordinances of those 
before you; and (He doth wish to) turn to you (in Mercy): and Allah is All-Knowing 
All-Wise.





M.Pickthall
27. And Allah would turn to you in mercy; but those who follow vain desires would 
have you go tremendously astray.
Yusuf Ali
27. Allah doth wish to turn to you but the wish of those who follow their lusts is 
that ye should turn away (from Him) far far away.





M.Pickthall
28. Allah would make the burden light for you, for man was created weak.
Yusuf Ali
28. Allah doth wish to lighten your (difficulties): for man was created weak (in flesh).
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