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سورة النور

24. An-Noor

The Light

Total verses: 64
Revealed in: Mecca

- Saheeh International (English)
- Mawlana Fateh Muhammad Jalandhari (Urdu)

The surah that contains the inimitable verse that celebrates God as The Light of the heavens and earth, guiding to Himself whomever He so wills. It is named after the "Light Verse" which occurs at verse 35, where God’s light is contrasted to the darkness in which the disbelievers find themselves engulfed. The surah clarifies several regulations for the Muslim community, mainly to do with marriage, modesty, obedience to the Prophet, and appropriate behaviour in the household.

- Mishary bin Rashid Al-Afasy (Arabic)
- Ibrahim Walk (English)
- Shamshad Ali Khan (Urdu)
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Tafsir (Bayanul Quran):
Detailed verse by verse explanation of Quran in Urdu by Late Dr. Israr Ahmad.

وَلْيَسْتَعْفِفِ الَّذِينَ لَا يَجِدُونَ نِكَاحًا حَتَّىٰ يُغْنِيَهُمُ اللَّهُ مِنْ فَضْلِهِ ۗ وَالَّذِينَ يَبْتَغُونَ الْكِتَابَ مِمَّا مَلَكَتْ أَيْمَانُكُمْ فَكَاتِبُوهُمْ إِنْ عَلِمْتُمْ فِيهِمْ خَيْرًا ۖ وَآتُوهُمْ مِنْ مَالِ اللَّهِ الَّذِي آتَاكُمْ ۚ وَلَا تُكْرِهُوا فَتَيَاتِكُمْ عَلَى الْبِغَاءِ إِنْ أَرَدْنَ تَحَصُّنًا لِتَبْتَغُوا عَرَضَ الْحَيَاةِ الدُّنْيَا ۚ وَمَنْ يُكْرِهْهُنَّ فَإِنَّ اللَّهَ مِنْ بَعْدِ إِكْرَاهِهِنَّ غَفُورٌ رَحِيمٌ ﴿٣٣﴾
٣٣ - اور جن کو بیاہ کا مقدور نہ ہو وہ پاک دامنی کو اختیار کئے رہیں یہاں تک کہ خدا ان کو اپنے فضل سے غنی کردے۔ اور جو غلام تم سے مکاتبت چاہیں اگر تم ان میں (صلاحیت اور) نیکی پاؤ تو ان سے مکاتبت کرلو۔ اور خدا نے جو مال تم کو بخشا ہے اس میں سے ان کو بھی دو۔ اور اپنی لونڈیوں کو اگر وہ پاک دامن رہنا چاہیں تو (بےشرمی سے) دنیاوی زندگی کے فوائد حاصل کرنے کے لئے بدکاری پر مجبور نہ کرنا۔ اور جو ان کو مجبور کرے گا تو ان (بیچاریوں) کے مجبور کئے جانے کے بعد خدا بخشنے والا مہربان ہے .
[24:33] But let them who find not [the means for] marriage abstain [from sexual relations] until Allah enriches them from His bounty. And those who seek a contract [for eventual emancipation] from among whom your right hands possess - then make a contract with them if you know there is within them goodness and give them from the wealth of Allah which He has given you. And do not compel your slave girls to prostitution, if they desire chastity, to seek [thereby] the temporary interests of worldly life. And if someone should compel them, then indeed, Allah is [to them], after their compulsion, Forgiving and Merciful.
[Transliteration] Wal yasta'fifil lazeena laa yajidoona nikaahan hata yughniyahumul laahu mi fadlih, wallazeena yabtaghoonal kitaaba mimmaa malakat aimaanukum fakaatiboohum in 'alimtum feehim khairanw wa aatoohum mimmaalil laahil lazeee aataakum, wa laa tukrihoo fatayaatikum 'alal bighaaa'i in aradna tahassunal litabtaghoo 'aradal hayaatid dunyaa, wa mai yukrihhunna fa innal laaha mim ba'di ikraahihinna Ghafoor Raheem
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