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yāayyuhā
يَٰٓأَيُّهَا
O Prophet!
l-nabiyu
ٱلنَّبِىُّ
O Prophet!
qul
قُل
Say
li-azwājika
لِّأَزْوَٰجِكَ
to your wives,
in
إِن
"If
kuntunna
كُنتُنَّ
you
turid'na
تُرِدْنَ
desire
l-ḥayata
ٱلْحَيَوٰةَ
the life
l-dun'yā
ٱلدُّنْيَا
(of) the world
wazīnatahā
وَزِينَتَهَا
and its adornment,
fataʿālayna
فَتَعَالَيْنَ
then come,
umattiʿ'kunna
أُمَتِّعْكُنَّ
I will provide for you
wa-usarriḥ'kunna
وَأُسَرِّحْكُنَّ
and release you
sarāḥan
سَرَاحًا
(with) a release
jamīlan
جَمِيلًا
good.

Yaaa aiyuhan Nabiyyu qul li azwaajika i kuntunna turidnal hayaatad dunyaa wa zeenatahaa fata'aalaina umatti'kunna wa usarrihkunna saraahan jameela

Sahih International:

O Prophet, say to your wives, "If you should desire the worldly life and its adornment, then come, I will provide for you and give you a gracious release.

1 A. J. Arberry

O Prophet, say to thy wives: 'If you desire the present life and its adornment, come now, I will make you provision, and set you free with kindliness.

2 Abdul Haleem

Prophet, say to your wives,‘If your desire is for the present life and its finery, then come, I will make provision for you and release you with kindness,

3 Abdul Majid Daryabadi

Prophet! say unto thy wives: if it be that ye seek the world's life and the adornment thereof, then come I shall make a provision for you and I shall release you with a handsome release.

4 Abdullah Yusuf Ali

O Prophet! Say to thy Consorts; "If it be that ye desire the life of this World, and its glitter,- then come! I will provide for your enjoyment and set you free in a handsome manner.

5 Abul Ala Maududi

O Prophet, tell your wives: “If you seek the world and its embellishments, then come and I will make some provision for you and release you in an honourable way.

6 Ahmed Ali

O Prophet, say to your wives: "In case you desire the life and pomp of this world, come, I will provide you handsomely, and let you go with a grace.

7 Ahmed Raza Khan

O Herald of the Hidden! Say to your wives, “If you desire the worldly life and its adornment – therefore come, I shall give you wealth and a befitting release!”

8 Ali Quli Qarai

O Prophet! Say to your wives, ‘If you desire the life of the world and its glitter, come, I will provide for you and release you in a graceful manner.

9 Ali Ünal

O (most illustrious) Prophet! Say to your wives: "If you desire the present, worldly life and its charms, then come and let me make the necessary provision for you (in return for divorce), and release you with a handsome release.

10 Amatul Rahman Omar

O Prophet! say to your wives, `If you desire the present life and its beautiful things of adornment, come then, I will provide for you worldly provisions and allow you to depart in a handsome manner, a departing in kindliness.

11 English Literal

You, you the prophet, say to your wives: "If you were (F) wanting (F) the life the present/worldly life and its decoration/beauty , so come, I make you (F) enjoy, I divorce/free you (F), divorce/freeing gracefully (peaceful/quiet) ."

12 Faridul Haque

O Herald of the Hidden! Say to your wives, “If you desire the worldly life and its adornment – therefore come, I shall give you wealth and a befitting release!”

13 Hamid S. Aziz

And He made you heirs to their land and their dwellings and their property, and to a land which you have not yet trodden, and Allah has power over all things.

14 Hilali & Khan

O Prophet (Muhammad SAW)! Say to your wives: If you desire the life of this world, and its glitter, Then come! I will make a provision for you and set you free in a handsome manner (divorce).

15 Maulana Mohammad Ali

And He made you heirs to their land and their dwellings and their property, and (to) a land which you have not yet trodden. And Allah is ever Possessor of power over all things.

16 Mohammad Habib Shakir

O Prophet! say to your wives: If you desire this world's life and its adornment, then come, I will give you a provision and allow you to depart a goodly departing

17 Mohammed Marmaduke William Pickthall

O Prophet! Say unto thy wives: If ye desire the world's life and its adornment, come! I will content you and will release you with a fair release.

18 Muhammad Sarwar

Prophet, tell your wives, "If you want the worldly life and its beauty, I shall allow you to enjoy it and set you free in an honorable manner,

19 Qaribullah & Darwish

O Prophet, say to your wives: 'If you seek this life and its finery, come, I will release you with a fine release.

20 Safi-ur-Rahman al-Mubarakpuri

O Prophet! Say to your wives: "If you desire the life of this world, and its glitter, then come! I will make a provision for you and set you free in a handsome manner."

21 Wahiduddin Khan

O Prophet, say to your wives, "If you seek the life of this world and all its finery then come, I will make provision for you, and release you honourably.

22 Talal Itani

O Prophet! Say to your wives, “If you desire the life of this world and its finery, then let me compensate you, and release you kindly.

23 Tafsir jalalayn

O Prophet! Say to your wives; -- who were nine, and they had asked him for some of the adornments of this world, which he did not possess -- `If you desire the life of this world and its adornment, come [now], I will provide for you, in other words, the compensation [to be provided] for divorce, and release you in a gracious manner, I will divorce you and will not coerce [you to stay].

24 Tafseer Ibn Kathir

Giving the Wives of the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم the Choice

Here Allah commands His Messenger to give his wives the choice of separating from him so that they may go to someone else with whom they can find what they want of the life of this world and its attractions, or of patiently bearing the straitened circumstances with the Prophet for which they will have a great reward with Allah.

They chose Allah and His Messenger and the Home of the Hereafter, may Allah be pleased with them. Then Allah gave them the best both of this world and of the Hereafter.

Al-Bukhari narrated from A'ishah, may Allah be pleased with her, the wife of the Prophet that the Messenger of Allah came to her when Allah commanded him to give his wives the choice. She said,

"The Messenger of Allah started with me, and said,

إِنِّي ذَاكِرٌ لَكِ أَمْرًا فَلَ عَلَيْكِ أَنْ تَسْتَعْجِلِي حَتْى تَسْتَأْمِرِي أَبَوَيْك

I am going to tell you about something and you do not have to hasten to respond until you consult your parents."

He knew that my parents would never tell me to leave him.

Then he said;
إِنَّ اللهَ تَعَالَى قَالَ
(Allah says) and he recited the two Ayat;

يَا أَيُّهَا النَّبِيُّ قُل لاَِّزْوَاجِكَ إِن كُنتُنَّ تُرِدْنَ الْحَيَاةَ الدُّنْيَا وَزِينَتَهَا فَتَعَالَيْنَ أُمَتِّعْكُنَّ وَأُسَرِّحْكُنَّ سَرَاحًا جَمِيلًا



وَإِن كُنتُنَّ تُرِدْنَ اللَّهَ وَرَسُولَهُ وَالدَّارَ الاْإخِرَةَ فَإِنَّ اللَّهَ أَعَدَّ لِلْمُحْسِنَاتِ مِنكُنَّ أَجْرًا عَظِيمًا