Lessons from Holy Qur'an

The people who are not blameworthy

Quran Chapter 23: 5 to 7 (Pt-18, Stg-4) (L-2145) درس قرآن

The people who are not blameworthy

Chapter Mu’-minuun” – (The Believers) – 23

‘A-‘uu-zu  Billaahi minash-Shay-taanir- Rajiim.

 (I seek refuge in Allaah from Satan the outcast)


(In the name of Allaah, the Beneficent, the Merciful)

وَٱلَّذِينَ هُمْ لِفُرُوجِهِمْ حَٰفِظُونَ 5  إِلَّا عَلَىٰٓأَزْوَٰجِهِمْ أَوْ مَا مَلَكَتْ أَيْمَٰنُهُمْ فَإِنَّهُمْ غَيْرُ مَلُومِينَ 6  فَمَنِ ٱبْتَغَىٰ وَرَآءَ ذَٰلِكَ فَأُو۟لَٰٓئِكَ هُمُ ٱلْعَادُونَ 7


5.  And who guard their modesty –


6.  Save from their wives or (the captives) that their right hands possess, for then they are not blameworthy –


7.  But whoso craveth beyond that, such are transgressors.

5.  Wallaziina  hum-  li-furuujihim  haafizuun.


6.  ‘Illaa  ‘alaaa  ‘azwaajihim  ‘aw  maa  malakat  ‘aymaanu-hum  fa-‘innahum  gayru  maluumiin.


7.  Famanib-tagaa  waraaa-‘a  zaalika  fa-‘ulaaa-‘ika  humul-‘aaduun.




It is commanded: The Believers guard their modesty and fulfill their sexual desires only with their lawful wives or with those bondmaids; to whom they have purchased by spending their wealth. They do not adopt any other means of carnality. There is no reproof on them in fulfilling their carnal desires by above mentioned both sources. But the people who choose any other means except them for fulfilling their carnal appetite, they are transgressors and adulterers. Holy Qur’an guides us concerning the sexual desires that wedding any suitable woman according to religious law is incumbent for fulfillment of these desires. When above mentioned verses were revealed, at that time, buying and selling the bondmaids was a public tradition in society.


After that, the Muslims had to fight their foes and the captives came into their hands, then according to policy of that time, they also were permitted to buy and sell the prisoner women. At last, buying and selling the slaves and bondmaids was stopped by a sound policy gradually and then it did not need to. Now there is no form of fulfilling the sexual desires save lawful marriage in Islam. There are strict conditions for number of marriages, if those conditions can be fulfilled then more but maximum four marriages are lawful.


Transliterated Holy Qur’an in Roman Script & Translated from Arabic to English by Marmaduke Pickthall, Published by Paak Company, 17-Urdu Bazaar, Lahore, Lesson collected from Dars e Qur’aan published By Idara Islaah wa Tableegh, Lahore (translated Urdu to English by Muhammad Sharif).

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