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A male fornicator would only marry a female fornicator or idolatress. And a female fornicator would only be married to a fornicator or idolater. This is ˹all˺ forbidden to the believers.1
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Those who accuse chaste women ˹of adultery˺ and fail to produce four witnesses, give them eighty lashes ˹each˺. And do not ever accept any testimony from them—for they are indeed the rebellious—
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except those who repent afterwards and mend their ways, then surely Allah is All-Forgiving, Most Merciful.
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And those who accuse their wives ˹of adultery˺ but have no witness except themselves, the accuser must testify,1 swearing four times by Allah that he is telling the truth,
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and a fifth oath that Allah may condemn him if he is lying.
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For her to be spared the punishment, she must swear four times by Allah that he is telling a lie,
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and a fifth oath that Allah may be displeased with her if he is telling the truth.1
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˹You would have suffered,˺ had it not been for Allah’s grace and mercy upon you, and had Allah not been Accepting of Repentance, All-Wise.

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