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Book: The Qur'an

Chapter: 58. The Disputer

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.43790


This sūra takes its title from a woman who ‘disputed’ her husband’s attempt to end their marriage by means of a pre-Islamic formula. The case concludes by stipulating the penalty for anyone who continues to use such a formula in the future. The rest of the sūra is a warning that those who conspire against the Prophet, or otherwise oppose him, will suffer defeat both in this world and the next.

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