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Book: The Qur'an

Chapter: 66. The Forbidding

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.43798


The first half of this sūra deals with an incident between the Prophet and his wives, though the exact circumstances remain obscure. It concludes by giving famous examples from the past of both believing and disbelieving women. The title comes from God’s chastisement of the Prophet for forbidding himself what God has permitted (Q66.1).

Chapter Contributors

  • A.J. Droge ( - adroge)