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  • Surah Al Baqarah (The Cow) Ayat 178


  • يَٰٓأَيُّهَا
  • ٱلَّذِينَ
  • ءَامَنُوا۟
  • كُتِبَ
  • عَلَيْكُمُ
  • ٱلْقِصَاصُ
  • فِى
  • ٱلْقَتْلَى
  • ۖ
  • ٱلْحُرُّ
  • بِٱلْحُرِّ
  • وَٱلْعَبْدُ
  • بِٱلْعَبْدِ
  • وَٱلْأُنثَىٰ
  • بِٱلْأُنثَىٰ
  • ۚ
  • فَمَنْ
  • عُفِىَ
  • لَهُۥ
  • مِنْ
  • أَخِيهِ
  • شَىْءٌ
  • فَٱتِّبَاعٌۢ
  • بِٱلْمَعْرُوفِ
  • وَأَدَآءٌ
  • إِلَيْهِ
  • بِإِحْسَٰنٍ
  • ۗ
  • ذَٰلِكَ
  • تَخْفِيفٌ
  • مِّن
  • رَّبِّكُمْ
  • وَرَحْمَةٌ
  • ۗ
  • فَمَنِ
  • ٱعْتَدَىٰ
  • بَعْدَ
  • ذَٰلِكَ
  • فَلَهُۥ
  • عَذَابٌ
  • أَلِيمٌ
  • Muhammad Habib Shakir: O you who believe! retaliation is prescribed for you in the matter of the slain, the free for the free, and the slave for the slave, and the female for the female, but if any remission is made to any one by his (aggrieved) brother, then prosecution (for the bloodwit) should be made according to usage, and payment should be made to him in a good manner; this is an alleviation from your Lord and a mercy; so whoever exceeds the limit after this he shall have a painful chastisement.
  • Abdullah Yusuf Ali: O ye who believe! the law of equality is prescribed to you in cases of murder: the free for the free, the slave for the slave, the woman for the woman. But if any remission is made by the brother of the slain, then grant any reasonable demand, and compensate him with handsome gratitude, this is a concession and a Mercy from your Lord. After this whoever exceeds the limits shall be in grave penalty.
  • M.Pickthall: O ye who believe! Retaliation is prescribed for you in the matter of the murdered; the freeman for the freeman, and the slave for the slave, and the female for the female. And for him who is forgiven somewhat by his (injured) brother, prosecution according to usage and payment unto him in kindness. This is an alleviation and a mercy from your Lord. He who transgresseth after this will have a painful doom.
  • Amatul Rahmân Omer: O you who believe! equitable retaliation has been ordained for you in (the matter of) the slain. (Everyone shall pay for his own crime,) the freeman (murderer) for the freeman (murdered), and the slave (murderer) for the slave (murdered), and the female (murderer) for the female (murdered), but who has been granted any remission by his (aggrieved) brother (or family) then pursuing (of the matter) shall be done with equity and fairness, and the payment (of the blood money) to him (the heir) should be made in a handsome manner. This is an alleviation from your Lord and a mercy. But he who exceeds the limits after this (commandment), for him is a grievous punishment.
  • Maulana Mohammad Ali: O you who believe, retaliation is prescribed for you in the matter of the slain: the free for the free, and the slave for the slave, and the female for the female. But if remission is made to one by his (aggrieved) brother, prosecution (for blood-wit) should be according to usage, and payment to him in a good manner. This is an alleviation from your Lord and a mercy. Whoever exceeds the limit after this, will have a painful chastisement.