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  • يَٰٓأَيُّهَا
  • ٱلَّذِينَ
  • ءَامَنُوٓا۟
  • إِذَا
  • تَدَايَنتُم
  • بِدَيْنٍ
  • إِلَىٰٓ
  • أَجَلٍ
  • مُّسَمًّى
  • فَٱكْتُبُوهُ
  • ۚ
  • وَلْيَكْتُب
  • بَّيْنَكُمْ
  • كَاتِبٌۢ
  • بِٱلْعَدْلِ
  • ۚ
  • وَلَا
  • يَأْبَ
  • كَاتِبٌ
  • أَن
  • يَكْتُبَ
  • كَمَا
  • عَلَّمَهُ
  • ٱللَّهُ
  • ۚ
  • فَلْيَكْتُبْ
  • وَلْيُمْلِلِ
  • ٱلَّذِى
  • عَلَيْهِ
  • ٱلْحَقُّ
  • وَلْيَتَّقِ
  • ٱللَّهَ
  • رَبَّهُۥ
  • وَلَا
  • يَبْخَسْ
  • مِنْهُ
  • شَيْـًٔا
  • ۚ
  • فَإِن
  • كَانَ
  • ٱلَّذِى
  • عَلَيْهِ
  • ٱلْحَقُّ
  • سَفِيهًا
  • أَوْ
  • ضَعِيفًا
  • أَوْ
  • لَا
  • يَسْتَطِيعُ
  • أَن
  • يُمِلَّ
  • هُوَ
  • فَلْيُمْلِلْ
  • وَلِيُّهُۥ
  • بِٱلْعَدْلِ
  • ۚ
  • وَٱسْتَشْهِدُوا۟
  • شَهِيدَيْنِ
  • مِن
  • رِّجَالِكُمْ
  • ۖ
  • فَإِن
  • لَّمْ
  • يَكُونَا
  • رَجُلَيْنِ
  • فَرَجُلٌ
  • وَٱمْرَأَتَانِ
  • مِمَّن
  • تَرْضَوْنَ
  • مِنَ
  • ٱلشُّهَدَآءِ
  • أَن
  • تَضِلَّ
  • إِحْدَىٰهُمَا
  • فَتُذَكِّرَ
  • إِحْدَىٰهُمَا
  • ٱلْأُخْرَىٰ
  • ۚ
  • وَلَا
  • يَأْبَ
  • ٱلشُّهَدَآءُ
  • إِذَا
  • مَا
  • دُعُوا۟
  • ۚ
  • وَلَا
  • تَسْـَٔمُوٓا۟
  • أَن
  • تَكْتُبُوهُ
  • صَغِيرًا
  • أَوْ
  • كَبِيرًا
  • إِلَىٰٓ
  • أَجَلِهِۦ
  • ۚ
  • ذَٰلِكُمْ
  • أَقْسَطُ
  • عِندَ
  • ٱللَّهِ
  • وَأَقْوَمُ
  • لِلشَّهَٰدَةِ
  • وَأَدْنَىٰٓ
  • أَلَّا
  • تَرْتَابُوٓا۟
  • ۖ
  • إِلَّآ
  • أَن
  • تَكُونَ
  • تِجَٰرَةً
  • حَاضِرَةً
  • تُدِيرُونَهَا
  • بَيْنَكُمْ
  • فَلَيْسَ
  • عَلَيْكُمْ
  • جُنَاحٌ
  • أَلَّا
  • تَكْتُبُوهَا
  • ۗ
  • وَأَشْهِدُوٓا۟
  • إِذَا
  • تَبَايَعْتُمْ
  • ۚ
  • وَلَا
  • يُضَآرَّ
  • كَاتِبٌ
  • وَلَا
  • شَهِيدٌ
  • ۚ
  • وَإِن
  • تَفْعَلُوا۟
  • فَإِنَّهُۥ
  • فُسُوقٌۢ
  • بِكُمْ
  • ۗ
  • وَٱتَّقُوا۟
  • ٱللَّهَ
  • ۖ
  • وَيُعَلِّمُكُمُ
  • ٱللَّهُ
  • ۗ
  • وَٱللَّهُ
  • بِكُلِّ
  • شَىْءٍ
  • عَلِيمٌ
  • Muhammad Habib Shakir: O you who believe! when you deal with each other in contracting a debt for a fixed time, then write it down; and let a scribe write it down between you with fairness; and the scribe should not refuse to write as Allah has taught him, so he should write; and let him who owes the debt dictate, and he should be careful of (his duty to) Allah, his Lord, and not diminish anything from it; but if he who owes the debt is unsound in understanding, or weak, or (if) he is not able to dictate himself, let his guardian dictate with fairness; and call in to witness from among your men two witnesses; but if there are not two men, then one man and two women from among those whom you choose to be witnesses, so that if one of the two errs, the second of the two may remind the other; and the witnesses should not refuse when they are summoned; and be not averse to writing it (whether it is) small or large, with the time of its falling due; this is more equitable in the sight of Allah and assures greater accuracy in testimony, and the nearest (way) that you may not entertain doubts (afterwards), except when it is ready merchandise which you give and take among yourselves from hand to hand, then there is no blame on you in not writing it down; and have witnesses when you barter with one another, and let no harm be done to the scribe or to the witness; and if you do (it) then surely it will be a transgression in you, and be careful of (your duty) to Allah, Allah teaches you, and Allah knows all things.
  • Abdullah Yusuf Ali: O ye who believe! When ye deal with each other, in transactions involving future obligations in a fixed period of time, reduce them to writing Let a scribe write down faithfully as between the parties: let not the scribe refuse to write: as Allah Has taught him, so let him write. Let him who incurs the liability dictate, but let him fear His Lord Allah, and not diminish aught of what he owes. If they party liable is mentally deficient, or weak, or unable Himself to dictate, Let his guardian dictate faithfully, and get two witnesses, out of your own men, and if there are not two men, then a man and two women, such as ye choose, for witnesses, so that if one of them errs, the other can remind her. The witnesses should not refuse when they are called on (For evidence). Disdain not to reduce to writing (your contract) for a future period, whether it be small or big: it is juster in the sight of Allah, More suitable as evidence, and more convenient to prevent doubts among yourselves but if it be a transaction which ye carry out on the spot among yourselves, there is no blame on you if ye reduce it not to writing. But take witness whenever ye make a commercial contract; and let neither scribe nor witness suffer harm. If ye do (such harm), it would be wickedness in you. So fear Allah; For it is Good that teaches you. And Allah is well acquainted with all things. If ye are on a journey, and cannot find a scribe, a pledge with possession (may serve the purpose). And if one of you deposits a thing on trust with another, let the trustee (faithfully) discharge his trust, and let him Fear his Lord conceal not evidence; for whoever conceals it, - his heart is tainted with sin. And Allah knoweth all that ye do.
  • M.Pickthall: O ye who believe! When ye contract a debt for a fixed term, record it in writing. Let a scribe record it in writing between you in (terms of) equity. No scribe should refuse to write as Allah hath taught him, so let him write, and let him who incurreth the debt dictate, and let him observe his duty to Allah his Lord, and diminish naught thereof. But if he who oweth the debt is of low understanding, or weak, or unable himself to dictate, then let the guardian of his interests dictate in (terms of) equity. And call to witness, from among your men, two witnesses. And if two men be not (at hand) then a man and two women, of such as ye approve as witnesses, so that if the one erreth (through forgetfulness) the other will remember. And the witnesses must not refuse when they are summoned. Be not averse to writing down (the contract) whether it be small or great, with (record of) the term thereof. That is more equitable in the sight of Allah and more sure for testimony, and the best way of avoiding doubt between you; save only in the case when it is actual merchandise which ye transfer among yourselves from hand to hand. In that case it is no sin for you if ye write it not. And have witnesses when ye sell one to another, and let no harm be done to scribe or witness. If ye do (harm to them) lo! it is a sin in you. Observe your duty to Allah. Allah is teaching you. And Allah is knower of all things.
  • Amatul Rahmân Omer: O you who believe! when you transact a loan for a stipulated term, then write it down. Let a scribe write (it) in your presence in (term of) equity and fairness. The scribe shall not refuse to write down, since it is Allâh Who taught him (to write). Write he must. And let him upon whom be the liability, dictate and let him observe his duty to Allâh, his Lord, nor should he depreciate anything (what he owes) from it. But if the person upon whom the liability is, be of feeble mind or is infirm or he is incapable of dictating himself, then let some one who can watch his interests dictate in (term of) equity and fairness. And call in to witness (the transaction) two male witnesses from amongst your men. But if there be not two males (available) then let there be one male and two females such as you approve as witnesses (to bear witness), so that if either of the two women forgets then one may remind the other. And let the witnesses not refuse (to give evidence) whenever they are summoned. And never feel weary of writing it (- the transaction) down, whether it (- the debt) be small or large, along with the time of its (payment) being due. This (way) is more just in the sight of Allâh, and ensures a more upright evidence and is more likely to prevent your falling into doubts, (so write it down) except you carry ready trade and transfer the merchandise from hand to hand, in that case there shall be no blame on you that you do not write (the transaction). Yet have witnesses when you trade with one another. Let neither the scribe nor the witness be harmed, and if you do (any such thing) then that indeed, is disobedience on your part. Take Allâh as a shield (with the result that) Allâh will grant you knowledge, for Allâh has perfect knowledge of everything.
  • Maulana Mohammad Ali: O you who believe, when you contract a debt for a fixed time, write it down. And let a scribe write it down between you with fairness; nor should the scribe refuse to write as Allah has taught him, so let him write. And let him who owes the debt dictate, and he should observe his duty to Allah, his Lord, and not diminish any thing from it. But if he who owes the debt is unsound in understanding or weak, or (if) he is not able to dictate himself, let his guardian dictate with fairness. And call to witness from among your men two witnesses; but if there are not two men, then one man and two women from among those whom you choose to be witnesses, so that if one of the two errs, the one may remind the other. And the witnesses must not refuse when they are summoned. And be not averse to writing it whether it is small or large along with the time of its falling due. This is more equitable in the sight of Allah and makes testimony surer and the best way to keep away from doubts. But when it is ready merchandise which you give and take among yourselves from hand to hand, there is no blame on you in not writing it down. And have witnesses when you sell one to another. And let no harm be done to the scribe or to the witnesses. And if you do (it), then surely it is a transgression on your part. And keep your duty to Allah. And Allah teaches you. And Allah is Knower of all things.