Al-Quran Surah 24. An-Nur, Ayah 12

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لَوْلَا إِذْ سَمِعْتُمُوهُ ظَنَّ الْمُؤْمِنُونَ وَالْمُؤْمِنَاتُ بِأَنْفُسِهِمْ خَيْرًا وَقَالُوا هَٰذَا إِفْكٌ مُبِينٌ

Asad : Why do not the believing men and women, whenever such [a rumour] is heard,15 think the best of one another and say, "This is an obvious falsehood"?
Khattab :

If only the believing men and women had thought well of one another, when you heard this ˹rumour˺, and said, “This is clearly ˹an outrageous˺ slander!”

Malik : Why did not the believing men and believing women, when they heard of this slander, think well of their own people, and say: "This is clearly a false accusation?"
Pickthall : Why did not the believers, men and women, when ye heard it, think good of their own folk; and say: It is a manifest untruth?
Yusuf Ali : Why did not Believers men and women when ye heard of the affair put the best construction on it in their own minds and say "This (charge) is an obvious lie"? 2965
Transliteration : Lawla ith samiAAtumoohu thanna almuminoona waalmuminatu bianfusihim khayran waqaloo hatha ifkun mubeenun
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Asad 15 Lit., "whenever you hear it" - the pronoun "you" indicating here the community as a whole.

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Yusuf Ali 2965 Both men and women were involved in spreading the scandal. Their obvious duty was to put the best, not the worst, construction on the acts of one of the "mothers of the Believers".

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