Al-Quran Surah 24. An-Nur, Ayah 5

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إِلَّا الَّذِينَ تَابُوا مِنْ بَعْدِ ذَٰلِكَ وَأَصْلَحُوا فَإِنَّ اللَّهَ غَفُورٌ رَحِيمٌ


Asad : excepting [from this interdict] only those who afterwards repent and made amends:8 for, behold, God is much-forgiving, a dispenser of grace.
Khattab :

except those who repent afterwards and mend their ways, then surely Allah is All-Forgiving, Most Merciful.

Malik : - except those who repent thereafter and mend their conduct; for Allah is surely Forgiving, Merciful.
Pickthall : Save those who afterward repent and make amends. (For such) lo! Allah is Forgiving, Merciful.
Yusuf Ali : Unless they repent thereafter and mend (their conduct): for Allah is Oft-Forgiving Most Merciful. 2959
Transliteration : Illa allatheena taboo min baAAdi thalika waaslahoo fainna Allaha ghafoorun raheemun
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Asad   
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Asad 8 I.e., who publicly withdraw their accusation after having suffered the punishment of flogging - which, being a legal right of the wrongly accused person, cannot be obviated by mere repentance and admission of guilt. Thus, the above-mentioned exemption relates only to the interdict on giving testimony and not to the punishment by flogging.

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Yusuf Ali 2959 The punishment of stripes is inflicted in any case for unsupported slander. But the deprivation of the civic right of giving evidence can be cancelled by the man's subsequent conduct, if he repents, shows that he is sorry for what he did, and that he would not in future support by his statement anything for which he has not the fullest evidence. Secular courts do not enforce these principles, as their standards are lower than those which good Muslims set for themselves, but good Muslims must understand and act on the underlying principles, which protect the honour of womanhood.

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