Verse 24:11

اِنَّ الَّذِيۡنَ جَآءُوۡ بِالۡاِفۡكِ عُصۡبَةٌ مِّنۡكُمۡ​ ؕ لَا تَحۡسَبُوۡهُ شَرًّا لَّـكُمۡ​ ؕ بَلۡ هُوَ خَيۡرٌ لَّـكُمۡ​ ؕ لِكُلِّ امۡرِىٴٍ مِّنۡهُمۡ مَّا اكۡتَسَبَ مِنَ الۡاِثۡمِ​ ۚ وَالَّذِىۡ تَوَلّٰى كِبۡرَهٗ مِنۡهُمۡ لَهٗ عَذَابٌ عَظِيۡمٌ‏ 

Surely, there are numerous among you who would slander others. Think not that this (law of eighty lashes and calling God to Witness) is harsh for you. Nay, it is good for you since every slanderer will have to account for what he earns through this dragging violation of human dignity. In the Divine System an awesome punishment awaits anyone who magnifies the slander (trying to make it believable).

Verse 24:12

لَوۡلَاۤ اِذۡ سَمِعۡتُمُوۡهُ ظَنَّ الۡمُؤۡمِنُوۡنَ وَالۡمُؤۡمِنٰتُ بِاَنۡفُسِهِمۡ خَيۡرًاۙ وَّقَالُوۡا هٰذَاۤ اِفۡكٌ مُّبِيۡنٌ‏

Why do not the believing men and believing women, whenever such a rumor is heard, think the best of one another and say, 'This is an obvious slander?' [No judgment should be passed without evidence]

Verse 24:13

لَوۡلَا جَآءُوۡ عَلَيۡهِ بِاَرۡبَعَةِ شُهَدَآءَ​ ۚ فَاِذۡ لَمۡ يَاۡتُوۡا بِالشُّهَدَآءِ فَاُولٰٓٮِٕكَ عِنۡدَ اللّٰهِ هُمُ الۡـكٰذِبُوۡنَ‏

Why do they not (demand of the accusers that they) produce four witnesses? If they do not produce witnesses, they certainly are liars in the Sight of God.

Verse 24:14

وَلَوۡلَا فَضۡلُ اللّٰهِ عَلَيۡكُمۡ وَرَحۡمَتُهٗ فِى الدُّنۡيَا وَالۡاٰخِرَةِ لَمَسَّكُمۡ فِىۡ مَاۤ اَفَضۡتُمۡ فِيۡهِ عَذَابٌ عَظِيۡمٌ​ ۖ​ ۚ‏

And were it not for the favor and grace of God upon you, in this world and in the Hereafter, an awful suffering would have afflicted you for the slanders you fall for.

Verse 24:15

اِذۡ تَلَـقَّوۡنَهٗ بِاَ لۡسِنَتِكُمۡ وَتَقُوۡلُوۡنَ بِاَ فۡوَاهِكُمۡ مَّا لَـيۡسَ لَـكُمۡ بِهٖ عِلۡمٌ وَّتَحۡسَبُوۡنَهٗ هَيِّنًا ​ ۖ  وَّهُوَ عِنۡدَ اللّٰهِ عَظِيۡمٌ‏

When you welcome (slander) on your tongues and utter with your mouths something of which you have no knowledge, you deem it as a light matter. But it is most serious in the Sight of God.

Verse 24:16

وَ لَوۡلَاۤ اِذۡ سَمِعۡتُمُوۡهُ قُلۡتُمۡ مَّا يَكُوۡنُ لَـنَاۤ اَنۡ نَّـتَكَلَّمَ بِهٰذَ ا ​ۖ  سُبۡحٰنَكَ هٰذَا بُهۡتَانٌ عَظِيۡمٌ‏

(And once again), why do you not say, whenever you hear such a rumor, 'It is not befitting for us to talk about it. Glory to You (Our Lord), this is a monstrous calumny.

Verse 24:17

يَعِظُكُمُ اللّٰهُ اَنۡ تَعُوۡدُوۡا لِمِثۡلِهٖۤ اَبَدًا اِنۡ كُنۡتُمۡ مُّؤۡمِنِيۡنَ​ۚ‏ 

God admonishes you that you do not repeat the like thereof ever, if you are indeed believers

Verse 24:18

وَيُبَيِّنُ اللّٰهُ لَـكُمُ الۡاٰيٰتِ​ؕ وَاللّٰهُ عَلِيۡمٌ حَكِيۡمٌ‏

And God clearly explains His verses for you. God is the Knower, the Wise.

Verse 24:19

اِنَّ الَّذِيۡنَ يُحِبُّوۡنَ اَنۡ تَشِيۡعَ الۡفَاحِشَةُ فِى الَّذِيۡنَ اٰمَنُوۡا لَهُمۡ عَذَابٌ اَلِيۡمٌۙ فِى الدُّنۡيَا وَالۡاٰخِرَةِ​ؕ وَاللّٰهُ يَعۡلَمُ وَاَنۡـتُمۡ لَا تَعۡلَمُوۡنَ‏

Surely, those who love to see immorality spread among the believers, shall be punished (by a court of law) in this world and in the life to come. For, God knows and you do not know.

Verse 24:20

وَلَوۡلَا فَضۡلُ اللّٰهِ عَلَيۡكُمۡ وَرَحۡمَتُهٗ وَاَنَّ اللّٰهَ رَءُوۡفٌ رَّحِيۡمٌ‏

Were it not for God's favor upon you and His grace (your social fabric would have been undone). God is Compassionate, Merciful.

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