Ali Quli Qarai, The Qur’ān with a Phrase-by-Phrase English Translation (2005)
in order that you may transgress;
and whoever does that certainly wrongs himself.
Do not take the signs of Allah in derision,
and remember Allah’s blessing upon you,
and what He has sent down to you
of the Book and wisdom,
to advise you therewith.
Be wary of Allah,
and know that Allah has knowledge of all things.
232 When you divorce women
and they complete their term,
do not thwart them
lest they should [re]marry their husbands,
when they honourably reach mutual consent.
Herewith are advised
those of you who believe in Allah
and the Last Day.
That will be more decent and purer for you,
and Allah knows and you do not know.
233 Mothers shall suckle their children
for two full years,
— that for such as desire to complete the suckling —
and on the father shall be
their maintenance and clothing,
in accordance with honourable norms.
No soul is to be tasked except according to its capacity:
neither the mother shall be made to suffer harm
on her child’s account,
nor the father on account of his child,
and on the [father’s] heir devolve [duties and rights]