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{ وَءَاتُواْ ٱلنِّسَآءَ صَدُقَٰتِهِنَّ نِحْلَةً فَإِن طِبْنَ لَكُمْ عَن شَيْءٍ مِّنْهُ نَفْساً فَكُلُوهُ هَنِيئاً مَّرِيئاً }

And give women their dowries saduqāt plural of sudqa their bridal money mahr muhūr as a free gift nihlatan is a verbal noun a present given out of the kindness of one’s heart; but if they are pleased to offer you any of it of their own accord nafsan ‘of their own accord’ is for specification and is taken from the subject of the verb thus it refers back to ‘they’ the women meaning if their own selves are pleased that you should have something of the dowry and they give it to you then consume it with good wholesome appetite a praiseworthy consequence with no harm therein for you with regard to the Hereafter this was revealed in response to those who were opposed to this consumption.


Tafsir al-Jalalayn, trans. Feras Hamza
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