al-baqara (2, 178-179)
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يا أيها الذين آمنوا كتب عليكم القصاص في القتلى الحر بالحر والعبد بالعبد والأنثى بالأنثى فمن عفي له من أخيه شيء فاتباع بالمعروف وأداء إليه بإحسان ذلك تخفيف من ربكم ورحمة فمن اعتدى بعد ذلك فله عذاب أليم ﴿١٧٨﴾ ولكم في القصاص حياة يا أولي الألباب لعلكم تتقون ﴿١٧٩
2. al baqara 178. yā-ayyuhā llaḏīna āmanū kutiba ʿalaykumu l-qiṣāṣu fī l-qatlā l-ḥurru bi-l-ḥurri wa-l-ʿabdu bi-l-ʿabdi wa-l-unṯā bi-l-unṯā fa-man ʿufiya lahū min aḫīhi šayˈun fa-ttibāʿun bi-l-maʿrūfi wa-adāˈun ilayhi bi-iḥsānin ḏālika taḫfīfun min rabbikum wa-raḥmatun fa-mani ʿtadā baʿda ḏālika fa-lahū ʿaḏābun alīmun 179. wa-lakum fī-l-qiṣāṣi ḥayātun yā-ˈulī al-ˈalbābi laʿallakum tattaqūna
O YOU who have attained to faith! Just retribution is ordained for you in cases of killing: the free for the free, and the slave for the slave, and the woman for the woman. And if something [of his guilt] is remitted to a guilty person by his brother, this [remission] shall be adhered to with fairness, and restitution to his fellow-man shall be made in a goodly manner. This is an alleviation from your Sustainer, and an act of His grace. And for him who, none the less, wilfully transgresses the bounds of what is right, there is grievous suffering in store: (178) for, in [the law of] just retribution, O you who are endowed with insight, there is life for you, so that you might remain conscious of God! (179) -Asad Translation-