2.187. It is made lawful for you to have sexual relations with your wives on the night of As-Saum (the fasts). They are Libas [i.e. body cover, or screen, or Sakan, (i.e. you enjoy the pleasure of living with her - as in Verse 7:189) Tafsir At-Tabari], for you and you are the same for them. Allah knows that you used to deceive yourselves, so He turned to you (accepted your repentance) and forgave you. So now have sexual relations with them and seek that which Allah has ordained for you (offspring), and eat and drink until the white thread (light) of dawn appears to you distinct from the black thread (darkness of night), then complete your Saum (fast) till the nightfall. And do not have sexual relations with them (your wives) while you are in I'tikaf (i.e. confining oneself in a mosque for prayers and invocations leaving the worldly activities) in the mosques. These are the limits (set) by Allah, so approach them not. Thus does Allah make clear His Ayat (proofs, evidences, lessons, signs, revelations, verses, laws, legal and illegal things, Allah's set limits, orders, etc.) to mankind that they may become Al-Muttaqun (the pious - see V.2:2).
I join my Muslim friends in praying that the sacred moon of the coming holy month of Ramadan may come with an unprecedented glory and grace to become the harbinger of a new watershed to transform mankind's values and face. The force of penitence, hunger and thirst may conquer the vices of revenge, rancour and greed to pave the way for love, affection and solicitude,that make this humanity an angelic creed.
Let the showers of Divine Blessings be in abundance which give solace to the world, and make it meek and mild to cover the angry globe with heavenly ambiance that enfolds within itself, each man, woman and child.
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