When you have divorced the wives and they have reached the end of their waiting periods, then either retain them according to custom and usage (on reasonable basis, with Ma’rûf) or set them free on reasonable basis. But do not take them back to cause their loss so that you exceed the limits (infringe upon her rights), and whoever does this, he indeed is unjust to his own soul. And do not take Allah’s Verses (Signs) for a mockery and remember the Blessing of Allah upon you and that which He has sent down to you of the Book and the Wisdom, admonishing you thereby; and have piety (Takwâ) towards Allah and know that Allah is the Knower of all things.
When you have divorced the wives, and they have reached the end of their waiting periods, then do not prevent them from remarrying their (former) husbands if they agree among themselves in a lawful manner (bi’l ma’rûf, according to custom and usage, on a reasonable basis); with this is admonished he among you who believes in Allah and the Last Day, this is for you to become more purified and more refined, and Allah knows and you do not know.
And the mothers (married or divorced) should suckle their (born) children for two whole years, (that is) for those who desire to complete the term of suckling, and their nutrition and clothing must be upon the father according to custom and usage (on a reasonable basis, bi’l ma’rûf); no soul shall have a burden laid on him greater than he can bear. A mother should not be made to suffer harm because of her child, nor should the one for him the child was borne (the father) because of his child. And a similar devolves on the heir. But if both desire weaning by mutual consent and counsel, there is no sin on them, and if you wish to engage a wet-nurse for your children, there is no sin on you so long as you pay what you promised for according to custom and usage (on a reasonable basis); and have piety (takwâ) towards Allah and know that Allah is All-Seeing of what you do.