O you who believe (are âmenû)! When you deal with each other in contracting a debt for a fixed time, then write it down. Let a scribe write it down between you with fairness; and the scribe should not flinch to write as Allah has taught him, so he should write exactly the way it is; and let him who owes the debt dictate. And let him have piety (takwâ) towards Allah, his Lord, (and let him guard himself against His Orders) and let him not diminish anything from it; but if he who owes the debt is unsound in understanding, or weak or (if) he is not able to dictate himself, let his guardian dictate in justice (with fairness); and call in to witness from among your men two witnesses; but if there are not two men, then one man and two women of such as you approve as witnesses, so that if one of the two (women) forgets, the other (woman) may remind her; and the witnesses should not refuse when they are summoned; do not become weary to write it (your contract) (whether it is) small or large, together with the date of payment. This is more equitable in the Sight of Allah and assures greater accuracy in testimony and the nearest (way) to prevent doubts among yourselves, except when it is ready merchandise which you give and take (cash in-cash out) among yourselves from hand to hand, then there is no sin on you if you do not write it down. But take witnesses whenever you buy-sell with one another, and let no harm be done to the scribe or to the witness; and if you do (it), then surely it will be wickedness (Fisq=going out of the Way of Allah or falling out of the path of Allah) for you. Have piety (takwâ) towards Allah and Allah teaches you, and Allah is the All-Knowing of all things.