O you who have attained to faith!
Do not ask about matters which,
if they were to be made manifest to you in terms of law,
might cause you hardship;
for, if you should ask about them while the Qur’an is being revealed,
they might indeed be made manifest to you as laws.
God has absolved you from any obligation in this respect:
for God is much-forgiving, forbearing.
Al-Ma’idah 5:101, tr. Asad