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Ta Ha

Revealed at Mecca,Verses: 135 In the name of Allah, The Merciful, The All-merciful
  1. Ta Ha (T. H.);(1)
  2. We have not sent down the Qur'an on thee that thou be in distress;(2)
  3. but as a reminder for him who fears;(3)
  4. a sending down from Him who created the earth and the high heavens;(4)
  5. the All-merciful who sits on the Throne.(5)
  6. To Him belongs whatever is in the heavens, whatever is in the earth, whatever is between them, and whatever is underneath the soil.(6)
  7. And if thou speakest aloud, yet He knows the secret, and what is yet more hidden.(7)
  8. He is God, there is no god but He; His are the most beautiful names.(8)
  9. And has the story of Moses come to thee?(9)
  10. When he saw a fire, he said to his family, `stop, I observe a fire; may be I bring you a brand from it, or I find some guidance at the fire.'(10)
  11. So when he came to it, he received a call,(11)
  12. `I am thy Lord, put off thy shoes; thou art in the sacred valley of Towa.(12)
  13. And I have chosen thee, so listen to what is revealed.(13)
  14. Surely I am God, there is no god but I, so serve Me, and establish the Prayer for My remembrance.(14)
  15. Surely the Hour shall come, I would keep it hidden that every soul may be recompensed for what it strives.(15)
  16. So let not him who does not believe in it and follows his caprice keep thee away from it, for then thou wilt perish.' (16)
  17. `And what is that in thy right hand, Moses?'(17)
  18. `It is my staff', he said, `I lean upon it, and I beat down leaves for my sheep with it, and I have in it other uses also for me'.(18)
  19. He said, `cast it down, Moses.'(19)
  20. So he cast it down, then lo, it was a serpent sliding.(20)
  21. He said, `take it and do not fear; We shall restore it to its first state.(21)
  22. And put thy hand under thy armpit; it shall come forth white without fault; it is another Sign;(22)
  23. it is so, that We may show thee some of Our greatest Signs.(23)
  24. Go to Pharaoh, for he has transgressed bounds.'(24)
  25. He said, `my Lord, open my breast for me,(25)
  26. and ease my affair for me,(26)
  27. and unloose the knot on my tongue,(27)
  28. that they may understand my word''.(28)
  29. And appoint for me a minister from my family,(29)
  30. Aaron, my brother;(30)
  31. strengthen my back with him,(31)
  32. and associate him with me in my task,(32)
  33. that we extol Thee much,(33)
  34. and remember Thee much;(34)
  35. Thou surely seest us.'(35)
  36. He said, `thou art granted thy request, Moses'.(36)
  37. `And of course We favoured thee another time,(37)
  38. when We revealed to thy mother what was revealed: (38)
  39. `Put him in the ark, then cast it into the river, and the river will cast it on the shore; an enemy of Mine and an enemy of his shall take him up.' And I lavished on thee love from Me, and that thou mayest be prepared before my eyes.(39)
  40. When thy sister walked along, saying, `shall I point out to you one who will take charge of him?' So We returned thee to thy mother that her eyes cool, and she does not grieve. And thou killedest a person, yet We delivered thee from grief, and We tried thee with many trials. And thou stayedest among the people of Midian for years, and then, O Moses, thou camest on a standard.(40)
  41. And I have prepared thee for My own sake.(41)
  42. Go thou and thy brother with My Signs, and slacken not in My remembrance.(42)
  43. Go you (two) to Pharaoh, for he has transgressed,(43)
  44. yet speak to him in gentle words, that he may perhaps pay heed or fear.'(44)
  45. They said, `our Lord, we fear lest he exceeds against us, or transgresses'.(45)
  46. He said, `do not fear, I am with you, hearing and seeing.'(46)
  47. Go to him and say, `we are Messengers of thy Lord, so send forth the Children of Israel with us, and do not punish them; we have brought thee a Sign from thy Lord; and peace be upon him who follows the guidance.(47)
  48. It has been revealed to us that punishment overtakes him who cries lies and turns his back.'(48)
  49. Pharaoh said, `who is your Lord, Moses?' Moses said(49)
  50. `our Lord is He who gave everything its form then guided'(50)
  51. Pharaoh said, `and how is it with the former generations?'(51)
  52. Moses said, `the knowledge thereof is with my Lord in a Book; my Lord does not go astray, nor forgets,(52)
  53. He who has made the earth a cradle for you and opened in it routes for you, and sent down water from heaven. And with it, (says He), We have brought forth diverse kinds of plants: (53)
  54. `eat and pasture your cattle;' in that are surely Signs for men of reasoning.(54)
  55. Out of it We have created you, and into it We shall return you, and out of it We shall bring you forth a second time.'(55)
  56. And indeed We showed him all Our signs, but he cried lies and refused.(56)
  57. He said, `hast thou come, O Moses, to us to expel us out of our land by thy sorcery?(57)
  58. We shall bring thee similar sorcery; so make an appointment between us and thee, which neither we nor thou shalt fail, at a convenient place.'(58)
  59. He said, `appointment with you shall be the Feast Day, and that men shall be mustered at forenoon.'(59)
  60. So Pharaoh withdrew and gathered his guile, then came.(60)
  61. Moses said to them, `woe to you; do not forge falsehood against God, or He shall extirpate you with a punishment; and whoso forges surely fails.'(61)
  62. And they disputed among them on their plan, and conspired secretly.(62)
  63. They said, `these two are sorcerers who, by their sorcery, intend to expel you out of your land and do away with your distinguished culture.(63)
  64. So gather your guile, then come compact; today he who gains upper hand surely succeeds.(64)
  65. They said, `O Moses, shalt thou cast, or shall we be the first to cast?'(65)
  66. He said, `no, you cast'. Then lo, their ropes and their staffs, by their sorcery, seemed to him as if they were sliding.(66)
  67. And Moses conceived fear within him.(67)
  68. We said, `do not fear; surely thou art the uppermost.(68)
  69. And cast down what is in thy right hand; it shall swallow what they have worked; they have worked only the guile of a sorcerer; and the sorcerer does not succeed whereever he goes.'(69)
  70. And the sorcerers fell down prostrate. They said, `we believe in the Lord of Aaron and Moses.'(70)
  71. Pharaoh said, `have you believed him before I permitted you? Surely he is your chief who has taught you sorcery. Now I shall cut off your hands and your feet from opposite sides, and I shall crucify you on the trunks of the palm trees, and you shall know which of us is more terrible in punishment and more abiding?'(71)
  72. They said, `we shall not prefer thee over the clear Signs, that have come to us, and over Him who has originated us; so decide what thou wouldst decide; thou canst only decide about this present life.(72)
  73. We have believed in Our Lord, that He may forgive us our faults and the sorcery that thou hast constrained us to practise; and God is better and more abiding.'(73)
  74. Surely whoso comes to his Lord a sinner, for him shall be Hell; he will neither die in it nor live.(74)
  75. And whoso comes to Him a believer, having done righteous deeds, for them shall be high ranks __ (75)
  76. gardens of eternity underneath which rivers flow, to dwell there forever; and that is the recompense of him who purifies him.(76)
  77. And We revealed to Moses, `take My servants by night, and strike for them a dry path in the sea, not fearing to be overtaken, nor afraid.'(77)
  78. Then Pharaoh followed them with his hosts, but there covered them of the flood what covered them.(78)
  79. And Pharaoh led his people astray, and guided them not.(79)
  80. O Children of Israel, We delivered you from your enemy, and We made a covenant with you on the right side of the Mount, and We sent down upon you manna and quails: (80)
  81. `eat of the good things wherewith We have provided you, but do not exceed in it, or My wrath shall alight upon you; and on whom My wrath alights, he perishes.(81)
  82. Yet I am All-forgiving to him who repents, believes, does righteous deeds, then follows guidance.'(82)
  83. `And what has made thee to leave thy people, in haste, O Moses?'(83)
  84. `They are on my track', he said, `and I have hastened to Thee, my Lord, that Thou mayest be pleased.' __(84)
  85. `But We have put thy people on trial after thee,' He said, `and the Samiri has led them astray.'(85)
  86. So Moses returned to his people, angry and sorrowful; he said, `O my people, did your Lord not make a fair promise to you? Did the time of the covenant become too long for you, or did you desire that wrath from your Lord should alight on you that you failed in the promise you had made with me?'(86)
  87. They said, `we did not fail in the promise that we made with thee of our own accord, but we were loaded with the ornaments of the people and we cast them,' and so did Samiri suggest'.(87)
  88. And he brought forth for them a calf, a mere body that lowed, and they said, `this is your god and the god of Moses, but he has forgotten'.(88)
  89. Did they not see that it did not return any word to them nor had he any power to hurt or profit them?(89)
  90. And Aaron had also said to them before, `O my people, you have only been put to trial by this, and indeed your Lord is the All-merciful, so follow me and obey my command'.(90)
  91. They said, `we shall not cease to sit by it, until Moses returns to us.'(91)
  92. He (Moses) said, `Aaron, what prevented thee, when thou sawest them astray,(92)
  93. that thou didst not follow after me? Didst thou disobey my command?'(93)
  94. He said, `O son of my mother, do not take me by my beard or my head; I feared that thou woulds say, `thou caused division among the Children of Israel, and thou didst not wait for my word.'(94)
  95. He (Moses) said, `what was thy business, O Samiri?'(95)
  96. He said, `I saw what they did not see, and I took a handful of dust from the track of the messenger and cast it, and thus my soul prompted me.'(96)
  97. `Depart', said he, `thine in life shall be to say, `no touching;' and for thee is an appointed time which shalt not fail. And look towards thy god, by which thou wast sitting; we will burn it, then scatter it away in the sea.'(97)
  98. `Your god is only One God, there is no god but He; He embraces everything in knowledge.'(98)
  99. Thus We relate to thee some news of what has gone before, and We have indeed given thee from Us an Admonition.(99)
  100. Any who turns away from it, he shall bear a burden on the Day of Resurrection,(100)
  101. abiding with it forever; and how evil shall be their burden on the Day of Resurrection;(101)
  102. on the Day, when the Trumpet is blown and, on that day, We muster the sinners, turned blue;(102)
  103. whispering among them, `you stayed for only ten (days).'(103)
  104. We very well know what they will say, when the most cultured of them says, `you stayed not but a day.'(104)
  105. And they ask thee concerning the mountains; say, `my Lord shall scatter them as ashes,(105)
  106. and leave them a plain level,(106)
  107. wherein thou wilt not see any curve, nor a dune.'(107)
  108. On that day they will follow the Summoner, who has no crookedness in him, and the voices will be hushed before the All-merciful, so that thou shalt not hear but a murmuring.(108)
  109. On that day intercession will not profit except for him whom the All-merciful gives leave, and whose speech He approves.(109)
  110. He knows what is before them and what is behind them, but they do not comprehend Him in know-ledge.(110)
  111. And faces shall be humbled before the One Living, the Everlasting; and he will have failed who carries wrong deeds.(111)
  112. But whoso does deeds of righteousness and is a believer, shall not fear any wrong or withholding of dues.(112)
  113. And even so We have sent it down as an Arabic Reading (Qur'an) and have turned about some threats in it, that they may become godfearing, or that it may renew admonition to them.(113)
  114. So Exalted be God, the True King! And do not hasten with the Reading (Qur'an) before its revelation is accomplished to thee, and say, `my Lord, increase me in knowledge.'(114)
  115. And of course We made covenant with Adam before, but he forgot, and We did not find any constancy in him.(115)
  116. And when We said to the angels, `prostrate yourselves before Adam,' they prostrated themselves except Iblis; he refused.(116)
  117. Then We said, `O Adam, this is an enemy to thee and thy wife, so let him not expel you from the garden, for then thou shalt be in distress.(117)
  118. Here it is given to thee neither to go hungry nor naked,(118)
  119. and here thou neither goest thirsty nor sufferest sun.'(119)
  120. Then the Devil whispered to him; he said, `O Adam, shall I point thee to the Tree of Eternity and a Kingdom that shall not decay?'(120)
  121. So they ate of it, and their shameful parts were apparent to them, and they took to stitching on them the leaves of the garden. And Adam disobeyed his Lord and was perverse.(121)
  122. Yet his Lord chose him, and turned to him and guided him.(122)
  123. He said, `get you both down from here together, as enemy to one another; and guidance will come to you from Me, then whoso follows My guidance will not go astray, nor will he be in distress.(123)
  124. And whoso turns away from My Admonition, his shall be a straitened life, and We shall raise him blind on the Day of Resurrection.'(124)
  125. He will say, `my Lord, why hast thou raised me blind, when I was a seeing man?'(125)
  126. He will say. `even so Our signs came to thee but thou didst forget them, and today, thou art also forgotten.'(126)
  127. And so We recompense him who exceeds limits and does not believe in the signs of his Lord; and surely the Punishment of the Hereafter is more terrible and more lasting.(127)
  128. Does it not guide them, how many generations we destroyed before them in whose dwelling places they walk? Surely in that are Signs for men possessing reason.(128)
  129. And had not a Word gone forth from thy Lord and a term stated, it had been materialised.(129)
  130. So be thou paient on what they say, and celebrate the praise of thy Lord before the rising of the sun and before its setting; and celebrate it during hours of the night and at the ends of the day, that thou mayest be pleased.(130)
  131. And stretch not thy eyes to the flowers of the present life that We have given to some groups among them, that We may thereby try them, for the provision of thy Lord is better and more lasting.(131)
  132. And enjoin Prayer on thy people and be thou steadfast on it; We do not ask of thee any provision; We Ourselves provide thee; and the ultimate end is for the godfearing.(132)
  133. And they say, `why does he not bring us a Sign from his Lord?' But has there not come to them a clear evidence of what is in the former Scrolls?(133)
  134. And if We had destroyed them with a punishment aforetime, they would have said, `our Lord, why hast Thou not sent us a Messenger so that we might have followed Thy signs before we were humiliated and disgraced?'(134)
  135. Say, `everyone is waiting, so wait; and you shall soon know as to who are the people of the even path, and who is guided.'(135)
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