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Revealed At Mecca, Verses: 88 In the name of Allah, The Merciful, The All-merciful
     
  1. Ta Sin Mim (T.S.M).(1)
  2. These are the Signs of the Manifest Book.(2)
  3. We recite to thee something of the tale of Moses and Pharaoh with truth, for a people who believe.(3)
  4. Pharaoh exalted himself in the land and turned its people into sects, oppressing a group of them, slaughtering their sons and letting their women live; he was surely of those who create disorder.(4)
  5. And We desired to be gracious to those who were oppressed in the land, and to make them the leaders, and to make them the inheritors,(5)
  6. and to establish them in the land, and to show Pharaoh and Haman and their hosts what they were dreading from them.(6)
  7. And We revealed to Moses' mother, `suckle him; then when thou fearest for him, cast him into the river, and have no fear, nor grieve; We shall return him to thee and shall appoint him one of the Envoys.'(7)
  8. Then the Pharaoh's folk picked him out that he might be an enemy and a grief to them; surely Pharaoh and Haman and their hosts were at fault.(8)
  9. And Pharaoh's wife said, he will be a comfort to me and to thee; do not kill him; he may profit us or we may take him for a son,' and they were not appreciating (the danger).(9)
  10. And the heart of Moses' mother became empty; she would have disclosed him, had We not strengthened her heart that she might be among the believers.(10)
  11. And she said to his sister, `follow him'; and she watched him from afar, while they appreciated not.(11)
  12. And We had forbidden to him suckling by foster-mothers aforetime, so she said, `shall I direct you to the people of a household who will take charge of him for you, and they will be his well-wishers!'(12)
  13. So We returned him to his mother, that she might be comforted and should not grieve, and that she should know that God's promise is true, though most of the them did not know.(13)
  14. And when he reached his maturity and became a perfect man, We gave him judgement and knowledge; and so do We recompense the good-doers.(14)
  15. And he entered the city, at a time when its people were unheeding; he found there two men fighting together __ this one of his sect and that one of his enemies; then he who was of his sect called him for help against the one who was of his enemies; and Moses struck him with his fist and caused him to die. He said, `this is a doing of the Devil; surely he is an enemy manifestly misleading.'(15)
  16. He said, `my Lord, I have wronged myself, so forgive me'; and He forgave him; surely He is the Forgiving, the Merciful.(16)
  17. He said, `my Lord, because Thou hast blessed me, I shall never be a supporter of the sinners.'(17)
  18. And he came to the city fearing and watching; then lo, he, who had called him for help the day before,. cried out to him for help; Moses said to him, `thou art a clear perverse.'(18)
  19. But when he intended to lay hold on him, who was an enemy to them both, he said, `O Moses, dost thou intend to kill me, as thou killedest a person yesterday? Thou only desirest to be a tyrant in the land, and thou dost not desire to be one of the reformers'.(19)
  20. And there came a man running from the farthest end of the city; he said, `O Moses, the chiefs are counselling regarding thee to kill thee, so go forth; I am one of thy well-wishers'.(20)
  21. So he went forth from there, fearing and watching; he said, `my Lord, save me from the wrongdoing people'.(21)
  22. And when he turned his face towards Midian, he said, `it may be that my Lord will guide me to the even way.'(22)
  23. And when he arrived at the waters of Midian, he found there a community of men drawing water and he found, apart from them, two women holding back (their flocks); he said, `what is the matter with you?' They said, `we do not draw water until the shepherds depart, and our father is a very old man.'(23)
  24. So he drew water for them, then turned to the shade and said, `my Lord, `I am in need of whatever good Thou mayest have sent down to me'.(24)
  25. Then, came one of the two (women), walking modestly to him; she said, `my father calls thee to recompense thee with the wage of thy drawing water for us. So when he came to him and related to him the story, he said, `be not afraid; thou hast escaped from the wrong-doing people'.(25)
  26. One of the two (women) said, `father, take him in service; surely the best man that thou shouldst take in service is the one strong and trust-worthy.'(26)
  27. He said, `I desire to marry one of these my two daughters to thee on condition that thou servest me for eight years; and if thou completest ten, that shall be of thy own accord; and I do not desire to press hard on thee; thou shalt find me, if God will, of the righteous.'(27)
  28. He said, `that stands between me and thee; whichever of the two terms I fulfil, it shall not be injustice on my part; and God is care-taker of what we say'.(28)
  29. So when Moses completed the term and departed with his family, he perceived a fire on the side of the Mount; he said to his family, `wait, I perceive a fire; I may bring you from there some news or a brand of fire that you may warm yourselves'.(29)
  30. And when he came to it, he was called from the right side of the valley, in the blessed spot, out of the tree, `O Moses, I am God, the Lord of the world.(30)
  31. And cast thou thy staff'. Then when he saw it moving as if it was a serpent, he turned back retreating and would not look back. `O Moses, come forward and be not afraid; thou art among the secured.(31)
  32. Insert thy hand in thy bosom, it will come forth white without fault; and press to thee thy arm to be out of fear; now these shall be two proofs from thy Lord for Pharaoh and his chiefs; they are surely a transgressing people.'(32)
  33. He said, `my Lord, I have killed a person of theirs, so I fear that they will kill me.(33)
  34. And my brother Aaron is more eloquent in speech than I; so send him with me as a helper to confirm me; I fear that they will give lies to me'.(34)
  35. He said, `We will strengthen thy arm with thy brother, and We will give you such an authority that they shall not reach you; because of Our signs you and those who follow you shall be the victors.'(35)
  36. So when Moses came to them with Our Clear Signs, they said, 'It is only a forged sorcery, and we never heard of this among our ancient fathers.'(36)
  37. Moses said, `my Lord very well knows him who comes with the guidance from Him and who shall have the end-result of the House; surely the wrongdoers do not prosper.'(37)
  38. And Pharaoh said, `O chiefs, I have no knowledge of any god for you other than me; so, `O Haman, kindle for me a fire on the clay and make for me a tower that I may mount up to Moses' god, for I do guess him to be of the liars.'(38)
  39. And he and his hosts showed arrogance in the land without right, and thought that they would not be returned to Us.(39)
  40. So We seized him and his hosts, and cast them in the flood; then see how was the end of the wrong-doers.(40)
  41. And We had made them leaders that call to the Fire; and, on the Day of Resurrection, they shall not be helped.(41)
  42. And We pursued them with curse in this world; and, on the Day of Resurrection, they shall be among the hated.(42)
  43. And We gave Moses the Book, after that We had destroyed the former generations, to serve as evidences and a guidance and a mercy for men, that they may remember.(43)
  44. And thou wast not on the western side when We decreed to Moses the Commandment, nor wast thou among the witnesses;(44)
  45. but We raised up generations and long time has passed over them. And thou wast not a dweller among the people of Midian reciting to them Our signs, but We sent the Messengers.(45)
  46. And thou wast not on the side of the Mount when We called; but for a mercy from thy Lord that thou mayest warn a people to whom no warner came before thee, and that they may remember.(46)
  47. For, otherwise, if an affliction befell them for what their hands have forwarded, they might say, `our Lord, why didst Thou not send a Messenger to us that we might have followed Thy signs and be among the Believers.'(47)
  48. Yet when the truth came to them from Us, they said, `why has he not been given the like of what Moses was given?' But did they not disbelieve in what Moses was given before? They said, `they are two sorceries, mutuallly supporting'; and they said, `we disbelieve in each.'(48)
  49. Say thou, `bring a Book from God that is a better guide than these two, if you are truthful, and I will follow it.(49)
  50. Then, if they do not answer thee, know that they are only following their caprices; and who is further astray than he who follows his caprice without guidance from God? Surely God does not guide the wrong-doing people.(50)
  51. Now We have made the Word to reach them, that they may pay heed.(51)
  52. Those, to whom We gave the Book before it, believe in it.(52)
  53. And when it is recited to them, they say, `we believe in it; it is the truth from our Lord; in fact we had surrendered even before it'.(53)
  54. Those shall be given their wage twice over, for they remained steadfast, and they avert evil with good, and expend of that We have provided them.(54)
  55. And when they hear idle nonsense, they turn aside from it, and say, `for us are our deeds and for you your deeds; peace be upon you; we do not seek the ignorant.'(55)
  56. Thou guidest not whom thou likest, but God guidest whom He wills, and He very well knows those that are guided.(56)
  57. And they say, `if we follow the guidance along with thee, we shall be snatched from our land'. But have We not established a secure sanctuary for them to which fruits of everything are drawn as a provision from Us, but most of them know not?(57)
  58. And how may a city, that exulted in their insolent ease, We have destroyed; now, these are their habitations that have not been inhabited after them but little; and Ourselves are the inheritors.(58)
  59. And thy Lord was not such as would destroy the cities until He raised a Messenger in their mother-city to recite Our signs to them; and We were not such as would destroy the cities except that their people were wrong-doers.(59)
  60. And whatever things you are given are goods of the present life and its adornment, and what is with God is better and more lasting; will you not understand?(60)
  61. Is then he to whom We have given a good promise, and he shall be receiving it, like him whom We have given the goods of the present life, but, on the Day of Resurrecion, he shall be among those, that are arraigned.(61)
  62. And on the day when He shall call to them, He shall say, `where are those whom you asserted to be My associates?'(62)
  63. Those, against whom the Word is proved true, will say, `our Lord, these are the ones whom we perverted; we perverted them, as we ourselves were perverted; we declare our innocence to Thee; us they never served'.(63)
  64. And it shall be said, `call on your associate-gods, and they will call on them, but they shall not answer them, and they will see the punishment; would that they had been guided!(64)
  65. And on the day He shall call to them, He shall say, `what answer did you give to the Envoys?'(65)
  66. On that day, the news will be hidden from them, so they will not ask one another.(66)
  67. But as for him who repents, and believes, and acts right, may be, he shall be among those who prosper.(67)
  68. And thy Lord creates and chooses whatever He will; it is not theirs to choose; Holy be God, and High Exalted above that they associate.(68)
  69. And thy Lord knows what their breasts conceal, and what they make public.(69)
  70. And He is God; there is no god but He; His is the praise in the First (world) and the Last, and His is the Judgement, and to Him you shall be returned.(70)
  71. Say, `have you considered, if God should make the night perpetual over you till the Day of Resurrection, what god other than God shall bring you illumination? Will you not then hear?'(71)
  72. Say, `have you considered, if God should make the day perpetual over you till the Day of Resurrection, what god other than God will bring you night to have rest in it? Will you not then see?'(72)
  73. And it is of His mercy that He has made for you night and day, that you take rest in it and seek after His bounty, and that you may give thanks.(73)
  74. And on the day He shall call to them, He shall say, `where are My associates that you asserted?'(74)
  75. And We shall draw out from every community a witness and We shall say, `bring your proof.' Then they will know that the truth is God's and what they forged has gone astray from them.(75)
  76. Korah was of the people of Moses, yet he was insolent to them; and We had given him such treasures that even their keys would weigh down a strong troop. When his people said to him, `do not exult; God does not like the exultant.(76)
  77. But seek the Last House in what God has given thee, and forget not thy share of the world, and do good as God has been good to thee; but do not seek after disorder in the land; God does not like those who create disorder.'(77)
  78. He said, `I have been given this only because of knowledge that I possess.' What, did he not know that God had destroyed before him many a generation that were stronger than he in might, and more abundant in amassing (wealth)? And the sinners are not questioned about their offences.(78)
  79. And he went forth before his people in his adornment. Those who desired the life of this world said, `would that we had the like of what Korah has been given; he is a man of mighty fortune.'(79)
  80. But those who had been given the knowledge said, `woe to you; the reward of God is better for him who believes and acts right, yet only the steadfast receive it.'(80)
  81. Then We made the earth to swallow him and his house, and he had no host, apart from God, that could help him, nor could he defend himself.(81)
  82. And those who had longed to be in his place, the day before, were saying `ah, God outspreads and straitens His provision to whom He will of His servants; if God had not been gracious to us, He would have made us to be swallowed too. Ah, the unbelievers do not prosper.'(82)
  83. That is the Last House, which We make for those who do not desire elation in the earth nor disorder; and the end-result is for the godfearing.(83)
  84. Whoso brings a good deed shall have better than it, and whoso brings an evil deed __ those who do evil deeds shall not be recompensed but for what they have been doing.(84)
  85. He who has ordained the Recitation (the Quran) upon thee will surely restore thee to a place of return. Say, `my Lord very well knows as to who has come with the guidance, and who is clearly astray.'(85)
  86. And thou didst not hope that the Book would be granted to thee, but it is a mercy from thy Lord; so be thou not a supporter of the unbelievers.(86)
  87. And let them not bar thee from the signs of God, after they have been sent down to thee, and call to thy Lord, and be thou not of the idolaters.(87)
  88. And call not upon another god with God; there is no god but He; all things are to perish except His Person; His is the Judgement, and to Him shall you be returned.(88)
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