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Revealed before the
Hijrah. This chapter has 135 verses.
In the Name of Allah,
Most Gracious, Most Merciful.
2. We have
not sent down the Qurán to thee to be (an occasion) for thy distress,
only as an admonition to those who fear (Allah),-
revelation from Him Who created the earth and the heavens on high.
Most Gracious is firmly established on the Throne.
6. To Him
belongs what is in the heavens and on earth, and all between them, and all
beneath the soil.
7. If thou
pronounce the word aloud, (it is no matter): for verily He knoweth what is
secret and what is yet more hidden.
there is no god but He! To Him belong the most Beautiful Names.
9. Has the
story of Moses reached thee?
Behold, he saw a fire: So he said to his family, "Tarry ye; I perceive a
fire; perhaps I can bring you some burning brand therefrom, or find some
guidance at the fire."
when he came to the fire, he was called: "O Moses!
I am thy Lord! therefore put off thy shoes: thou art in the sacred valley Tuwá.
"I have chosen thee: listen, then, to the inspiration (given to thee).
"Verily, I am Allah. There is no god but I: So serve thou Me (only), and
establish regular prayer for My remembrance.
"Verily the Hour is coming - I have almost kept it hidden - for every soul
to receive its reward by the measure of its Endeavor.
"Therefore let not such as believe not therein but follow their own lusts,
divert thee therefrom, lest thou perish!"..
"And what is that in thy right hand, O Moses?"
said, "It is my rod: on it I lean; with it I beat down fodder for my
flocks; and in it I find other uses."
(Allah) said, "Throw it, O Moses!"
threw it, and behold! It was a snake, active in motion.
(Allah) said, "Seize it, and fear not: We shall return it at once to its
"Now draw thy hand close to thy side: It shall come forth white (and
shining), without harm (or stain),- as another Sign,-
"In order that We may show thee (two) of Our Greater Signs.
"Go thou to Pharaoh, for he has indeed transgressed all bounds."
(Moses) said: "O my Lord! expand me my breast;
"Ease my task for me;
"And remove the impediment from my speech,
"So they may understand what I say:
"And give me a Minister from my family,
"Aaron, my brother;
"Add to my strength through him,
"And make him share my task:
"That we may celebrate Thy praise without stint,
"And remember Thee without stint:
"For Thou art over seeing us."
(Allah) said: "Granted is thy prayer, O Moses!"
"And indeed We conferred a favor on thee another time (before).
"Behold! We sent to thy mother, by inspiration, the message:
'Throw (the child) into the chest, and throw (the chest) into the river: the
river will cast him up on the bank, and he will be taken up by one who is an
enemy to Me and an enemy to him': But I endued thee with love from Me: and
(this) in order that thou mayest be reared under Mine eye.
"Behold! thy sister goeth forth and saith, 'Shall I show you one who will
nurse and rear the (child)?' So We brought thee back to thy mother, that her
eye might be cooled and she should not grieve. Then thou didst slay a man, but
We saved thee from trouble, and We tried thee in various ways. Then didst thou
tarry a number of years with the people of Midian. Then didst thou come hither
as ordained, O Moses!
I have prepared thee for Myself (for service)"...
"Go, thou and thy brother, with My Signs, and slacken not, either of you,
in keeping Me in remembrance.
"Go, both of you, to Pharaoh, for he has indeed transgressed all bounds;
"But speak to him mildly; perchance he may take warning or fear
(Moses and Aaron) said: "Our Lord! We fear lest he hasten with insolence
against us, or lest he transgress all bounds."
said: "Fear not: for I am with you: I hear and see (everything).
"So go ye both to him, and say, 'Verily we are messengers sent by thy
Lord: Send forth, therefore, the Children of Israel with us, and afflict them
not: with a Sign, indeed, have we come from thy Lord! and peace to all who
'Verily it has been revealed to us that the Chastisement (awaits) those who
reject and turn away.' "
this message was delivered), (Pharaoh) said: "Who, then, O Moses, is the
Lord of you two?"
said: "Our Lord is He Who gave to each (created) thing its form, then gave