are the verses of the clear Book.
recite to you from the news of Moses and Pharaoh in truth for a people who
Pharaoh exalted himself in the land and made its people into factions,
oppressing a sector among them, slaughtering their [newborn] sons and keeping
their females alive. Indeed, he was of the corrupters.
We wanted to confer favor upon those who were oppressed in the land and make
them leaders and make them inheritors
establish them in the land and show Pharaoh and [his minister] Hāmān and their
soldiers through them that which they had feared.
We inspired to the mother of Moses, “Suckle him; but when you fear for him,
cast him into the river and do not fear and do not grieve. Indeed, We will
return him to you and will make him [one] of the messengers.”
the family of Pharaoh picked him up [out of the river] so that he would become
to them an enemy and a [cause of] grief. Indeed, Pharaoh and Hāmān and their
soldiers were deliberate sinners.
the wife of Pharaoh said, “[He will be] a comfort of the eye for me and for
you. Do not kill him; perhaps he may benefit us, or we may adopt him as a son.”
And they perceived not.
10. And the heart
of Moses’ mother became empty [of all else]. She was about to disclose [the matter
concerning] him had We not bound fast her heart that she would be of the
11. And she said
to his sister, “Follow him”; so she watched him from a distance while they
12. And We had
prevented from him [all] wet nurses before, so she said, “Shall I direct you to
a household that will be responsible for him for you while they are to him [for
his upbringing] sincere?”
13. So We
restored him to his mother that she might be content and not grieve and that
she would know that the promise of Allāh is
true. But most of the people do not know.
14. And when he
attained his full strength and was [mentally] mature, We bestowed upon him
judgement and knowledge. And thus do We reward the doers of good.
15. And he
entered the city at a time of inattention by its people and found therein two
men fighting: one from his faction and one from among his enemy. And the one
from his faction called for help to him against the one from his enemy, so
Moses struck him and [unintentionally] killed him. [Moses] said, “This is from
the work of Satan. Indeed, he is a manifest, misleading enemy.”
16. He said, “My
Lord, indeed I have wronged myself, so forgive me,” and He forgave him. Indeed,
He is the Forgiving, the Merciful.
17. He said, “My
Lord, for the favor You bestowed upon me, I will never be an assistant to the
18. And he became
inside the city fearful and anticipating [exposure], when suddenly the one who
sought his help the previous day cried out to him [once again]. Moses said to
him, “Indeed, you are an evident, [persistent] deviator.”
19. And when he
wanted to strike the one who was an enemy to both of them, he said, “O Moses,
do you intend to kill me as you killed someone yesterday? You only want to be a tyrant in the
land and do not want to be of the amenders.”
20. And a man
came from the farthest end of the city, running. He said, “O Moses, indeed the
eminent ones are conferring over you [intending] to kill you, so leave [the
city]; indeed, I am to you of the sincere advisors.”
21. So he left
it, fearful and anticipating [apprehension]. He said, “My Lord, save me from
the wrongdoing people.”
22. And when he
directed himself toward Madyan, he said, “Perhaps my Lord will guide me to the
23. And when he
came to the well of Madyan, he found there a crowd of people watering [their
flocks], and he found aside from them two women driving back [their flocks]. He
said, “What is your circumstance?” They said, “We do not water until the
shepherds dispatch [their flocks]; and our father is an old man.”
24. So he watered
[their flocks] for them; then he went back to the shade and said, “My Lord,
indeed I am, for whatever good You would send down to me, in need.”
25. Then one of
the two women came to him walking with shyness. She said, “Indeed, my father
invites you that he may reward you for having watered for us.” So when he came
to him and related to him the story, he said, “Fear not. You have escaped from
the wrongdoing people.”
26. One of the
women said, “O my father, hire him. Indeed, the best one you can hire is the
strong and the trustworthy.”
27. He said,
“Indeed, I wish to wed you one of these, my two daughters, on [the condition]
that you serve me for eight years; but if you complete ten, it will be [as a
favor] from you. And I do not wish to put you in difficulty. You will find me,
if Allāh wills, from among the righteous.”
28. [Moses] said,
“That is [established] between me and you. Whichever of the two terms I
complete – there is no injustice to me, and Allāh,
over what we say, is Witness.”
29. And when
Moses had completed the term and was traveling with his family, he perceived
from the direction of the mount a fire. He said to his family, “Stay here;
indeed, I have perceived a fire. Perhaps I will bring you from there [some]
information or burning wood from the fire that you may warm yourselves.”
30. But when he
came to it, he was called from the right side of the valley in a blessed spot –
from the tree, “O Moses, indeed I am Allāh,
Lord of the worlds.”
31. And [he was
told], “Throw down your staff.” But when he saw it writhing as if it was a
snake, he turned in flight and did not return. [Allāh
said], “O Moses, approach and fear not. Indeed, you are of the secure.
32. Insert your
hand into the opening of your garment; it will come out white, without disease.
And draw in your arm close to you [as prevention] from fear, for those are two
proofs from your Lord to Pharaoh and his establishment. Indeed, they have been
a people defiantly disobedient.”
33. He said, “My
Lord, indeed, I killed from among them someone, and I fear they will kill me.
34. And my
brother Aaron is more fluent than me in tongue, so send him with me as support,
verifying me. Indeed, I fear that they will deny me.”
35. [Allāh] said, “We will strengthen your arm through
your brother and grant you both supremacy so they will not reach you. [It will
be] through Our signs; you and those who follow you will be the predominant.”
36. But when
Moses came to them with Our signs as clear evidences, they said, “This is not
except invented magic, and we have not heard of this [religion] among our
37. And Moses
said, “My Lord is more knowing [than we or you] of who has come with guidance
from Him and to whom will be succession in the home. Indeed, wrongdoers do not
38. And Pharaoh
said, “O eminent ones, I have not known you to have a god other than me. Then
ignite for me, O Hāmān, [a fire] upon the clay and make for me a tower that I
may look at the God of Moses. And indeed, I do think he is among the liars.”
39. And he was
arrogant, he and his soldiers, in the land, without right, and they thought
that they would not be returned to Us.
40. So We took
him and his soldiers and threw them into the sea. So see how was the end of the
41. And We made
them leaders inviting to the Fire, and on the Day of Resurrection they will not
42. And We caused
to overtake them in this world a curse, and on the Day of Resurrection they
will be of the despised.
43. And We gave
Moses the Scripture, after We had destroyed the former generations, as
enlightenment for the people and guidance and mercy that they might be reminded.
44. And you, [O
Muúammad], were not on the western side [of the mount] when We revealed to
Moses the command, and you were not among the witnesses [to that].
45. But We
produced [many] generations [after Moses], and prolonged was their duration. And
you were not a resident among the people of Madyan, reciting to them Our
verses, but We were senders [of this message].
46. And you were
not at the side of the mount when We called [Moses] but [were sent] as a mercy
from your Lord to warn a people to whom no warner had come before you that they
might be reminded.
47. And if not
that a disaster should strike them for what their hands put forth [of sins] and
they would say, “Our Lord, why did You not send us a messenger so we could have
followed Your verses and been among the believers?”…
48. But when the
truth came to them from Us, they said, “Why was he not given like that which
was given to Moses?” Did they not disbelieve in that which was given to Moses
before? They said, “[They are but] two works of magic supporting each other,
and indeed we are, in both, disbelievers.”
49. Say, “Then
bring a scripture from Allāh which is more
guiding than either of them that I may follow it, if you should be truthful.”
50. But if they
do not respond to you – then know that they only follow their [own] desires.
And who is more astray than one who follows his desire without guidance from Allāh? Indeed, Allāh
does not guide the wrongdoing people.
51. And We have
[repeatedly] conveyed to them the Qur’ān that they might be reminded.
52. Those to whom
We gave the Scripture before it – they are believers in it.
53. And when it
is recited to them, they say, “We have believed in it; indeed, it is the truth
from our Lord. Indeed we were, [even] before it, Muslims [submitting to Allāh].”
54. Those will be
given their reward twice for what they patiently endured and [because] they
avert evil through good, and from what We have provided them they spend.
55. And when they
hear ill speech, they turn away from it and say, “For us are our deeds, and for
you are your deeds. Peace will be upon you; we seek not the ignorant.”
56. Indeed, [O
Muúammad], you do not guide whom you like, but Allāh
guides whom He wills. And He is most knowing of the [rightly] guided.
57. And they say,
“If we were to follow the guidance with you, we would be swept from our land.”
Have we not established for them a safe sanctuary to which are brought the
fruits of all things as provision from Us? But most of them do not know.
58. And how many
a city have We destroyed that was insolent in its [way of] living, and those
are their dwellings which have not been inhabited after them except briefly.
And it is We who were the inheritors.
59. And never
would your Lord have destroyed the cities until He had sent to their mother a
messenger reciting to them Our verses. And We would not destroy the cities
except while their people were wrongdoers.
60. And whatever
thing you [people] have been given – it is [only for] the enjoyment of worldly
life and its adornment. And what is with Allāh
is better and more lasting; so will you not use reason?
61. Then is he
whom We have promised a good promise which he will obtain like he for whom We
provided enjoyment of worldly life [but] then he is, on the Day of
Resurrection, among those presented [for punishment in Hell]?
62. And [warn of]
the Day He will call them and say, “Where are My ‘partners’ which you used to
63. Those upon
whom the word will have come into effect will say, “Our Lord, these are the
ones we led to error. We led them to error just as we were in error. We declare
our disassociation [from them] to You. They did not used to worship us.”
64. And it will
be said, “Invoke your ‘partners’ ” and they will invoke them; but they will not
respond to them, and they will see the punishment. If only they had followed
65. And [mention]
the Day He will call them and say, “What did you answer the messengers?”
66. But the
information will be unapparent to them that Day, so they will not [be able to]
ask one another.
67. But as for
one who had repented, believed, and done righteousness, it is promised by Allāh that he will be among the successful.
68. And your Lord
creates what He wills and chooses; not for them was the choice. Exalted is Allāh and high above what they associate with Him.
69. And your Lord
knows what their breasts conceal and what they declare.
70. And He is Allāh; there is no deity except Him. To Him is [due
all] praise in the first [life] and the Hereafter. And His is the [final]
decision, and to Him you will be returned.
71. Say, “Have
you considered: if Allāh should make for you
the night continuous until the Day of Resurrection, what deity other than Allāh could bring you light? Then will you not hear?”
72. Say, “Have
you considered: if Allāh should make for you
the day continuous until the Day of Resurrection, what deity other than Allāh could bring you a night in which you may rest?
Then will you not see?”
73. And out of
His mercy He made for you the night and the day that you may rest therein and
[by day] seek from His bounty and [that] perhaps you will be grateful.
74. And [warn of]
the Day He will call them and say, “Where are my ‘partners’ which you used to
75. And We will
extract from every nation a witness and say, “Produce your proof,” and they
will know that the truth belongs to Allāh, and
lost from them is that which they used to invent.
76. Indeed, Qārūn
was from the people of Moses, but he tyrannized them. And We gave him of
treasures whose keys would burden a band of strong men; thereupon his people
said to him, “Do not exult. Indeed, Allāh does
not like the exultant.
77. But seek,
through that which Allāh has given you, the
home of the Hereafter; and [yet], do not forget your share of the world. And do
good as Allāh has done good to you. And desire
not corruption in the land. Indeed, Allāh does
not like corrupters.”
78. He said, “I
was only given it because of knowledge I have.” Did he not know that Allāh had destroyed before him of generations those
who were greater than him in power and greater in accumulation [of wealth]? But
the criminals, about their sins, will not be asked.
79. So he came
out before his people in his adornment. Those who desired the worldly life
said, “Oh, would that we had like what was given to Qārūn. Indeed, he is one of
80. But those who
had been given knowledge said, “Woe to you! The reward of Allāh is better for he who believes and does
righteousness. And none are granted it except the patient.”
81. And We caused
the earth to swallow him and his home. And there was for him no company to aid
him other than Allāh, nor was he of those who
[could] defend themselves.
82. And those who
had wished for his position the previous day began to say, “Oh, how Allāh extends provision to whom He wills of His
servants and restricts it! If not that Allāh
had conferred favor on us, He would have caused it to swallow us. Oh, how the
disbelievers do not succeed!”
83. That home of
the Hereafter We assign to those who do not desire exaltedness upon the earth
or corruption. And the [best] outcome is for the righteous.
84. Whoever comes
[on the Day of Judgement] with a good deed will have better than it; and
whoever comes with an evil deed – then those who did evil deeds will not be
recompensed except [as much as] what they used to do.
85. Indeed, [O
Muúammad], He who imposed upon you the Qur’ān will take you back to a place of
return. Say, “My Lord is most knowing of who brings guidance and who is in
86. And you were
not expecting that the Book would be conveyed to you, but [it is] a mercy from
your Lord. So do not be an assistant to the disbelievers.
87. And never let
them avert you from the verses of Allāh after
they have been revealed to you. And invite [people] to your Lord. And never be
of those who associate others with Allāh.
88. And do not
invoke with Allāh another deity. There is no
deity except Him. Everything will be destroyed except His Face. His is the
judgement, and to Him you will be returned.