Published on 12 Feb 2011 | over 6 years ago
Surah 20 - TA HA
020.002 We have not sent down the Qur'an to thee to be (an occasion) for thy distress,
020.003 But only as an admonition to those who fear (God),-
020.004 A revelation from Him Who created the earth and the heavens on high.
020.005 (God) Most Gracious is firmly established on the throne (of authority).
020.006 To Him belongs what is in the heavens and on earth, and all between them, and all beneath the soil.
020.007 If thou pronounce the word aloud, (it is no matter): for verily He knoweth what is secret and what is yet more hidden.
020.008 God! there is no god but He! To Him belong the most Beautiful Names.
020.009 Has the story of Moses reached thee?
020.010 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."
020.011 But when he came to the fire, a voice was heard: "O Moses!
020.012 "Verily I am thy Lord! therefore (in My presence) put off thy shoes: thou art in the sacred valley Tuwa.
020.013 "I have chosen thee: listen, then, to the inspiration (sent to thee).
020.014 "Verily, I am God: There is no god but I: So serve thou Me (only), and establish regular prayer for celebrating My praise.
020.015 "Verily the Hour is coming - My design is to keep it hidden - for every soul to receive its reward by the measure of its Endeavour.
020.016 "Therefore let not such as believe not therein but follow their own lusts, divert thee therefrom, lest thou perish!"..
020.017 "And what is that in thy right hand, O Moses?"
020.018 He 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."
020.019 (God) said, "Throw it, O Moses!"
020.020 He threw it, and behold! It was a snake, active in motion.
020.021 (God) said, "Seize it, and fear not: We shall return it at once to its former condition"..
020.022 "Now draw thy hand close to thy side: It shall come forth white (and shining), without harm (or stain),- as another Sign,-
020.023 "In order that We may show thee (two) of our Greater Signs.
020.024 "Go thou to Pharaoh, for he has indeed transgressed all bounds."
020.025 (Moses) said: "O my Lord! expand me my breast;
020.026 "Ease my task for me;
020.027 "And remove the impediment from my speech,
020.028 "So they may understand what I say:
020.029 "And give me a Minister from my family,
020.030 "Aaron, my brother;
020.031 "Add to my strength through him,
020.032 "And make him share my task:
020.033 "That we may celebrate Thy praise without stint,
020.034 "And remember Thee without stint:
020.035 "For Thou art He that (ever) regardeth us."
020.036 (God) said: "Granted is thy prayer, O Moses!"
020.037 "And indeed We conferred a favour on thee another time (before).
020.038 "Behold! We sent to thy mother, by inspiration, the message:
020.039 "'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 cast (the garment of) love over thee from Me: and (this) in order that thou mayest be reared under Mine eye.
020.040 "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!
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