Total Verses: 135
Revealed At: MAKKA
We have not sent down the Qur'an to thee to be (an occasion)
for thy distress,
We have not revealed unto thee (Muhammad) this Qur'an that
thou shouldst be distressed,
We have not revealed the Quran to you that you may be
But only as an admonition to those who fear (Allah),-
But as a reminder unto him who feareth,
Nay, it is a reminder to him who fears:
A revelation from Him Who created the earth and the heavens on
A revelation from Him Who created the earth and the high
A revelation from Him Who created the earth and the high
(Allah) Most Gracious is firmly established on the throne (of
The Beneficent One, Who is established on the Throne.
The Beneficent Allah is firm in power.
To Him belongs what is in the heavens and on earth, and all
between them, and all beneath the soil.
Unto Him belongeth whatsoever is in the heavens and whatsoever
is in the earth, and whatsoever is between them, and whatsoever is beneath
His is what is in the heavens and what is in the earth and
what is between them two and what is beneath the ground.
If thou pronounce the word aloud, (it is no matter): for
verily He knoweth what is secret and what is yet more hidden.
And if thou speakest aloud, then lo! He knoweth the secret
(thought) and (that which is yet) more hidden.
And if you utter the saying aloud, then surely He knows the
secret, and what is yet more hidden.
Allah! there is no god but He! To Him belong the most Beautiful
Allah! There is no Allah save Him. His are the most beautiful
Allah-- there is no god but He; His are the very best names.
Has the story of Moses reached thee?
Hath there come unto thee the story of Moses?
And has the story of Musa come to you?
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 saw a fire and said unto his folk: Lo! Wait! I see a
fire afar off. Peradventure I may bring you a brand therefrom or may find
guidance at the fire.
When he saw fire, he said to his family: Stop, for surely I
see a fire, haply I may bring to you therefrom a live coal or
guidance at the fire.
But when he came to the fire, a voice was heard: "O Moses!
And when he reached it, he was called by name: O Moses!
So when he came to it, a voice was uttered: O Musa:
"Verily I am thy Lord! therefore (in My presence) put off thy
shoes: thou art in the sacred valley Tuwa.
Lo! I, even I, am thy Lord, So take off thy shoes, for lo!
thou art in the holy valley of Tuwa.
Surely I am your Lord, therefore put off your shoes;
surely you are in the sacred valley, Tuwa,
"I have chosen thee: listen, then, to the inspiration (sent to
And I have chosen thee, so hearken unto that which is
And I have chosen you, so listen to what is revealed:
"Verily, I am Allah: There is no god but I: So serve thou Me
(only), and establish regular prayer for celebrating My praise.
Lo! I, even I, am Allah, There is no Allah save Me. So serve Me
and establish worship for My remembrance.
Surely I am Allah, there is no god but I, therefore serve
Me and keep up prayer for My remembrance:
"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.
Lo! the Hour is surely coming. But I will to keep it hidden,
that every soul may be rewarded for that which it striveth (to achieve).
Surely the hour is coming-- I am about to make it manifest-- so
that every soul may be rewarded as it strives:
"Therefore let not such as believe not therein but follow
their own lusts, divert thee therefrom, lest thou perish!"..
Therefor, let not him turn thee aside from (the thought of) it
who believeth not therein but followeth his own desire, lest thou perish.
Therefore let not him who believes not in it and follows his
low desires turn you away from it so that you should perish;
"And what is that in the right hand, O Moses?"
And what is that in thy right hand, O Moses?
And what is this in your right hand, O Musa!
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."
He said: This is my staff whereon I lean, and wherewith I bear
down branches for my sheep, and wherein I find other uses.
He said: This is my staff: I recline on it and I beat the
leaves with it to make them fall upon my sheep, and I have other
uses for it.
(Allah) said, "Throw it, O Moses!"
He said: Cast it down, O Moses!
He said: Cast it down, O Musa!
He threw it, and behold! It was a snake, active in motion.
So he cast it down, and lo! it was a serpent, gliding.
So he cast it down; and lo! it was a serpent running.
(Allah) said, "Seize it, and fear not: We shall return it at
once to its former condition"..
He said: Grasp it and fear not. We shall return it to its
He said: Take hold of it and fear not; We will restore it to
its former state:
"Now draw thy hand close to thy side: It shall come forth
white (and shining), without harm (or stain),- as another Sign,-
And thrust thy hand within thine armpit, it will come forth
white without hurt. (That will be) another token.
And press your hand to your side, it shall come out white
without evil: another sign:
"In order that We may show thee (two) of our Greater Signs.
That We may show thee (some) of Our greater portents,
That We may show you of Our greater signs:
"Go thou to Pharaoh, for he has indeed transgressed all
Go thou unto Pharaoh! Lo! he hath transgressed (the bounds).
Go to Firon, surely he has exceeded all limits.
(Moses) said: "O my Lord! expand me my breast;
(Moses) said: My Lord! relieve my mind
He said: O my Lord! Expand my breast for me,
"Ease my task for me;
And ease my task for me;
And make my affair easy to me,
"And remove the impediment from my speech,
And loose a knot from my tongue,
And loose the knot from my tongue,
"So they may understand what I say:
That they may understand my saying.
(That) they may understand my word;
"And give me a Minister from my family,
Appoint for me a henchman from my folk,
And give to me an aider from my family:
"Aaron, my brother;
Aaron, my brother.
Haroun, my brother,
"Add to my strength through him,
Confirm my strength with him
Strengthen my back by him,
"And make him share my task:
And let him share my task,
And associate him (with me) in my affair,
"That we may celebrate Thy praise without stint,
That we may glorify Thee much
So that we should glorify Thee much,
"And remember Thee without stint:
And much remember Thee.
And remember Thee oft.
"For Thou art He that (ever) regardeth us."
Lo! Thou art ever Seeing us.
Surely, Thou art seeing us.
(Allah) said: "Granted is thy prayer, O Moses!"
He said: Thou art granted thy request, O Moses.
He said: You are indeed granted your petition, O Musa
"And indeed We conferred a favour on thee another time
And indeed, another time, already We have shown thee favour,
And certainly We bestowed on you a favor at another time;
"Behold! We sent to thy mother, by inspiration, the message:
When we inspired in thy mother that which is inspired,
When We revealed to your mother what was revealed;
"'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.
Saying: Throw him into the ark, and throw it into the river,
then the river shall throw it on to the bank, and there an enemy to Me and
an enemy to him shall take him. And I endued thee with love from Me that
thou mightest be trained according to My will,
Saying: Put him into a chest, then cast it down into the
river, then the river shall throw him on the shore; there shall
take him up one who is an enemy to Me and enemy to him, and I
cast down upon you love from Me, and that you might be brought up
before My eyes;
"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!
When thy sister went and said: Shall I show you one who will
nurse him? and we restored thee to thy mother that her eyes might be
refreshed and might not sorrow. And thou didst kill a man and We delivered
thee from great distress, and tried thee with a heavy trial. And thou didst
tarry years among the folk of Midian. Then camest thou (hither) by (My)
providence, O Moses,
When your sister went and said: Shall I direct you to one who
will take charge of him? So We brought you back to your mother,
that her eye might be cooled and she should not grieve and you
killed a man, then We delivered you from the grief, and We tried
you with (a severe) trying. Then you stayed for years among the
people of Madyan; then you came hither as ordained, O Musa.
"And I have prepared thee for Myself (for service)"..
And I have attached thee to Myself.
And I have chosen you for Myself:
"Go, thou and thy brother, with My Signs, and slacken not,
either of you, in keeping Me in remembrance.
Go, thou and thy brother, with My tokens, and be not faint in
remembrance of Me.
Go you and your brother with My communications and be not
remiss in remembering Me;
"Go, both of you, to Pharaoh, for he has indeed transgressed
Go, both of you, unto Pharaoh. Lo! he hath transgressed (the
Go both to Firon, surely he has become inordinate;
"But speak to him mildly; perchance he may take warning or
And speak unto him a gentle word, that peradventure he may
heed or fear.
Then speak to him a gentle word haply he may mind or fear.
They (Moses and Aaron) said: "Our Lord! We fear lest he hasten
with insolence against us, or lest he transgress all bounds."
They said: Our Lord! Lo! we fear that he may be beforehand
with us or that he may play the tyrant.
Both said: O our Lord! Surely we fear that he may hasten to
do evil to us or that he may become inordinate.
He said: "Fear not: for I am with you: I hear and see
He said: Fear not. Lo! I am with you twain, Hearing and
He said: Fear not, surely I am with you both: I do hear and
"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 follow guidance!
So go ye unto him and say: Lo! we are two messengers of thy
Lord. So let the children of Israel go with us, and torment them not. We
bring thee a token from thy Lord. And peace will be for him who followeth
So go you both to him and say: Surely we are two messengers of
your Lord; therefore send the children of Israel with us and do
not torment them! Indeed we have brought to you a communication
from your Lord, and peace is on him who follows the guidance;
"'Verily it has been revealed to us that the Penalty (awaits)
those who reject and turn away.'"
Lo! it hath been revealed unto us that the doom will be for
him who denieth and turneth away.
Surely it has been revealed to us that the chastisement will
surely come upon him who rejects and turns back.
(When this message was delivered), (Pharaoh) said: "Who, then,
O Moses, is the Lord of you two?"
(Pharaoh) said: Who then is the Lord of you twain, O Moses?
(Firon) said: And who is your Lord, O Musa?
He said: "Our Lord is He Who gave to each (created) thing its
form and nature, and further, gave (it) guidance."
He said: Our Lord is He Who gave unto everything its nature,
then guided it aright.
He said: Our Lord is He Who gave to everything its creation,
then guided it (to its goal).
(Pharaoh) said: "What then is the condition of previous
He said: What then is the state of the generations of old?
He said: Then what is the state of the former generations?
He replied: "The knowledge of that is with my Lord, duly
recorded: my Lord never errs, nor forgets,-
He said: The knowledge thereof is with my Lord in a Record. My
Lord neither erreth nor forgetteth,
He said: The knowledge thereof is with my Lord in a book, my
Lord errs not, nor does He forget;
"He Who has, made for you the earth like a carpet spread out;
has enabled you to go about therein by roads (and channels); and has sent
down water from the sky." With it have We produced diverse pairs of plants
each separate from the others.
Who hath appointed the earth as a bed and hath threaded roads
for you therein and hath sent down water from the sky and thereby We have
brought forth divers kinds of vegetation,
Who made the earth for you an expanse and made for you
therein paths and sent down water from the cloud; then thereby We
have brought forth many species of various herbs.
Eat (for yourselves) and pasture your cattle: verily, in this
are Signs for men endued with understanding.
(Saying): Eat ye and feed your cattle. Lo! herein verily are
portents for men of thought.
Eat and pasture your cattle; most surely there are signs in
this for those endowed with understanding.
From the (earth) did We create you, and into it shall We
return you, and from it shall We bring you out once again.
Thereof We created you, and thereunto We return you, and
thence We bring you forth a second time.
From it We created you and into it We shall send you back and
from it will We raise you a second time.
And We showed Pharaoh all Our Signs, but he did reject and
And We verily did show him all Our tokens, but he denied them
And truly We showed him Our signs, all of them, but he
rejected and refused.
He said: "Hast thou come to drive us out of our land with thy
magic, O Moses?
He said: Hast come to drive us out from our land by thy magic,
Said he: Have you come to us that you should turn us out of
our land by your magic, O Musa?
"But we can surely produce magic to match thine! So make a
tryst between us and thee, which we shall not fail to keep - neither we nor
thou - in a place where both shall have even chances."
But we surely can produce for thee magic the like thereof; so
appoint a tryst between us and you, which neither we nor thou shall fail to
keep, at a place convenient (to us both).
So we too will produce before you magic like it, therefore
make between us and you an appointment, which we should not
break, (neither) we nor you, (in) a central place.
Moses said: "Your tryst is the Day of the Festival, and let
the people be assembled when the sun is well up."
(Moses) said: Your tryst shall be the day of the feast, and
let the people assemble when the sun hath risen high.
(Musa) said: Your appointment is the day of the Festival and
let the people be gathered together in the early forenoon.
So Pharaoh withdrew: He concerted his plan, and then came
Then Pharaoh went and gathered his strength, then came (to the
So Firon turned his back and settled his plan, then came.
Moses said to him: Woe to you! Forge not ye a lie against Allah,
lest He destroy you (at once) utterly by chastisement: the forger must
Moses said unto them: Woe unto you! Invent not a lie against
Allah, lest He extirpate you by some punishment. He who lieth faileth
Musa said to them: Woe to you! do not forge a lie against
Allah, lest He destroy you by a punishment, and he who forges (a
lie) indeed fails to attain (his desire).
So they disputed, one with another, over their affair, but
they kept their talk secret.
Then they debated one with another what they must do, and they
kept their counsel secret.
So they disputed with one another about their affair and kept
the discourse secret.
They said: "These two are certainly (expert) magicians: their
object is to drive you out from your land with their magic, and to do away
with your most cherished institutions.
They said: Lo! these are two wizards who would drive you out
from your country by their magic, and destroy your best traditions;
They said: These are most surely two magicians who wish to
turn you out from your land by their magic and to take away your
"Therefore concert your plan, and then assemble in (serried)
ranks: He wins (all along) today who gains the upper hand."
So arrange your plan, and come in battle line. Whoso is
uppermost this day will be indeed successful.
Therefore settle your plan, then come standing in ranks and
he will prosper indeed this day who overcomes.
They said: "O Moses! whether wilt thou that thou throw (first)
or that we be the first to throw?"
They said: O Moses! Either throw first, or let us be the first
They said: O Musa! will you cast, or shall we be the first
who cast down?
He said, "Nay, throw ye first!" Then behold their ropes and
their rods-so it seemed to him on account of their magic - began to be in
He said: Nay, do ye throw! Then lo! their cords and their
staves, by their magic, appeared to him as though they ran.
He said: Nay! cast down. then lo! their cords and their
rods-- it was imaged to him on account of their magic as if they
So Moses conceived in his mind a (sort of) fear.
And Moses conceived a fear in his mind.
So Musa conceived in his mind a fear.
We said: "Fear not! for thou hast indeed the upper hand:
We said: Fear not! Lo! thou art the higher.
We said: Fear not, surely you shall be the uppermost,
"Throw that which is in thy right hand: Quickly will it
swallow up that which they have faked what they have faked is but a
magician's trick: and the magician thrives not, (no matter) where he
Throw that which is in thy right hand! It will eat up that
which they have made. Lo! that which they have made is but a wizard's
artifice, and a wizard shall not be successful to whatever point (of skill)
he may attain.
And cast down what is in your right hand; it shall devour
what they have wrought; they have wrought only the plan of a
magician, and the magician shall not be successful wheresoever he
may come from.
So the magicians were thrown down to prostration: they said,
"We believe in the Lord of Aaron and Moses".
Then the wizards were (all) flung down prostrate, crying: We
believe in the Lord of Aaron and Moses.
And the magicians were cast down making obeisance; they said:
We believe in the Lord of Haroun and Musa.
(Pharaoh) said: "Believe ye in Him before I give you
permission? Surely this must be your leader, who has taught you magic! be
sure I will cut off your hands and feet on opposite sides, and I will have
you crucified on trunks of palm-trees: so shall ye know for certain, which
of us can give the more severe and the more lasting punishment!"
(Pharaoh) said: Ye put faith in him before I give you leave.
Lo! he is your chief who taught you magic. Now surely I shall cut off your
hands and your feet alternately, and I shall crucify you on the trunks of
palm trees, and ye shall know for certain which of us hath sterner and more
(Firon) said: You believe in him before I give you leave;
most surely he is the chief of you who taught you enchantment,
therefore I will certainly cut off your hands and your feet on
opposite sides, and I will certainly crucify you on the trunks of
the palm trees, and certainly you will come to know which of us
is the more severe and the more abiding in chastising.
They said: "Never shall we regard thee as more than the Clear
Signs that have come to us, or than Him Who created us! so decree whatever
thou desirest to decree: for thou canst only decree (touching) the life of
They said: We choose thee not above the clear proofs that have
come unto us, and above Him Who created us. So decree what thou wilt
decree. Thou wilt end for us only this life of the world.
They said: We do not prefer you to what has come to us of
clear arguments and to He Who made us, therefore decide what you
are going to decide; you can only decide about this world's life.
"For us, we have believed in our Lord: may He forgive us our
faults, and the magic to which thou didst compel us: for Allah is Best and
Lo! we believe in our Lord, that He may forgive us our sins
and the magic unto which thou didst force us. Allah is better and more
Surely we believe in our Lord that He may forgive us our sins
and the magic to which you compelled us; and Allah is better and
Verily he who comes to his Lord as a sinner (at Judgment),-
for him is Hell: therein shall he neither die nor live.
Lo! whoso cometh guilty unto his Lord, verily for him is hell.
There he will neither die nor live.
Whoever comes to his Lord (being) guilty, for him is surely
hell; he shall not die therein, nor shall he live.
But such as come to Him as Believers who have worked righteous
deeds,- for them are ranks exalted,-
But whoso cometh unto Him a believer, having done good works,
for such are the high stations;
And whoever comes to Him a believer (and) he has done good
deeds indeed, these it is who shall have the high ranks,
Gardens of Eternity, beneath which flow rivers: they will
dwell therein for aye: such is the reward of those who purify themselves
Gardens of Eden underneath which rivers flow, wherein they
will abide for ever. That is the reward of him who groweth.
The gardens of perpetuity, beneath which rivers flow, to
abide therein; and this is the reward of him who has purified
We sent an inspiration to Moses: "Travel by night with My
servants, and strike a dry path for them through the sea, without fear of
being overtaken (by Pharaoh) and without (any other) fear."
And verily We inspired Moses, saying: Take away My slaves by
night and strike for them a dry path in the sea, fearing not to be
overtaken, neither being afraid (of the sea).
And certainly We revealed to Musa, saying: Travel by night
with My servants, then make for them a dry path in the sea, not
fearing to be overtaken, nor being afraid.
Then Pharaoh pursued them with his forces, but the waters
completely overwhelmed them and covered them up.
Then Pharaoh followed them with his hosts and there covered
them that which did cover them of the sea.
And Firon followed them with his armies, so there came upon
them of the sea that which came upon them.
Pharaoh led his people astray instead of leading them aright.
And Pharaoh led his folk astray, he did not guide them.
And Firon led astray his people and he did not guide (them)
O ye Children of Israel! We delivered you from your enemy, and
We made a Covenant with you on the right side of Mount (Sinai), and We sent
down to you Manna and quails:
O Children of Israel! We delivered you from your enemy, and we
made a covenant with you on the holy mountain's side, and sent down on you
the manna and the quails,
O children of Israel! indeed We delivered you from your
enemy, and We made a covenant with you on the blessed side of the
mountain, and We sent to you the manna and the quails.
(Saying): "Eat of the good things We have provided for your
sustenance, but commit no excess therein, lest My Wrath should justly
descend on you: and those on whom descends My Wrath do perish indeed!
(Saying): Eat of the good things wherewith We have provided
you, and transgress not in respect thereof lest My wrath come upon you: and
he on whom My wrath cometh, he is lost indeed.
Eat of the good things We have given you for sustenance, and
be not inordinate with respect to them, lest My wrath should be
due to you, and to whomsoever My wrath is due be shall perish
"But, without doubt, I am (also) He that forgives again and
again, to those who repent, believe, and do right, who,- in fine, are ready
to receive true guidance."
And lo! verily I am Forgiving toward him who repenteth and
believeth and doeth good, and afterward walketh aright.
And most surely I am most Forgiving to him who repents and
believes and does good, then continues to follow the right
(When Moses was up on the Mount, Allah said:) "What made thee
hasten in advance of thy people, O Moses?"
And (it was said): What hath made thee hasten from thy folk, O
And what caused you to hasten from your people, O Musa?
He replied: "Behold, they are close on my footsteps: I
hastened to thee, O my Lord, to please thee."
He said: They are close upon my track. I hastened unto Thee,
my Lord, that Thou mightest be well pleased.
He said: They are here on my track and I hastened on to Thee,
my Lord, that Thou mightest be pleased.
(Allah) said: "We have tested thy people in thy absence: the
Samiri has led them astray."
He said: Lo! We have tried thy folk in thine absence, and
As-Samiri hath misled them.
He said: So surely We have tried your people after you, and
the Samiri has led them astray.
So Moses returned to his people in a state of indignation and
sorrow. He said: "O my people! did not your Lord make a handsome promise to
you? Did then the promise seem to you long (in coming)? Or did ye desire
that Wrath should descend from your Lord on you, and so ye broke your
promise to me?"
Then Moses went back unto his folk, angry and sad. He said: O
my people! Hath not your Lord promised you a fair promise? Did the time
appointed then appear too long for you, or did ye wish that wrath from your
Lord should come upon you, that ye broke tryst with me?
So Musa returned to his people wrathful, sorrowing. Said he:
O my people! did not your Lord promise you a goodly promise: did
then the time seem long to you, or did you wish that displeasure
from your Lord should be due to you, so that you broke (your)
promise to me?
They said: "We broke not the promise to thee, as far as lay in
our power: but we were made to carry the weight of the ornaments of the
(whole) people, and we threw them (into the fire), and that was what the
They said: We broke not tryst with thee of our own will, but
we were laden with burdens of ornaments of the folk, then cast them (in the
fire), for thus As-Samiri proposed.
They said: We did not break (our) promise to you of our own
accord, but we were made to bear the burdens of the ornaments of
the people, then we made a casting of them, and thus did the
"Then he brought out (of the fire) before the (people) the
image of a calf: It seemed to low: so they said: This is your god, and the
god of Moses, but (Moses) has forgotten!"
Then he produced for them a calf, of saffron hue, which gave
forth a lowing sound. And they cried: This is your god and the god of
Moses, but he hath forgotten.
So he brought forth for them a calf, a (mere) body, which had
a mooing sound, so they said: This is your god and the god of
Musa, but he forgot.
Could they not see that it could not return them a word (for
answer), and that it had no power either to harm them or to do them good?
See they not, then, that it returneth no saying unto them and
possesseth for them neither hurt nor use?
What! could they not see that it did not return to them a
reply, and (that) it did not control any harm or benefit for
Aaron had already, before this said to them: "O my people! ye
are being tested in this: for verily your Lord is (Allah) Most Gracious; so
follow me and obey my command."
And Aaron indeed had told them beforehand: O my people! Ye are
but being seduced therewith, for lo! your Lord is the Beneficent, so follow
me and obey my order.
And certainly Haroun had said to them before: O my people!
you are only tried by it, and surely your Lord is the Beneficent
Allah, therefore follow me and obey my order.
They had said: "We will not abandon this cult, but we will
devote ourselves to it until Moses returns to us."
They said: We shall by no means cease to be its votaries till
Moses return unto us.
They said: We will by no means cease to keep to its worship
until Musa returns to us.
(Moses) said: "O Aaron! what kept thee back, when thou sawest
them going wrong,
He (Moses) said: O Aaron! What held thee back when thou didst
see them gone astray,
(Musa) said: O Haroun! what prevented you, when you saw them
"From following me? Didst thou then disobey my order?"
That thou followedst me not? Hast thou then disobeyed my
So that you did not follow me? Did you then disobey my order?
(Aaron) replied: "O son of my mother! Seize (me) not by my
beard nor by (the hair of) my head! Truly I feared lest thou shouldst say,
'Thou has caused a division among the children of Israel, and thou didst
not respect my word!'"
He said: O son of my mother! Clutch not my beard nor my head!
I feared lest thou shouldst say: Thou hast caused division among the
Children of Israel, and hast not waited for my word.
He said: O son of my mother! seize me not by my beard nor by
my head; surely I was afraid lest you should say: You have caused
a division among the children of Israel and not waited for my
(Moses) said: "What then is thy case, O Samiri?"
(Moses) said: And what hast thou to say, O Samiri?
He said: What was then your object, O Samiri?
He replied: "I saw what they saw not: so I took a handful (of
dust) from the footprint of the Messenger, and threw it (into the calf): thus
did my soul suggest to me."
He said: I perceived what they perceive not, so I seized a
handful from the footsteps of the messenger, and then threw it in. Thus my
soul commended to me.
He said: I saw (Jibreel) what they did not see, so I took a
handful (of the dust) from the footsteps of the messenger, then I
threw it in the casting; thus did my soul commend to me
(Moses) said: "Get thee gone! but thy (punishment) in this
life will be that thou wilt say, 'touch me not'; and moreover (for a future
penalty) thou hast a promise that will not fail: Now look at thy god, of
whom thou hast become a devoted worshipper: We will certainly (melt) it in
a blazing fire and scatter it broadcast in the sea!"
(Moses) said: Then go! and lo! in this life it is for thee to
say: Touch me not! and lo! there is for thee a tryst thou canst not break.
Now look upon thy god of which thou hast remained a votary. Verily we will
burn it and will scatter its dust over the sea.
He said: Begone then, surely for you it will be in this life
to say, Touch (me) not; and surely there is a threat for you,
which shall not be made to fail to you, and look at your god to
whose worship you kept (so long); we will certainly burn it, then
we will certainly scatter it a (wide) scattering in the sea.
But the god of you all is the One Allah: there is no god but He:
all things He comprehends in His knowledge.
Your Allah is only Allah, than Whom there is no other Allah. He
embraceth all things in His knowledge.
Your Allah is only Allah, there is no god but He; He
comprehends all things in (His) knowledge.
Thus do We relate to thee some stories of what happened
before: for We have sent thee a Message from Our own Presence.
Thus relate We unto thee (Muhammad) some tidings of that which
happened of old, and We have given thee from Our presence a reminder.
Thus do We relate to you (some) of the news of what has gone
before; and indeed We have given to you a Reminder from
If any do turn away therefrom, verily they will bear a burden
on the Day of judgment;
Whoso turneth away from it, he verily will bear a burden on
the Day of Resurrection,
Whoever turns aside from it, he shall surely bear a burden
on the day of resurrection
They will abide in this (state): and grievous will the burden
be to them on that Day,-
Abiding under it - an evil burden for them on the Day of
Abiding in this (state), and evil will it be for them to
bear on the day of resurrection;
The Day when the Trumpet will be sounded: that Day, We shall
gather the sinful, blear-eyed (with terror).
The day when the Trumpet is blown. On that day we assemble the
guilty white-eyed (with terror),
On the day when the trumpet shall be blown, and We will
gather the guilty, blue-eyed, on that day
In whispers will they consult each other: "Yet tarried not
longer than ten (Days);
Murmuring among themselves: Ye have tarried but ten (days).
They shall consult together secretly: You did tarry but ten
We know best what they will say, when their leader most
eminent in conduct will say: "Ye tarried not longer than a day!"
We are Best Aware of what they utter when their best in
conduct say: Ye have tarried but a day.
We know best what they say, when the fairest of them in
course would say: You tarried but a day.
They ask thee concerning the Mountains: say, "My Lord will
uproot them and scatter them as dust;
They will ask thee of the mountains (on that day). Say: My
Lord will break them into scattered dust.
And they ask you about the mountains. Say: My Lord will
carry them away from the roots.
"He will leave them as plains smooth and level;
And leave it as an empty plain,
Then leave it a plain, smooth level
"Nothing crooked or curved wilt thou see in their place."
Wherein thou seest neither curve nor ruggedness.
You shall not see therein any crookedness or unevenness.
On that Day will they follow the Caller (straight): no
crookedness (can they show) him: all sounds shall humble themselves in the
Presence of (Allah) Most Gracious: nothing shalt thou hear but the tramp of
their feet (as they march).
On that day they follow the summoner who deceiveth not, and
voices are hushed for the Beneficent, and thou hearest but a faint murmur.
On that day they shall follow the inviter, there is no
crookedness in him, and the voices shall be low before the
Beneficent Allah so that you shall not hear aught but a soft sound.
On that Day shall no intercession avail except for those for
whom permission has been granted by (Allah) Most Gracious and whose word is
acceptable to Him.
On that day no intercession availeth save (that of) him unto
whom the Beneficent hath given leave and whose word He accepteth.
On that day shall no intercession avail except of him whom
the Beneficent Allah allows and whose word He is pleased with.
He knows what (appears to His creatures as) before or after or
behind them: but they shall not compass it with their knowledge.
He knoweth (all) that is before them and (all) that is behind
them, while they cannot compass it in knowledge.
He knows what is before them and what is behind them, while
they do not comprehend it in knowledge.
(All) faces shall be humbled before (Him) - the Living, the
Self-Subsisting, Eternal: hopeless indeed will be the man that carries
iniquity (on his back).
And faces humble themselves before the Living, the Eternal.
And he who beareth (a burden of) wrongdoing is indeed a failure (on that
And the faces shall be humbled before the Living, the
Self-subsistent Allah, and he who bears iniquity is indeed a
But he who works deeds of righteousness, and has faith, will
have no fear of harm nor of any curtailment (of what is his due).
And he who hath done some good works, being a believer, he
feareth not injustice nor begrudging (of his wage).
And whoever does good works and he is a believer, he shall
have no fear of injustice nor of the withholding of his due.
Thus have We sent this down - an arabic Qur'an - and explained
therein in detail some of the warnings, in order that they may fear Allah, or
that it may cause their remembrance (of Him).
Thus we have revealed it as a Lecture in Arabic, and have
displayed therein certain threats, that peradventure they may keep from
evil or that it may cause them to take heed.
And thus have We sent it down an Arabic Quran, and have
distinctly set forth therein of threats that they may guard
(against evil) or that it may produce a reminder for them.
High above all is Allah, the King, the Truth! Be not in haste
with the Qur'an before its revelation to thee is completed, but say, "O my
Lord! advance me in knowledge."
Then exalted be Allah, the True King! And hasten not (O
Muhammad) with the Qur'an ere its revelation hath been perfected unto thee,
and say: My Lord! Increase me in knowledge.
Supremely exalted is therefore Allah, the King, the Truth,
and do not make haste with the Quran before its revelation is
made complete to you and say: O my Lord ! increase me in
We had already, beforehand, taken the covenant of Adam, but he
forgot: and We found on his part no firm resolve.
And verily We made a covenant of old with Adam, but he forgot,
and We found no constancy in him.
And certainly We gave a commandment to Adam before, but he
forgot; and We did not find in him any determination.
When We said to the angels, "Prostrate yourselves to Adam",
they prostrated themselves, but not Iblis: he refused.
And when We said unto the angels: Fall prostrate before Adam,
they fell prostrate (all) save Iblis; he refused.
And when We said to the angels: Make obeisance to Adam, they
made obeisance, but Iblis (did it not); he refused.
Then We said: "O Adam! verily, this is an enemy to thee and
thy wife: so let him not get you both out of the Garden, so that thou art
landed in misery.
Therefor we said: O Adam! This is an enemy unto thee and unto
thy wife, so let him not drive you both out of the Garden so that thou come
So We said: O Adam! This is an enemy to you and to your
wife; therefore let him not drive you both forth from the garden
so that you should be unhappy;
"There is therein (enough provision) for thee not to go hungry
nor to go naked,
It is (vouchsafed) unto thee that thou hungerest not therein
nor art naked,
Surely it is (ordained) for you that you shall not be hungry
therein nor bare of clothing;
"Nor to suffer from thirst, nor from the sun's heat."
And that thou thirstest not therein nor art exposed to the
And that you shall not be thirsty therein nor shall you feel
the heat of the sun.
But Satan whispered evil to him: he said, "O Adam! shall I
lead thee to the Tree of Eternity and to a kingdom that never decays?"
But the devil whispered to him, saying: O Adam! Shall I show
thee the tree of immortality and power that wasteth not away?
But the Shaitan made an evil suggestion to him; he said: O
Adam! Shall I guide you to the tree of immortality and a kingdom
which decays not?
In the result, they both ate of the tree, and so their
nakedness appeared to them: they began to sew together, for their covering,
leaves from the Garden: thus did Adam disobey his Lord, and allow himself
to be seduced.
Then they twain ate thereof, so that their shame became
apparent unto them, and they began to hide by heaping on themselves some of
the leaves of the Garden. And Adam disobeyed his Lord, so went astray.
Then they both ate of it, so their evil inclinations became
manifest to them, and they both began to cover themselves with
leaves of the garden, and Adam disobeyed his Lord, so his life
became evil (to him).
But his Lord chose him (for His Grace): He turned to him, and
gave him Guidance.
Then his Lord chose him, and relented toward him, and guided
Then his Lord chose him, so He turned to him and guided
He said: "Get ye down, both of you,- all together, from the
Garden, with enmity one to another: but if, as is sure, there comes to you
Guidance from Me, whosoever follows My Guidance, will not lose his way, nor
fall into misery.
He said: Go down hence, both of you, one of you a foe unto the
other. But when there come unto you from Me a guidance, then whoso
followeth My guidance, he will not go astray nor come to grief.
He said: Get forth you two therefrom, all (of you), one of
you (is) enemy to another. So there will surely come to you
guidance from Me, then whoever follows My guidance, he shall not
go astray nor be unhappy;
"But whosoever turns away from My Message, verily for him is a
life narrowed down, and We shall raise him up blind on the Day of
But he who turneth away from remembrance of Me, his will be a
narrow life, and I shall bring him blind to the assembly on the Day of
And whoever turns away from My reminder, his shall be a
straitened life, and We will raise him on the day of
He will say: "O my Lord! why hast Thou raised me up blind,
while I had sight (before)?"
He will say: My Lord! Wherefor hast Thou gathered me (hither)
blind, when I was wont to see?
He shall say: My Lord! why hast Thou raised me blind and I
was a seeing one indeed?
(Allah) will say: "Thus didst Thou, when Our Signs came unto
thee, disregard them: so wilt thou, this day, be disregarded."
He will say: So (it must be). Our revelations came unto thee
but thou didst forget them. In like manner thou art forgotten this Day.
He will say: Even so, Our communications came to you but you
neglected them; even thus shall you be forsaken this day.
And thus do We recompense him who transgresses beyond bounds
and believes not in the Signs of his Lord: and the Penalty of the Hereafter
is far more grievous and more enduring.
Thus do We reward him who is prodigal and believeth not the
revelations of his Lord; and verily the doom of the Hereafter will be
sterner and more lasting.
And thus do We recompense him who is extravagant and does
not believe in the communications of his Lord, and certainly the
chastisement of the hereafter is severer and more
Is it not a warning to such men (to call to mind) how many
generations before them We destroyed, in whose haunts they (now) move?
Verily, in this are Signs for men endued with understanding.
Is it not a guidance for them (to know) how many a generation
We destroyed before them, amid whose dwellings they walk? Lo! therein
verily are signs for men of thought.
Does it not then direct them aright how many of the
generations In whose dwelling-places they go about We destroyed
before them? Most surely there are signs in this for those
endowed with understanding.
Had it not been for a Word that went forth before from thy
Lord, (their punishment) must necessarily have come; but there is a Term
appointed (for respite).
And but for a decree that had already gone forth from thy
Lord, and a term already fixed, the judgment would have been inevitable (in
And had there not been a word (that had) already gone forth
from your Lord and an appointed term, it would surely have been
made to cleave (to them).
Therefore be patient with what they say, and celebrate
(constantly) the praises of thy Lord, before the rising of the sun, and
before its setting; yea, celebrate them for part of the hours of the night,
and at the sides of the day: that thou mayest have (spiritual) joy.
Therefor (O Muhammad), bear with what they say, and celebrate
the praise of thy Lord ere the rising of the sun and ere the going down
thereof. And glorify Him some hours of the night and at the two ends of the
day, that thou mayst find acceptance.
Bear then patiently what they say, and glorify your Lord by
the praising of Him before the rising of the sun and before its
setting, and during hours of the night do also glorify (Him) and
during parts of the day, that you may be well pleased
Nor strain thine eyes in longing for the things We have given
for enjoyment to parties of them, the splendour of the life of this world,
through which We test them: but the provision of thy Lord is better and
And strain not thine eyes toward that which We cause some
wedded pairs among them to enjoy, the flower of the life of the world, that
We may try them thereby. The provision of thy Lord is better and more
And do not stretch your eyes after that with which We have
provided different classes of them, (of) the splendor of this
world's life, that We may thereby try them; and the sustenance
(given) by your Lord is better and more abiding.
Enjoin prayer on thy people, and be constant therein. We ask
thee not to provide sustenance: We provide it for thee. But the (fruit of)
the Hereafter is for righteousness.
And enjoin upon thy people worship, and be constant therein.
We ask not of thee a provision: We provided for thee. And the sequel is for
And enjoin prayer on your followers, and steadily adhere to
it; We do not ask you for subsistence; We do give you
subsistence, and the (good) end is for guarding (against evil).
They say: "Why does he not bring us a sign from his Lord?" Has
not a Clear Sign come to them of all that was in the former Books of
And they say: If only he would bring us a miracle from his
Lord! Hath there not come unto them the proof of what is in the former
And they say: Why does he not bring to us a sign from his
Lord? Has not there come to them a clear evidence of what is m
the previous books?
And if We had inflicted on them a penalty before this, they
would have said: "Our Lord! If only Thou hadst sent us a messenger, we
should certainly have followed Thy Signs before we were humbled and put to
And if we had destroyed them with some punishment before it,
they would assuredly have said: Our Lord! If only Thou hadst sent unto us a
messenger, so that we might have followed Thy revelations before we were
(thus) humbled and disgraced!
And had We destroyed them with chastisement before this,
they would certainly have said: O our Lord! why didst Thou not
send to us a messenger, for then we should have followed Thy
communications before that we met disgrace and shame.
Say: "Each one (of us) is waiting: wait ye, therefore, and
soon shall ye know who it is that is on the straight and even way, and who
it is that has received Guidance."
Say: Each is awaiting; so await ye! Ye will come to know who
are the owners of the path of equity, and who is right.
Say: Every one (of us) is awaiting, therefore do await: So
you will come to know who is the follower of the even path and
who goes aright.