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 In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful.

 1. Ta sin Mim.

 2. These are the verses of the Book that makes (things) 

 3. We recite to you from the account of Musa and Firon with 
 truth for people who believe.

 4. Surely Firon exalted himself in the land and made its 
 people into parties, weakening one party from among them; he 
 slaughtered their sons and let their women live; surely he 
 was one of the mischiefmakers.

 S. And We desired to bestow a favor upon those who were 
 deemed weak in the land, and to make them the Imams, and to 
 make them the heirs,

 6. And to grant them power in the land, and to make Firon 
 and Haman and their hosts see from them what they feared.

 7. And We revealed to Musa's mothers, saying: Give him suck, 
 then when you fear for him, cast him into the river and do 
 not fear nor grieve; surely We wi!l bring him back to you 
 and make him one of the apostles.

 8. And Firon's family took him up that he might be an enemy 
 and a grief for them; surely Firon and Haman and their hosts 
 were wrongdoers.

 9. And Firon's wife said: A refreshment of the eye to me and 
 to you; do not slay him; maybe he will be useful to us, or 
 we may take him for a son; and they did not perceive.

 10. And the heart of Musa's mother was free (from anxiety) 
 she would have almost disclosed it had We not strengthened 
 her heart so that she might be of the believers.

 11. And she said to his sister: Follow him up. So she 
 watched him from a distance while they did not perceive, 

 12. And We ordained that he refused to suck any foster 
 mother before, so she said: Shall I point out to you the 
 people of a house who will take care of him for you, and 
 they will be benevolent to him? 

 13. So We gave him back to his mother that her eye might be 
 refreshed, and that she might no grieve, and that she might 
 know that the promise of Allah is true, but most of them do 
 not know. 

 14. And when he attained his maturity and became full grown, 
 We granted him wisdom and knowledge; and thus do We reward 
 those who do good (to others). 

 15. And he went into the city at a time of unvigilance on 
 the part of its people, so he found therein two men 
 fighting, one being of his party and the other of his foes, 
 and he who was of his party cried out to him for help 
 against him who was of his enemies, so Musa struck him with 
 his fist and killed him. He said: This is on account of the 
 Shaitan's doing; surely he is an enemy, openly leading 

 16. He said: My Lord! surely I have done harm to myself, so 
 do Thou protect me. So He protected him; surely He is the 
 Forgiving, the Merciful.

 17. He said: My Lord! because Thou hast bestowed a favor on 
 me, I shall never be a backer of the guilty.

 18. And he was in the city, fearing, awaiting, when lo! he 
 who had asked his assistance the day before was crying out 
 to him for aid. Musa said to him: You are most surely one 
 erring manifestly. 

 19. So when he desired to seize him who was an enemy to them 
 both, he said: O Musa! do you intend to kill me as you 
 killed a person yesterday? You desire nothing but that you 
 should be a tyrant in the land, and you do not desire to be 
 of those who act aright. 

 20. And a man came running from the remotest part of the 
 city. He said: O Musa! surely the chiefs are consulting 
 together to slay you, therefore depart (at once); surely I 
 am of those who wish well to you. 

 21. So he went forth therefrom, fearing, awaiting, (and) he 
 said: My Lord! deliver me from the unjust people. 

 22. And when he turned his face towards Madyan, he said: 
 Maybe my Lord will guide me in the right path. 

 23. And when he came to the water of Madyan, he found on it 
 a group of men watering, and he found besides them two women 
 keeping back (their flocks). He said: What is the matter 
 with you? They said: We cannot water until the shepherds 
 take away (their sheep) from the water, and our father is a 
 very old man.

 24. So he watered (their sheep) for them, then went back to 
 the shade and said: My Lord! surely I stand in need of 
 whatever good Thou mayest send down to me.

 25. Then one of the two women came to him walking bashfully. 
 She said: My father invites you that he may give you the 
 reward of your having watered for us. So when he came to him 
 and gave to him the account, he said: Fear not, you are 
 secure from the unjust people.

 26. Said one of them: O my father! employ him, surely the 
 best of those that you can employ is the strong man, the 
 faithful one.

 27. He said: I desire to marry one of these two daughters of 
 mine to you on condition that you should serve me for eight 
 years; but if you complete ten, it will be of your own free 
 will, and I do not wish to be hard to you; if Allah please, 
 you will find me one of the good.

 28. He said: This shall be (an agreement) between me and 
 you; whichever of the two terms I fulfill, there shall be no 
 wrongdoing to me; and Allah is a witness of what we say.

 29. So when Musa had fulfilled the term, and he journeyed 
 with his family, he perceived on this side of the mountain a 
 fire. He said to his family: Wait, I have seen a fire, maybe 
 I will bring to you from it some news or a brand of fire, so 
 that you may warm yourselves.

 30. And when he came to it, a voice was uttered from the 
 right side of the valley in the blessed spot of the bush, 
 saying: O Musa! surely I am Allah, the Lord of the worlds.

 31. And saying: Cast down you staff. So when he saw it in 
 motion as if it were a serpent, he turned back retreating, 
 and did not return. O Musa! come forward and fear not; 
 surely you are of those who are secure;

 32. Enter your hand into the opening of your bosom, it will 
 come forth white without evil, and draw your hand to 
 yourself to ward off fear: so these two shall be two 
 arguments from your Lord to Firon and his chiefs, surely 
 they are a transgressing people.

 33. He said: My Lord! surely I killed one of them, so I fear 
 lest they should slay me;

 34. And my brother, Haroun, he is more eloquent of tongue 
 than 1, therefore send him with me as an aider, verifying 
 me: surely I fear that they would reject me.

 35. He said: We will strengthen your arm with your brother, 
 and We will give you both an authority, so that they shall 
 not reach you; (go) with Our signs; you two and those who 
 follow you shall be uppermost.

 36. So when Musa came to them with Our clear signs, they 
 said: This is nothing but forged enchantment, and we never 
 heard of it amongst our fathers of old.

 37. And Musa said: My Lord knows best who comes with 
 guidance from Him, and whose shall be the good end of the 
 abode; surely the unjust shall not be successful.

 38. And Firon said: O chiefs! I do not know of any god for 
 you besides myself; therefore kindle a fire for me, O Haman, 
 for brick, then prepare for me a lofty building so that I 
 may obtain knowledge of Musa's God, and most surely I think 
 him to be one of the liars.

 39. And he was unjustly proud in the land, he and his hosts, 
 and they deemed that they would not be brought back to Us.

 40. So We caught hold of him and his hosts, then We cast 
 them into the sea, and see how was the end of the unjust.

 41. And We made them Imams who call to the fire, and on the 
 day of resurrection they shall not be assisted.

 42. And We caused a curse to follow them in this world, and 
 on the day of resurrection they shall be of those made to 
 appear hideous.

 43. And certainly We gave Musa the Book after We had 
 destroyed the former generations, clear arguments for men 
 and a guidance and a mercy, that they may be mindful.

 44. And you were not on the western side when We revealed to 
 Musa the commandment, and you were not among the witnesses;

 45. But We raised up generations, then life became prolonged 
 to them; and you were not dwelling among the people of 
 Madyan, reciting to them Our communications, but We were the 

 46. And you were not on this side of the mountain when We 
 called, but a mercy from your Lord that you may warn a 
 people to whom no warner came before you, that they may be 

 47. And were it not that there should befall them a disaster 
 for what their hands have sent before, then they should say: 
 Our Lord! why didst Thou not send to us an apostle so that 
 we should have followed Thy communications and been of the 
 believers !

 48. But (now) when the truth has come to them from Us, they 
 say: Why is he not given the like of what was given to Musa? 
 What! did they not disbelieve in what Musa was given before? 
 They say: Two magicians backing up each other; and they say: 
 Surely we are unbelievers in all.

 49. Say: Then bring some (other) book from Allah which is a 
 better guide than both of them, (that) I may follow it, if 
 you are truthful.

 50. But if they do not answer you, then know that they only 
 follow their low desires; and who is more erring than he who 
 follows his low desires without any guidance from Allah? 
 Surely Allah does not guide the unjust people.

 51. And certainly We have made the word to reach them so 
 that they may be mindful.

 52. (As to) those whom We gave the Book before it, they are 
 believers in it.

 53. And when it is recited to them they say: We believe in 
 it surely it is the truth from our Lord; surely we were 
 submitters before this.

 54. These shall be granted their reward twice, because they 
 are steadfast and they repel evil with good and spend out of 
 what We have given them.

 SS. And when they hear idle talk they turn aside from it and 
 say: We shall have our deeds and you shall have your deeds; 
 peace be on you, we do not desire the ignorant.

 56. Surely you cannot guide whom you love, but Allah guides 
 whom He pleases, and He knows best the followers of the 
 right way.

 57. And they say: If we follow the guidance with you, we 
 shall be carried off from our country. What ! have We not 
 settled them in a safe, sacred territory to which fruits of 
 every kind shall be drawn?-- a sustenance from Us; but most of 
 them do not know.

 58. And how many a town have We destroyed which exulted in 
 its means of subsistence, so these are their abodes, they 
 have not been dwelt in after them except a little, and We 
 are the inheritors,

 59. And your Lord never destroyed the towns until He raised 
 in their metropolis an apostle, reciting to them Our 
 communications, and We never destroyed the towns except when 
 their people were unjust.

 60. And whatever things you have been given are only a 
 provision of this world's life and its adornment, and 
 whatever is with Allah is better and more lasting; do you 
 not then understand?

 61. Is he to whom We have promised a goodly promise which he 
 shall meet with like him whom We have provided with the 
 provisions of this world's life, then on the day of 
 resurrection he shall be of those who are brought up?

 62. And on the day when He will call them and say: Where are 
 those whom you deemed to be My associates?

 63. Those against whom the sentence has become confirmed 
 will say: Our Lord! these are they whom we caused to err; we 
 caused them to err as we ourselves did err; to Thee we 
 declare ourselves to be clear (of them); they never served 

 64. And it will be said: Call your associate-gods. So they 
 will call upon them, but they will not answer them, and they 
 shall see the punishment; would that they had followed the 
 right way!

 65. And on the day when He shall call them and say: What was 
 the answer you gave to the apostles?

 66. Then the pleas shall become obscure to them on that day, 
 so they shall not ask each other.

 67. But as to him who repents and believes and does good, 
 maybe he will be among the successful:

 68. And your Lord creates and chooses whom He pleases; to 
 choose is not theirs; glory be to Allah, and exalted be He 
 above what they associate (with Him).

 69. And your Lord knows what their breasts conceal and what 
 they manifest.

 70. And He is Allah, there is no god but He! All praise is 
 due to Him in this (life) and the hereafter, and His is the 
 judgment, and to Him you shall be brought back.

 71. Say: Tell me, if Allah were to make the night to 
 continue incessantly on you till the day of resurrection, 
 who is the god besides Allah that could bring you light? Do 
 you not then hear?

 72. Say: Tell me, if Allah were to make the day to continue 
 incessantly on you till the day of resurrection, who is the 
 god besides Allah that could bring you the night in which 
 you take rest? Do you not then see?

 73. And out of His mercy He has made for you the night and 
 the day, that you may rest therein, and that you may seek of 
 His grace, and that you may give thanks.

 74. And on the day when He shall call them and say: Where 
 are those whom you deemed to be My associates?

 75. And We will draw forth from among every nation a witness 
 and say: Bring your proof; then shall they know that the 
 truth is Allah's, and that which they forged shall depart 
 from them.

 76. Surely Qaroun was of the people of Musa, but he rebelled 
 against them, and We had given him of the treasures, so much 
 so that his hoards of wealth would certainly weigh down a 
 company of men possessed of great strength. When his people 
 said to him: Do not exult, surely Allah does not love the 

 77. And seek by means of what Allah has given you the future 
 abode, and do not neglect your portion of this world, and do 
 good (to others) as Allah has done good to you, and do not 
 seek to make mischief in the land, surely Allah does not 
 love the mischief-makers.

 78. He said: I have been given this only on account of the 
 knowledge I have. Did he not know that Allah had destroyed 
 before him of the generations those who were mightier in 
 strength than he and greater in assemblage? And the guilty 
 shall not be asked about their faults.

 79. So he went forth to his people in his finery. Those who 
 desire this world's life said: O would that we had the like 
 of what Qaroun is given; most surely he is possessed of 
 mighty good fortune.

 80. And those who were given the knowledge said: Woe to you! 
 Allah's reward is better for him who believes and does good, 
 and none is made to receive this except the patient.

 81. Thus We made the earth to swallow up him and his abode; 
 so he had no body of helpers to assist him against Allah nor 
 was he of those who can defend themselves.

 82. And those who yearned for his place only the day before 
 began to say: Ah! (know) that Allah amplifies and straitens 
 the means of subsistence for whom He pleases of His 
 servants; had not Allah been gracious to us, He would most 
 surely have abased us; ah! (know) that the ungrateful are 
 never successful.

 83. (As for) that future abode, We assign it to those who 
 have no desire to exalt themselves in the earth nor to make 
 mischief and the good end is for those who guard (against 

 84. Whoever brings good, he shall have better than it, and 
 whoever brings evil, those who do evil shall not be rewarded 
 (for) aught except what they did.

 85. Most surely He Who has made the Quran binding on you 
 will bring you back to the destination. Say: My Lord knows 
 best him who has brought the guidance and him who is in 
 manifest error.

 86. And you did not expect that the Book would be inspired 
 to you, but it is a mercy from your Lord, therefore be not a 
 backer-up of the unbelievers.

 87. And let them not turn you aside from the communications 
 of Allah after they have been revealed to you, and call 
 (men) to your Lord and be not of the polytheists.

 88. And call not with Allah any other god; there is no god 
 but He, every thing is perishable but He; His is the 
 judgment, and to Him you shall be brought back.


 In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful.

 1. Alif Lam Mim.

 2. Do men think that they will be left alone on saying, We 
 believe, and not be tried?

 3. And certainly We tried those before them, so Allah will 
 certainly know those who are true and He will certainly know 
 the liars.

 4. Or do they who work evil think that they will escape Us? 
 Evil is it that they judge!

 S. Whoever hopes to meet Allah, the term appointed by Allah 
 will then most surely come; and He is the Hearing, the 

 6. And whoever strives hard, he strives only for his own 
 soul; most surely Allah is Self-sufficient, above (need of) 
 the worlds.

 7. And (as for) those who believe and do good, We will most 
 certainly do away with their evil deeds and We will most 
 certainly reward them the best of what they did.

 8. And We have enjoined on man goodness to his parents, and 
 if they contend with you that you should associate (others)