20a. Taha (1 to 50)
Ta . Ha ., We have not revealed unto thee ( Muhammad ) this , But as a reminder unto him who feareth , A revelation from Him Who created the earth and the high …
Ta . Ha .
We have not revealed unto thee ( Muhammad ) this quran_en that thou shouldst be distressed ,
But as a reminder unto him who feareth ,
A revelation from Him Who created the earth and the high heavens ,
The Beneficent One , Who is established on the Throne
Unto Him belongeth whatsoever is in the heavens and whatsoever is in the earth , and whatsoever is between them , and whatsoever is beneath the sod .
And if thou speakest aloud , then Lo! He knoweth the secret ( thought ) and ( that which is yet ) more hidden .
Allah! There is no God save Him . His are the most beautiful names .
Hath there come unto thee the story of Moses?
When he saw a fire and said unto his folk : Wait! I see a fire afar off . Peradventure I may bring you a brand therefrom or may find guidance at the fire .
And when he reached it , he was called by name : O Moses!
Lo! I , even I , am thy Lord . So take off thy shoes , for Lo! thou art in the holy valley of Tuwa .
And I have chosen thee , so hearken unto that which is inspired .
Lo! I , even I , am Allah . There is no God save Me . serve Me and establish worship for My remembrance .
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 ) .
Therefor , let not him turn thee aside from ( the thought of ) it who believeth not therein but followeth his own desire , lest thou perish .
And what is that in thy right hand , O Moses?
He said : This is my staff whereon I lean , and wherewith I beat down branches for my sheep , and wherein I find other uses .
He said : Cast it down , O Moses!
So he cast it down , and Lo! it was a serpent , gliding .
He said : Grasp it and fear not . We shall return it to its former state .
And thrust thy hand within thine armpit , it will come forth white without hurt . ( That will be ) another token .
That We may show thee ( some ) of Our greater portents ,
Go thou unto Pharaoh! Lo! he hath transgressed ( the bounds ) .
( Moses ) said : My Lord! Relieve my mind
And ease my task for me ;
And loose a knot from my tongue ,
That they may understand my saying .
Appoint for me a henchman from my folk ,
Aaron , my brother .
Confirm my strength with him .
And let him share my task ,
That we may glorify Thee much .
And much remember Thee .
Lo! Thou art ever Seeing us .
He said : Thou art granted thy request , O Moses .
And indeed , another time , already We have shown thee favor ,
When We inspired in thy mother that which is inspired ,
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 ,
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 comest thou ( hither ) by ( My ) providence , O Moses ,
And I have attached thee to Myself .
Go , thou and thy brother , with My tokens , and be not faint in remembrance of Me .
Go , both of you , unto Pharaoh . Lo! he hath transgressed ( the bounds ) .
And speak unto him a gentle word , that peradventure he may heed or fear .
They said : Our Lord! Lo! we fear that he may be beforehand with us or that he may play the tyrant .
He said : Fear not . Lo! I am with you twain , Hearing and Seeing .
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 right guidance .
Lo! it hath been revealed unto us that the doom will be for him who denieth and turneth away .
( Pharaoh ) said : Who then is the Lord of you twain , O Moses?
He said : Our Lord is He Who gave unto evening its nature , then guided it aright .