In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.
1 . Ta . Ha .
2 . We have not revealed unto thee ( Muhammad ) this Quran that thou shouldst be distressed ,
3 . But as a reminder unto him who feareth ,
4 . A revelation from Him Who created the earth and the high heavens ,
5 . The Beneficent One , Who is established on the Throne
6 . 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 .
7 . And if thou speakest aloud , then Lo! He knoweth the secret ( thought ) and ( that which is yet ) more hidden .
8 . Allah! There is no God save Him . His are the most beautiful names .
9 . Hath there come unto thee the story of Moses?
10 . 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 .
11 . And when he reached it , he was called by name : O Moses!
12 . Lo! I , even I , am thy Lord . So take off thy shoes , for Lo! thou art in the holy valley of Tuwa .
13 . And I have chosen thee , so hearken unto that which is inspired .
14 . Lo! I , even I , am Allah . There is no God save Me . serve Me and establish worship for My remembrance .
15 . 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 ) .
16 . Therefor , let not him turn thee aside from ( the thought of ) it who believeth not therein but followeth his own desire , lest thou perish .
17 . And what is that in thy right hand , O Moses?
18 . He said : This is my staff whereon I lean , and wherewith I beat down branches for my sheep , and wherein I find other uses .
19 . He said : Cast it down , O Moses!
20 . So he cast it down , and Lo! it was a serpent , gliding .
21 . He said : Grasp it and fear not . We shall return it to its former state .
22 . And thrust thy hand within thine armpit , it will come forth white without hurt . ( That will be ) another token .
23 . That We may show thee ( some ) of Our greater portents ,
24 . Go thou unto Pharaoh! Lo! he hath transgressed ( the bounds ) .
25 . ( Moses ) said : My Lord! Relieve my mind
26 . And ease my task for me ;
27 . And loose a knot from my tongue ,
28 . That they may understand my saying .
29 . Appoint for me a henchman from my folk ,
30 . Aaron , my brother .
31 . Confirm my strength with him .
32 . And let him share my task ,
33 . That we may glorify Thee much .
34 . And much remember Thee .
35 . Lo! Thou art ever Seeing us .
36 . He said : Thou art granted thy request , O Moses .
37 . And indeed , another time , already We have shown thee favor ,
38 . When We inspired in thy mother that which is inspired ,
39 . 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 ,
40 . 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 ,
41 . And I have attached thee to Myself .
42 . Go , thou and thy brother , with My tokens , and be not faint in remembrance of Me .
43 . Go , both of you , unto Pharaoh . Lo! he hath transgressed ( the bounds ) .
44 . And speak unto him a gentle word , that peradventure he may heed or fear .
45 . They said : Our Lord! Lo! we fear that he may be beforehand with us or that he may play the tyrant .
46 . He said : Fear not . Lo! I am with you twain , Hearing and Seeing .
47 . 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 .
48 . Lo! it hath been revealed unto us that the doom will be for him who denieth and turneth away .
49 . ( Pharaoh ) said : Who then is the Lord of you twain , O Moses?
50 . He said : Our Lord is He Who gave unto evening its nature , then guided it aright .
51 . He said : What then is the state of the generations of old?
52 . He said : The knowledge thereof is with my Lord in a Record . My Lord neither erreth nor forgetteth ,
53 . 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 ,
54 . ( Saying ) : Eat ye and feed your cattle . Lo! herein verily are portents for men of thought .
55 . Thereof We created you , and thereunto we return you and thence We bring you forth a second time .
56 . And We verily did show him all Our tokens , but he denied them and refused .
57 . He said : Hast come to drive us out from our land by thy magic , O Moses?
58 . But we surely can produce 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 ) .
59 . ( Moses ) said : Your tryst shall be the day of the feast , and let the people assemble when the sun hath risen high .
60 . Then Pharaoh went and gathered his strength came ( to the appointed tryst ) .
61 . Moses said unto them : Woe unto you! Invent not a lie against Allah , lest He extirpate you by some punishment . He who lieth faileth miserably .
62 . Then they debated one with another what they must do , and they kept their counsel secret .
63 . They said : Lo! these are two wizards who would drive you out from your country by their magic , and destroy your best traditions ;
64 . So arrange your plan , and come in battle line . Whoso is uppermost this day will be indeed successful .
65 . They said : O Moses! Either throw first , or let us be the first to throw?
66 . He said : Nay , do ye throw! Then Lo! their cords and their staves , by their magic , appeared to him as though they ran .
67 . And Moses conceived a fear in his mind
68 . We said : Fear not! Lo! thou art the higher .
69 . Throw that which is in thy right hand! It will eat up that which they have made . Lo! that which they have made but a wizards artifice , and a wizard shall not be successful to whatever point ( of skill ) he may attain .
70 . Then the wizards were ( all ) flung down prostrate , crying : We believe in the Lord of Aaron and Moses .
71 . ( 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 lasting punishment .
72 . 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 the life of the world .
73 . 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 lasting .
74 . Lo! whoso cometh guilty unto his Lord , verily for him is hell . There he will neither die nor live .
75 . But whoso cometh unto Him a believer , having done good works , for such are the high stations ;
76 . Gardens of Eden underneath which rivers flow , wherein they will abide for ever . That is the reward of him who groweth .
77 . 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 ) .
78 . Then Pharaoh followed with his hosts and there covered them that which did cover them of the sea .
79 . And Pharaoh led his folk astray , he did not guide them .
80 . 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 ,
81 . ( 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 .
82 . And lo! verily I am Forgiving toward him who repenteth and believeth and doeth good , and afterward walketh aright .
83 . And ( it was said ) : What hath made thee hasten from thy folk , O Moses?
84 . He said : They are close upon my track . I hastened unto Thee that Thou mightest be well pleased .
85 . He said : Lo! We have tried thy folk in thine absence , and As-Samiri hath misled thee
86 . 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?
87 . 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
88 . 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 .
89 . See they not , then , that it returneth no saying unto them and possesseth for them neither hurt nor use?
90 . 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 .
91 . They said : We shall by no means cease to be its votaries till Moses return unto us .
92 . He ( Moses ) said : O Aaron! What held thee back when thou didst see them gone astray ,
93 . That thou followedst me not? Hast thou then disobeyed my order?
94 . 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 .
95 . ( Moses ) said : And what has thou to say , O Samiri?
96 . 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 .
97 . ( 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 .
98 . Your God is only Allah , than Whom there is no other God He embraceth all things in His knowledge .
99 . Thus relate Who unto thee ( Muhammad ) some tidings of that which happened of old , and We have given thee from Our presence a Reminder .
100 . Whoso turneth away from it , he verily will bear a burden on the Day of Resurrection ,
101 . Abiding under it an evil burden for them on the Day of Resurrection ,
102 . The day when the Trumpet is blown . On that day we assemble the guilty white eyed ( with terror ) ,
103 . Murmuring among themselves : Ye have tarried but ten ( days ) .
104 . We are best aware of what they utter when their best in conduct say : Ye have tarried but a day .
105 . They will ask thee of the mountains ( on that day ) . Say : My Lord will break them into scattered dust .
106 . And leave it as an empty plain ,
107 . Wherein thou seest neither curve nor ruggedness .
108 . On that day they follow the summoner who deceiveth not , and voices are hushed for the Beneficent , and thou hearest but a faint murmur .
109 . On that Day no intercession availeth save ( that of ) him unto whom the Beneficent hath given leave and whose He accepteth :
110 . He knoweth ( all ) that is before them and ( all ) that is behind them , while they cannot compass it in knowledge .
111 . And faces humble themselves before the Living , the Eternal . And he who beareth ( a burden of ) wrongdoing is indeed a failure ( on that Day ) .
112 . And he who hath done some good works , being a believer , he feareth not injustice nor begrudging ( of his wage ) .
113 . 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 .
114 . Then exalted be Allah , the True King! And hasten not ( O Muhammad ) with the Quran ere its revelation hath been perfected unto thee , and say : My Lord! Increase me in knowledge .
115 . And verily We made a covenant of old with Adam , but he forgot , and We found no constancy in him .
116 . And when We said unto the angels : Fall prostrate before Adam , they fell prostrate ( all ) save Iblis ; he refused .
117 . 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 to toil .
118 . It is ( vouchsafed ) unto thee that thou hungerest not therein nor art naked ,
119 . And thou thirstest not therein nor art exposed to the sun ' s heat .
120 . But the Devil whispered to him , saying : O Adam! Shall I show thee the tree of immortality and power that wasteth not away?
121 . 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 .
122 . Then his Lord chose him , and relented toward him , and guided him .
123 . He said : Go down hence , both of you , one of you a foe unto the other . But if there come unto you from Me a guidance , then whoso followeth My guidance , he will not go astray nor come to grief .
124 . 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 Resurrection .
125 . He will say : My Lord! Wherefore hast Thou gathered me ( hither ) blind , when I was wont to see?
126 . 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 .
127 . 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 .
128 . 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 .
129 . 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 this world ) .
130 . Therefor ( O Muhammad ) , bear with what they say , and celebrate the praises 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 .
131 . 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 lasting .
132 . And enjoin upon thy people worship , and be constant therein . We ask not of thee a provision : We provide for thee . And the sequel is for righteousness .
133 . 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 Scriptures?
134 . 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!
135 . 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 .