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MADINA
MADNESS
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MAGIC - MAGICIAN
MAHR
MAHRAM (UNMARRIAGEABLE) OF WOMEN
MAIDEN
MAINTAIN
MAJORITY
MAKING CLEAR
MAKKA (THE SAFE HAVEN)
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MARRIAGE
MARTYRDOM
MARYAM (AS) (MARY)
MASHA'LLAH

 

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MASJID AL-AQSA
MASTER
MATE
MATURITY
MEADOW
MEAL
MEANING
MEASURE
MEAT
MENSTRUATION (HAYD)
MERCY
(LORD'S) MESSAGE
MESSENGER
MESSIAH
METEOR
MICHAEL (MIKA'IL)
MIDDLE
MIGHT
MIGRANTS (MUHAJIRUN)

MIGRATION(HIJRA)
MIKA'IL
MILK
MISERABLE
MISGUIDANCE
MISTAKEMOCKERY
MOHAMMED
MONASTICISM
MONASTERY
MONK
MOON
MORNING
MOSES
MOSQUE (MASJID)
MOSQUITO
MOTHER OF THE BOOK, THE
MOUNT AL-JUDI
MOUNT, THE
MOUNT SINAI

MOUNTAIN
MUHAJIRUN
MUHAMMAD(SAAS)(PROPHETHOOD OF)
MUHKAM VERSES
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MUNAFIQUN
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MOSQUITO

Allah is not ashamed to make an example of a mosquito or of an even smaller thing. As for those who believe, they know it is the truth from their Lord. But as for those who disbelieve, they say, 'What does Allah mean by this example?' He misguides many by it and guides many by it. But He only misguides the deviators. (2:26)


MOTHER OF THE BOOK, THE (SEE LAWH MAHFUZ)


MOUNT AL-JUDI

It was said, 'Earth, swallow up your water!' and, 'Heaven, hold back your rain!' And the water subsided and the affair was concluded and the Ark came to land on al-Judi. And it was said, 'Away with the people of the wrongdoers!' (11:44)


MOUNT, THE

Remember when We made the covenant with you and lifted up the Mount above your heads: 'Take hold vigorously of what We have given you and pay heed to what is in it, so that hopefully you will guard against evil.' (2:63)

Remember when We made a covenant with you and lifted up the Mount above your heads: 'Take hold vigorously of what We have given you and listen.' They said, 'We hear and disobey.' They were made to drink the Calf into their hearts because of their disbelief. Say, 'If you are believers, what an evil thing your faith has made you do.' (2:93)

We lifted up the Mount above their heads in accordance with the covenant they had made, and We said to them, 'Enter the gate prostrating,' and We said to them, 'Do not break the Sabbath,' and We made a binding covenant with them. (4:154)

We called out to him from the right hand side of the Mount and We brought him near in close communication. (19:52)

Tribe of Israel! We rescued you from your enemy and made an appointment with you on the right hand side of the Mount and sent down manna and quails for you. (20:80)

By means of it (water) We produce gardens of dates and grapes for you, in which there are many fruits for you and from which you eat, and a tree springing forth from Mount Sinai yielding oil and a seasoning to those who eat. (23:19-20)

When Musa had fulfilled the appointed term and had set off with his family, he noticed a fire from one side of the Mount. He said to his family, 'Stay here, I can see a fire. Hopefully I will bring you back some news from it or a burning branch from the fire so that you will be able to warm yourselves.' (28:29)

You were not on the western side (of the Mount) when We gave Musa the command. You were not a witness. (28:44)

Nor were you on the side of the Mount when We called, yet it is a mercy from your Lord so that you can warn a people to whom no warner came before, so that hopefully they will pay heed. (28:46)

By the Mount (52:1)


MOUNT SINAI

By the fig and the olive and Mount Sinai and this safe land, We created man in the finest mould. (95:1-4)


MOUNTAIN

When Ibrahim said, 'My Lord, show me how You bring the dead to life.' He asked, 'Do you not then believe?' He replied, 'Indeed I do! But so that my heart may be at peace.' He said, 'Take four birds and train them to yourself. Then put a part of them on each mountain and call to them; they will come rushing to you. Know that Allah is Almighty, All-Wise.' (2:260)

(Salih said to his people,) 'Remember when He appointed you successors to 'Ad and settled you in the land. You built palaces on its plains and carved out houses from the mountains. Remember Allah's blessings and do not go about the earth, corrupting it.' (7:74)

When Musa came to Our appointed time and his Lord spoke to him, he said, 'My Lord, show me Yourself so that I may look at You!' He said, 'You will not see Me, but look at the mountain. If it remains firm in its place, then you will see Me.' But when His Lord manifested Himself to the mountain, He crushed it flat and Musa fell unconscious to the ground. When he regained consciousness he said, 'Glory be to You! I repent to You and I am the first of the believers!' (7:143)

When We uprooted the mountain, lifting it above them like a canopy, and they thought it was about to fall on them: 'Seize hold vigorously of what We have given you and remember what is in it, so that hopefully you will guard against evil.' (7:171)

It sailed with them through mountainous waves, and Nuh called out to his son, who had kept himself apart, 'My son! Come on board with us. Do not stay with the disbelievers!' He said, 'I will take refuge on a mountain; it will protect me from the flood.' He said, 'There is no protection from Allah's command today except for those He has mercy on.' The waves surged in between them and he was among the drowned. (11:42-43)

It is He Who stretched out the earth and placed firmly embedded mountains and rivers in it and made two types of every kind of fruit. He covers over day with night. There are Signs in that for people who reflect. (13:3)

Even if there was a Qur'an which moved mountains, or split the earth open or spoke to the dead...! On the contrary! The affair is Allah's altogether. Do those who believe not know that if Allah had wanted to He could have guided all mankind? Those who disbelieve will not cease to be struck by disaster for what they have done-or a disaster will happen close to their homes-until Allah's promise is fulfilled. Allah will not fail to keep His promise. (13:31)

They concocted their plots, but their plots were with Allah, even if they were such as to make the mountains vanish. (14:46)

As for the earth, We stretched it out and cast firmly embedded mountains in it and made everything grow in due proportion on it. (15:19)

They carved out houses from the mountains, feeling safe. (15:82)

He cast firmly embedded mountains on the earth so it would not move under you, and rivers and pathways so that hopefully you would be guided. (16:15)

Your Lord revealed to the bees: 'Build dwellings in the mountains and the trees, and also in the structures which men erect.' (16:68)

Allah has made shaded places for you in what He has created and He has made shelters for you in the mountains and He has made shirts for you to protect you from the heat and shirts to protect you from each other's violence. In that way He perfects His blessing on you so that hopefully you will become Muslims. (16:81)

Do not strut arrogantly about the earth. You will certainly never split the earth apart nor will you ever rival the mountains in height. (17:37)

On the Day We make the mountains move and you see the earth laid bare and We gather them together, not leaving out a single one of them. (18:47)

Then he (Dhu'l-Qarnayn) followed a path until he arrived between the two mountains where he found a people scarcely able to understand speech. (18:92-93)

(Dhu'l-Qarnayn said,) 'Bring me ingots of iron!' Then, when he had made it level between the two high mountain-sides, he said, 'Blow!' and when he had made it a red hot fire, he said, 'Bring me molten brass to pour over it.' (18:96)

The heavens are all but rent apart and the earth split open and the mountains brought crashing down. (19:90)

They will ask you about the mountains. Say: 'My Lord will scatter them as dust.' (20:105)

We placed firmly embedded mountains on the earth, so it would not move under them, and We put broad valleys as roadways in it, so that perhaps they might be guided. (21:31)

We gave Sulayman understanding of it. We gave each of them judgement and knowledge. We subjected the mountains to Dawud, glorifying, and the birds as well. This is something We are well able to do. (21:79)

Do you not see that everyone in the heavens and everyone on the earth prostrates to Allah, and the sun and moon and stars and the mountains, trees and beasts and many of mankind? But many of them inevitably merit punishment. Those Allah humiliates will have no one to honour them. Allah does whatever He wills. (22:18)

And We made the son of Maryam and his mother a Sign and gave them shelter on a mountainside where there was a meadow and a flowing spring. (23:50)

Do you not see that Allah propels the clouds then makes them coalesce then heaps them up, and then you see the rain come pouring out of the middle of them? And He sends down mountains from the sky with hail inside them, striking with it anyone He wills and averting it from anyone He wills. The brightness of His lightning almost blinds the sight. (24:43)

Will you continue hewing houses from the mountains with exultant skill? (26:149)

He Who made the earth a stable dwelling place and appointed rivers flowing through its midst and placed firmly embedded mountains on it and set a barrier between the two seas. Is there another god besides Allah? No indeed, but most of them do not know it! (27:61)

You will see the mountains you reckoned to be solid going past like clouds-the handiwork of Allah Who gives to everything its solidity. He is aware of what you do. (27:88)

It is Allah Who created the heavens with no support-you can see them-and cast firmly embedded mountains on the earth so that it would not move under you, and scattered about in it creatures of every kind. And We send down water from the sky and make every generous species grow in it. (31:10)

We offered the Trust to the heavens, the earth and the mountains but they refused to take it on and shrank from it. But man took it on. He is indeed wrongdoing and ignorant. (33:72)

We gave Dawud great favour from Us: 'O mountains and birds! Echo with him in his praise!' And We made iron malleable for him. (34:10)

Do you not see that Allah sends down water from the sky and by it We bring forth fruits of varying colours? And in the mountains there are streaks of white and red, of varying shades, and rocks of deep jet black. (35:27)

We subjected the mountains to glorify with him in the evening and at sunrise. (38:18)

He placed firmly embedded mountains on it, towering over it, and blessed it and measured out its nourishment in it, laid out for those who seek it-all in four days. (41:10)

Among His Signs are the tall ships sailing like mountains through the sea. (42:32)

And the earth: how We stretched it out and cast firmly embedded mountains onto it and caused luxuriant plants of every kind to grow in it. (50:7)

On the Day when heaven sways to and fro and the mountains shift about. (52:9-10)

His, too, are the ships sailing like mountain peaks on the sea. (55:24)

When the earth is convulsed and the mountains are crushed. (56:4-5)

If We Had sent down this Qur'an onto a mountain, you would have seen it humbled, crushed to pieces out of fear of Allah. We make such examples for people so that hopefully they will reflect. (59:21)

So when the Trumpet is blown with a single blast, and the earth and the mountains are lifted and crushed with a single blow. (69:13-14)

On the Day the sky is like molten brass and the mountains like tufts of coloured wool. (70:8-9)

On the Day the earth and mountains shake and the mountains become like shifting dunes. (73:14)

When the mountains are pulverised. (77:10)

Did We not place firmly embedded mountains in it, soaring high into the air, and give you sweet fresh water to drink? (77:27)

Have We not made the earth a flat carpet and the mountains its pegs? (78:6-7)

The Day the Trumpet is blown and you come in droves, and heaven is opened and becomes doorways, and the mountains are shifted and become a mirage. (78:18-20)

And (He) made the mountains firm. (79:32)

When the mountains are set in motion. (81:3)

And (have they not looked) at the mountains-how they were embedded? (88:19)

It is the Day when mankind will be like scattered moths and the mountains like tufts of coloured wool. (101:4-5)


MUHAJIRUN (SEE MIGRANTS)


MUHAMMAD (SAAS) (PROPHETHOOD OF)

We have sent you with the Truth (the Qur'an), bringing good news and giving warning. Do not ask about the inhabitants of the Blazing Fire. (2:119)

Those are Allah's Signs which We recite to you with truth. You are indeed one of the Messengers. (2:252)

We have sent down the Book to you with the truth so that you can judge between people according to what Allah has shown to you. But do not be an advocate for the treacherous. (4:105)

O Messenger! Transmit what has been sent down to you from your Lord. If you do not do it you will not have transmitted His Message. Allah will protect you from people. Allah does not guide the people of the disbelievers. (5:67)

Say: 'Mankind! I am the Messenger of Allah to you all, of Him to Whom the kingdom of the heavens and earth belongs. There is no god but Him. He gives life and causes to die.' So believe in Allah and His Messenger, the Ummi, who believes in Allah and His words, and follow him so that hopefully you will be guided. (7:158)

We do not send the Messengers except to bring good news and to give warning. As for those who believe and put things right, they will feel no fear and will know no sorrow. (6:48)

Say: 'Am I to take anyone other than Allah as my protector, the Bringer into Being of the heavens and the earth, He Who feeds and is not fed?' Say: 'I am commanded to be the first of the Muslims,' and, 'Do not be among the idolaters.' (6:14)

'Do not worship anyone but Allah! I am a warner and bringer of good news to you from Him.' (11:2)

Those who disbelieve say, 'If only a Sign could be sent down to him from his Lord!' You are only a warner and to every people a guide. (13:7)

On that Day We will raise up among every community a witness against them from amongst themselves, and bring you as a witness against them. We have sent down the Book to you making all things clear and as guidance and mercy and good news for the Muslims. (16:89)

Your Lord knows you best. If He wills, He will have mercy on you, and, if He wills, He will punish you. We did not send you to be their guardian. (17:54)

Say: 'I am only a human being like yourselves. It is revealed to me that your god is One God. So let him who hopes to meet his Lord act rightly and not associate anyone in the worship of his Lord.' (18:110)

We have only sent you as a mercy to all the worlds. (21:107)

Say: 'Mankind, I am only a clear warner to you.' (22:49)

We sent you only to bring good news and to give warning. (25:56)

(Say:) 'I have simply been ordered to worship the Lord of this land which He has declared sacred-everything belongs to Him-and I have been ordered to be one of the Muslims and to recite the Qur'an.' Whoever is guided is only guided to his own good; if someone is misguided just say, 'I am only a warner.' (27:91-92)

Muhammad is not the father of any of your men, but the Messenger of Allah and the Final Seal of the Prophets. Allah has knowledge of all things. (33:40)

O Prophet! We have sent you as a witness, and a bringer of good news and a warner, and a caller to Allah by His permission and a light-giving lamp. Give good news to the believers that they will receive immense favour from Allah. (33:45-47)

We only sent you for the whole of mankind, bringing good news and giving warning. But most of mankind do not know it. (34:28)

We have sent you with the truth bringing good news and giving warning. There is no community to which a warner has not come. (35:24)

(I swear) by the Wise Qur'an. Truly you are one of the Messengers on a Straight Path. The revelation of the Almighty, the Most Merciful so that you may warn a people whose fathers were not warned and who are therefore unaware. (36:2-6)

We did not teach him poetry nor would it be right for him. It is simply a reminder and a clear Qur'an. (36:69)

Say: 'I am only a warner. There is no god except Allah, the One, the All-Conquering, Lord of the heavens and the earth and everything between them, the Almighty, the Endlessly Forgiving.' Say: 'This is momentous news yet you ignore it! I knew nothing of the Highest Assembly when they debated. It is only revealed to me that I am a clear warner.' (38:65-70)

As for those who take others besides Him as protectors, Allah takes care of them. You are not set over them as a guardian. (42:6)

Say: 'I am nothing new among the Messengers. I have no idea what will be done with me or you. I only follow what has been revealed to me. I am only a clear warner.' (46:9)

We have sent you bearing witness, bringing good news and giving warning so that you might all believe in Allah and His Messenger and honour Him and respect Him and glorify Him in the morning and the evening. (48:8-9)


MUHKAM VERSES (SEE VERSES THAT ARE THE CORE OF THE BOOK)


MULE

And horses, mules and donkeys both to ride and for adornment. And He creates other things you do not know. (16:8)


MU'MINUN (SEE BELIEVERS)


MUNAFIQUN (SEE HYPOCRITES)


MUSA (AS) (MOSES)

And when We allotted to Musa forty nights. Then you adopted the Calf when he had gone and you were wrongdoers. (2:51)

Then We pardoned you after that so that perhaps you would show thanks. (2:52)

Remember when We gave Musa the Book and discrimination so that perhaps you would be guided. (2:53)

And when Musa said to his people, 'My people, You wronged yourselves by adopting the Calf so turn towards your Maker and kill yourselves. That is the best thing for you in your Maker's sight.' And He turned towards you. He is the Ever-Returning, the Most Merciful. (2:54)

And when you said, 'Musa, we will not believe in you until we see Allah with our own eyes.' So the thunder-bolt struck you dead while you were looking. (2:55)

Then We brought you back to life after your death, so that perhaps you would show thanks. (2:56)

And We shaded you with clouds and sent down manna and quails to you: 'Eat of the good things We have provided for you.' They did not wrong Us; rather it was themselves they were wronging. (2:57)

Remember when We said, 'Go into this town and eat from it wherever you like, freely. Enter the gate prostrating and say, "Relieve us of our burdens!" Your mistakes will be forgiven. We will grant increase to all good-doers.' (2:58)

But those who did wrong substituted words other than those they had been given. So We sent down a plague from heaven on those who did wrong because they were deviators. (2:59)

And when Musa was looking for water for his people, We said, 'Strike the rock with your staff.' Then twelve fountains gushed out from it and all the people knew their drinking place. 'Eat and drink of Allah's provision and do not go about the earth corrupting it.' (2:60)

And when you said, 'Musa, we will not put up with just one kind of food so ask your Lord to supply to us some of what the earth produces-its green vegetables, cucumbers, grains, lentils and onions,' he said, 'Do you want to replace what is better with what is inferior? Go back to Egypt, then you will have what you are asking for.' Abasement and destitution were stamped upon them. They brought down anger from Allah upon themselves. That was because they rejected Allah's Signs and killed the Prophets without any right to do so. That was because they rebelled and went beyond the limits. (2:61)

Remember when We made the covenant with you and lifted up the Mount above your heads: 'Take hold vigorously of what We have given you and pay heed to what is in it, so that hopefully you will guard against evil.' (2:63)

Then after that you turned away, and were it not for Allah's favour to you and His mercy, you would have been among the lost. (2:64)

And when Musa said to his people, 'Allah commands you to sacrifice a cow,' they said, 'What! Are you making a mockery of us?' He said, 'I seek refuge with Allah from being one of the ignorant!' (2:67)

They said, 'Ask your Lord to make it clear to us what it should be like.' He said, 'He says it should be a cow, not old or virgin, but somewhere between the two. So do as you have been told.' (2:68)

They said, 'Ask your Lord to make it clear to us what colour it should be.' He said, 'He says it should be a yellow cow, a pleasure to all who look.' (2:69)

They said, 'Ask your Lord to make it clear to us what it should be like. Cows are all much the same to us. Then, if Allah wills, we will be guided.' (2:70)

He said, 'He says it should be a cow not trained to plough or irrigate the fields-completely sound, without a blemish on it.' They said, 'Now you have brought the truth.' So they sacrificed it-but they almost did not do it. (2:71)

We gave Musa the Book and sent a succession of Messengers after him. We gave 'Isa, son of Maryam, the Clear Signs and reinforced him with the Purest Spirit. Why then, whenever a Messenger came to you with something your lower selves did not desire, did you grow arrogant, and deny some of them and murder others? (2:87)

They say, 'Our hearts are uncircumcised.' Rather, Allah has cursed them for their disbelief. Very few of them believe! (2:88)

Musa brought you the Clear Signs; then, after he left, you adopted the Calf and were wrongdoers. (2:92)

Remember when We made a covenant with you and lifted up the Mount above your heads: 'Take hold vigorously of what We have given you and listen.' They said, 'We hear and disobey.' They were made to drink the Calf into their hearts because of their disbelief. Say, 'If you are believers, what an evil thing your faith has made you do.' (2:93)

Or do you want to question your Messenger as Musa was questioned before? Anyone who exchanges faith for disbelief has definitely gone astray from the level way. (2:108)

Say, 'We believe in Allah and what has been sent down to us and what was sent down to Ibrahim and Isma'il and Ishaq and Ya'qub and the Tribes, and what Musa and 'Isa were given, and what all the Prophets were given by their Lord. We do not differentiate between any of them. We are Muslims submitted to Him.' (2:136)

What do you think about the council of the tribe of Israel after Musa's time when they said to one of their Prophets, 'Give us a king and we will fight in the Way of Allah!'? He said, 'Is it not possible that if fighting were prescribed for you, you would not fight?' They said, 'How could we not fight in the way of Allah when we have been driven from our homes and children?' But then when fighting was prescribed for them, they turned their backs-except for a few of them. Allah knows the wrongdoers. (2:246)

The People of the Book will ask you to bring down a Book from heaven to them. They asked Musa for even more than that. They said, 'Let us see Allah with our own eyes.' So the lightning-bolt struck them down for their wrongdoing. Then they adopted the Calf after the Clear Signs had come to them, but We pardoned them for that and gave Musa clear authority. (4:153)

There are Messengers We have already told you about and Messengers We have not told you about; and Allah spoke directly to Musa. (4:164)

Remember when Musa said to his people, 'My people! Remember Allah's blessing to you when He appointed Prophets among you and appointed kings for you, and gave you what He had not given to anyone else in all the worlds! My people! Enter the Holy Land which Allah has ordained for you. Do not turn back in your tracks and so become transformed into losers.' (5:20-21)

They said, 'There are tyrants in it, Musa. We will not enter it until they leave. If they leave it, then we will go in.' (5:22)

Two men among those who were afraid, but whom Allah had blessed, said, 'Enter the gate against them! Once you have entered it, you will be victorious. Put your trust in Allah if you are believers.' (5:23)

They said, 'We will never enter it, Musa, as long as they are there. So you and your Lord go and fight. We will stay sitting here.' (5:24)

He (Musa) said, 'My Lord, I have no control over anyone but myself and my brother, so make a clear distinction between us and this deviant people.' (5:25)

He said, 'The land will be forbidden to them for forty years during which they will wander aimlessly about the earth. Do not waste grief on this deviant people.' (5:26)

We gave him Ishaq and Ya'qub, each of whom We guided. And before him We had guided Nuh. And among his descendants were Dawud and Sulayman, and Ayyub, Yusuf, Musa and Harun. That is how We recompense the good-doers. (6:84)

They do not measure Allah with His true measure when they say, 'Allah would not send down anything to a mere human being.' Say: 'Who, then, sent down the Book which Musa brought as a Light and Guidance for the people?' You put it down on sheets of paper to display it while concealing much. You were taught things you did not know, neither you nor your forefathers. Say: 'Allah!' Then leave them engrossed in playing their games. (6:91)

Then We gave Musa the Book, complete and perfect for him who does good, elucidating everything, and a guidance and a mercy, so that hopefully they will believe in their encounter with their Lord. (6:154)

And then, after them, We sent Musa with Our Signs to Pharaoh and his ruling circle but they wrongfully rejected them. See the final fate of the corrupters! (7:103)

Musa said, 'Pharaoh! I am truly a Messenger from the Lord of all the worlds, duty bound to say nothing about Allah except the truth. I have come to you with a Clear Sign from your Lord. So send the tribe of Israel away with me.' (7:104-105)

He (Pharaoh) said, 'If you have come with a Clear Sign produce it if you are telling the truth.' (7:106)

So He threw down his staff and there it was, unmistakably a snake. (7:107)

The ruling circle of Pharaoh's people said, 'This is certainly a skilled magician who desires to expel you from your land, so what do you recommend?' (7:109-110)

They said, 'Detain him and his brother and send out marshals to the cities, to bring you all the skilled magicians.' (7:111-112)

The magicians came to Pharaoh and they asked, 'Will we receive a reward if we are the winners?' (7:113)

He said, 'Yes, and you will be among those brought near.' (7:114)

They said, 'Musa, will you throw first or shall we be the ones to throw?' (7:115)

He (Musa) said, 'You throw.' And when they threw, they cast a spell on the people's eyes and caused them to feel great fear of them. They produced an extremely powerful magic. (7:116)

We revealed to Musa, 'Throw down your staff.' And it immediately swallowed up what they had forged. (7:117)

So the Truth took place and what they did was shown to be false. (7:118)

They were defeated then and there, transformed into humbled men. (7:119)

The magicians threw themselves down in prostration. (7:120)

They said, 'We believe in the Lord of all the worlds, the Lord of Musa and Harun.' (7:121-122)

Pharaoh said, 'Have you believed in him before I authorised you to do so? This is just some plot you have concocted in the city to drive its people from it. I will cut off your alternate hands and feet and then I will crucify every one of you.' (7:123-124)

They said, 'We are returning to our Lord. You are only avenging yourself on us because we believed in our Lord's Signs when they came to us. Our Lord, pour down steadfastness upon us and take us back to You as Muslims.' (7:125-126)

The ruling circle of Pharaoh's people said, 'Are you going to leave Musa and his people to cause corruption in the earth and abandon you and your gods?' He said, 'We will kill their sons and let their women live. We have absolute power over them!' (7:127)

Musa said to his people, 'Seek help in Allah and be steadfast. The earth belongs to Allah. He bequeathes it to any of His servants He wills. The successful outcome is for those who guard against evil.' (7:128)

They said, 'We suffered harm before you came to us and after you came to us.' He said, 'It may well be that your Lord is going to destroy your enemy and make you the successors in the land so that He can see how you behave.' (7:129)

We seized Pharaoh's people with years of drought and scarcity of fruits so that hopefully they would pay heed. (7:130)

Whenever a good thing came to them, they said, 'This is our due.' But if anything bad happened to them, they would blame their ill fortune on Musa and those with him. No indeed! The ill fortune is theirs in Allah's sight. But most of them did not know. (7:131)

They said, 'No matter what kind of Sign you bring us to bewitch us, we will not believe in you.' (7:132)

So We sent down on them floods, locusts, lice, frogs and blood, Signs, clear and distinct, but they proved arrogant and were an evildoing people. (7:133)

Whenever the plague came down on them they said, 'Musa, pray to your Lord for us by the contract He has with you. If you remove the plague from us, we will definitely believe in you and send the tribe of Israel away with you.' (7:134)

But when We removed the plague from them-for a fixed term which they fulfilled-they broke their word. (7:135)

Then We took revenge on them and drowned them in the sea because they denied Our Signs and paid no attention to them. (7:136)

And We bequeathed to the people who had been oppressed the easternmost part of the land We had blessed, and its westernmost part as well. The most excellent Word of your Lord was fulfilled for the tribe of Israel on account of their steadfastness. And We utterly destroyed what Pharaoh and his people made and the buildings they constructed. (7:137)

We conveyed the tribe of Israel across the sea and they came upon some people who were devoting themselves to some idols which they had. They said, 'Musa, give us a god just as these people have gods.' He said, 'You are indeed an ignorant people. What these people are doing is destined for destruction. What they are doing is purposeless.' (7:138-139)

He said, 'Should I seek something other than Allah as a god for you when He has favoured you over all other beings?' (7:140)

Remember when We rescued you from Pharaoh's people who were inflicting an evil punishment on you, killing your sons and letting your women live. In that there was a terrible trial from your Lord. (7:141)

We set aside thirty nights for Musa and then completed them with ten, so the appointed time of his Lord was forty nights in all. Musa said to his brother Harun, 'Take my place among my people. Keep order and do not follow the way of the corrupters.' (7:142)

When Musa came to Our appointed time and his Lord spoke to him, he said, 'My Lord, show me Yourself so that I may look at You!' He said, 'You will not see Me, but look at the mountain. If it remains firm in its place, then you will see Me.' But when His Lord manifested Himself to the mountain, He crushed it flat and Musa fell unconscious to the ground. When he regained consciousness he said, 'Glory be to You! I repent to You and I am the first of the believers!' (7:143)

He said, 'Musa, I have chosen you over all mankind for My Message and My Word. Take what I have given you and be among the thankful.' (7:144)

We wrote about everything for him on the Tablets as an admonition and making all things clear. 'Seize hold of it vigorously and command your people to adopt the best in it. I will show you the home of the deviators!' (7:145)

After he left, Musa's people adopted a calf made from their ornaments, a form which made a lowing sound. Did they not see that it could not speak to them or guide them to any way? They adopted it and so they were wrongdoers. (7:148)

When they took full stock of what they had done and saw they had been misled, they said, 'If our Lord does not have mercy on us and forgive us, we will certainly be among the lost.' (7:149)

When Musa returned to his people in anger and great sorrow, he said, 'What an evil thing you did in my absence after I left! Did you want to hasten your Lord's command?' He threw down the Tablets and seized hold of his brother's head, dragging him towards him. Harun said, 'Son of my mother, The people oppressed me and almost killed me. Do not give my enemies cause to gloat over me. Do not include me with the wrongdoing people.' (7:150)

He (Musa) said, 'My Lord, forgive me and my brother and admit us into Your mercy. You are the Most Merciful of the merciful.' (7:151)

As for those who adopted the Calf, anger from their Lord will overtake them together with abasement in the life of this world. That is how We repay the purveyors of falsehood. (7:152)

But as for those who do evil actions and then subsequently repent and believe, in that case your Lord is Ever-Forgiving, Most Merciful. (7:153)

When Musa's anger abated he picked up the Tablets and in their inscription was guidance and mercy for all of them who feared their Lord. (7:154)

Musa chose seventy men from his people for Our appointed time and when the earthquake seized them he said, 'My Lord, if You had willed, You could have destroyed them previously and me as well. Would you destroy us for what the fools among us did? It was only a trial from You by which You misguided those You willed and guided those You willed. You are our Protector so forgive us and have mercy on us. You are the Best of Forgivers. Prescribe good for us in this world and the hereafter. We have truly turned to You.' He said, 'As for My punishment, I strike with it anyone I will. My mercy extends to all things but I will prescribe it for those who guard against evil and give the alms, and those who believe in Our Signs: those who follow the Messenger, the Ummi, whom they find written down with them in the Torah and the Gospel, commanding them to do right and forbidding them to do wrong, making good things lawful for them and bad things forbidden for them, relieving them of their heavy loads and the chains which were around them. Those who believe in him and honour him and help him, and follow the Light that has been sent down with him, they are the ones who are successful.' (7:155-157)

Say: 'Mankind! I am the Messenger of Allah to you all, of Him to Whom the kingdom of the heavens and earth belongs. There is no god but Him. He gives life and causes to die.' So believe in Allah and His Messenger, the Ummi, who believes in Allah and His words, and follow him so that hopefully you will be guided. (7:158)

Among the people of Musa there is a group who guide by the truth and act justly in accordance with it. (7:159)

We divided them up into twelve tribes-communities. We revealed to Musa, when his people asked him for water: 'Strike the rock with your staff.' Twelve fountains flowed out from it and all the people knew their drinking place. And We shaded them with clouds and sent down manna and quails to them: 'Eat of the good things We have provided you with.' They did not wrong Us; rather it was themselves they wronged. (7:160)

When they were told: 'Live in this town and eat of it wherever you like and say, "Relieve us of our burdens!" and enter the gate prostrating. Your mistakes will be forgiven you. We will grant increase to good-doers.' (7:161)

But those of them who did wrong substituted words other than those they had been given. So We sent a plague on them from heaven for their wrongdoing. (7:162)

Then after them We sent Musa and Harun with Our Signs to Pharaoh and his ruling circle, but they were arrogant and were a people of evildoers. (10:75)

When the truth came to them from Us, they said, 'This is downright magic!' (10:76)

Musa said, 'Do you say to the truth when it comes to you, "This is magic"? Magicians are not successful.' (10:77)

They said, 'Have you come to us to turn us from what we found our fathers doing, and to gain greatness in the land? We do not believe you.' (10:78)

Pharaoh said, 'Bring me every knowledgeable magician.' (10:79)

When the magicians came, Musa said to them, 'Throw whatever you have to throw!' (10:80)

When they had thrown, Musa said, 'What you have brought is magic. Allah will certainly prove it false. Allah does not uphold the actions of corrupters.' (10:81)

Allah confirms the Truth by His words, even though the evildoers hate it. (10:82)

No one believed in Musa except for a few of his people out of fear that Pharaoh, and the elders, would persecute them. Pharaoh was high and mighty in the land. He was one of the profligate. (10:83)

Musa said, 'My people! If you believe in Allah, then put your trust in Him, if you are Muslims.' (10:84)

They said, 'We have put our trust in Allah. Our Lord, Do not make us a target for this wrongdoing people, and rescue us, by Your mercy, from this disbelieving people!' (10:85-86)

We revealed to Musa and his brother: 'Settle your people in houses in Egypt and make your houses places of worship and perform prayer and give good news to the believers.' (10:87)

Musa said, 'Our Lord, You have given Pharaoh and his ruling circle finery and wealth in the life of this world, Our Lord, so that they may be misguided from Your Way. Our Lord, obliterate their wealth and harden their hearts so that they do not believe until they see the painful punishment.' (10:88)

He said, 'Your request is answered, so go straight and do not follow the way of those who have no knowledge.' (10:89)

We brought the tribe of Israel across the sea and Pharaoh and his troops pursued them out of tyranny and enmity. Then, when he was on the point of drowning, he said, 'I believe that there is no god but Him in Whom the tribe of Israel believe. I am one of the Muslims.' (10:90)

'What, now! When previously you rebelled and were one of the corrupters? Today We will preserve your body so you can be a Sign for people who come after you. Surely many people are heedless of Our Signs.' (10:91-92)

We settled the tribe of Israel in a noble place and gave them good things as provision. They did not differ until knowledge came to them. Your Lord will decide between them on the Day of Rising regarding the things about which they differed. (10:93)

We sent Musa with Our Signs and clear authority. (11:96)

We gave Musa the Book and people differed concerning it and had it not been for a prior Word from your Lord, it would already have been decided between them. They are indeed in grave doubt about it. (11:110)

We sent Musa with Our Signs: 'Bring your people from the darkness to the light and remind them of the Days of Allah.' There are certainly Signs in that for everyone who is steadfast, thankful. (14:5)

Remember when Musa said to his people, 'Remember Allah's blessing to you when He rescued you from the people of Pharaoh. They were inflicting an evil punishment on you, slaughtering your sons and letting your women live. In that there was a terrible trial from your Lord. And when your Lord announced: "If you are grateful, I will certainly give you increase, but if you are ungrateful, My punishment is severe."' (14:6-7)

Musa said, 'If you were to be ungrateful, you and everyone on the earth, Allah is Rich Beyond Need, Praiseworthy.' (14:8)

We gave Musa the Book and made it guidance for the tribe of Israel: 'Do not take anyone besides Me as a guardian.' (17:2)

We gave Musa nine Clear Signs. Ask the tribe of Israel about when he came to them and Pharaoh said to him, 'Musa, I think you are bewitched.' (17:101)

He said, 'You know that no one sent these down but the Lord of the heavens and earth to be clear proofs. Pharaoh, I think you are destroyed.' (17:102)

He wanted to scare them from the land but We drowned him and every one of those with him. (17:103)

We said to the tribe of Israel after that, 'Inhabit the land and, when the promise of the hereafter comes, We will produce you as a motley crowd.' (17:104)

Remember when Musa said to his servant, 'I will not give up until I reach the meeting-place of the two seas, even if I must press on for many years.' (18:60)

But when they reached their meeting-place, they forgot their fish which quickly burrowed its way into the sea. (18:61)

When they had gone a distance further on, he said to his servant, 'Bring us our morning meal. Truly this journey of ours has made us tired.' (18:62)

He said, 'Do you see what has happened? When we went to find shelter at the rock, I forgot the fish. No one made me forget to remember it except Satan. It found its way into the sea in an amazing way.' (18:63)

He said, 'That is the very thing that we were looking for!' So, following their footsteps, they retraced their route. (18:64)

They found a servant of Ours whom We had granted mercy from Us and whom We had also given knowledge direct from Us. (18:65)

Musa said to him, 'May I follow you on condition that you teach me some of the right guidance you have been taught?' (18:66)

He said, 'You will not be able to bear with me. How indeed could you bear with patience something you have not encompassed in your knowledge?' (18:67-68)

Musa said, 'You will find me patient, if Allah wills, and I will not disobey you in any matter.' (18:69)

He said, 'Then if you follow me, do not question me about anything until I myself make mention of it to you.' (18:70)

They continued until they boarded a boat and he scuppered it. Then Musa said, 'Did you scupper it so that its owners would be drowned? This is truly a dreadful thing that you have done!' (18:71)

He said, 'Did I not say that you would not be able to bear with me?' (18:72)

Musa said, 'Do not take me to task because I forgot. Do not demand of me something which is too difficult.' (18:73)

So they went on until they met a youngster whom he killed. Musa said, 'Have you killed a boy who has done no wrong, without it being in retaliation for someone else? This is truly an appalling thing that you have done!' (18:74)

He said, 'Did I not tell you that you would not be able to bear with me?' (18:75)

Musa said, 'If I ask you about anything after this, then you should no longer keep me company. I will have given you excuse enough.' (18:76)

So they went on until they reached the inhabitants of a town. They asked them for food but they refused them hospitality. They found there a wall about to fall down and he built it up. Musa said, 'If you had wanted, you could have taken a wage for doing that.' (18:77)

He said, 'This is where you and I part company. I will let you know the explanation of those things about which you were not able to restrain yourself. As for the boat, it belonged to some poor people who worked on the sea. I wanted to damage it because a king was coming behind them, commandeering every boat. As for the boy, his parents were believers and we feared that he would darken their days with excessive insolence and disbelief. We wanted their Lord to give them in exchange a purer son than him, one more compassionate. As for the wall, it belonged to two young orphans in the town and there was a treasure underneath it, belonging to them. Their father was one of the righteous and your Lord wanted them to come of age and then to unearth their treasure as a mercy from Him. I did not do it of my own volition. That is the explanation of the things about which you were not able to restrain yourself.' (18:78-82)

Mention Musa in the Book. He was truly sincere and was a Messenger and a Prophet. (19:51)

Has the story of Musa not reached you? (20:9)

When he saw a fire and said to his family, 'Wait here. I can make out a fire. Maybe I will bring you a brand from it, or will find guidance there.' (20:10)

Then when he reached it, a voice called out, 'Musa! I am your Lord. Take off your sandals. You are in the holy valley of Tuwa. I have chosen you, so listen well to what is revealed. I am Allah. There is no god but Me, so worship Me and perform prayer to remember Me. The Hour is coming but I have concealed it so that every self can be repaid for its efforts. Do not let those who have no faith in it and follow their whims and desires debar you from it or you will be destroyed. What is that in your right hand, Musa?' (20:11-17)

He said, 'It is my staff. I lean on it and beat down leaves for my sheep with it and have other uses for it.' (20:18)

He said, 'Throw it down, Musa.' (20:19)

He threw it down and suddenly it was a slithering snake. (20:20)

He said, 'Take hold of it and have no fear. We will return it to its original form. Put your hand under your arm and press it to your side. It will emerge pure white yet quite unharmed, another Sign. In this way We show you some of Our greatest Signs. Go to Pharaoh. He has overstepped the bounds.' (20:21-24)

He said, 'O Lord, expand my breast for me and make my task easy for me. Loosen the knot in my tongue so that they will understand my words. Assign me a helper from my family, my brother Harun. Strengthen my back by him and let him share in my task, so that we can glorify You much and remember You much, for You are watching us.' (20:25-35)

He said, 'Your request has been granted, Musa. We were gracious to you another time when We revealed to your mother: "Place him into the box and throw it into the sea and the sea will wash it up on the shore, where an enemy of Mine and his will pick it up." I showered you with love from Me so that you would be brought up under My supervision. When your sister went and said, "Shall I direct you to someone who will take care of him?", that was how We returned you to your mother so that she might delight her eyes and not be grieved. You killed a man and We rescued you from trouble and tested you with many trials. You stayed some years among the people of Madyan. Then you arrived at the pre-ordained time, Musa! I have chosen you for Myself. Go, you and your brother, with My Signs and do not slacken in remembering Me. Go to Pharaoh; he has overstepped the bounds. But speak to him with gentle words so that hopefully he will pay heed or show some fear.' (20:36-44)

They said, 'Our Lord, we are afraid that he might persecute us or overstep the bounds.' (20:45)

He said, 'Have no fear. I will be with you, All-Hearing and All-Seeing. Go to him and say, "We are your Lord's Messengers so send the tribe of Israel away with us and do not punish them. We have brought you a Sign from your Lord. Peace be upon those who follow the guidance. It has been revealed to us that punishment is for him who denies the truth and turns away."' (20:46-48)

Pharaoh said, 'Who then is your Lord, Musa?' (20:49)

He said, 'Our Lord is He Who gives each thing its created form and then guides it.' (20:50)

He (Pharaoh) said, 'What about the previous generations?' (20:51)

He said, 'Knowledge of them is with my Lord in a Book. My Lord does not misplace nor does He forget.' (20:52)

It is He Who made the earth a cradle for you and threaded pathways for you through it and sent down water from the sky by which We have brought forth various different types of plants. (20:53)

Eat and pasture your cattle. Certainly there are Signs in that for people of sound intellect. (20:54)

From it We created you, to it We will return you, and from it We will bring you forth a second time. (20:55)

We showed him all of Our Signs, but he denied and spurned them. (20:56)

He said, 'Have you come to us to expel us from our land by means of your magic, Musa? We will bring you magic to match it. So fix a time between us and you which neither we nor you will fail to keep at a place where we can meet halfway.' (20:57-58)

He (Musa) said, 'Your time is the day of the Festival. The people should gather in the morning.' (20:59)

So Pharaoh went away and concocted his scheme and then he arrived. (20:60)

Musa said to them, 'Woe to you! Do not fabricate lies against Allah or He will annihilate you with His punishment. Fabricators of lies are bound to fail.' (20:61)

They argued among themselves about the matter and had a secret conference. (20:62)

They said, 'These two magicians desire by their magic to expel you from your land and abolish your most excellent way of life, so decide on your scheme and then arrive together in force. He who gains the upper hand today will definitely prosper.' (20:63-64)

They said, 'Musa, will you throw or shall we be the first to throw?' (20:65)

He (Musa) said, 'No, you throw!' And suddenly their ropes and staffs appeared to him, by their magic, to be slithering about. (20:66)

Musa experienced in himself a feeling of alarm. (20:67)

We said, 'Have no fear. You will have the upper hand. Throw down what is in your right hand. It will swallow up their handiwork. Their handiwork is just a magician's trick. Magicians do not prosper wherever they go.' (20:68-69)

The magicians threw themselves down in prostration. They said, 'We believe in the Lord of Harun and Musa.' (20:70)

Pharaoh said, 'Do you believe in him before I have authorised you? He is your chief, the one who taught you magic. I will cut off your hands and feet alternately and have you crucified on palm trunks. Then you will know for certain which of us has the harsher and longer lasting punishment.' (20:71)

They said, 'We will never prefer you to the Clear Signs which have come to us nor to Him Who brought us into being. Decide on any judgment you like. Your jurisdiction only covers the life of this world. We have believed in our Lord so that He may forgive us for our mistakes and for the magic which you forced us to perform. Allah is better and longer lasting.' (20:72-73)

As for those who come to their Lord as evildoers, they will have Hell where they will neither die nor stay alive. (20:74)

But as for those who come to Him as believers, having done right actions, they will have the highest ranks: Gardens of Eden with rivers flowing under them, remaining in them timelessly, for ever. That is the reward of those who purify themselves. (20:75-76)

We revealed to Musa, 'Travel with My servants by night. Strike a dry path for them through the sea. Have no fear of being overtaken and do not be afraid.' (20:77)

Pharaoh pursued them with his troops and the sea overwhelmed them utterly. (20:78)

Pharaoh misguided his people. He was no guide. (20:79)

Tribe of Israel! We rescued you from your enemy and made an appointment with you on the right hand side of the Mount and sent down manna and quails for you. (20:80)

Eat of the good things We have provided for you but do not go to excess in it or My anger will be unleashed on you. Anyone who has My anger unleashed on him has plunged to his ruin. (20:81)

But I am Ever-Forgiving to anyone who repents and believes and acts rightly and then is guided. (20:82)

'Why have you hurried on ahead of your people, Musa?' (20:83)

He (Musa) said, 'They are following in my tracks. I have hurried on ahead to you, My Lord, to gain Your good pleasure.' (20:84)

He said, 'We tried your people after you left and the Samaritan has misguided them.' (20:85)

Musa returned to his people in anger and great sorrow. He said, 'My people, did not your Lord make you a handsome promise? Did the fulfilment of the contract seem too long to you or did you want to unleash your Lord's anger upon yourselves, so you broke your promise to me?' (20:86)

They said, 'We did not break our promise to you of our own volition. But we were weighed down with the heavy loads of the people's jewelry and we threw them in, for that is what the Samaritan did.' (20:87)

Then he produced a calf for them, a physical form which made a lowing sound. So they said, 'This is your god-and Musa's god as well, but he forgot.' (20:88)

Could they not see that it did not reply to them and that it possessed no power to either harm or benefit them? (20:89)

Harun had earlier said to them, 'My people! It is just a trial for you. Your Lord is the All-Merciful, so follow me and obey my command!' (20:90)

They said, 'We will not stop devoting ourselves to it until Musa returns to us.' (20:91)

He (Musa) said, 'What prevented you following me, Harun, when you saw that they had gone astray? Did you too, then, disobey my command?' (20:92-93)

He (Harun) said, 'Son of my mother! Do not seize me by the beard or by the hair. I was afraid that you would say, "You have caused division in the tribe of Israel and taken no notice to anything I said."' (20:94)

He (Musa) said, 'What do you think you were doing, Samaritan?' (20:95)

He (Samaritan) said, 'I saw what they did not see. So I gathered up a handful from the Messenger's footprints and threw it in. That is what my inner self urged me to do.' (20:96)

He (Musa) said, 'Go! In this world you will have to say, "Untouchable!" And you have an appointment which you will not fail to keep. Look at your god to which you devoted so much time. We will burn it up and then scatter it as dust into the sea. Your god is Allah alone, there is no god but Him. He encompasses all things in His knowledge.' (20:97-98)

We gave to Musa and Harun the Discrimination and a Shining Light and a Reminder for the heedful. (21:48)

Then We sent Musa and his brother Harun with Our Signs and clear authority to Pharaoh and his ruling circle. But they were proud and were a haughty people. (23:45-46)

They said, 'What! Should we believe in two human beings like ourselves when their people are our slaves?' (23:47)

They denied them and so they were destroyed. (23:48)

We gave Musa the Book so that perhaps they would be guided. (23:49)

We said, 'Go to the people who have denied Our Signs,' and We annihilated them completely. (25:36)

When your Lord called out to Musa: 'Go to the wrongdoing people, the people of Pharaoh. Will they not guard against evil?' (26:10-11)

He said, 'My Lord, I fear they will deny me and that my breast will be constricted and that my tongue will not be free, so send Harun as a Messenger as well. They hold a wrong action against me and I fear that they may kill me.' (26:12-14)

He said, 'By no means! Go, both of you, with Our Signs. We will certainly be together with you, listening. Go to Pharaoh and say, "We are the Messenger of the Lord of all the worlds to tell you to send the tribe of Israel away with us."' (26:15-17)

He (Pharaoh) said, 'Did we not bring you up among us as a child and did you not spend many years of your life among us? Yet you did the deed you did and were ungrateful.' (26:18-19)

He (Musa) said, 'At the time I did it I was one of the misguided and so I fled from you when I was in fear of you but my Lord gave me right judgement and made me one of the Messengers. And anyway you can only reproach me with this favour because you made the tribe of Israel into slaves!' (26:20-22)

Pharaoh said, 'What is the Lord of all the worlds?' (26:23)

He said, 'The Lord of the heavens and the earth and everything between them if you knew for sure.' (26:24)

He said to those around him, 'Are you listening?' (26:25)

He (Musa) said, 'Your Lord and the Lord of your forefathers, the previous peoples.' (26:26)

He (Pharaoh) said, 'This Messenger, who has been sent to you, is mad.' (26:27)

He (Musa) said, 'The Lord of the East and the West and everything between them if you used your intellect.' (26:28)

He (Pharaoh) said, 'If you take any god other than me, I will certainly throw you into prison.' (26:29)

He (Musa) said, 'Even if I were to bring you something undeniable?' (26:30)

He (Pharaoh) said, 'Produce it then if you are someone telling the truth.' (26:31)

So He threw down his staff and there it was, unmistakably a snake. (26:32)

And he drew out his hand and there it was, pure white to those who looked. (26:33)

He (Pharaoh) said to the High Council round about him, 'This certainly is a skilled magician who desires by his magic to expel you from your land, so what do you recommend?' (26:34-35)

They said, 'Detain him and his brother and send out marshals to the cities, to bring you all the skilled magicians.' (26:36-37)

So the magicians were assembled for a meeting on a specified day. (26:38)

The people were asked, 'Are you all assembled so we can follow the magicians if they are the winners?' (26:39-40)

When the magicians came, they said to Pharaoh, 'Will we be rewarded if we are the winners?' (26:41)

He said, 'Yes, and in that case you will be among those brought near.' (26:42)

Musa said to them, 'Throw whatever it is you are going to throw!' (26:43)

They threw down their ropes and staffs and said, 'By the might of Pharaoh we are the winners.' (26:44)

But Musa threw down his staff and at once it swallowed up what they had fabricated. (26:45)

The magicians threw themselves down, prostrating. (26:46)

They said, 'We believe in the Lord of all the worlds, the Lord of Musa and Harun.' (26:47-48)

He (Pharaoh) said, 'Have you believed in him before I authorised you? He is your chief who taught you magic. But you will soon know! I will cut off your alternate hands and feet and I will crucify every one of you.' (26:49)

They said, 'We do not care! We are returning to our Lord. We remain hopeful that our Lord will forgive us our mistakes for being the first of the believers.' (26:50-51)

We revealed to Musa: 'Travel with Our servants by night. You will certainly be pursued.' (26:52)

Pharaoh sent marshals into the cities: 'These people are a small group and they are raging furiously against us and we constitute a vigilant majority.' (26:53-56)

We expelled them from gardens and springs, from treasures and a splendid situation. (26:57-58)

So it was! And We bequeathed them to the tribe of Israel. (26:59)

So they (Pharaoh and his troops) pursued them towards the east. (26:60)

And when the two hosts came into sight of one another, Musa's companions said, 'We will surely be overtaken!' (26:61)

He (Musa) said, 'Never! My Lord is with me and He will guide me.' (26:62)

So We revealed to Musa, 'Strike the sea with your staff.' And it split in two, each part like a towering cliff. (26:63)

And We brought the others right up to it. (26:64)

We rescued Musa and all those who were with him. (26:65)

Then We drowned the rest. (26:66)

There is certainly a Sign in that yet most of them are not believers. (26:67)

When Musa said to his people, 'I can make out a fire. I will bring you news from it or at least a burning brand so that hopefully you will be able to warm yourselves.' (27:7)

But when he reached it, a voice called out to him, 'Blessed be Him who is in the Fire and all who are around it. Glory be to Allah, the Lord of all the worlds! Musa, I am Allah, the Almighty, the All-Wise. Throw down your staff.' Then when he saw it slithering like a snake he turned and fled and did not turn back again. 'Have no fear, Musa. In My Presence the Messengers have no fear-except for one who did wrong; and if he then changes evil into good, I am Ever-Forgiving, Most Merciful. Put your hand inside your shirt front. It will emerge pure white, yet quite unharmed-one of nine Signs to Pharaoh and his people. They are a people of deviators.' (27:8-12)

When Our Signs came to them in all their clarity, they said, 'This is downright magic,' and they repudiated them wrongly and haughtily, in spite of their own certainty about them. See the final fate of the corrupters. (27:13-14)

We recite to you with truth some news of Musa and Pharaoh for people who believe. (28:3)

Pharaoh exalted himself arrogantly in the land and divided its people into camps, oppressing one group of them by slaughtering their sons and letting their women live. He was one of the corrupters. (28:4)

We desired to show kindness to those who were oppressed in the land and to make them leaders and make them inheritors and establish them firmly in the land and to show Pharaoh and Haman and their troops the very thing that they were fearing from them. (28:5-6)

We revealed to Musa's mother, 'Suckle him and then when you fear for him cast him into the sea. Do not fear or grieve; We will return him to you and make him one of the Messengers.' (28:7)

The family of Pharaoh picked him up so that he might be an enemy and a source of grief to them. Certainly Pharaoh and Haman and their troops were in the wrong. (28:8)

The wife of Pharaoh said, 'A source of delight for me and for you; do not kill him. It may well be that he will be of use to us or perhaps we could adopt him as a son.' They were not aware. (28:9)

Musa's mother felt a great emptiness in her heart and she almost gave him away; only We fortified her heart so that she would be one of the believers. (28:10)

She said to his sister, 'Go after him.' And she kept an eye on him from afar and they were not aware. (28:11)

We first made wet-nurses forbidden for him, so she said, 'Shall I show you to a household who will feed him for you and be good to him?' (28:12)

That is how We returned him to his mother so that she might delight her eyes and feel no grief and so that she would know that Allah's promise is true. But most of them do not know this. (28:13)

And when he reached his full strength and maturity, We gave him judgement and knowledge. That is how We recompense good-doers. (28:14)

He (Musa) entered the city at a time when its inhabitants were unaware and found two men fighting there-one from his party and the other from his enemy. The one from his party asked for his support against the other from his enemy. So Musa hit him, dealing him a fatal blow. He said, 'This is part of Satan's handiwork. He truly is an outright and misleading enemy.' (28:15)

He said, 'My Lord, I have wronged myself. Forgive me.' So He forgave him. He is the Ever-Forgiving, the Most Merciful. (28:16)

He said, 'My Lord, because of Your blessing to me, I will never be a supporter of evildoers.' (28:17)

Morning found him in the city, fearful and on his guard. Then suddenly the man who had sought his help the day before, shouted for help from him again. Musa said to him, 'You are clearly a misguided man.' (28:18)

But when he was about to grab the man who was their common enemy, he said, 'Musa! Do you want to kill me just as you killed a person yesterday? You only want to be a tyrant in the land; you do not want to be a reformer.' (28:19)

A man came running from the furthest part of the city, saying, 'Musa, the Council are conspiring to kill you, so leave! I am someone who brings you good advice.' (28:20)

So he left there fearful and on his guard, saying, 'My Lord, rescue me from the people of the wrongdoers!' (28:21)

When turned his face in the direction of Madyan, he said, 'Hopefully my Lord will guide me to the right way.' (28:22)

When he arrived at the water of Madyan, he found a crowd of people drawing water there. Standing apart from them, he found two women, holding back their sheep. He said, 'What are you two doing here?' They said, 'We cannot draw water until the shepherds have driven off their sheep. You see our father is a very old man.' (28:23)

So he drew water for them and then withdrew into the shade and said, 'My Lord, I am truly in need of any good You have in store for me.' (28:24)

One of them came walking shyly up to him and said, 'My father invites you so that he can pay you your wage for drawing water for us.' When he came to him and told him the whole story he said, 'Have no fear, you have escaped from wrongdoing people.' (28:25)

One of them said, 'Hire him, father. The best person to hire is someone strong and trustworthy.' (28:26)

He (their father) said, 'I would like to marry you to one of these two daughters of mine on condition that you work for me for eight full years. If you complete ten, that is up to you. I do not want to be hard on you. You will find me, Allah willing, to be one of the righteous.' (28:27)

He (Musa) said, 'That is agreed between me and you. Whichever of the two terms I fulfil, there should be no bad feeling towards me. Allah is Guardian over what we say.' (28:28)

When Musa had fulfilled the appointed term and had set off with his family, he noticed a fire from one side of the Mount. He said to his family, 'Stay here, I can see a fire. Hopefully I will bring you back some news from it or a burning branch from the fire so that you will be able to warm yourselves.' (28:29)

But when he reached it a voice called out to him from the right hand side of the valley in the part which was full of blessing, from out of the bush: 'Musa, I am Allah, the Lord of all the worlds. Throw down your staff!' Then when he saw it slithering like a snake he turned and fled and did not turn back again. 'Musa, approach and have no fear! You are one of those who are secure. Put your hand inside your shirt front. It will emerge pure white yet quite unharmed. And hug your arms to your sides to still your fear. These are two proofs from your Lord for Pharaoh and his ruling circle. They are a deviant people.' (28:30-32)

He said, 'My Lord, I killed one of them and I am afraid they will kill me; and my brother Harun is more eloquent than me so send him with me to support me and back me up. I am afraid they will call me a liar.' (28:33-34)

He said, 'We will reinforce you with your brother and by Our Signs will give you both authority, so that they will not be able to lay a hand on you. You and those who follow you will be the victors.' (28:35)

But when Musa brought them Our Clear Signs they said, 'This is nothing but trumped-up magic. We never heard anything like this among our earlier forefathers.' (28:36)

Musa said, 'My Lord knows best who has come with guidance from Him and who will have the best Home in the end. The wrongdoers will certainly not be successful.' (28:37)

Pharaoh said, 'Council, I do not know of any other god for you apart from Me. Haman, kindle a fire for me over the clay and build me a lofty tower so that perhaps I may be able to climb up to Musa's god! I consider him a blatant liar.' (28:38)

He and his troops were arrogant in the land without any right. They thought that they would not return to Us. (28:39)

So We seized him and his troops and flung them into the sea. See the final fate of the wrongdoers! (28:40)

We made them leaders, summoning to the Fire, and on the Day of Rising they will not be helped. (28:41)

We pursued them with a curse in this world and on the Day of Rising they will be hideous and spurned. (28:42)

We gave Musa the Book after destroying the earlier nations, to awaken people's hearts and as a guidance and a mercy so that hopefully they would pay heed. (28:43)

You were not on the western side when We gave Musa the command. You were not a witness. (28:44)

Yet We produced further generations and ages passed. Nor did you live among the people of Madyan and recite Our Signs to them, yet We have sent you news of them. (28:45)

Nor were you on the side of the Mount when We called, yet it is a mercy from your Lord so that you can warn a people to whom no warner came before, so that hopefully they will pay heed. (28:46)

If a disaster had struck them because of what they had already done, they would have said, 'Our Lord, why did You not send us a Messenger so that we could have followed Your Signs and been believers?' (28:47)

But when the truth did come to them from Us they said, 'Why has he not been given the same as Musa was given?' But did they not previously reject what Musa was given? They say, 'Two magicians who back each other up.' And they say, 'We reject both of them.' (28:48)

Qarun was one of the people of Musa but he lorded it over them. We gave him treasures, the keys alone to which were a heavy weight for a party of strong men. When his people said to him, 'Do not gloat. Allah does not love people who gloat.' (28:76)

And Qarun and Pharaoh and Haman-Musa came with the Clear Signs to them, but they were arrogant on the earth. They could not outstrip Us. (29:39)

We gave Musa the Book-be in no doubt about the meeting with him-and made it a guidance for the tribe of Israel. (32:23)

When We made a covenant with all the Prophets-with you and with Nuh and Ibrahim and Musa and 'Isa son of Maryam-We made a binding covenant with them. (33:7)

You who believe! Do not be like those who abused Musa. Allah absolved him of what they said and he was highly honoured with Allah. (33:69)

We showed great kindness to Musa and Harun. (37:114)

We rescued them and their people from their terrible plight. (37:115)

We supported them and so they were the victors. (37:116)

We gave them the clarifying Book and guided them on the Straight Path, and left the later people saying of them, 'Peace be upon Musa and Harun!' (37:117-120)

That is how We recompense good-doers. (37:121)

They truly were among Our servants who are believers. (37:122)

We sent Musa with Our Signs and clear authority to Pharaoh, Haman and Qarun. But they said, 'A lying magician.' (40:23-24)

When he brought them the truth from Us they said, 'Slaughter the sons of those who believe with him but let their women live.' The stratagems of the disbelievers are nothing but errors. (40:25)

Pharaoh said, 'Let me kill Musa and let him call upon his Lord! I am afraid that he may change your religion and bring about corruption in the land.' (40:26)

Musa said, 'I seek refuge in my Lord and your Lord from every proud man who does not believe in the Day of Reckoning.' (40:27)

A man among Pharaoh's people who believed, but kept his faith concealed, said, 'Are you going to kill a man for saying "My Lord is Allah" when he has brought you Clear Signs from your Lord? If he is telling a lie, be it on his own head. But if he is telling the truth, then some of what he is promising you will certainly happen to you. Allah does not guide any unbridled inveterate liar. My people! The kingdom is yours today, as masters in the land, but who will help us against Allah's violent force, if it comes upon us?' Pharaoh said, 'I only show you what I see myself and I only guide you to the path of rectitude.' (40:28-29)

The man who believed said, 'My people! I fear for you a day like that of the Confederates, the same as happened to the people of Nuh and 'Ad and Thamud and those who followed after them. Allah does not want any injustice for His servants. My people! I fear for you the Day of Calling Out, the Day when you will turn your backs in flight, having no one to protect you from Allah. Whoever Allah misguides will have no guide. Yusuf brought you the Clear Signs before, but you never stopped doubting what he brought to you to the extent that when he died, you said, "Allah will never send another Messenger after him." That is how Allah misguides those who are unbridled and full of doubt.' (40:30-34)

Those who argue about the Signs of Allah without any authority coming to them do something hateful in the sight of Allah and in the sight of the people who believe. That is how Allah seals up the heart of every arrogant oppressor. (40:35)

Pharaoh said, 'Haman, build me a tower so that perhaps I may gain means of access, access to the heavens, so that I can look on Musa's God. Truly I think he is a liar.' That is how Pharaoh's evil actions were made attractive to him and he debarred others from the Path. Pharaoh's scheming led to nothing but ruin. (40:36-37)

The man who believed said, 'My people! Follow me and I will guide you to the path of rectitude. My people! The life of this world is only fleeting enjoyment. It is the hereafter which is the abode of permanence. Whoever does an evil act will only be repaid with its equivalent. But whoever acts rightly, male or female, being a believer, such a person will enter the Garden, provided for in it without any reckoning. My people! How is it that I call you to salvation while you call me to the Fire? You call me to reject Allah and to associate something with Him about which I have no knowledge, while I call you to the Almighty, the Endlessly Forgiving. There is no question that what you call me to has no foundation either in this world or the hereafter, that our return is to Allah, and that the profligate will be Companions of the Fire. You will remember what I say to you. I consign my affair completely to Allah. Truly Allah sees His servants.' (40:38-44)

So Allah safeguarded him from the evil things they plotted and a most evil torment engulfed Pharaoh's people-the Fire, morning and night, to which they are exposed; and on the Day the Hour takes place: 'Admit Pharaoh's people to the harshest punishment!' (40:45-46)

We gave Musa the guidance and bequeathed the Book to the tribe of Israel. (40:53)

We gave Musa the Book but there was disagreement about it. And had it not been for a prior Word from your Lord, the judgement between them would already have been made. They are indeed in grave doubt about it. (41:45)

He has laid down the same religion for you as He enjoined on Nuh: that which We have revealed to you and which We enjoined on Ibrahim, Musa and 'Isa: 'Establish the religion and do not make divisions in it.' What you call the idolaters to follow is very hard for them. Allah chooses for Himself anyone He wills and guides to Himself those who turn to Him. (42:13)

We sent Musa with Our Signs to Pharaoh and his nobles. He said, 'I am the Messenger of the Lord of the worlds.' But when he came to them with Our Signs, they merely laughed at them. We showed them no Sign which was not greater than the one before it. We seized them with punishment so that hopefully they would turn back. They said, 'Magician, invoke your Lord for us by the contract He has made with you and we shall certainly follow the guidance.' But when We removed the punishment from them, they immediately broke their word. Pharaoh called to his people, saying, 'My people, does the kingdom of Egypt not belong to me? Do not all these rivers flow under my control? Do you not then see? Am I not better than this man who is contemptible and can scarcely make anything clear? Why have gold bracelets not been put upon his arms and why is there not a train of angels accompanying him?' In that way he swayed his people and they succumbed to him. They were a people of deviators. Then when they had provoked Our wrath, We took revenge on them and drowned every one of them. We made them a thing of the past, an example for later peoples. (43:46-56)

But before it there was the Book of Musa as a model and a mercy. And this is a corroborating Book in the Arabic tongue so that you may warn those who do wrong, and as good news for the good-doers. (46:12)

They said, 'Our people, we have heard a Book which was sent down after Musa, confirming what came before it, guiding to the truth and to a straight path.' (46:30)

And also in Musa when We sent him to Pharaoh with clear authority. But he turned away with his forces, saying, 'A magician or a madman!' So We seized him and his armies and hurled them into the sea, and he was to blame. (51:38-40)

Or has he not been informed what is in the texts of Musa? (53:36)

Remember when Musa said to his people, 'My people, why do you mistreat me when you know that I am the Messenger of Allah to you?' So when they deviated, Allah made their hearts deviate. Allah does not guide people who are deviators. (61:5)

Has the story of Musa reached you: when his Lord called out to him in the holy valley of Tuwa? 'Go to Pharaoh-he has overstepped the limits-and say: "Do you resolve to purify yourself. I will guide you to your Lord so that you may fear Him?"' Then he showed him the Great Sign. But he denied it and disobeyed, and then he hastily backed away. But then he rallied and called out, saying, 'I am your Lord Most High!' So Allah made an example of him seizing him with punishment in this world and the hereafter. There is certainly instruction in that for those who fear. (79:15-26)

This is certainly in the earlier texts, the texts of Ibrahim and Musa. (87:18-19)


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When Our Signs are recited to them, they say, 'We have already heard all this. If we wanted, we could say the same thing. This is nothing but the myths of previous peoples.' (8:31)

When they are asked, 'What has your Lord sent down?' they say, 'Myths and legends of previous peoples.' (16:24)

Then We sent Our Messengers one after another, at intervals. Each time its Messenger came to a community they called him a liar so We made them follow one another too and turned them into myths and legends. Away with the people who have no faith! (23:44)

Those who disbelieve say, 'When we and our fathers are turned to dust will we then be brought forth again? We have been promised this before, we and our fathers. This is nothing but myths and legends of previous peoples.' (27:67-68)

They said, 'Our Lord, put more distance between our staging posts.' They wronged themselves so We made legends of them and scattered them without a trace. There are certainly Signs in that for everyone who is steadfast and thankful. (34:19)