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26:1  Ta. Sin. Mim
26:2  These are verses of the Book that makes (things) clear
26:3  It may be thou frettest thy soul with grief, that they do not become Believers
26:4  If (such) were Our Will, We could send down to them from the sky a Sign, to which they would bend their necks in humility
26:5  But there comes not to them a newly-revealed Message from (God) Most Gracious, but they turn away therefrom
26:6  They have indeed rejected (the Message): so they will know soon (enough) the truth of what they mocked at
26:7  Do they not look at the earth,- how many noble things of all kinds We have produced therein
26:8  Verily, in this is a Sign: but most of them do not believe
26:9  And verily, thy Lord is He, the Exalted in Might, Most Merciful
26:10  Behold, thy Lord called Moses: "Go to the people of iniquity,
26:11  "The people of the Pharaoh: will they not fear God?"
26:12  He said: "O my Lord! I do fear that they will charge me with falsehood
26:13  "My breast will be straitened. And my speech may not go (smoothly): so send unto Aaron
26:14  "And (further), they have a charge of crime against me; and I fear they may slay me."
26:15  God said: "By no means! proceed then, both of you, with Our Signs; We are with you, and will listen (to your call)
26:16  "So go forth, both of you, to Pharaoh, and say: 'We have been sent by the Lord and Cherisher of the worlds
26:17  "'Send thou with us the Children of Israel.'"
26:18  (Pharaoh) said: "Did we not cherish thee as a child among us, and didst thou not stay in our midst many years of thy life
26:19  "And thou didst a deed of thine which (thou knowest) thou didst, and thou art an ungrateful (wretch)!"
26:20  Moses said: "I did it then, when I was in error
26:21  "So I fled from you (all) when I feared you; but my Lord has (since) invested me with judgment (and wisdom) and appointed me as one of the apostles
26:22  "And this is the favour with which thou dost reproach me,- that thou hast enslaved the Children of Israel!"
26:23  Pharaoh said: "And what is the 'Lord and Cherisher of the worlds'?"
26:24  (Moses) said: "The Lord and Cherisher of the heavens and the earth, and all between,- if ye want to be quite sure."
26:25  (Pharaoh) said to those around: "Did ye not listen (to what he says)?"
26:26  (Moses) said: "Your Lord and the Lord of your fathers from the beginning!"
26:27  (Pharaoh) said: "Truly your apostle who has been sent to you is a veritable madman!"
26:28  (Moses) said: "Lord of the East and the West, and all between! if ye only had sense!"
26:29  (Pharaoh) said: "If thou dost put forward any god other than me, I will certainly put thee in prison!"
26:30  (Moses) said: "Even if I showed you something clear (and) convincing?"
26:31  (Pharaoh) said: "Show it then, if thou tellest the truth!"
26:32  So (Moses) threw his rod, and behold, it was a serpent, plain (for all to see)
26:33  And he drew out his hand, and behold, it was white to all beholders
26:34  (Pharaoh) said to the Chiefs around him: "This is indeed a sorcerer well- versed
26:35  "His plan is to get you out of your land by his sorcery; then what is it ye counsel?"
26:36  They said: "Keep him and his brother in suspense (for a while), and dispatch to the Cities heralds to collect
26:37  "And bring up to thee all (our) sorcerers well-versed."
26:38  So the sorcerers were got together for the appointment of a day well-known
26:39  And the people were told: "Are ye (now) assembled?
26:40  "That we may follow the sorcerers (in religion) if they win?"
26:41  So when the sorcerers arrived, they said to Pharaoh: "Of course - shall we have a (suitable) reward if we win
26:42  He said: "Yea, (and more),- for ye shall in that case be (raised to posts) nearest (to my person)."
26:43  Moses said to them: "Throw ye - that which ye are about to throw!"
26:44  So they threw their ropes and their rods, and said: "By the might of Pharaoh, it is we who will certainly win!"
26:45  Then Moses threw his rod, when, behold, it straightway swallows up all the falsehoods which they fake
26:46  Then did the sorcerers fall down, prostrate in adoration
26:47  Saying: "We believe in the Lord of the Worlds
26:48  "The Lord of Moses and Aaron."
26:49  Said (Pharaoh): "Believe ye in Him before I give you permission? surely he is your leader, who has taught you sorcery! but soon shall ye know! Be sure I will cut off your hands and your feet on opposite sides, and I will cause you all to die on the cross!"
26:50  They said: "No matter! for us, we shall but return to our Lord
26:51  "Only, our desire is that our Lord will forgive us our faults, that we may become foremost among the believers!"
26:52  By inspiration we told Moses: "Travel by night with my servants; for surely ye shall be pursued."
26:53  Then Pharaoh sent heralds to (all) the Cities
26:54  (Saying): "These (Israelites) are but a small band
26:55  "And they are raging furiously against us
26:56  "But we are a multitude amply fore-warned."
26:57  So We expelled them from gardens, springs
26:58  Treasures, and every kind of honourable position
26:59  Thus it was, but We made the Children of Israel inheritors of such things
26:60  So they pursued them at sunrise
26:61  And when the two bodies saw each other, the people of Moses said: "We are sure to be overtaken."
26:62  (Moses) said: "By no means! my Lord is with me! Soon will He guide me!"
26:63  Then We told Moses by inspiration: "Strike the sea with thy rod." So it divided, and each separate part became like the huge, firm mass of a mountain
26:64  And We made the other party approach thither
26:65  We delivered Moses and all who were with him
26:66  But We drowned the others
26:67  Verily in this is a Sign: but most of them do not believe
26:68  And verily thy Lord is He, the Exalted in Might, Most Merciful
26:69  And rehearse to them (something of) Abraham's story
26:70  Behold, he said to his father and his people: "What worship ye?"
26:71  They said: "We worship idols, and we remain constantly in attendance on them."
26:72  He said: "Do they listen to you when ye call (on them),"
26:73  "or do you good or harm?"
26:74  They said: "Nay, but we found our fathers doing thus (what we do)."
26:75  He said: "Do ye then see whom ye have been worshipping,
26:76  "Ye and your fathers before you?
26:77  "For they are enemies to me; not so the Lord and Cherisher of the Worlds
26:78  "Who created me, and it is He Who guides me
26:79  "Who gives me food and drink
26:80  "And when I am ill, it is He Who cures me
26:81  "Who will cause me to die, and then to life (again)
26:82  "And who, I hope, will forgive me my faults on the day of Judgment
26:83  "O my Lord! bestow wisdom on me, and join me with the righteous
26:84  "Grant me honourable mention on the tongue of truth among the latest (generations)
26:85  "Make me one of the inheritors of the Garden of Bliss
26:86  "Forgive my father, for that he is among those astray
26:87  "And let me not be in disgrace on the Day when (men) will be raised up;
26:88  "The Day whereon neither wealth nor sons will avail
26:89  "But only he (will prosper) that brings to God a sound heart
26:90  "To the righteous, the Garden will be brought near
26:91  "And to those straying in Evil, the Fire will be placed in full view
26:92  "And it shall be said to them: 'Where are the (gods) ye worshipped
26:93  "'Besides God? Can they help you or help themselves?
26:94  "Then they will be thrown headlong into the (Fire),- they and those straying in Evil
26:95  "And the whole hosts of Iblis together
26:96  "They will say there in their mutual bickerings
26:97  "'By God, we were truly in an error manifest
26:98  "'When we held you as equals with the Lord of the Worlds
26:99  "'And our seducers were only those who were steeped in guilt
26:100  "'Now, then, we have none to intercede (for us)
26:101  "'Nor a single friend to feel (for us)
26:102  "'Now if we only had a chance of return we shall truly be of those who believe!'"
26:103  Verily in this is a Sign but most of them do not believe
26:104  And verily thy Lord is He, the Exalted in Might, Most Merciful
26:105  The people of Noah rejected the apostles
26:106  Behold, their brother Noah said to them: "Will ye not fear (God)
26:107  "I am to you an apostle worthy of all trust
26:108  "So fear God, and obey me
26:109  "No reward do I ask of you for it: my reward is only from the Lord of the Worlds
26:110  "So fear God, and obey me."
26:111  They said: "Shall we believe in thee when it is the meanest that follow thee?"
26:112  He said: "And what do I know as to what they do
26:113  "Their account is only with my Lord, if ye could (but) understand
26:114  "I am not one to drive away those who believe
26:115  "I am sent only to warn plainly in public."
26:116  They said: "If thou desist not, O Noah! thou shalt be stoned (to death)."
26:117  He said: "O my Lord! truly my people have rejected me
26:118  "Judge Thou, then, between me and them openly, and deliver me and those of the Believers who are with me."
26:119  So We delivered him and those with him, in the Ark filled (with all creatures)
26:120  Thereafter We drowned those who remained behind
26:121  Verily in this is a Sign: but most of them do not believe
26:122  And verily thy Lord is He, the Exalted in Might, Most Merciful
26:123  The 'Ad (people) rejected the apostles
26:124  Behold, their brother Hud said to them: "Will ye not fear (God)
26:125  "I am to you an apostle worthy of all trust
26:126  "So fear God and obey me
26:127  "No reward do I ask of you for it: my reward is only from the Lord of the Worlds
26:128  "Do ye build a landmark on every high place to amuse yourselves
26:129  "And do ye get for yourselves fine buildings in the hope of living therein (for ever)
26:130  "And when ye exert your strong hand, do ye do it like men of absolute power
26:131  "Now fear God, and obey me
26:132  "Yea, fear Him Who has bestowed on you freely all that ye know
26:133  "Freely has He bestowed on you cattle and sons,
26:134  "And Gardens and Springs
26:135  "Truly I fear for you the Penalty of a Great Day."
26:136  They said: "It is the same to us whether thou admonish us or be not among (our) admonishers
26:137  "This is no other than a customary device of the ancients
26:138  "And we are not the ones to receive Pains and Penalties!"
26:139  So they rejected him, and We destroyed them. Verily in this is a Sign: but most of them do not believe
26:140  And verily thy Lord is He, the Exalted in Might, Most Merciful
26:141  The Thamud (people) rejected the apostles
26:142  Behold, their brother Salih said to them: "Will you not fear (God)
26:143  "I am to you an apostle worthy of all trust
26:144  "So fear God, and obey me
26:145  "No reward do I ask of you for it: my reward is only from the Lord of the Worlds
26:146  "Will ye be left secure, in (the enjoyment of) all that ye have here?
26:147  "Gardens and Springs
26:148  "And corn-fields and date-palms with spathes near breaking (with the weight of fruit)
26:149  "And ye carve houses out of (rocky) mountains with great skill
26:150  "But fear God and obey me
26:151  "And follow not the bidding of those who are extravagant,
26:152  "Who make mischief in the land, and mend not (their ways)."
26:153  They said: "Thou art only one of those bewitched
26:154  "Thou art no more than a mortal like us: then bring us a Sign, if thou tellest the truth!"
26:155  He said: "Here is a she-camel: she has a right of watering, and ye have a right of watering, (severally) on a day appointed
26:156  "Touch her not with harm, lest the Penalty of a Great Day seize you."
26:157  But they ham-strung her: then did they become full of regrets
26:158  But the Penalty seized them. Verily in this is a Sign: but most of them do not believe
26:159  And verily thy Lord is He, the Exalted in Might, Most Merciful
26:160  The people of Lut rejected the apostles
26:161  Behold, their brother Lut said to them: "Will ye not fear (God)
26:162  "I am to you an apostle worthy of all trust
26:163  "So fear God and obey me
26:164  "No reward do I ask of you for it: my reward is only from the lord of the Worlds
26:165  "Of all the creatures in the world, will ye approach males
26:166  "And leave those whom God has created for you to be your mates? Nay, ye are a people transgressing (all limits)!"
26:167  They said: "If thou desist not, O Lut! thou wilt assuredly be cast out!"
26:168  He said: "I do detest your doings."
26:169  "O my Lord! deliver me and my family from such things as they do!"
26:170  So We delivered him and his family,- al
26:171  Except an old woman who lingered behind
26:172  But the rest We destroyed utterly
26:173  We rained down on them a shower (of brimstone): and evil was the shower on those who were admonished (but heeded not)
26:174  Verily in this is a Sign: but most of them do not believe
26:175  And verily thy Lord is He, the Exalted in Might Most Merciful
26:176  The Companions of the Wood rejected the apostles
26:177  Behold, Shu'aib said to them: "Will ye not fear (God)
26:178  "I am to you an apostle worthy of all trust
26:179  "So fear God and obey me
26:180  "No reward do I ask of you for it: my reward is only from the Lord of the Worlds
26:181  "Give just measure, and cause no loss (to others by fraud)
26:182  "And weigh with scales true and upright
26:183  "And withhold not things justly due to men, nor do evil in the land, working mischief
26:184  "And fear Him Who created you and (who created) the generations before (you)"
26:185  They said: "Thou art only one of those bewitched
26:186  "Thou art no more than a mortal like us, and indeed we think thou art a liar
26:187  "Now cause a piece of the sky to fall on us, if thou art truthful!"
26:188  He said: "My Lord knows best what ye do."
26:189  But they rejected him. Then the punishment of a day of overshadowing gloom seized them, and that was the Penalty of a Great Day
26:190  Verily in that is a Sign: but most of them do not believe
26:191  And verily thy Lord is He, the Exalted in Might, Most Merciful
26:192  Verily this is a Revelation from the Lord of the Worlds
26:193  With it came down the spirit of Faith and Truth
26:194  To thy heart and mind, that thou mayest admonish
26:195  In the perspicuous Arabic tongue
26:196  Without doubt it is (announced) in the mystic Books of former peoples
26:197  Is it not a Sign to them that the Learned of the Children of Israel knew it (as true)
26:198  Had We revealed it to any of the non-Arabs
26:199  And had he recited it to them, they would not have believed in it
26:200  Thus have We caused it to enter the hearts of the sinners
26:201  They will not believe in it until they see the grievous Penalty
26:202  But the (Penalty) will come to them of a sudden, while they perceive it not
26:203  Then they will say: "Shall we be respited?"
26:204  Do they then ask for Our Penalty to be hastened on
26:205  Seest thou? If We do let them enjoy (this life) for a few years
26:206  Yet there comes to them at length the (Punishment) which they were promised
26:207  It will profit them not that they enjoyed (this life)
26:208  Never did We destroy a population, but had its warners
26:209  By way of reminder; and We never are unjust
26:210  No evil ones have brought down this (Revelation)
26:211  It would neither suit them nor would they be able (to produce it)
26:212  Indeed they have been removed far from even (a chance of) hearing it
26:213  So call not on any other god with God, or thou wilt be among those under the Penalty
26:214  And admonish thy nearest kinsmen
26:215  And lower thy wing to the Believers who follow thee
26:216  Then if they disobey thee, say: "I am free (of responsibility) for what ye do!"
26:217  And put thy trust on the Exalted in Might, the Merciful,
26:218  Who seeth thee standing forth (in prayer)
26:219  And thy movements among those who prostrate themselves
26:220  For it is He Who heareth and knoweth all things
26:221  Shall I inform you, (O people!), on whom it is that the evil ones descend
26:222  They descend on every lying, wicked person
26:223  (Into whose ears) they pour hearsay vanities, and most of them are liars
26:224  And the Poets,- It is those straying in Evil, who follow them
26:225  Seest thou not that they wander distracted in every valley?
26:226  And that they say what they practise not?
26:227  Except those who believe, work righteousness, engage much in the remembrance of God, and defend themselves only after they are unjustly attacked. And soon will the unjust assailants know what vicissitudes their affairs will take