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Sayyed Abbas Sadr-Ameli




al-Qasas (The Story, Stories, The Narrative)
as rendered by Sayyed Abbas Sadr-Ameli
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Sayyed Abbas Sadr-Ameli rendition of Surah The Story, Stories, The Narrative(al-Qasas)
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28:1 T?. S?n. M?m.
28:2 There are verses of the Book (that makes the truth) clear.
28:3 We recite to you some of the story of Moses and Pharaoh in truth, for a people who believe.
28:4 Verily Pharaoh exalted himself in the land (of Egypt) and divided its people into sections, weakening a group of them, he slaughtered their sons and spared alive their females, verily he was of the mischief- makers.
28:5 And We have intended to bestow (Our) favour upon those who were oppressed in the earth, and to make them leaders (in faith) and make them heirs.
28:6 And to grant them power in the earth, and to show Pharaoh and H?m?n, and their hosts, what they were dreading from them.
28:7 And We inspired unto the mother of Moses, saying: �Give him suck, then when you fear for him, cast him into the River and do not fear nor grieve, for We will return him unto you and make him one of the apostles�.
28:8 Then the people of Pharaoh picked him up (from the River) that he might be unto them an enemy and a (cause of their) grief; verily Pharaoh and H?m?n and their hosts were sinners.
28:9 And Pharaoh�s wife said: �(He will be) a joy of the eye for me and for you; do not slay him; may be he will profit us, or we may take him for a son; but they did not perceive (what they were doing).
28:10 And the heart of the mother of Moses became void; she was about to disclose it had We not strengthened her heart so that she might be of the believers (in Our promises).
28:11 And she said to the sister of (Moses): �Follow him.� So she watched him from afar while they d1id not perceive.
28:12 And We already forbade on him all foster mothers ere until (his sister came up and) said: �Shall I guide you unto the people of a house who will take care of him for you and they will be benevolent to him?�
28:13 Thus did We restore him to his mother that her eye might be refreshed, and that she might not grieve, and that she might know that the promise of Allah is true, but most of them do not know.
28:14 And when he reached his full strength and was ripe, We granted him wisdom and knowledge; and thus do We reward the good-doers.
28:15 And he entered the city at a time when its people were unheeding, and found there two men fighting, one being of his own party, and the other of his enemies. Then the one that was of his own party sought his help against the one who was of his enemies, so Moses struck him with his fist and killed him. He said: �This is of the Satan�s doing; verily, he is an enemy that manifestly misleads�.
28:16 (Moses) said: �My Lord! Verily I have done harm to myself! Do You then forgive me!� So (Allah) forgave him. Verily He is the forgiving, the Merciful.
28:17 He said: My Lord! For the bounty You have bestowed on me, never shall I be a supporter of the guilty�.
28:18 And he was in the city, fearing, awaiting, when behold, the man who had, the day before, sought his help called aloud for his help (again). Moses said to him: �Verily you are one erring manifestly�.
28:19 So when he intended to assault him who was the enemy of them both, the man said: �O Moses! Do you intend to kill me as you killed a person yesterday? You desire nothing but to be a tyrant in the land; and you do not desire to be of the reformers�.
28:20 And there came a man from the furthest part of the city, running. He said: �O Moses! Verily the chiefs are consulting to slay you. So depart (from here at once); Verily I am one of Your sincere advisers�.
28:21 So he departed there from, fearing, awaiting, (and) he said: �My Lord! Deliver me from the unjust people�.
28:22 And when he turned his face towards Madyan, he said: �I do hope that my Lord will guide me in the right path�.
28:23 And when he arrived at the watering (place) in Madyan, he found on it a group of men watering (their flocks), and besides them he found two women keeping back (their flocks). He said: �What is the matter with you?� They said: �We cannot water (our flocks) until the shepherds take away (their sheep from the water), and our father is a very old man�.
28:24 So he watered (their flocks) for them, then he turned back to the shade, and said: �My Lord! Verily I stand in need of whatever good You may send down to me�.
28:25 Afterwards one of the two (damsels) came to him walking bashfully. She said: �Verily my father invites you that he may give you the reward of your having watered for us�. So when he came to him and narrated unto him his story, (the old man) said: �Be not afraid; you are secure from the unjust people�.
28:26 One of the two (damsels) said: �O my father! Employ him. Verily the best of those that you can employ is the strong man, the faithful one�.
28:27 He said: �Verily I intend to wed one of these two daughters of mine to you on condition that you serve me for eight years, but if you complete ten, it will be of your own free will, and I do not wish to be hard to you, if Allah wills, you will find me one the righteous ones.
28:28 (Moses accepted Shu�ayb�s suggestion and) said: �This shall be (an agreement) between me and you, whichever of the two terms I fulfil, there shall be no injustice unto me, and Allah is a witness of what we say�.
28:29 So when Moses had fulfilled the term, and he journeyed with his family, he observed a fire in the direction of Mount T?r. He said to his family: �Tarry you here; verily I observe a fire. Perhaps I shall bring you news of it, or a brand of the fire, so that you may warm yourselves�.
28:30 Then when he came to it (he) was called (by a voice) from the right side of the valley, in the blessed spot, from the tree, saying: �O Moses! Verily I am Allah, the Lord of the worlds�.
28:31 And saying: �Cast down your staff.� So when he saw it in motion as if it were a serpent, he turned back retreating, and did not return. (Then it was said to him): �O Moses! Come you forward and fear you not! For surely you are in security!�
28:32 (Now) enter your hand into the your bosom, and it will come forth white (radiant) without evil, and draw your arm to yourself to ward off fear; and these (two miracles) be two proofs from your Lord unto Pharaoh and his chiefs, verily they have been a transgressing people.
28:33 He said: �My Lord! Verily I have killed one of them, so I fear that they would slay me�.
28:34 And my brother Aaron, he is more eloquent in speech than I, so send him with me as an assistant, to testify me, surely I fear that they would reject me.
28:35 (Allah) said: �We will strengthen your arm with your brother, and We will give you both an authority, so that they shall not reach you; (go) with Our signs; you two and those who follow you two shall be the triumphant�.
28:36 So when Moses came to them with Our clear signs, they said: �This is nothing but a forged sorcery, and we never heard of it amongst our fathers of old�.
28:37 And Moses said: �My Lord knows best who comes with guidance from unto Him, and whose end will be best in the Hereafter, verily the unjust will not prosper�.
28:38 And Pharaoh said: �O Chiefs! No god do I know for you but myself; therefore, O� H?m?n, light me a fire upon the clay, and build for me a tower, so that I may obtain knowledge of Moses� God, and verily I think him to be one of the liars�.
28:39 And he and his hosts prided in the land without any right, and they thought that they would not be returned unto Us.
28:40 So We seized him and his hosts, and We cast them into the sea; behold then how was the end of the unjust.
28:41 And We appointed them leaders who invite unto the (Hell) Fire and on the Day of Judgment they shall not be helped.
28:42 And in this world, we made a curse to follow them; and on the Day of Judgment they will be of those made to appear hideous.
28:43 And indeed We gave Moses the Book (Torah) after We had destroyed the earlier generations (as a means) of insight for mankind and a guidance and mercy that haply they might receive admonition.
28:44 And you were not on the western side of (Mount T?r) when We passed to Moses the commandment, and you were not one of the witnesses.
28:45 But We raised up generations and a long time passed upon them, and you were not dwelling among the people of Madyan, reciting unto them Our signs, but We were sending messengers.
28:46 And you were not on the side of the Mount T?r when We called (unto Moses), but (this revelation is) a mercy from your Lord that you warn a people to whom no warner had come before you, in order that they may receive admonition.
28:47 And were it not that there should befall them a calamity for what their hands have sent before, they would say: �Our Lord! Why did You not send to us a messenger so that we might follow Your signs and so be of the believers?�
28:48 But when the truth came to them from Us they said: �Why has he not been given the like of what was given Moses?� (But) did they not believe also in what Moses was given aforetime? They said: �A pair of sorceries supporting each other�. And they (also) said: �Verily we disbelieve in all�.
28:49 Say (O� Apostle Muhammad): �Bring you then a Book from Allah that gives better guidance than both of them (i.e., Torah and Qur�?n), (that) I follow it, if you are truthful�.
28:50 But if they do not answer you, then know that they only follow their own low desires, and who is more astray than he who follows his own low desire without any guidance from Allah? Verily Allah does not guide the unjust people.
28:51 And We have made the Word to reach them in order that haply they may be admonished.
28:53 And when it is recited to them, they say: �We believe in it, verily it is the truth from our Lord, verily even before it we had surrendered.
28:54 These shall be granted their reward twice for that they patiently endured, and avert evil with good, and spend out of the sustenance We have provided them with.
28:55 And when they hear idle talk, they turn away from it and say: �We shall have our deeds and you shall have your deeds. Peace be on you, we do not seek the ignorant�.
28:56 Verily you cannot guide whom you like, but Allah guides whomever He pleases, and He knows best those that are guided.
28:57 And they say: �If we follow the guidance with you, we shall be driven out from our land.� Have We not settled them in a secure sanctuary to which fruits of everything are drawn, as a provision from Us? But most of them do not know.
28:58 And how many a town We did destroy which exalted in its means of subsistence; so these are their abodes, they have not been dwelt in after them save a little, and We are their heirs!
28:59 And your Lord never destroyed the towns until He raised in their centers a messenger, reciting to them Our signs, and We never destroyed the towns except when their people were unjust.
28:60 And whatever things you have been given are only a provision of the life of this world and its adornment, and whatever is with Allah is better and more lasting, have you then no sense?
28:61 Is he then unto whom We have promised a goodly promise which he shall meet it, similar to him whom We have provided with the provision of the life of this world, then on the Day of Hereafter he shall be of those brought up (for punishment)?
28:62 And on the Day (when) He will call them and say: �Where are My associates whom you were asserting?�
28:63 Those against whom the sentence has been confirmed will say: �Our Lord! These are they whom we led astray; we led them astray, as we were astray ourselves. To You we declare ourselves to be clear (of them). They were not unto us worshipping�.
28:64 And it will be said (unto them): �Call your associate (gods)�. So they will call upon them, but they will not answer them, and they will see the punishment and would wish that they had been guided aright.
28:65 And on that Day He will call them and say: �What was the answer you gave to the messengers?�
28:66 On that Day (all) tidings will be dimmed for them, nor will they ask each other.
28:67 But any that (in this life) repents, and believes, and works righteousness, haply he shall be one of the prosperous ones.
28:68 And your Lord creates whatever He pleases, and He chooses: They have not the choice. Glory be to Allah, and exalted be He above what they associate (with Him)!
28:69 And your Lord knows what their breasts conceal and what they manifest.
28:70 And He is Allah, there is no god but He! His is all praise in this (life) and the Hereafter, and His is the authority, and unto Him you shall be returned.
28:71 Say: �Have you thought, if Allah made the night everlasting for you till the Day of Resurrection, what god other than Allah shall bring you illumination? Will you not hear?
28:72 Say: �Have you thought, if Allah made the day everlasting for you till the Day of Resurrection, what god other than Allah shall bring you the night in which you rest? Do you not then see?
28:73 And it is out of His Mercy that He has made for you the night and the day, that you may rest therein, and that you may seek of His grace, and that you may give thank.
28:74 And on the day when He shall call them and say: �Where are My partners whom you used to assert?�
28:75 And We will draw forth from every nation a witness, and say: �Bring you your proof!� Then shall they know that the Truth is Allah�s, and that which they used to forge shall depart from them.
28:76 Verily Korah was of the people of Moses, but he oppressed them; and We had given him of the treasures so much that its keys would have been a burden to a company of men endowed with strength. Once his people said to him: �Do not exult, for Allah does not love the exultant�.
28:77 And seek by means of what Allah has given you, the abode of the Hereafter, and do not forget your portion in this world, and be good (to others) just as Allah has been good to you, and do not seek to make mischief in the land, verily Allah does not love the mischief-makers.
28:78 Said he (Korah): �I have been given this (wealth) only because of a knowledge that is in me.� Did he not know that Allah had destroyed before him of the generations that were mightier in strength than he and greater in amassing (wealth)? And (then even) the guilty shall not be asked about their sins.
28:79 So he went forth unto his people in his adornment. Those who aspired for the life of this world said: �We wish we had like what Korah has been given! Verily he owns a great fortune�.
28:80 And those who were given (true) knowledge said: �Woe to you! Allah�s reward is better for him who believes and acts righteously, and none shall attain it save the patient�.
28:81 And We caused the earth to swallow up him and his house, then for him there was no group to help him against (the wrath of) Allah, nor could he defend himself.
28:82 And (by seeing Korah�s annihilation) those who yearned for his position the day before were saying: �Ah! That Allah enlarges the sustenance for whomever He pleases, of His servants, or restricts it. Had not Allah been gracious to us, He might have made the earth swallow us, too. Ah! (know) that the unbelievers do not prosper�.
28:83 That abode of the Hereafter, we assign it for those who do not intend to exalt themselves in the earth nor (to make) mischief and the good end is for the pious ones.
28:84 Whoever brings good, he shall have (reward) better than it, and whoever brings evil, then those who commit misdeeds shall not be requited except for what they used to do.
28:85 Verily He Who has (revealed and) ordained the Qur�?n unto you will bring you back to the destination. Say: �My Lord knows best him who has brought the guidance and him who is in manifest error.
28:86 And you did not hope that the Book should be cast unto you, except it be a mercy from your Lord, therefore be not a supporter of the disbelievers.
28:87 And let them not turn you away from the signs of Allah after they have been sent down unto you, and invite (mankind) unto your Lord, and be not of the polytheists.
28:88 And do not call upon another god with Allah, there is no god but He. Every thing is perishable but He. He is the Authority and unto Him shall you be returned.


   


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