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28:1  Taa Siin Miim.
28:2  Those are the signs of the book that makes clear.
28:3  We recite to you (something) from the history of Musa and Firawn with truth, for a people who believe.
28:4  Firawn certainly exalted himself in the land and made its people (divided) into sects, weakening a party from among them, getting their sons slaughtered and leaving their women alive, he was certainly among those who caused corruption.
28:5  And We intended to bestow favour on those who were weakened in the land and make them leaders and make them the inheritors,
28:6  and establish them in the earth, and to make Firawn and Haman and their armies see through them, that against which they were cautious.
28:7  So We communicated to the mother of Musa, “Suckle him, but when you fear about him (that they may slaughter him) then cast him into the river and do not fear nor grieve, We will certainly bring him back to you and We will make him (one) of the messengers.”
28:8  Then the people of Firawn picked him up that he might be an enemy to them and (a source of) grief. Firawn and Haman and their armies were certainly at fault.
28:9  And the wife of Firawn said, “Comfort of the eye for me and you, do not kill him, it may be that he will be of (some) benefit to us or we may take him as a son,” and they did not perceive.
28:10  And the heart of Musa’s mother became void (of patience and) she would have almost exposed it had We not strengthened her heart so that she might remain among the believers.
28:11  And she said to his sister, “Follow him,” so she kept him in sight from a distance and they did not perceive.
28:12  And before this, We had forbidden on him suckling (from foster mothers). So she (Musa’s sister) said, “Should I show to you, people of a house who can take up the responsibility (of suckling) him for you, and who will take good care of him?”
28:13  Thus We brought him back to his mother, that her eye might be comforted and that she might not grieve, and that she might know that the promise of Allah is true, but the majority of them does not know.
28:14  And when he reached his strength and balance (maturity), We granted to him wisdom and knowledge and thus do We reward the doers of good.
28:15  And he entered the city when its people were unaware, and found therein two men fighting, one from his sect and the other from his enemies. Then he who was of his sect asked him for help over him who was from his enemies. So Musa struck him with his fist thus killing him. He said, “This is an act of the devil, he is certainly an enemy who clearly misleads.”
28:16  He said, “My fosterer! I have been unjust to myself so protectively forgive me.” So He protectively forgave him, He is certainly the Protectively Forgiving, Merciful.
28:17  He Said, “My Fosterer! Because you have bestowed favour on me, therefore I will never be a helper of the criminals.”
28:18  So he entered into the city in the morning fearfully vigilant. Then, when he whom he had helped the day before (again) cried to him for help, Musa said to him, “You are certainly one erring openly.”
28:19  And when he intended to catch him, who was an enemy to them both, he said, “O Musa! do you intend to kill me as you killed a person the day before? You intend nothing but to be a tyrant in the land and you do not intend to be of those who set things right.”
28:20  And a man came running from the farthest end of the city, saying, “O Musa! the chiefs are consulting about you to kill you, therefore get away, I am certainly (one) of your well wishers.”
28:21  So he went away from there fearfully vigilant. He said, “My Fosterer! save me from the unjust people.”
28:22  And when he turned his face towards Midian he said, “Perhaps my Fosterer will guide me to a balanced way.”
28:23  And when he came to the watering (place) of Midian he found there a group of people watering (their flocks), and besides them, he found two women staying back. He said, “ What is the matter with you?” They said, “We cannot water until the shepherds take away (their flocks), and our father is a very old man.”
28:24  So he watered for them, then turned back to the shade and said, “My Fosterer! I am certainly in need of whatever good you send down on me.”
28:25  Then one of the two (women) came to him walking shyly, she said, “My father invites you that he may reward you with a payment for having watered for us.” So when he came to him and narrated (his) narrative, he said, “Do not fear, you are safe from the unjust people.”
28:26  One of the two (women) said, “O my father! employ him (on wages), certainly the best among those whom you can employ, is the one (who is) strong, trustworthy.”
28:27  He said, “I intend to marry you to one of these two daughters of mine, on condition that you should be in my employment for eight years but if you complete ten then it will be from (your own good will), and I do not intend to put you under hardship, and if Allah wills, you will find me of the righteous.”
28:28  He said, “ That (is settled) between me and you, whichever of the two terms I fulfill, but let there be no unjust (compulsion) on me, and Allah is the Trustee over what we say.”
28:29  Then when Musa fulfilled the term and was traveling by night with his family he perceived a fire on the side of the Mount Toor. He said to his family, “Stay here! I perceive fire, may be I will bring to you some news from it or a brand from the fire that you may warm yourselves.”
28:30  So when he came to it, he was called from the tree in the blessed spot of the right (hand) side of the valley, that, “O Musa! I am Allah, the Fosterer of the worlds.”
28:31  And that, “Cast down your staff,” then when he saw it moving as if it were a snake, he turned back retreating and did not return. “O Musa! come near and do not fear, you are certainly of those who are secure,
28:32  put your hand into (the opening of) your bosom, it will come out white without (this effect being due to some) illness, and draw your armpit towards yourself (to get rid) of the fear. So those two are the proofs (of your prophet hood) from your Fosterer to Firawn and his chiefs, they are certainly a transgressing people.”
28:33  He said, “My Fosterer! I have killed a person from among them, so I fear that they will kill me,
28:34  and my brother Harun, he is more eloquent than me in speech, so send him with me as a helper to confirm me, I fear that they will deny me.”
28:35  He said, “We will strengthen your arm with your brother, and assign authority to both of you, so that they will not be able to advance towards you because of Our signs. Both of you and those who follow you two will be victorious.”
28:36  So when Musa came to them with Our clear signs, they said, “This is nothing but forged magic and we have not heard of this among our ancient fathers.”
28:37  And Musa said, “My Fosterer knows best about him who comes with guidance from Him and foe whom is the final (good) home. And those who are unjust will certainly not be successful.”
28:38  And Firawn said, “O you chiefs! I do not know of any god for you other than me, so O Haman! put the fire over the clay for me (for preparing bricks) an make for me a lofty tower that I may reach the God of Musa, and I definitely consider him to be of the liars.”
28:39  And he considered himself great in the earth, without having the right to do so and his armies (too). And they thought that they will not be returned to Us.
28:40  So We caught him and his armies, then We threw them in the flowing water of (the sea), then see how the end of the unjust was (brought about).
28:41  And We made them leaders inviting towards the fire, and on the day of resurrection they will not be helped.
28:42  And We made a curse to follow them in this world, and on the day of resurrection they will be among those who are disgracefully hated.
28:43  And We gave the book to Musa after We had destroyed the earlier generations, visual proofs for mankind and a guidance and a mercy that they may be mindful.
28:44  And you were not on the western side when We decreed the commandment to Musa and you were not among the witnesses.
28:45  But We produced generations and life lasted on them, and you were not dwelling among the people of Midian reciting to them Our signs, but We were the senders (of messengers).
28:46  And you were not at the side of the Mount Toor when We called out (to Musa), but (this information is) a mercy from your Fosterer that you may warn a people to whom no warner came before you that they may be mindful.
28:47  And had (you) not been (sent and had) they been afflicted with a disaster because of what their hands had sent before, then they would have said, “Our Fosterer! why did You not send a messenger to us, so that we could follow Your signs (instructions) and be among the believers.”
28:48  But when the truth came to them from Us, they said, “Why is he not given the like of what was given to Musa?” Did they not reject that which was given to Musa earlier? They say, “Two magicians helping each other,” and they say, “We certainly do not believe in all.”
28:49  Say, “Then bring a book from Allah which is a better guide than these two (that) I may follow it, if you are truthful.”
28:50  But if they do not respond to you, then know that they follow only their desires, and who is more astray than one who follows his desire without guidance from Allah, Allah certainly does not guide the unjust people.
28:51  And We indeed made the word to reach them that they may be mindful.
28:52  Those to whom We gave the book before it, they believe in it.
28:53  And when it is read to them, they say, “We believe in it, it is certainly the truth from our Fosterer, (even) before it (came) we were of those who had submitted (as Muslims).”
28:54  Those will be given twice the reward due to them, because they were patient and they turn off evil with good and spend from that which We have provided them.
28:55  And when they hear vain talk they keep away from it and say, “For us our deeds and for you your deeds, peace be on you, we do not desire (to be involved) with those who are ignorant.”
28:56  You certainly cannot guide (him) whom you love, but Allah guides whom He wills and He knows best those who are capable of receiving guidance.
28:57  And they say, “If we follow the guidance with you, we will be snatched away from our land.” Have We not established (the Kaaba as) a secure sanctuary for them, to which fruits of all kinds are brought (as) a provision from Us? But the majority of them does not know.
28:58  And how many towns have We destroyed which were boastful in their livelihood? So those are their houses, they have not been dwelt in after them except a little, and We were the inheritors.
28:59  And your Fosterer did not destroy the towns unless He had raised in their capital a messenger who read to them Our signs, and We do not destroy the towns unless their people are unjust.
28:60  And things which you are give are a provision of the life of this world and its adornment, and that which is with Allah is better and more lasting. Will you not then understand?
28:61  Then, is he, whom We have promise a good promised and (the fulfillment of) which he will meet, like him, whom We have made to enjoy the life of this world, then on the day of resurrection he will be presented (before Us for giving an account)?
28:62  And on the day He will call them and say, “Where are those whom you claimed (that they were) My partners?”
28:63  Those against whom the word will be proved true will say, “Our Fosterer! these are the persons whom we led astray, we led them astray as we were ourselves astray. We (seek to) free ourselves from (this sin and come) to You, they did not worship us (on their own).”
28:64  And it will be said, “Call your (presumed) partners (of Allah),” so they will call them but they will not respond to them, and they will see the punishment, would that they had received guidance.
28:65  And on the day He will call them and say, “What response did you give to the messengers?”
28:66  On that day (all) the news will be obscured on them so they will not (be able, even to) ask each other.
28:67  So, as for him who repents and believes and does righteous work, may be he will be among the successful.
28:68  And your Fosterer creates what He wills and He chooses, the choice is not theirs. Glory be to Allah and Exalted be He above that which they associate (with Him as) partners.
28:69  And your Fosterer knows that which your bosoms conceal and that which they make public.
28:70  And He is Allah, there is no god except Him, praise is due only for Him (both) in the earlier (past) and the later (future periods), and His is the command and to Him you will be returned.
28:71  Say, “Do you consider, if Allah were to make the night everlasting on you till the day of resurrection, (then) who is the god other than Allah who could bring light to you? Will you not then hear?”
28:72  Say, “Do you consider, if Allah were to make the day everlasting on you till the day of resurrection, (then) who is the god other than Allah who could bring the night to you that you could rest therein ? Will you not then see?
28:73  And it is from His mercy that He has made the night and the day for you, that you may rest therein and that you may seek of His grace, and that you may be grateful.”
28:74  And on (that) day He will call them and say, “Where are those whom you claimed (that they were) My partners?”
28:75  And We will bring out from every community a witness, then We will say, “(All of you) bring your proof.” Then they will know that the truth is Allah’s, and that which they used to forge will go away from them.
28:76  Qaroon was certainly from among the people of Musa but he oppressed them. And We had given him so much from the treasures, that their keys would have been a burden (even) for a strong group of men possessing strength. When his people said to him, “Do not exult, Allah certainly does not like those who are exultant,
28:77  but seek the home of the hereafter through that which Allah has given you, and do not forget your portion of the world, and do good (to others) as Allah has done good to you, and do not seek to cause corruption in the earth, Allah certainly does not like those who are corrupt.”
28:78  He said, “I have been given this only because of the knowledge I have.” Did he not know that Allah had certainly destroyed, from among the generations before him, those who were more severe than him in strength and more in collection (of people/ wealth)? And the criminals are not asked about their sins (and then punished).
28:79  Then he came out before his people in his pomp. Those who intended (to achieve success only) in the life of this world said, “Ah! would that we had the like of what Qaroon is given, he is certainly a possessor of great good fortune.”
28:80  But those who were given knowledge said, “Sorrowful is your state, Allah’s reward for him who believes and does righteous work, is better, and no one is made to receive it except those who are patient.”
28:81  So We caused him to sink with his house into the earth. Then there was no one from the group to help him against Allah nor was he among those who could defend themselves.
28:82  And in the morning, those who had longed for his position (only) the day before, (were heard) saying, “Ah! (it is) Allah Who enlarges the provision for whom He wills of His servants and straitens (for whomever and whenever He wills). Had Allah not been gracious to us, He would have caused the sinking along with us. Ah! the ungrateful are not successful.”
28:83  That home of the hereafter, We have made for those who intend neither to be proud in the earth nor (to cause) corruption (in it), and the (good) end is for those who guard (against evil).
28:84  One who comes for good, then for him there is (something) better than that, and one who comes with evil, then those who do evil will not be rewarded except for that which they used to do.
28:85  He Who has ordained (the implementation of) the Quran on you will certainly bring you back to the place of return (Mecca). Say, “My Fosterer knows best him who comes with guidance and him who is in clear error.”
28:86  And you had not expected that the book would be communicated to you. (It is nothing) but a mercy from your Fosterer, therefore never be a helper of the infidels,
28:87  and let them not turn you away from the signs of Allah after they have been sent down to you, and invite (people) towards your Fosterer and do not be of the polytheists.
28:88  And do not pray along with Allah, to any other (presumed) god, there is no god except Him. Everything will perish except His Person, His is the judgment and towards Him will you be returned. (R 9, P 19 ¾)