1 - The Opening
2 - The Cow
3 - The Family Of Imran
4 - Women
5 - The Food
6 - The Cattle
7 - The Elevated Place
8 - The Spoils Of War
9 - Repentance
10 - Yunus
11 - Hud
12 - Yusuf
13 - The Thunder
14 - Ibrahim
15 - The Rock
16 - The Bee
17 - The Israelites
18 - The Cave
19 - Marium
20 - Ta Ha
21 - The Prophets
22 - The Pilgrimage
23 - The Believers
24 - The Light
25 - The Criterion
26 - The Poets
27 - The Ant
28 - The Narrative
29 - The Spider
30 - The Romans
31 - Luqman
32 - The Adoration
33 - The Allies
34 - Saba
35 - The Originator
36 - Ya Seen
37 - The Rangers
38 - Suad
39 - The Companies
40 - The Believer
41 - Ha Mim
42 - The Counsel
43 - The Embellishment
44 - The Evident Smoke
45 - The Kneeling
46 - The Sandhills
47 - Muhammad
48 - The Victory
49 - The Chambers
50 - Qaf
51 - The Scatterers
52 - The Mountain
53 - The Star
54 - The Moon
55 - The Beneficient
56 - The Great Event
57 - The Iron
58 - The Pleading One
59 - The Banishment
60 - The Examined One
61 - The Ranks
62 - Friday
63 - The Hypocrites
64 - Loss And Gain
65 - The Divorce
66 - The Prohibition
67 - The Kingdom
68 - The Pen
69 - The Sure Calamity
70 - The Ways Of Ascent
71 - Nuh
72 - The Jinn
73 - The Wrapped Up
74 - The Clothe Done
75 - The Resurrection
76 - The Man
77 - The Emissaries
78 - The Great Event
79 - Those Who Pull Out
80 - He Frowned
81 - The Covering Up
82 - The Cleaving Asund
83 - The Defrauders
84 - The Bursting Asund
85 - The Mansions Of The Stars
86 - The Night-Comer
87 - The Most High
88 - The Overwhelming
89 - The Daybreak
90 - The City
91 - The Sun
92 - The Night
93 - The Early Hours
94 - The Expansion
95 - The Fig
96 - The Clot
97 - The Majesty
98 - The Clear Evidence
99 - The Shaking
100 - The Assaulters
101 - The Terrible Calam
102 - The Multiplicatio
103 - Time
104 - The Slanderer
105 - The Elephant
106 - The Qureaish
107 - The Daily Necessar
108 - The Heavenly Fount
109 - The Unbelievers
110 - The Help
111 - The Flame
112 - The Unity
113 - The Dawn
114 - The Men

20 - Ta Ha


In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.

2We have not sent down the Quran to thee to be (an occasion) for thy distress,
3But only as an admonition to those who fear (Allah),-
4A revelation from Him Who created the earth and the heavens on high.
5the Most Gracious is firmly established on the Throne.
6To Him belongs what is in the heavens and on earth, and all between them, and all beneath the soil.
7If thou pronounce the word aloud, (it is no matter): for verily He knoweth what is secret and what is yet more hidden.
8Allah. there is no god but He! To Him belong the most Beautiful Names.
9Has the story of Moses reached thee?
10Behold, he saw a fire: So he said to his family, "Tarry ye; I perceive a fire; perhaps I can bring you some burning brand therefrom, or find some guidance at the fire."
11But when he came to the fire, he was called: "O Moses!
12"Verily I am thy Lord! therefore put off thy shoes: thou art in the sacred valley Tuwá.
13"I have chosen thee: listen, then, to the inspiration (given to thee).
14"Verily, I am Allah. There is no god but I: So serve thou Me (only), and establish regular prayer for My remembrance.
15"Verily the Hour is coming - I have almost kept it hidden - for every soul to receive its reward by the measure of its Endeavor.
16"Therefore let not such as believe not therein but follow their own lusts, divert thee therefrom, lest thou perish!"..
17"And what is that in thy right hand, O Moses?"
18He said, "It is my rod: on it I lean; with it I beat down fodder for my flocks; and in it I find other uses."
19(Allah) said, "Throw it, O Moses!"
20He threw it, and behold! It was a snake, active in motion.
21(Allah) said, "Seize it, and fear not: We shall return it at once to its former condition"..
22"Now draw thy hand close to thy side: It shall come forth white (and shining), without harm (or stain),- as another Sign,-
23"In order that We may show thee (two) of Our Greater Signs.
24"Go thou to Pharaoh, for he has indeed transgressed all bounds."
25(Moses) said: "O my Lord! expand me my breast;
26"Ease my task for me;
27"And remove the impediment from my speech,
28"So they may understand what I say:
29"And give me a Minister from my family,
30"Aaron, my brother;
31"Add to my strength through him,
32"And make him share my task:
33"That we may celebrate Thy praise without stint,
34"And remember Thee without stint:
35"For Thou art over seeing us."
36(Allah) said: "Granted is thy prayer, O Moses!"
37"And indeed We conferred a favor on thee another time (before).
38"Behold! We sent to thy mother, by inspiration, the message:
39" 'Throw (the child) into the chest, and throw (the chest) into the river: the river will cast him up on the bank, and he will be taken up by one who is an enemy to Me and an enemy to him': But I endued thee with love from Me: and (this) in order that thou mayest be reared under Mine eye.
40"Behold! thy sister goeth forth and saith, 'Shall I show you one who will nurse and rear the (child)?' So We brought thee back to thy mother, that her eye might be cooled and she should not grieve. Then thou didst slay a man, but We saved thee from trouble, and We tried thee in various ways. Then didst thou tarry a number of years with the people of Midian. Then didst thou come hither as ordained, O Moses!
41"And I have prepared thee for Myself (for service)"...
42"Go, thou and thy brother, with My Signs, and slacken not, either of you, in keeping Me in remembrance.
43"Go, both of you, to Pharaoh, for he has indeed transgressed all bounds;
44"But speak to him mildly; perchance he may take warning or fear (Allah)."
45They (Moses and Aaron) said: "Our Lord! We fear lest he hasten with insolence against us, or lest he transgress all bounds."
46He said: "Fear not: for I am with you: I hear and see (everything).
47"So go ye both to him, and say, 'Verily we are messengers sent by thy Lord: Send forth, therefore, the Children of Israel with us, and afflict them not: with a Sign, indeed, have we come from thy Lord! and peace to all who follow guidance!
48" 'Verily it has been revealed to us that the Chastisement (awaits) those who reject and turn away.' "
49(When this message was delivered), (Pharaoh) said: "Who, then, O Moses, is the Lord of you two?"
50He said: "Our Lord is He Who gave to each (created) thing its form, then gave (it) guidance."
51(Pharaoh) said: "What then is the condition of previous generations?"
52He replied: "The knowledge of that is with my Lord, duly recorded: my Lord never errs, nor forgets,-
53"He Who has, made for you the earth like a carpet spread out; has enabled you to go about therein by roads (and channels); and has sent down water from the sky." With it have We produced diverse pairs of plants each separate from the others.
54Eat (for yourselves) and pasture your cattle: verily, in this are Signs for men endued with understanding.
55From the (earth) did We create you, and into it shall We return you, and from it shall We bring you out once again.
56And We showed Pharaoh all Our Signs, but he did reject and refuse.
57He said: "Hast thou come to drive us out of our land with thy magic, O Moses?
58"But we can surely produce magic to match thine! So make a tryst between us and thee, which we shall not fail to keep - neither we nor thou - in a place where both shall have even chances."
59Moses said: "Your tryst is the Day of the Festival, and let the people be assembled when the sun is well up."
60So Pharaoh withdrew: He concerted his plan, and then came (back).
61Moses said to them: "Woe to you! Forge not ye a lie against Allah, lest He destroy you (at once) utterly by chastisement: the forger must suffer failure!"
62So they disputed, one with another, over their affair, but they kept their talk secret.
63They said: "These two are certainly (expert) magicians: their object is to drive you out from your land with their magic, and to do away with your most cherished way.
64"Therefore concert your plan, and then assemble in (serried) ranks. He wins (all along) today who gains the upper hand."
65They said: "O Moses! whether wilt thou that thou throw (first) or that we be the first to throw?"
66He said, "Nay, throw ye first!" Then behold their ropes and their rods-so it seemed to him on account of their magic - began to be in lively motion!
67So Moses conceived in his mind a (sort of) fear.
68We said: "Fear not! for thou hast indeed the upper hand:
69"Throw that which is in thy right hand. Quickly will it swallow up that which they have faked: what they have faked is but a magician's trick: and the magician succeeds not, (no matter) where he goes."
70So the magicians were thrown down to prostration: they said, "We believe in the Lord of Aaron and Moses".
71(Pharaoh) said: "Believe ye in Him before I give you permission? Surely this must be your leader, who has taught you magic! be sure I will cut off your hands and feet on opposite sides, and I will have you crucified on trunks of palm-trees: so shall ye know for certain, which of us can give the more severe and the more lasting punishment!"
72They said: "Never shall we prefer thee to what has come to us of the Clear Signs, Him Who created us! So decree whatever thou desirest to decree: for thou canst only decree (touching) the life of this world.
73"For us, we have believed in our Lord: may He forgive us our faults, and the magic to which thou didst compel us: for Allah is Best and Most Abiding."
74Verily he who comes to his Lord as a sinner (at Judgment),- for him is Hell: therein shall he neither die nor live.
75But such as come to Him as Believers who have worked righteous deeds,- for them are ranks exalted,-
76Gardens of Eternity, beneath which flow rivers: they will dwell therein for aye: such is the reward of those who purify themselves (from evil).
77We sent an inspiration to Moses: "Travel by night with My servants, and strike a dry path for them through the sea, without fear of being overtaken (by Pharaoh) and without (any other) fear."
78Then Pharaoh pursued them with his forces, but the waters completely overwhelmed them and covered them up.
79Pharaoh led his people astray instead of leading them aright.
80O ye Children of Israel! We delivered you from your enemy, and We made a Covenant with you on the right side of Mount (Sinai), and We sent down to you Manna and quails:
81(Saying): "Eat of the good things We have provided for your sustenance, but commit no excess therein, lest My Wrath should descend on you: and those on whom descends My Wrath do perish indeed!
82"But, without doubt, I am (also) He that forgives again and again, to those who repent, believe, and do right, who,- in fine, are on true guidance."
83(When Moses was up on the Mount, Allah said:) "What made thee hasten in advance of thy people, O Moses?"
84He replied: "Behold, they are close on my footsteps: I hastened to Thee, O my Lord, to please Thee."
85(Allah) said: "We have tested thy people in thy absence: the Sámirí has led them astray."
86So Moses returned to his people in a state of anger and sorrow. He said: "O my people! did not your Lord make a handsome promise to you? Did then the promise seem to you long (in coming)? Or did ye desire that Wrath should descend from your Lord on you, and so ye broke your promise to me?"
87They said: "We broke not the promise to thee, as far as lay in our power: but we were made to carry the weight of the ornaments of the (whole) people, and we threw them (into the fire), and that was what the Sámirí suggested.
88"Then he brought out (of the fire) before the (people) the image of a calf: It seemed to low: so they said: 'This is your god, and the god of Moses, but (Moses) has forgotten!' "
89Could they not see that it could not return them a word (for answer), and that it had no power either to harm them or to do them good?
90Aaron had already, before this said to them: "O my people! ye are being tested in this: for verily your Lord is (Allah) Most Gracious; so follow me and obey my command."
91They had said: "We will not cease to worship it, we will devote ourselves to it until Moses returns to us."
92(Moses) said: "O Aaron! What kept thee back, when thou sawest them going wrong,
93"From following me? Didst thou then disobey my order?"
94(Aaron) replied: "O son of my mother! Seize (me) not by my beard nor by (the hair of) my head! Truly I feared lest thou shouldst say, 'Thou has caused a division among the Children of Israel, and thou didst not observe my word!' "
95(Moses) said: "What then is thy case, O Sámirí?"
96He replied: "I saw what they saw not: so I took a handful (of dust) from the footprint of the Messenger, and threw it (into the calf): thus did my soul suggest to me."
97(Moses) said: "Get thee gone! but thy (punishment) in this life will be that thou wilt say, 'Touch me not'; and moreover (for a future penalty) thou hast a promise that will not fail. Now look at thy god, of whom thou hast become a devoted worshipper: we will certainly burn it in a blazing fire and scatter it broadcast in the sea!"
98But the God of you all is Allah. there is no god but He: all things He comprehends in His knowledge.
99Thus do We relate to thee some stories of what happened before: for We have sent thee a reminder from Us.
100If any do turn away therefrom, verily they will bear a burden on the Day of Judgment;
101They will abide in this (state): and grievous will the burden be to them on that Day,-
102The Day when the Trumpet will be sounded: that Day, We shall gather the sinful, blear-eyed (with terror).
103In whispers will they consult each other: "Yet tarried not longer than ten (Days);"
104We know best what they will say, when the best of them in judgment will say: "Ye tarried not longer than a day!"
105They ask thee concerning the Mountains: say, "My Lord will uproot them and scatter them as dust;
106"He will leave them as plains smooth and level;
107"Nothing crooked or curved wilt thou see in their place."
108On that Day will they follow the Caller (straight): no crookedness (in) him: all the voices will be hushed to the Most Gracious: so that thou hearest not but murmuring.
109On that Day shall no intercession avail except for those for whom permission has been granted by the Most Gracious and whose word is acceptable to Him.
110He knows what is before or after or behind them: but they shall comprehend Him not.
111(All) faces shall be humbled before the Living, the Self-Subsisting, Eternal: hopeless indeed will be the man that carries iniquity (on his back).
112But he who works deeds of righteousness, and has faith, will have no fear of harm nor of any curtailment (of what is his due).
113Thus have We sent this down - an Arabic Quran - and explained therein in detail some of the warnings, in order that they may fear Allah, or that it may cause their remembrance (of Him).
114High above all is Allah, the King, the Truth! Be not in haste with the Quran before its revelation to thee is completed, but say, "O my Lord! Increase me in knowledge."
115We had already, beforehand, taken the covenant of Adam, but he forgot: and We found on his part no firm resolve.
116When We said to the angels, "Prostrate yourselves to Adam", they prostrated themselves, but not Iblis: he refused.
117Then We said: "O Adam! Verily, this is an enemy to thee and thy wife: so let him not get you both out of the Garden, so that thou art landed in misery.
118"There is therein (enough provision) for thee not to go hungry nor to go naked,
119"Nor to suffer from thirst, nor from the sun's heat."
120But Satan whispered evil to him: he said, "O Adam! shall I lead thee to the Tree of Eternity and to a kingdom that never decays?"
121In the result, they both ate of the tree, and so their nakedness appeared to them: they began to sew together, for their covering, leaves from the Garden: thus did Adam disobey his Lord, and fell into error.
122But his Lord chose him (for His Grace): He turned to him, and gave him Guidance.
123He said: "Get ye down, both of you,- all together, from the Garden, with enmity one to another: but if, as is sure, there comes to you Guidance from Me, whosoever follows My Guidance, will not lose his way, nor fall into misery.
124"But whosoever turns away from My Message, verily for him is a life narrowed down, and We shall raise him up blind on the Day of Judgment."
125He will say: "O my Lord! Why hast Thou raised me up blind, while I had sight (before)?"
126(Allah) will say: "Thus didst Thou, when Our Signs came unto thee, forgot them: so wilt thou, this day, be forgotten."
127And thus do We recompense him who transgresses beyond bounds and believes not in the Sings of his Lord: and the Chastisement of the Hereafter is far more grievous and more enduring.
128Is it not a guidance to such men (to call to mind) how many generations before them We destroyed, in whose haunts they (now) move? Verily, in this are Signs for men endued with understanding.
129Had it not been for a Word that went forth before from thy Lord, (their punishment) must necessarily have come; but there is a Term appointed (for respite).
130Therefore be patient with what they say, and celebrate (constantly) the praises of thy Lord, before the rising of the sun, and before its setting; yea, celebrate them for part of the hours of the night, and at the sides of the day: that thou may be pleased.
131Nor strain thine eyes in longing for the things We have given for enjoyment to parties of them, the splendor of the life of this world, through which We test them: but the provision of thy Lord is better and more enduring.
132Enjoin prayer on thy people, and be constant therein. We ask thee not to provide sustenance: We provide it for thee. But the (fruit of) the Hereafter is for Righteousness.
133They say: "Why does he not bring us a Sign from his Lord?" Has not a Clear Sign come to them of all that was in the former Books of revelation?
134Had We destroyed them with punishment before this, they would have said: "Our Lord! If only Thou hadst sent us a messenger, we should certainly have followed Thy Signs before we were humbled and put to shame."
135Say: "Each one (of us) is waiting: wait ye, therefore, and soon shall ye know who it is that is on the straight and even way, and who it is that has received Guidance."