020 - Soorah TaaHaa - [Makkee]

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[020:038] "When We inspired your mother with that which We inspired.

 

[020:039] "(Saying:) 'Put him (the child) into the Tabūt (a box or a case or a chest) and put it into the river (Nile); then the river shall cast it up on the bank, and there, an enemy of Mine and an enemy of his shall take him.' And I endued you with love from Me, in order that you may be brought up under My Eye.

 

[020:040] "When your sister went and said: 'Shall I show you one who will nurse him?' So, We restored you to your mother, that she might cool her eyes and she should not grieve. Then you did kill a man, but We saved you from great distress and tried you with a heavy trial. Then you stayed a number of years with the people of Madyan (Midian). Then you came here according to the fixed term which I ordained (for you), O Mūsā (Moses)!

 

[020:041] "And I have chosen you for Myself.

 

[020:042] "Go you and your brother with My Ayāt (proofs, evidences, lessons, signs, etc.), and do not, you both, slacken and become weak in My remembrance.

 

[020:043] "Go both of you to Fir'aun (Pharaoh), verily, he has transgressed (all bounds in disbelief and disobedience and behaved as an arrogant and as a tyrant).

 

[020:044] "And speak to him mildly, perhaps he may accept admonition or fear (Allāh)."

 

[020:045] They said: "Our Lord! Verily, we fear lest he should hasten to punish us or lest he should transgress (all bounds against us)."

 

[020:046] He (Allāh) said: "Fear not, verily, I am with you both, hearing and seeing.

 

[020:047] "So go you both to him, and say: 'Verily, we are Messengers of your Lord, so let the Children of Israel go with us, and torment them not; indeed, we have come with a sign from your Lord! And peace will be upon him who follows the guidance!

 

[020:048] 'Truly, it has been revealed to us that the torment will be for him who denies (believes not in the Oneness of Allāh, and in His Messengers), and turns away' (from the truth and obedience of Allāh)."

 

[020:049] Fir'aun (Pharaoh) said: "Who then, O Mūsā (Moses), is the Lord of you two?"

 

[020:050] [Mūsā (Moses)] said: "Our Lord is He Who gave to each thing its form and nature, then guided it aright."

 

[020:051] [Fir'aun (Pharaoh)] said: "What about the generations of old?"

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(V.20:41) i.e. chosen you for My Revelation and My Message or created you for Myself or strengthened and taught you as to how to preach My Message to My worshippers. (Tafsīr Al-Qurtubī)

 

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