020 - Soorah TaaHaa - [Makkee]
[020:052] [Mûsâ (Moses)] said: "The knowledge thereof is with my Lord, in a Record. My Lord neither errs nor He forgets."
[020:053] Who has made earth for you like a bed (spread out); and has opened roads (ways and paths) for you therein, and has sent down water (rain) from the sky. And We have brought forth with it various kinds of vegetation.
[020:054] Eat and pasture your cattle (therein); verily, in this are Ayât (proofs and signs) for men of understanding.
[020:055] Thereof (the earth) We created you, and into it We shall return you, and from it We shall bring you out once again.
[020:056] And indeed We showed him [Fir'aun (Pharaoh)] all Our Ayât (signs and evidences), but he denied and refused.
[020:057] He [Fir'aun (Pharaoh)] said: "Have you come to drive us out of our land with your magic, O Mûsâ (Moses)?
[020:058] "Then verily, we can produce magic the like thereof; so appoint a meeting between us and you, which neither we nor you shall fail to keep, in an open place where both shall have a just and equal chance (and beholders could witness the competition)."
[020:059] [Mûsâ (Moses)] said: "Your appointed meeting is the day of the festival, and let the people assemble when the sun has risen (forenoon)."
[020:060] So Fir'aun (Pharaoh) withdrew, devised his plot and then came back.
[020:061] Mûsâ (Moses) said to them: "Woe to you! Invent not a lie against Allâh, lest He should destroy you completely by a torment. And surely, he who invents a lie (against Allâh) will fail miserably."
[020:062] Then they debated one with another what they must do, and they kept their talk secret.
[020:063] They said: "Verily, these are two magicians. Their object is to drive you out from your land with their magic, and to take you away from your superior way (overcome your chiefs and nobles).
[020:064] "So devise your plot, and then assemble in line. And whoever overcomes this day will be indeed successful."