026 - Soorah ash-Shu'araa. - (The Poets) - [Makkee]
In the Name of Allāh, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful
[These letters are one of the miracles of the Qur'ān, and none but Allāh (Alone) knows their meanings.]
[026:002] These are the Verses of the manifest Book [(this Qur'ān), which was promised by Allāh in the Taurāt (Torah) and the Injīl (Gospel), makes things clear].
[026:003] It may be that you (O Muhammad [sal-Allāhu 'alayhi wa sallam]) are going to kill yourself with grief, that they do not become believers [in your Risālah (Messengership), i.e., in your Message of Islāmic Monotheism].
[026:004] If We will, We could send down to them from the heaven a sign, to which they would bend their necks in humility.
[026:005] And never comes there to them a Reminder as a recent revelation from the Most Gracious (Allāh), but they turn away therefrom.
[026:006] So, they have indeed denied (the truth this Qur'ān), then the news of what they mocked at will come to them.
[026:007] Do they not observe the earth how much of every good kind We cause to grow therein?
[026:008] Verily, in this is an Ayāh (proof or sign), yet most of them (polytheists, pagans, who do not believe in Resurrection) are not believers.
[026:009] And verily your Lord, He is truly the All-Mighty, the Most Merciful.
[026:010] And (remember) when your Lord called Mūsā (Moses) (saying): "Go to the people who are Zālimūn (polytheists and wrong doers)
[026:011] "The people of Fir'aun (Pharaoh). Will they not fear Allāh and become righteous?"
[026:012] He said: "My Lord! Verily, I fear that they will deny me,
[026:013] "And my breast straitens, and my tongue expresses not well. So send for Hārūn (Aaron) (to come along with me).
[026:014] "And they have a charge of crime against me, and I fear they will kill me."
[026:015] (Allāh) said: "Nay! Go you both with Our Signs. Verily, We shall be with you, listening.
[026:016] "And go both of you to Fir'aun (Pharaoh), and say: 'We are the Messengers of the Lord of the 'Ālamīn (mankind, jinn and all that exists),
[026:017] "So allow the Children of Israel to go with us.' "
[026:018] [Fir'aun (Pharaoh)] said [to Mūsā (Moses)]: "Did we not bring you up among us as a child? And you did dwell many years of your life with us.
[026:019] "And you did your deed, which you did (i.e. the crime of killing a man). While you were one of the ingrates."
(V.26:3) See the footnote of (V.3:85).