026 - Soorah ash-Shu'araa. - (The Poets) - [Makkee]
[026:020] Mūsā (Moses) said: "I did it then, when I was ignorant (as regards my Lord and His Message).
[026:021] "So, I fled from you when I feared you. But my Lord has granted me Hukm (i.e. religious knowledge, right judgement of the affairs and Prophethood), and made me one of the Messengers.
[026:022] "And this is the past favour with which you reproach me, that you have enslaved the Children of Israel."
[026:023] Fir'aun (Pharaoh) said: "And what is the Lord of the 'Ālamīn (mankind, jinn and all that exists)?"
[026:024] [Mūsā (Moses)] said: "The Lord of the heavens and the earth, and all that is between them, if you seek to be convinced with certainty."
[026:025] [Fir'aun (Pharaoh)] said to those around him: "Do you not hear (what he says)?"
[026:026] [Mūsā (Moses)] said: "Your Lord and the Lord of your ancient fathers!"
[026:027] [Fir'aun (Pharaoh)] said: "Verily, your Messenger who has been sent to you is a madman!"
[026:028] [Mūsā (Moses)] said: "The Lord of the east and the west, and all that is between them, if you did but understand!"
[026:029] [Fir'aun (Pharaoh)] said: "If you choose an ilāh (god) other than me, I will certainly put you among the prisoners."
[026:030] [Mūsā (Moses)] said: "Even if I bring you something manifest (and convincing)?"
[026:031] [Fir'aun (Pharaoh)] said: "Bring it forth then, if you are of the truthful!"
[026:032] So [Mūsā (Moses)] threw his stick, and behold, it was a serpent, manifest.
[026:033] And he drew out his hand, and behold, it was white to all beholders!
[026:034] [Fir'aun (Pharaoh)] said to the chiefs around him: "Verily, this is indeed a well-versed sorcerer.
[026:035] "He wants to drive you out of your land by his sorcery: what is it then that you command?"
[026:036] They said: "Put him off and his brother (for a while), and send callers to the cities;
[026:037] "To bring up to you every well-versed sorcerer."
[026:038] So, the sorcerers were assembled at a fixed time on a day appointed.
[026:039] And it was said to the people: "Are you (too) going to assemble?