028 - Soorah al-Qasas - (The Narration) - [Makkee]

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[028:014] And when he attained his full strength, and was perfect (in manhood), We bestowed on him Hukm (Prophethood, and right judgement of the affairs) and religious knowledge [of the religion of his forefathers, i.e. Islāmic Monotheism]. And thus do We reward the Muhsinūn (i.e. good-doers. See the footnote of V.9:120).


[028:015] And he entered the city at a time of unawareness of its people: and he found there two men fighting, – one of his party (his religion – from the Children of Israel), and the other of his foes. The man of his (own) party asked him for help against his foe, so Mūsā (Moses) struck him with his fist and killed him. He said: "This is of Shaitān's (Satan's) doing, verily, he is a plain misleading enemy."


[028:016] He said: "My Lord! Verily, I have wronged myself, so forgive me." Then He forgave him. Verily, He is the Oft-Forgiving, the Most Merciful.


[028:017] He said: "My Lord! For that with which You have favoured me, I will nevermore be a helper of the Mujrimūn (criminals, disbelievers, polytheists, sinners)!"


[028:018] So he became afraid, looking about in the city (waiting as to what will be the result of his crime of killing), when behold, the man who had sought his help the day before, called for his help (again). Mūsā (Moses) said to him: "Verily, you are a plain misleader!"


[028:019] Then when he decided to seize the man who was an enemy to both of them, the man said: "O Mūsā (Moses)! Is it your intention to kill me as you killed a man yesterday? Your aim is nothing but to become a tyrant in the land, and not to be one of those who do right."


[028:020] And there came a man running, from the farthest end of the city. He said: "O Mūsā (Moses)! Verily, the chiefs are taking counsel together about you, to kill you, so escape. Truly, I am one of the good advisers to you."


[028:021] So he escaped from there, looking about in a state of fear. He said: "My Lord! Save me from the people who are Zālimūn (polytheists and wrong-doers)!"



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