< Surah 20:1-36


Surah 20


Allah has the most beautiful names.
Absurdity 20:1-8

1 Ta. Ha.

2 We have not revealed unto thee (Muhammad) this Qur'an that thou shouldst be distressed,

3 But as a reminder unto him who feareth,

4 A revelation from Him Who created the earth and the high heavens,

5 The Beneficent One, Who is established on the Throne.

6 Unto Him belongeth whatsoever is in the heavens and whatsoever is in the earth, and whatsoever is between them, and whatsoever is beneath the sod.

7 And if thou speakest aloud, then lo! He knoweth the secret (thought) and (that which is yet) more hidden.

Ta. Ha. [1]

8 Allah! There is no God save Him. His are the most beautiful names.

Allah has the most beautiful names.

Have you heard the story about Moses?
Absurdity 20:9-36

9 Hath there come unto thee the story of Moses?

Have you heard the story about Moses?

10 When he saw a fire and said unto his folk: Lo! Wait! I see a fire afar off. Peradventure I may bring you a brand therefrom or may find guidance at the fire.

He saw a fire and said,

I see a fire. Maybe it can tell us what to do. [2]

11 And when he reached it, he was called by name: O Moses!

12 Lo! I, even I, am thy Lord, So take off thy shoes, for lo! thou art in the holy valley of Tuwa.

13 And I have chosen thee, so hearken unto that which is inspired.

When he reached the fire, Allah said,

Hi Moses.

Take of your shoes,

because you're in the holy valley of Tuwa.

14 Lo! I, even I, am Allah, There is no God save Me. So serve Me and establish worship for My remembrance.

I'm God. My name is Allah.

15 Lo! the Hour is surely coming. But I will to keep it hidden, that every soul may be rewarded for that which it striveth (to achieve).

16 Therefor, let not him turn thee aside from (the thought of) it who believeth not therein but followeth his own desire, lest thou perish.

I'm not saying when, but the hour is coming.

17 And what is that in thy right hand, O Moses?

What's that in your right hand, Moses? [3]

18 He said: This is my staff whereon I lean, and wherewith I bear down branches for my sheep, and wherein I find other uses.

Moses: Oh, this is my staff.

19 He said: Cast it down, O Moses!

Allah: Throw it down.

20 So he cast it down, and lo! it was a serpent, gliding.

So Moses threw it down and it became a serpent.

21 He said: Grasp it and fear not. We shall return it to its former state.

Allah: Pick it up and it'll become a staff again.

22 And thrust thy hand within thine armpit, it will come forth white without hurt. (That will be) another token.

23 That We may show thee (some) of Our greater portents,

24 Go thou unto Pharaoh! Lo! he hath transgressed (the bounds).

Allah said,

Put your hand in your armpit, and it'll become white.

Don't worry. It won't hurt. (It'll be another token.)

Now go to the Pharaoh. He's been bad.

25 (Moses) said: My Lord! relieve my mind

26 And ease my task for me;

27 And loose a knot from my tongue,

28 That they may understand my saying.

Moses said,

Untie the knot in my tongue,

so people can understand me.

29 Appoint for me a henchman from my folk,

30 Aaron, my brother.

31 Confirm my strength with him

32 And let him share my task,

33 That we may glorify Thee much

34 And much remember Thee.

35 Lo! Thou art ever Seeing us.

Appoint my brother Aaron as a henchman for me.

36 He said: Thou art granted thy request, O Moses.

Allah said, "Okay."