T H (Taa Haa)
135 verses, revealed in Mecca after Mary (Maryam) before The Inevitable (Al-Waaqe'ah)
In the Name of Allah, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful
۞ TA HA. (1) We have not sent the Quran down to you to distress you, (2) But as a reminder unto him who feareth, (3) A revelation from Him Who created the earth and the high heavens, (4) The Most Merciful [who is] above the Throne established. (5) Unto Him belongs all that is in the heavens and all that is on earth, as well as all that is between them and all that is beneath the sod. (6) Whether you say a thing aloud or inaudibly, He has knowledge of the secret and the hidden. (7) Allah-- there is no god but He; His are the very best names. (8) Hath there come unto thee the story of Moses? (9) When he saw the fire, he said to his family, "Wait here for I can see a fire. Perhaps I shall bring you a burning torch or find a way to some fire". (10) But when he came close to it, a voice called out: "O Moses! (11) I am thy Lord; put off thy shoes; thou art in the holy valley, Towa. (12) I have chosen you. So listen to what is being revealed. (13) I am God. There is no deity save Me; so worship Me alone, and say your prayers in My remembrance. (14) “The Last Day will surely come it was close that I hide it from all in order that every soul may get the reward of its effort.” (He revealed it to His Prophets, so that people may fear and get ready. The exact time is not revealed to the people.) (15) Do not let those who disbelieve in it and follow their desires bar you from it, or you will perish. (16) What is that, Moses, thou hast in thy right hand?' (17) He replied, "It is my staff. I lean on it, bring down leaves for my sheep with it and I need it for other reasons. (18) [Allah] said, "Throw it down, O Moses." (19) So he cast it down, and lo! it was a serpent running along. (20) Said He: "Take hold of it, and fear not: We shall restore it to its former state. (21) And press thy hand to thy side, it will come forth white, without hurt, as another sign. (22) That We may go on showing you Our greater signs. (23) "Go to Fir'aun (Pharaoh)! Verily, he has transgressed (all bounds in disbelief and disobedience, and has behaved as an arrogant, and as a tyrant)." (24)