T H (Taa Haa)
135 verses, revealed in Mecca after Mary (Maryam) before The Inevitable (Al-Waaqe'ah)
In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful
۞ Ta Ha (1) We have not revealed unto thee (Muhammad) this Qur'an that thou shouldst be distressed, (2) but as a reminder to he who fears. (3) A revelation from Him who created the earth and the high ascending skies, (4) The Most Merciful [who is] above the Throne established. (5) To Him belongs whatever is in the heavens and whatever is on the earth, and whatever lies in between them, and all that lies under the ground. (6) Whether you speak aloud [or in a low voice], He hears all, for He knows your secrets and what is even more hidden. (7) Allah-- there is no god but He; His are the very best names. (8) AND HAS the story of Moses ever come within thy ken? (9) When he saw a fire, he said to his family, "Wait here. I can see a fire. Perhaps I can bring you a brand from it, or find some guidance at the fire." (10) So when he came to it, a voice was uttered: O Musa: (11) Verily, I am thy Sustainer! Take off, then, thy sandals! Behold, thou art in the twice hallowed valley, (12) And I have chosen you, so listen to what is revealed [to you]. (13) I am God, and there is no god but I, so serve Me, and observe acts of prayer to remember Me. (14) The Hour is coming; I would conceal it that every soul may be recompensed for its labours. (15) "Therefore, let not the one who believes not therein (i.e. in the Day of Resurrection, Reckoning, Paradise and Hell, etc.), but follows his own lusts, divert you therefrom, lest you perish. (16) And what is that in thy right hand, O Moses? (17) Moses answered: "This is my staff. I lean on it (when I walk), and with it I beat down leaves for my flock, and I have many other uses for it." (18) He said: Cast it down, O Moses! (19) So Moosa put it down thereupon it became a fast moving serpent. (20) Allah said:"Grasp it, and fear not, We shall return it to its former state, (21) And face what is to come with patience, your hand will not be tarnished with blame: Another sign (22) "That We may show you (some) of Our Greater Signs. (23) Go thou unto Pharaoh! Lo! he hath transgressed (the bounds). (24)