T H (Taa Haa)
135 verses, revealed in Mecca after Mary (Maryam) before The Inevitable (Al-Waaqe'ah)
In the name of God, The Most Gracious, The Dispenser of Grace
۞ Ta Ha. (1) We have not sent down the Qur'an to you that you should be burdened, (2) Except as a reminder for one who fears. (3) A down-sent from Him who Created the earth and the heavens high. (4) The Beneficent Allah is firm in power. (5) To Him belongs all that is in the heavens and the earth, all that lies between them, and lies below the earth. (6) Whether you speak out aloud (or in a low voice), He knows what is said secretly, and even that which is most hidden. (7) Allah-- there is no god but He; His are the very best names. (8) And has the story of Musa come to you? (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 to the fire, a voice was heard: "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 revealed to you. (13) Indeed, I am Allah. There is no deity except Me, so worship Me and establish prayer for My remembrance. (14) The Hour is coming. I almost conceal it, so that every soul will be recompensed for its labors. (15) Let him who does not believe in it and follows his lust not turn your thought away from it, lest you are ruined. (16) “And what is this in your right hand, O Moosa?” (17) He said: it is my staff; I lean there on; and therewith beat down fodder for my sheep; and for me therein are other purposes. (18) God said, "Moses, cast it down." (19) So he threw it down, and all of a sudden, it turned into a fast-moving serpent. (20) He said: Take hold of it and fear not; We will restore 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 shew thee of Our Signs the greatest. (23) "[And now] go thou unto Pharaoh: for, verily, he has transgressed all bounds of equity. (24)