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 did not reveal the Qur'an to you to cause you distress; (2) But only as an admonition to those who fear (Allah),- (3) A down-sent from Him who Created the earth and the heavens high. (4) The ever-merciful, established on the throne (of authority). (5) all that is in the heavens and the earth and all that is between them, and all that is underneath the soil. (6) Whether you say a thing aloud or inaudibly, He has knowledge of the secret and the hidden. (7) Allah there is no worship except for Him; His only are the best names. (8) (Muhammad), have you heard the story of Moses? (9) Recall what time he saw a fire and said to his household, bide ye! verily I have perceived a fire! haply I may bring you from it a brand or may find at the fire a guidance. (10) Then when he was come thereto, he was cried unto. O Musa! (11) “Indeed I am your Lord, therefore take off your shoes; indeed you are in the holy valley of Tuwa!” (12) I have chosen you. Therefore, listen to what shall be revealed. (13) I am God, and there is no god but I, so serve Me, and observe acts of prayer to remember Me. (14) Verily the Hour is coming - I wish to conceal it - in order that every one may be requited according to that which he hath endeavoured. (15) Do not let anyone who does not believe in it and follows his own desires turn you away from it and so bring you to ruin." (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: "Cast it down, O Musa (Moses)!" (19) So he cast it down, and lo! it was a serpent, gliding. (20) Then He said: "Seize it and have no fear. We shall restore it to its former state. (21) And place your hand in your armpit, it will come forth shining white, without blemish. This is another Sign of Allah, (22) That We may show thee (some) of Our greater portents, (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)