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 revealed unto thee (Muhammad) this Qur'an that thou shouldst be distressed, (2) But only as an admonition to those who fear (Allah),- (3) A revelation from Him (Allah) Who has created the earth and high heavens. (4) The Beneficent One, Who is established on the Throne. (5) To Him belongs all that is in the heavens and all that is on the earth, and all that is between them, and all that is under the soil. (6) And if you utter the saying aloud, then surely He knows the secret, and what is yet more hidden. (7) Allah - there is no deity except Him. To Him belong the best names. (8) Has the story of Moses come to you? (9) Lo! he saw a fire [in the desert]; and so he said to his family: "Wait here! Behold, I perceive a fire [far away]: perhaps I can bring you a brand there from, or find at the fire some guidance." (10) When he approached it, a voice called out: (11) "O Moses, I am verily your Lord, so take off your shoes, for you are in the holy plain of Towa. (12) And I! I have chosen thee, hearken thou then to that which shall be revealed. (13) I Am the only God. Worship Me and be steadfast in prayer to have My name always in your mind. (14) The Hour is coming. I almost conceal it, so that every soul will be recompensed for its labors. (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) "What do you have in your right hand, Moses?" (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, O Moses!" (19) So he cast it down; and lo! it was a serpent running. (20) He said: Grasp it and fear not. We shall return it to its former state. (21) "And press your (right) hand to your (left) side, it will come forth white (and shining), without any disease as another sign, (22) But We shall show you some of Our greatest 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)