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Source: Sayyid Abul Ala Maududi - Tafhim al-Qur'an - The Meaning of the Quran

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20:40

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[And We favored you] when your sister went and said, 'Shall I direct you to someone who will be responsible for him?' So We restored you to your mother that she might be content and not grieve. And you killed someone, but We saved you from retaliation and tried you with a [severe] trial. And you remained [some] years among the people of Madyan. Then you came [here] at the decreed time, O Moses.

20:41

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And I produced you for Myself.

20:42

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Go, you and your brother, with My signs and do not slacken in My remembrance.

20:43

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Go, both of you, to Pharaoh. Indeed, he has transgressed.

20:44

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And speak to him with gentle speech that perhaps he may be reminded or fear [ Allah ]."

20:45

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They said, "Our Lord, indeed we are afraid that he will hasten [punishment] against us or that he will transgress."

20:46

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[ Allah ] said, "Fear not. Indeed, I am with you both; I hear and I see.

20:47

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So go to him and say, 'Indeed, we are messengers of your Lord, so send with us the Children of Israel and do not torment them. We have come to you with a sign from your Lord. And peace will be upon he who follows the guidance.

20:48

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Indeed, it has been revealed to us that the punishment will be upon whoever denies and turns away.' "

20:49

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[Pharaoh] said, "So who is the Lord of you two, O Moses?"

20:50

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He said, "Our Lord is He who gave each thing its form and then guided [it]."

20:51

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[Pharaoh] said, "Then what is the case of the former generations?"

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[Moses] said, "The knowledge thereof is with my Lord in a record. My Lord neither errs nor forgets."

20:53

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[It is He] who has made for you the earth as a bed [spread out] and inserted therein for you roadways and sent down from the sky, rain and produced thereby categories of various plants.

20:54

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Eat [therefrom] and pasture your livestock. Indeed, in that are signs for those of intelligence.

20:55

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From the earth We created you, and into it We will return you, and from it We will extract you another time.

20:56

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And We certainly showed Pharaoh Our signs - all of them - but he denied and refused.

20:57

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He said, "Have you come to us to drive us out of our land with your magic, O Moses?

20:58

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Then we will surely bring you magic like it, so make between us and you an appointment, which we will not fail to keep and neither will you, in a place assigned."

20:59

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[Moses] said, "Your appointment is on the day of the festival when the people assemble at mid-morning."

20:60

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So Pharaoh went away, put together his plan, and then came [to Moses].

20:61

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Moses said to the magicians summoned by Pharaoh, "Woe to you! Do not invent a lie against Allah or He will exterminate you with a punishment; and he has failed who invents [such falsehood]."

20:62

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So they disputed over their affair among themselves and concealed their private conversation.

20:63

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They said, "Indeed, these are two magicians who want to drive you out of your land with their magic and do away with your most exemplary way.

20:64

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So resolve upon your plan and then come [forward] in line. And he has succeeded today who overcomes."

20:65

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They said, "O Moses, either you throw or we will be the first to throw."

20:66

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He said, "Rather, you throw." And suddenly their ropes and staffs seemed to him from their magic that they were moving [like snakes].

20:67

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And he sensed within himself apprehension, did Moses.

20:68

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Allah said, "Fear not. Indeed, it is you who are superior.

20:69

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And throw what is in your right hand; it will swallow up what they have crafted. What they have crafted is but the trick of a magician, and the magician will not succeed wherever he is."

20:70

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So the magicians fell down in prostration. They said, "We have believed in the Lord of Aaron and Moses."

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