Surah / Chapter
Surat Ţāhā (Ta-Ha) - سورة طه
Sahih InternationalAnd We certainly showed Pharaoh Our signs - all of them - but he denied and refused.
Sahih InternationalHe said, "Have you come to us to drive us out of our land with your magic, O Moses?
Sahih InternationalThen 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."
Sahih International[Moses] said, "Your appointment is on the day of the festival when the people assemble at mid-morning."
Sahih InternationalSo Pharaoh went away, put together his plan, and then came [to Moses].
Sahih InternationalMoses 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]."
Sahih InternationalSo they disputed over their affair among themselves and concealed their private conversation.
Sahih InternationalThey 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.
Sahih InternationalSo resolve upon your plan and then come [forward] in line. And he has succeeded today who overcomes."
Sahih InternationalThey said, "O Moses, either you throw or we will be the first to throw."
Sahih InternationalHe said, "Rather, you throw." And suddenly their ropes and staffs seemed to him from their magic that they were moving [like snakes].
Sahih InternationalAnd 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."
Sahih InternationalSo the magicians fell down in prostration. They said, "We have believed in the Lord of Aaron and Moses."
Sahih International[Pharaoh] said, "You believed him before I gave you permission. Indeed, he is your leader who has taught you magic. So I will surely cut off your hands and your feet on opposite sides, and I will crucify you on the trunks of palm trees, and you will surely know which of us is more severe in [giving] punishment and more enduring."
Sahih InternationalThey said, "Never will we prefer you over what has come to us of clear proofs and [over] He who created us. So decree whatever you are to decree. You can only decree for this worldly life.