VERSES
206
PAGES
151-176

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

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7:94

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And We sent to no city a prophet [who was denied] except that We seized its people with poverty and hardship that they might humble themselves [to Allah ].

7:95

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Then We exchanged in place of the bad [condition], good, until they increased [and prospered] and said, "Our fathers [also] were touched with hardship and ease." So We seized them suddenly while they did not perceive.

7:96

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And if only the people of the cities had believed and feared Allah , We would have opened upon them blessings from the heaven and the earth; but they denied [the messengers], so We seized them for what they were earning."

7:97

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Then, did the people of the cities feel secure from Our punishment coming to them at night while they were asleep?

7:98

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Or did the people of the cities feel secure from Our punishment coming to them in the morning while they were at play?

7:99

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Then did they feel secure from the plan of Allah ? But no one feels secure from the plan of Allah except the losing people.

7:100

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Has it not become clear to those who inherited the earth after its [previous] people that if We willed, We could afflict them for their sins? But We seal over their hearts so they do not hear.

7:101

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Those cities - We relate to you, [O Muhammad], some of their news. And certainly did their messengers come to them with clear proofs, but they were not to believe in that which they had denied before. Thus does Allah seal over the hearts of the disbelievers.

7:102

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And We did not find for most of them any covenant; but indeed, We found most of them defiantly disobedient.

7:103

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Then We sent after them Moses with Our signs to Pharaoh and his establishment, but they were unjust toward them. So see how was the end of the corrupters.

7:104

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And Moses said, "O Pharaoh, I am a messenger from the Lord of the worlds

7:105

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[Who is] obligated not to say about Allah except the truth. I have come to you with clear evidence from your Lord, so send with me the Children of Israel."

7:106

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[Pharaoh] said, "If you have come with a sign, then bring it forth, if you should be of the truthful."

7:107

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So Moses threw his staff, and suddenly it was a serpent, manifest.

7:108

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And he drew out his hand; thereupon it was white [with radiance] for the observers.

7:109

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Said the eminent among the people of Pharaoh, "Indeed, this is a learned magician

7:110

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Who wants to expel you from your land [through magic], so what do you instruct?"

7:111

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They said, "Postpone [the matter of] him and his brother and send among the cities gatherers

7:112

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Who will bring you every learned magician."

7:113

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And the magicians came to Pharaoh. They said, "Indeed for us is a reward if we are the predominant."

7:114

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He said, "Yes, and, [moreover], you will be among those made near [to me]."

7:115

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They said, "O Moses, either you throw [your staff], or we will be the ones to throw [first]."

7:116

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He said, "Throw," and when they threw, they bewitched the eyes of the people and struck terror into them, and they presented a great [feat of] magic.

7:117

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And We inspired to Moses, "Throw your staff," and at once it devoured what they were falsifying.

7:118

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So the truth was established, and abolished was what they were doing.

7:119

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And Pharaoh and his people were overcome right there and became debased.

7:120

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And the magicians fell down in prostration [to Allah ].

7:121

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They said, "We have believed in the Lord of the worlds,

7:122

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The Lord of Moses and Aaron."

7:123

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Said Pharaoh, "You believed in him before I gave you permission. Indeed, this is a conspiracy which you conspired in the city to expel therefrom its people. But you are going to know.

7:124

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I will surely cut off your hands and your feet on opposite sides; then I will surely crucify you all."

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