[Yusufali 26:1] Ta. Sin. Mim.
[Yusufali 26:2] These are verses of the Book that makes (things) clear.
[Yusufali 26:3] It may be thou frettest thy soul with grief, that they do not become Believers.
[Yusufali 26:4] If (such) were Our Will, We could send down to them from the sky a Sign, to which they would bend their necks in humility.
[Yusufali 26:5] But there comes not to them a newly-revealed Message from (Allah) Most Gracious, but they turn away therefrom.
[Yusufali 26:6] They have indeed rejected (the Message): so they will know soon (enough) the truth of what they mocked at!
[Yusufali 26:7] Do they not look at the earth,- how many noble things of all kinds We have produced therein?
[Yusufali 26:8] Verily, in this is a Sign: but most of them do not believe.
[Yusufali 26:9] And verily, thy Lord is He, the Exalted in Might, Most Merciful.
[Yusufali 26:10] Behold, thy Lord called Moses: “Go to the people of iniquity,-
[Yusufali 26:11] “The people of the Pharaoh: will they not fear Allah?”
[Yusufali 26:12] He said: “O my Lord! I do fear that they will charge me with falsehood:
[Yusufali 26:13] “My breast will be straitened. And my speech may not go (smoothly): so send unto Aaron.
[Yusufali 26:14] “And (further), they have a charge of crime against me; and I fear they may slay me.”
[Yusufali 26:15] Allah said: “By no means! proceed then, both of you, with Our Signs; We are with you, and will listen (to your call).
[Yusufali 26:16] “So go forth, both of you, to Pharaoh, and say: ‘We have been sent by the Lord and Cherisher of the worlds;
[Yusufali 26:17] “‘Send thou with us the Children of Israel.'”
[Yusufali 26:18] (Pharaoh) said: “Did we not cherish thee as a child among us, and didst thou not stay in our midst many years of thy life?
[Yusufali 26:19] “And thou didst a deed of thine which (thou knowest) thou didst, and thou art an ungrateful (wretch)!”
[Yusufali 26:20] Moses said: “I did it then, when I was in error.
[Yusufali 26:21] “So I fled from you (all) when I feared you; but my Lord has (since) invested me with judgment (and wisdom) and appointed me as one of the messengers.
[Yusufali 26:22] “And this is the favour with which thou dost reproach me,- that thou hast enslaved the Children of Israel!”
[Yusufali 26:23] Pharaoh said: “And what is the ‘Lord and Cherisher of the worlds’?”
[Yusufali 26:24] (Moses) said: “The Lord and Cherisher of the heavens and the earth, and all between,- if ye want to be quite sure.”
[Yusufali 26:25] (Pharaoh) said to those around: “Did ye not listen (to what he says)?”
[Yusufali 26:26] (Moses) said: “Your Lord and the Lord of your fathers from the beginning!”
[Yusufali 26:27] (Pharaoh) said: “Truly your messenger who has been sent to you is a veritable madman!”
[Yusufali 26:28] (Moses) said: “Lord of the East and the West, and all between! if ye only had sense!”
[Yusufali 26:29] (Pharaoh) said: “If thou dost put forward any god other than me, I will certainly put thee in prison!”
[Yusufali 26:30] (Moses) said: “Even if I showed you something clear (and) convincing?”
[Yusufali 26:31] (Pharaoh) said: “Show it then, if thou tellest the truth!”
[Yusufali 26:32] So (Moses) threw his rod, and behold, it was a serpent, plain (for all to see)!
[Yusufali 26:33] And he drew out his hand, and behold, it was white to all beholders!
[Yusufali 26:34] (Pharaoh) said to the Chiefs around him: “This is indeed a sorcerer well-versed:
[Yusufali 26:35] “His plan is to get you out of your land by his sorcery; then what is it ye counsel?”
[Yusufali 26:36] They said: “Keep him and his brother in suspense (for a while), and dispatch to the Cities heralds to collect-
[Yusufali 26:37] “And bring up to thee all (our) sorcerers well-versed.”
[Yusufali 26:38] So the sorcerers were got together for the appointment of a day well-known,
[Yusufali 26:39] And the people were told: “Are ye (now) assembled?-
[Yusufali 26:40] “That we may follow the sorcerers (in religion) if they win?”
[Yusufali 26:41] So when the sorcerers arrived, they said to Pharaoh: “Of course – shall we have a (suitable) reward if we win?
[Yusufali 26:42] He said: “Yea, (and more),- for ye shall in that case be (raised to posts) nearest (to my person).”
[Yusufali 26:43] Moses said to them: “Throw ye – that which ye are about to throw!”
[Yusufali 26:44] So they threw their ropes and their rods, and said: “By the might of Pharaoh, it is we who will certainly win!”
[Yusufali 26:45] Then Moses threw his rod, when, behold, it straightway swallows up all the falsehoods which they fake!
[Yusufali 26:46] Then did the sorcerers fall down, prostrate in adoration,
[Yusufali 26:47] Saying: “We believe in the Lord of the Worlds,
[Yusufali 26:48] “The Lord of Moses and Aaron.”
[Yusufali 26:49] Said (Pharaoh): “Believe ye in Him before I give you permission? surely he is your leader, who has taught you sorcery! but soon shall ye know! Be sure I will cut off your hands and your feet on opposite sides, and I will cause you all to die on the cross!”
[Yusufali 26:50] They said: “No matter! for us, we shall but return to our Lord!
[Yusufali 26:51] “Only, our desire is that our Lord will forgive us our faults, that we may become foremost among the believers!”
[Yusufali 26:52] By inspiration we told Moses: “Travel by night with my servants; for surely ye shall be pursued.”
[Yusufali 26:53] Then Pharaoh sent heralds to (all) the Cities,
[Yusufali 26:54] (Saying): “These (Israelites) are but a small band,
[Yusufali 26:55] “And they are raging furiously against us;
[Yusufali 26:56] “But we are a multitude amply fore-warned.”
[Yusufali 26:57] So We expelled them from gardens, springs,
[Yusufali 26:58] Treasures, and every kind of honourable position;
[Yusufali 26:59] Thus it was, but We made the Children of Israel inheritors of such things.
[Yusufali 26:60] So they pursued them at sunrise.
[Yusufali 26:61] And when the two bodies saw each other, the people of Moses said: “We are sure to be overtaken.”
[Yusufali 26:62] (Moses) said: “By no means! my Lord is with me! Soon will He guide me!”
[Yusufali 26:63] Then We told Moses by inspiration: “Strike the sea with thy rod.” So it divided, and each separate part became like the huge, firm mass of a mountain.
[Yusufali 26:64] And We made the other party approach thither.
[Yusufali 26:65] We delivered Moses and all who were with him;
[Yusufali 26:66] But We drowned the others.
[Yusufali 26:67] Verily in this is a Sign: but most of them do not believe.
[Yusufali 26:68] And verily thy Lord is He, the Exalted in Might, Most Merciful.
[Yusufali 26:69] And rehearse to them (something of) Abraham’s story.
[Yusufali 26:70] Behold, he said to his father and his people: “What worship ye?”
[Yusufali 26:71] They said: “We worship idols, and we remain constantly in attendance on them.”
[Yusufali 26:72] He said: “Do they listen to you when ye call (on them)?”
[Yusufali 26:73] “Or do you good or harm?”
[Yusufali 26:74] They said: “Nay, but we found our fathers doing thus (what we do).”
[Yusufali 26:75] He said: “Do ye then see whom ye have been worshipping,-
[Yusufali 26:76] “Ye and your fathers before you?-
[Yusufali 26:77] “For they are enemies to me; not so the Lord and Cherisher of the Worlds;
[Yusufali 26:78] “Who created me, and it is He Who guides me;
[Yusufali 26:79] “Who gives me food and drink,
[Yusufali 26:80] “And when I am ill, it is He Who cures me;
[Yusufali 26:81] “Who will cause me to die, and then to life (again);
[Yusufali 26:82] “And who, I hope, will forgive me my faults on the day of Judgment.
[Yusufali 26:83] “O my Lord! bestow wisdom on me, and join me with the righteous;
[Yusufali 26:84] “Grant me honourable mention on the tongue of truth among the latest (generations);
[Yusufali 26:85] “Make me one of the inheritors of the Garden of Bliss;
[Yusufali 26:86] “Forgive my father, for that he is among those astray;
[Yusufali 26:87] “And let me not be in disgrace on the Day when (men) will be raised up;-
[Yusufali 26:88] “The Day whereon neither wealth nor sons will avail,
[Yusufali 26:89] “But only he (will prosper) that brings to Allah a sound heart;
[Yusufali 26:90] “To the righteous, the Garden will be brought near,
[Yusufali 26:91] “And to those straying in Evil, the Fire will be placed in full view;
[Yusufali 26:92] “And it shall be said to them: ‘Where are the (gods) ye worshipped-
[Yusufali 26:93] “‘Besides Allah? Can they help you or help themselves?’
[Yusufali 26:94] “Then they will be thrown headlong into the (Fire),- they and those straying in Evil,
[Yusufali 26:95] “And the whole hosts of Iblis together.
[Yusufali 26:96] “They will say there in their mutual bickerings:
[Yusufali 26:97] “‘By Allah, we were truly in an error manifest,
[Yusufali 26:98] “‘When we held you as equals with the Lord of the Worlds;
[Yusufali 26:99] “‘And our seducers were only those who were steeped in guilt.
[Yusufali 26:100] “‘Now, then, we have none to intercede (for us),
[Yusufali 26:101] “‘Nor a single friend to feel (for us).
[Yusufali 26:102] “‘Now if we only had a chance of return we shall truly be of those who believe!'”
[Yusufali 26:103] Verily in this is a Sign but most of them do not believe.
[Yusufali 26:104] And verily thy Lord is He, the Exalted in Might, Most Merciful.
[Yusufali 26:105] The people of Noah rejected the messengers.
[Yusufali 26:106] Behold, their brother Noah said to them: “Will ye not fear (Allah)?
[Yusufali 26:107] “I am to you a messenger worthy of all trust:
[Yusufali 26:108] “So fear Allah, and obey me.
[Yusufali 26:109] “No reward do I ask of you for it: my reward is only from the Lord of the Worlds:
[Yusufali 26:110] “So fear Allah, and obey me.”
[Yusufali 26:111] They said: “Shall we believe in thee when it is the meanest that follow thee?”
[Yusufali 26:112] He said: “And what do I know as to what they do?
[Yusufali 26:113] “Their account is only with my Lord, if ye could (but) understand.
[Yusufali 26:114] “I am not one to drive away those who believe.
[Yusufali 26:115] “I am sent only to warn plainly in public.”
[Yusufali 26:116] They said: “If thou desist not, O Noah! thou shalt be stoned (to death).”
[Yusufali 26:117] He said: “O my Lord! truly my people have rejected me.
[Yusufali 26:118] “Judge Thou, then, between me and them openly, and deliver me and those of the Believers who are with me.”
[Yusufali 26:119] So We delivered him and those with him, in the Ark filled (with all creatures).
[Yusufali 26:120] Thereafter We drowned those who remained behind.
[Yusufali 26:121] Verily in this is a Sign: but most of them do not believe.
[Yusufali 26:122] And verily thy Lord is He, the Exalted in Might, Most Merciful.
[Yusufali 26:123] The ‘Ad (people) rejected the messengers.
[Yusufali 26:124] Behold, their brother Hud said to them: “Will ye not fear (Allah)?
[Yusufali 26:125] “I am to you a messenger worthy of all trust:
[Yusufali 26:126] “So fear Allah and obey me.
[Yusufali 26:127] “No reward do I ask of you for it: my reward is only from the Lord of the Worlds.
[Yusufali 26:128] “Do ye build a landmark on every high place to amuse yourselves?
[Yusufali 26:129] “And do ye get for yourselves fine buildings in the hope of living therein (for ever)?
[Yusufali 26:130] “And when ye exert your strong hand, do ye do it like men of absolute power?
[Yusufali 26:131] “Now fear Allah, and obey me.
[Yusufali 26:132] “Yea, fear Him Who has bestowed on you freely all that ye know.
[Yusufali 26:133] “Freely has He bestowed on you cattle and sons,-
[Yusufali 26:134] “And Gardens and Springs.
[Yusufali 26:135] “Truly I fear for you the Penalty of a Great Day.”
[Yusufali 26:136] They said: “It is the same to us whether thou admonish us or be not among (our) admonishers!
[Yusufali 26:137] “This is no other than a customary device of the ancients,
[Yusufali 26:138] “And we are not the ones to receive Pains and Penalties!”
[Yusufali 26:139] So they rejected him, and We destroyed them. Verily in this is a Sign: but most of them do not believe.
[Yusufali 26:140] And verily thy Lord is He, the Exalted in Might, Most Merciful.
[Yusufali 26:141] The Thamud (people) rejected the messengers.
[Yusufali 26:142] Behold, their brother Salih said to them: “Will you not fear (Allah)?
[Yusufali 26:143] “I am to you a messenger worthy of all trust.
[Yusufali 26:144] “So fear Allah, and obey me.
[Yusufali 26:145] “No reward do I ask of you for it: my reward is only from the Lord of the Worlds.
[Yusufali 26:146] “Will ye be left secure, in (the enjoyment of) all that ye have here?-
[Yusufali 26:147] “Gardens and Springs,
[Yusufali 26:148] “And corn-fields and date-palms with spathes near breaking (with the weight of fruit)?
[Yusufali 26:149] “And ye carve houses out of (rocky) mountains with great skill.
[Yusufali 26:150] “But fear Allah and obey me;
[Yusufali 26:151] “And follow not the bidding of those who are extravagant,-
[Yusufali 26:152] “Who make mischief in the land, and mend not (their ways).”
[Yusufali 26:153] They said: “Thou art only one of those bewitched!
[Yusufali 26:154] “Thou art no more than a mortal like us: then bring us a Sign, if thou tellest the truth!”
[Yusufali 26:155] He said: “Here is a she-camel: she has a right of watering, and ye have a right of watering, (severally) on a day appointed.
[Yusufali 26:156] “Touch her not with harm, lest the Penalty of a Great Day seize you.”
[Yusufali 26:157] But they ham-strung her: then did they become full of regrets.
[Yusufali 26:158] But the Penalty seized them. Verily in this is a Sign: but most of them do not believe.
[Yusufali 26:159] And verily thy Lord is He, the Exalted in Might, Most Merciful.
[Yusufali 26:160] The people of Lut rejected the messengers.
[Yusufali 26:161] Behold, their brother Lut said to them: “Will ye not fear (Allah)?
[Yusufali 26:162] “I am to you a messenger worthy of all trust.
[Yusufali 26:163] “So fear Allah and obey me.
[Yusufali 26:164] “No reward do I ask of you for it: my reward is only from the lord of the Worlds.
[Yusufali 26:165] “Of all the creatures in the world, will ye approach males,
[Yusufali 26:166] “And leave those whom Allah has created for you to be your mates? Nay, ye are a people transgressing (all limits)!”
[Yusufali 26:167] They said: “If thou desist not, O Lut! thou wilt assuredly be cast out!”
[Yusufali 26:168] He said: “I do detest your doings.”
[Yusufali 26:169] “O my Lord! deliver me and my family from such things as they do!”
[Yusufali 26:170] So We delivered him and his family,- all
[Yusufali 26:171] Except an old woman who lingered behind.
[Yusufali 26:172] But the rest We destroyed utterly.
[Yusufali 26:173] We rained down on them a shower (of brimstone): and evil was the shower on those who were admonished (but heeded not)!
[Yusufali 26:174] Verily in this is a Sign: but most of them do not believe.
[Yusufali 26:175] And verily thy Lord is He, the Exalted in Might Most Merciful.
[Yusufali 26:176] The Companions of the Wood rejected the messengers.
[Yusufali 26:177] Behold, Shu’aib said to them: “Will ye not fear (Allah)?
[Yusufali 26:178] “I am to you a messenger worthy of all trust.
[Yusufali 26:179] “So fear Allah and obey me.
[Yusufali 26:180] “No reward do I ask of you for it: my reward is only from the Lord of the Worlds.
[Yusufali 26:181] “Give just measure, and cause no loss (to others by fraud).
[Yusufali 26:182] “And weigh with scales true and upright.
[Yusufali 26:183] “And withhold not things justly due to men, nor do evil in the land, working mischief.
[Yusufali 26:184] “And fear Him Who created you and (who created) the generations before (you)”
[Yusufali 26:185] They said: “Thou art only one of those bewitched!
[Yusufali 26:186] “Thou art no more than a mortal like us, and indeed we think thou art a liar!
[Yusufali 26:187] “Now cause a piece of the sky to fall on us, if thou art truthful!”
[Yusufali 26:188] He said: “My Lord knows best what ye do.”
[Yusufali 26:189] But they rejected him. Then the punishment of a day of overshadowing gloom seized them, and that was the Penalty of a Great Day.
[Yusufali 26:190] Verily in that is a Sign: but most of them do not believe.
[Yusufali 26:191] And verily thy Lord is He, the Exalted in Might, Most Merciful.
[Yusufali 26:192] Verily this is a Revelation from the Lord of the Worlds:
[Yusufali 26:193] With it came down the spirit of Faith and Truth-
[Yusufali 26:194] To thy heart and mind, that thou mayest admonish.
[Yusufali 26:195] In the perspicuous Arabic tongue.
[Yusufali 26:196] Without doubt it is (announced) in the mystic Books of former peoples.
[Yusufali 26:197] Is it not a Sign to them that the Learned of the Children of Israel knew it (as true)?
[Yusufali 26:198] Had We revealed it to any of the non-Arabs,
[Yusufali 26:199] And had he recited it to them, they would not have believed in it.
[Yusufali 26:200] Thus have We caused it to enter the hearts of the sinners.
[Yusufali 26:201] They will not believe in it until they see the grievous Penalty;
[Yusufali 26:202] But the (Penalty) will come to them of a sudden, while they perceive it not;
[Yusufali 26:203] Then they will say: “Shall we be respited?”
[Yusufali 26:204] Do they then ask for Our Penalty to be hastened on?
[Yusufali 26:205] Seest thou? If We do let them enjoy (this life) for a few years,
[Yusufali 26:206] Yet there comes to them at length the (Punishment) which they were promised!
[Yusufali 26:207] It will profit them not that they enjoyed (this life)!
[Yusufali 26:208] Never did We destroy a population, but had its warners –
[Yusufali 26:209] By way of reminder; and We never are unjust.
[Yusufali 26:210] No evil ones have brought down this (Revelation):
[Yusufali 26:211] It would neither suit them nor would they be able (to produce it).
[Yusufali 26:212] Indeed they have been removed far from even (a chance of) hearing it.
[Yusufali 26:213] So call not on any other god with Allah, or thou wilt be among those under the Penalty.
[Yusufali 26:214] And admonish thy nearest kinsmen,
[Yusufali 26:215] And lower thy wing to the Believers who follow thee.
[Yusufali 26:216] Then if they disobey thee, say: “I am free (of responsibility) for what ye do!”
[Yusufali 26:217] And put thy trust on the Exalted in Might, the Merciful,-
[Yusufali 26:218] Who seeth thee standing forth (in prayer),
[Yusufali 26:219] And thy movements among those who prostrate themselves,
[Yusufali 26:220] For it is He Who heareth and knoweth all things.
[Yusufali 26:221] Shall I inform you, (O people!), on whom it is that the evil ones descend?
[Yusufali 26:222] They descend on every lying, wicked person,
[Yusufali 26:223] (Into whose ears) they pour hearsay vanities, and most of them are liars.
[Yusufali 26:224] And the Poets,- It is those straying in Evil, who follow them:
[Yusufali 26:225] Seest thou not that they wander distracted in every valley?-
[Yusufali 26:226] And that they say what they practise not?-
[Yusufali 26:227] Except those who believe, work righteousness, engage much in the remembrance of Allah, and defend themselves only after they are unjustly attacked. And soon will the unjust assailants know what vicissitudes their affairs will take!
[Yusufali 26:1] Ta. Sin. Mim.