Al-Qasas (The Narrative)

Chapter Number: 28


88 Verses In This Chapter. Page 2 Of 9

Verse no: 11
And she said unto his sister: Trace him. So she observed him from afar, and they perceived not.


Verse no: 12
And We had before forbidden foster-mothers for him, so she said: Shall I show you a household who will rear him for you and take care of him?


Verse no: 13
So We restored him to his mother that she might be comforted and not grieve, and that she might know that the promise of Allah is true. But most of them know not.


Verse no: 14
And when he reached his full strength and was ripe, We gave him wisdom and knowledge. Thus do We reward the good.


Verse no: 15
And he entered the city at a time of carelessness of its folk, and he found therein two men fighting, one of his own caste, and the other of his enemies; and he who was of his caste asked him for help against him who was of his enemies. So Moses struck him with his fist and killed him. He said: This is of the devil's doing. Lo! he is an enemy, a mere misleader.


Verse no: 16
He said: My Lord! Lo! I have wronged my soul, so forgive me. Then He forgave him. Lo! He is the Forgiving, the Merciful.


Verse no: 17
He said: My Lord! Forasmuch as Thou hast favoured me, I will nevermore be a supporter of the guilty.


Verse no: 18
And morning found him in the city, fearing, vigilant, when behold! he who had appealed to him the day before cried out to him for help. Moses said unto him: Lo! thou art indeed a mere hothead.


Verse no: 19
And when he would have fallen upon the man who was an enemy unto them both, he said: O Moses! Wouldst thou kill me as thou didst kill a person yesterday. Thou wouldst be nothing but a tyrant in the land, thou wouldst not be of the reformers.


Verse no: 20
And a man came from the uttermost part of the city, running. He said: O Moses! Lo! the chiefs take counsel against thee to slay thee; therefor escape. Lo! I am of those who give thee good advice.


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