TA-HA (11-20)

In the name of Allah, the Compassionate, the Merciful.  


YUSUFALI: But when he came to the fire, a voice was heard: "O Moses!
PICKTHAL: And when he reached it, he was called by name: O Moses!
SHAKIR: So when he came to it, a voice was uttered: O Musa:


YUSUFALI: "Verily I am thy Lord! therefore (in My presence) put off thy shoes: thou art in the sacred valley Tuwa.
PICKTHAL: Lo! I, even I, am thy Lord, So take off thy shoes, for lo! thou art in the holy valley of Tuwa.
SHAKIR: Surely I am your Lord, therefore put off your shoes; surely you are in the sacred valley, Tuwa,


YUSUFALI: "I have chosen thee: listen, then, to the inspiration (sent to thee).
PICKTHAL: And I have chosen thee, so hearken unto that which is inspired.
SHAKIR: And I have chosen you, so listen to what is revealed:


YUSUFALI: "Verily, I am Allah: There is no god but I: So serve thou Me (only), and establish regular prayer for celebrating My praise.
PICKTHAL: Lo! I, even I, am Allah, There is no Allah save Me. So serve Me and establish worship for My remembrance.
SHAKIR: Surely I am Allah, there is no god but I, therefore serve Me and keep up prayer for My remembrance:


YUSUFALI: "Verily the Hour is coming - My design is to keep it hidden - for every soul to receive its reward by the measure of its Endeavour.
PICKTHAL: Lo! the Hour is surely coming. But I will to keep it hidden, that every soul may be rewarded for that which it striveth (to achieve).
SHAKIR: Surely the hour is coming-- I am about to make it manifest-- so that every soul may be rewarded as it strives:


YUSUFALI: "Therefore let not such as believe not therein but follow their own lusts, divert thee therefrom, lest thou perish!"..
PICKTHAL: Therefor, let not him turn thee aside from (the thought of) it who believeth not therein but followeth his own desire, lest thou perish.
SHAKIR: Therefore let not him who believes not in it and follows his low desires turn you away from it so that you should perish;


YUSUFALI: "And what is that in the right hand, O Moses?"
PICKTHAL: And what is that in thy right hand, O Moses?
SHAKIR: And what is this in your right hand, O Musa!


YUSUFALI: He said, "It is my rod: on it I lean; with it I beat down fodder for my flocks; and in it I find other uses."
PICKTHAL: He said: This is my staff whereon I lean, and wherewith I bear down branches for my sheep, and wherein I find other uses.
SHAKIR: He said: This is my staff: I recline on it and I beat the leaves with it to make them fall upon my sheep, and I have other uses for it.


YUSUFALI: (Allah) said, "Throw it, O Moses!"
PICKTHAL: He said: Cast it down, O Moses!
SHAKIR: He said: Cast it down, O Musa!


YUSUFALI: He threw it, and behold! It was a snake, active in motion.
PICKTHAL: So he cast it down, and lo! it was a serpent, gliding.
SHAKIR: So he cast it down; and lo! it was a serpent running.