TA-HA (71-80)

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

020.071

YUSUFALI: (Pharaoh) said: "Believe ye in Him before I give you permission? Surely this must be your leader, who has taught you magic! be sure I will cut off your hands and feet on opposite sides, and I will have you crucified on trunks of palm-trees: so shall ye know for certain, which of us can give the more severe and the more lasting punishment!"
PICKTHAL: (Pharaoh) said: Ye put faith in him before I give you leave. Lo! he is your chief who taught you magic. Now surely I shall cut off your hands and your feet alternately, and I shall crucify you on the trunks of palm trees, and ye shall know for certain which of us hath sterner and more lasting punishment.
SHAKIR: (Firon) said: You believe in him before I give you leave; most surely he is the chief of you who taught you enchantment, therefore I will certainly cut off your hands and your feet on opposite sides, and I will certainly crucify you on the trunks of the palm trees, and certainly you will come to know which of us is the more severe and the more abiding in chastising.

020.072

YUSUFALI: They said: "Never shall we regard thee as more than the Clear Signs that have come to us, or than Him Who created us! so decree whatever thou desirest to decree: for thou canst only decree (touching) the life of this world.
PICKTHAL: They said: We choose thee not above the clear proofs that have come unto us, and above Him Who created us. So decree what thou wilt decree. Thou wilt end for us only this life of the world.
SHAKIR: They said: We do not prefer you to what has come to us of clear arguments and to He Who made us, therefore decide what you are going to decide; you can only decide about this world's life.

020.073

YUSUFALI: "For us, we have believed in our Lord: may He forgive us our faults, and the magic to which thou didst compel us: for Allah is Best and Most Abiding."
PICKTHAL: Lo! we believe in our Lord, that He may forgive us our sins and the magic unto which thou didst force us. Allah is better and more lasting.
SHAKIR: Surely we believe in our Lord that He may forgive us our sins and the magic to which you compelled us; and Allah is better and more abiding.

020.074

YUSUFALI: Verily he who comes to his Lord as a sinner (at Judgment),- for him is Hell: therein shall he neither die nor live.
PICKTHAL: Lo! whoso cometh guilty unto his Lord, verily for him is hell. There he will neither die nor live.
SHAKIR: Whoever comes to his Lord (being) guilty, for him is surely hell; he shall not die therein, nor shall he live.

020.075

YUSUFALI: But such as come to Him as Believers who have worked righteous deeds,- for them are ranks exalted,-
PICKTHAL: But whoso cometh unto Him a believer, having done good works, for such are the high stations;
SHAKIR: And whoever comes to Him a believer (and) he has done good deeds indeed, these it is who shall have the high ranks,

020.076

YUSUFALI: Gardens of Eternity, beneath which flow rivers: they will dwell therein for aye: such is the reward of those who purify themselves (from evil).
PICKTHAL: Gardens of Eden underneath which rivers flow, wherein they will abide for ever. That is the reward of him who groweth.
SHAKIR: The gardens of perpetuity, beneath which rivers flow, to abide therein; and this is the reward of him who has purified himself.

020.077

YUSUFALI: We sent an inspiration to Moses: "Travel by night with My servants, and strike a dry path for them through the sea, without fear of being overtaken (by Pharaoh) and without (any other) fear."
PICKTHAL: And verily We inspired Moses, saying: Take away My slaves by night and strike for them a dry path in the sea, fearing not to be overtaken, neither being afraid (of the sea).
SHAKIR: And certainly We revealed to Musa, saying: Travel by night with My servants, then make for them a dry path in the sea, not fearing to be overtaken, nor being afraid.

020.078

YUSUFALI: Then Pharaoh pursued them with his forces, but the waters completely overwhelmed them and covered them up.
PICKTHAL: Then Pharaoh followed them with his hosts and there covered them that which did cover them of the sea.
SHAKIR: And Firon followed them with his armies, so there came upon them of the sea that which came upon them.

020.079

YUSUFALI: Pharaoh led his people astray instead of leading them aright.
PICKTHAL: And Pharaoh led his folk astray, he did not guide them.
SHAKIR: And Firon led astray his people and he did not guide (them) aright.

020.080

YUSUFALI: O ye Children of Israel! We delivered you from your enemy, and We made a Covenant with you on the right side of Mount (Sinai), and We sent down to you Manna and quails:
PICKTHAL: O Children of Israel! We delivered you from your enemy, and we made a covenant with you on the holy mountain's side, and sent down on you the manna and the quails,
SHAKIR: O children of Israel! indeed We delivered you from your enemy, and We made a covenant with you on the blessed side of the mountain, and We sent to you the manna and the quails.

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