M. H. Shakir, The Holy Quran; Arabic Text and English Translation; Foot-notes by M. H. Shakir (1974)

35. Surely, Thou art seeing us.

36. He said: You are indeed granted your petition, O Musa:*

37. And certainly We bestowed on you a favour at another time:

38. When We revealed to your mother what was revealed:

39. Saying: Put him into a chest, then cast it down into the river, then the river shall throw him on the shore; there shall take him up one who is an enemy to Me and enemy to him; and I cast down upon you love from Me, and that you might be brought up before My eyes:

40. When your sister went and said: Shall I direct you to one who will take charge of him? So We brought you back to your mother, that her eye might be cooled and she should not grieve; and you killed a man, then We delivered you from the grief, and We tried you with (a severe) trying. Then you stayed for years among the people of Madyan; then you came hither as ordained, O Musa.

41. And I have chosen you for Myself:

42. Go you and your brother with My communications and be not remiss in remembering Me:

43. Go both to Firon, surely he has become inordinate:

44. Then speak to him a gentle word haply he may mind or fear.

* Here Musa prays for an aider in his brother Haroun, while Allah gave the Holy Prophet unasked a helper in his cousin Ali, refer to Ch. 94.

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M. H. Shakir, The Holy Quran; Arabic Text and English Translation; Foot-notes by M. H. Shakir, R. A. Juma, 1615 Pech Rd., Apt. 26C, Houston, Texas 77055. Presented by World Organization for Islamic Services (WOFIS), P.O. Box No. 2245, Tehran, Iran, 1974 Edition, Consulted online at “Quran Archive - Texts and Studies on the Quran” on 26 May. 2024: http://quran-archive.org/explorer/m-h-shakir/1974?page=518