28:1

Dr. Mustafa Khattab

Ṭâ-Sĩn-Mĩm.

28:2

Dr. Mustafa Khattab

These are the verses of the clear Book.

28:3

Dr. Mustafa Khattab

We narrate to you ˹O Prophet˺ part of the story of Moses and Pharaoh in truth for people who believe.

28:4

Dr. Mustafa Khattab

Indeed, Pharaoh ˹arrogantly˺ elevated himself in the land and divided its people into ˹subservient˺ groups, one of which he persecuted, slaughtering their sons and keeping their women. He was truly one of the corruptors.

28:6

Dr. Mustafa Khattab

and to establish them in the land; and through them show Pharaoh, Hamân,1 and their soldiers ˹the fulfilment of˺ what they feared.2 

28:8

Dr. Mustafa Khattab

And ˹it so happened that˺ Pharaoh’s people picked him up, only to become their enemy and source of grief. Surely Pharaoh, Hamân, and their soldiers were sinful.

28:9

Dr. Mustafa Khattab

Pharaoh’s wife said ˹to him˺, “˹This baby is˺ a source of joy for me and you. Do not kill him. Perhaps he may be useful to us or we may adopt him as a son.” They were unaware ˹of what was to come˺.

28:10

Dr. Mustafa Khattab

And the heart of Moses’ mother ached so much that she almost gave away his identity, had We not reassured her heart in order for her to have faith ˹in Allah’s promise˺.