Al-Quran Surah 20. Ta-ha, Ayah 9

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وَهَلْ أَتَاكَ حَدِيثُ مُوسَىٰ


Asad : AND HAS the story of Moses ever come within thy ken?6
Malik : Have you heard the story of Musa?
Mustafa Khattab :

Has the story of Moses reached you ˹O Prophet˺?

Pickthall : Hath there come unto thee the story of Moses?
Yusuf Ali : Has the story of Moses reached thee? 2540
Transliteration : Wahal ataka hadeethu moosa
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Asad   
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Asad 6 Apart from two short references to Moses in earlier surahs ({53 :36} and {87: 19}), the narrative appearing in verses {9-98} is undoubtedly the earliest Qur'anic exposition of the story of Moses as such. Its mention at this stage is connected with the reference to revelation at the beginning of this surah (verses {2-4}) and, generally, with the Qur'anic doctrine of the basic ideological unity of all revealed religions.

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Yusuf Ali   
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Yusuf Ali 2540 The story of Moses in its different incidents is told in many places in the Qur-an, and in each case the phase most appropriate in the context is referred to or emphasised. In ii. 49-61, it was a phase from the religious history of mankind; in vii. 103-162, it was a phase from the story of the Ummat (or nation) of Israel, and the story was continued to the times after Moses, in xvii. 101-103, we have a picture of the decline of a soul in the arrogance of Pharaoh; here, in xx. 9-24, we have a picture of the rise of a soul in the commission given to Moses from Allah; in xx. 25-36, we have his spiritual relationship with his brother Aaron; in xx. 37-40, we have his spiritual relation with his mother and sister, and his upbringing; in xx. 41-76, we have his spiritual combat with Pharaoh; and in xx. 77-98, we have his spiritual combat with his own people, the Israelites. For other incidents, consult the Index.

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