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They said:"We believe in the Lord of the"Alamin (mankind, jinns and all that exists).

"The Lord of Musa (Moses) and Harun (Aaron)."

Fir"aun (Pharaoh) said:"You have believed in him [Musa (Moses)] before I give you permission. Surely, this is a plot which you have plotted in the city to drive out its people, but you shall come to know.

"Surely, I will cut off your hands and your feet on opposite sides, then I will crucify you all."

They said:"Verily, we are returning to our Lord.

"And you take vengeance on us only because we believed in the Ayat (proofs, evidences, lessons, signs, etc.) of our Lord when they reached us! Our Lord! pour out on us patience, and cause us to die as Muslims."

The chiefs of Fir"aun"s (Pharaoh) people said:"Will you leave Musa (Moses) and his people to spread mischief in the land, and to abandon you and your gods?" He said:"We will kill their sons, and let live their women, and we have indeed irresistible power over them."

Musa (Moses) said to his people:"Seek help in Allah and be patient. Verily, the earth is Allah"s. He gives it as a heritage to whom He will of His slaves, and the (blessed) end is for the Muttaqun (pious - see V.2:2)."

They said:"We (Children of Israel) had suffered troubles before you came to us, and since you have come to us." He said:"It may be that your Lord will destroy your enemy and make you successors on the earth, so that He may see how you act?"

And indeed We punished the people of Fir"aun (Pharaoh) with years of drought and shortness of fruits (crops, etc.), that they might remember (take heed).

But whenever good came to them, they said:"Ours is this." And if evil afflicted them, they ascribed it to evil omens connected with Musa (Moses) and those with him. Be informed! Verily, their evil omens are with Allah but most of them know not.

They said [to Musa (Moses)]:"Whatever Ayat (proofs, evidences, verses, lessons, signs, revelations, etc.) you may bring to us, to work therewith your sorcery on us, we shall never believe in you."

So We sent on them: the flood, the locusts, the lice, the frogs, and the blood: (as a succession of) manifest signs, yet they remained arrogant, and they were of those people who were Mujrimun (criminals, polytheists, sinners, etc.).

And when the punishment fell on them they said:"O Musa (Moses)! Invoke your Lord for us because of His Promise to you. If you will remove the punishment from us, we indeed shall believe in you, and we shall let the Children of Israel go with you."

But when We removed the punishment from them to a fixed term, which they had to reach, behold! They broke their word!

So We took retribution from them. We drowned them in the sea, because they belied Our Ayat (proofs, evidences, verses, lessons, signs, revelations, etc.) and were heedless about them.

And We made the people who were considered weak to inherit the eastern parts of the land and the western parts thereof which We have blessed. And the fair Word of your Lord was fulfilled for the Children of Israel, because of their endurance. And We destroyed completely all the great works and buildings which Fir"aun (Pharaoh) and his people erected.

And We brought the Children of Israel (with safety) across the sea, and they came upon a people devoted to some of their idols (in worship). They said:"O Musa (Moses)! Make for us an ilahan (a god) as they have aliha (gods)." He said:"Verily, you are a people who know not (the Majesty and Greatness of Allah and what is obligatory upon you, i.e. to worship none but Allah Alone, the One and the Only God of all that exists)."

[Musa (Moses) added:]"Verily, these people will be destroyed for that which they are engaged in (idols-worship). And all that they are doing is in vain."

He said:"Shall I seek for you an Ilahan (a God) other than Allah, while He has given you superiority over the"Alamin (mankind and jinns of your time)."