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Musa (Moses) said to them:"Woe unto you! Invent not a lie against Allah, lest He should destroy you completely by a torment. And surely, he who invents a lie (against Allah) will fail miserably."

Then they debated with one another what they must do, and they kept their talk secret.

They said:"Verily! These are two magicians. Their object is to drive you out from your land with magic, and overcome your chiefs and nobles.

"So devise your plot, and then assemble in line. And whoever overcomes this day will be indeed successful."

They said:"O Musa (Moses)! Either you throw first or we be the first to throw?"

[Musa (Moses)] said:"Nay, throw you (first)!" Then behold, their ropes and their sticks, by their magic, appeared to him as though they moved fast.

So Musa (Moses) conceived a fear in himself.

We (Allah) said:"Fear not! Surely, you will have the upper hand.

"And throw that which is in your right hand! It will swallow up that which they have made. That which they have made is only a magician"s trick, and the magician will never be successful, no matter whatever amount (of skill) he may attain."

So the magicians fell down prostrate. They said:"We believe in the Lord of Harun (Aaron) and Musa (Moses)."

[Fir"aun (Pharaoh)] said:"Believe you in him [Musa (Moses)] before I give you permission? Verily! He is your chief who taught you magic. So I will surely cut off your hands and feet on opposite sides, and I will surely crucify you on the trunks of date-palms, and you shall surely know which of us [I (Fir"aun - Pharaoh) or the Lord of Musa (Moses) (Allah)] can give the severe and more lasting torment."

They said:"We prefer you not over the clear signs that have come to us, and to Him (Allah) Who created us. So decree whatever you desire to decree, for you can only decree (regarding) this life of the world.

"Verily! We have believed in our Lord, that He may forgive us our faults, and the magic to which you did compel us. And Allah is better as regards reward in comparison to your [Fir"aun"s (Pharaoh)] reward, and more lasting (as regards punishment in comparison to your punishment)."

Verily! Whoever comes to his Lord as a Mujrim (criminal, polytheist, disbeliever in the Oneness of Allah and His Messengers, sinner, etc.), then surely, for him is Hell, therein he will neither die nor live.

But whoever comes to Him (Allah) as a believer (in the Oneness of Allah, etc.), and has done righteous good deeds, for such are the high ranks (in the Hereafter),

"Adn (Edn) Paradise (everlasting Gardens), under which rivers flow, wherein they will abide forever: such is the reward of those who purify themselves [(by abstaining from all kinds of sins and evil deeds) which Allah has forbidden and by doing all that which Allah has ordained)].

And indeed We inspired Musa (Moses) (saying):"Travel by night with Ibadi (My slaves) and strike a dry path for them in the sea, fearing neither to be overtaken [by Fir"aun (Pharaoh)] nor being afraid (of drowning in the sea)."

Then Fir"aun (Pharaoh) pursued them with his hosts, but the sea-water completely overwhelmed them and covered them up.

And Fir"aun (Pharaoh) led his people astray, and he did not guide them.

O Children of Israel! We delivered you from your enemy, and We made a covenant with you on the right side of the Mount, and We sent down to you Al-Manna and quails,