Surah Yunus Ayat 75-107 (end)

{75. Then after them We sent Musa and Harun to Firawn and his chiefs with Our Ayat. But they behaved arrogantly and were a people who were criminals. 

76. So when came to them the truth from Us, they said: “This is indeed clear magic.” 

77. Musa said: “Say you (this) about the truth when it has come to you? Is this magic? But the magicians will never be successful.” 

78. They said: “Have you come to us to turn us away from that we found our fathers following, and that you two may have greatness in the land? We are not going to believe you two!”}

The Story of Musa and Firawn

Allah said:“Then after them We sent” meaning ofter these Messengers,“Musa and Harun to Firawn and his chiefs,” meaning his people, “with Our Ayat.” meaning; ‘Our proofs and evidences.’“But they behaved arrogantly, and were a people who were criminals.” meaning they were too arrogant to follow the truth and submit to it, and they were criminals.“So, when came to them the truth from us, they said: “This is indeed clear magic.” They were as if they gave an oath that what they had said was the truth. But they knew that what they were saying was a mere lie. As Allah said:“And they belied them wrongfully and arrogantly, though they themselves were convinced thereof.” (27:14) Musa criticized them saying:“Say you (this) about the truth when it has come to you? Is this magic? But the magicians will never be successful.” They said: “Have you come to us to turn us away…”, “from that we found our fathers following” their religion.“and that you two may have…”, “greatness” means grandeur and leadership, “…in the land, We are not going to believe you two!”

{79. And Firawn said: “Bring me every well-versed sorcerer.” 

80. And when the sorcerers came, Musa said to them: “Cast down what you want to cast!” 

81. Then when they had cast down, Musa said: “What you have brought is sorcery, Allah will surely make it of no effect. Verily, Allah does not set right the work of the evildoers. 

82. “And Allah will establish and make apparent the truth by His Words, however much the criminals may hate (it).”}

Between Musa and the Magicians

Allah mentioned the story of the magicians and Musa in Surat Al-Araf (there is a commentary on it in that Surah), this Surah,Surat Ta Ha, and in Surat Ash-Shu`ara’. Firawn, may Allah’s curse be upon him, wanted to deceive the people and impress them with the tricks of the magicians in direct opposition to the plain truth that Musa brought. The result was the exact opposite and he therefore didn’t attain his goal. The signs of the Lord prevailed in that public festival.“And the sorcerers fell down prostrate. They said: “We believe in the Lord of all that exists – the Lord of Musa and Harun.” (7:120-122)

Firawn thought that he would achieve victory through the magicians over the Messenger sent by Allah, the All-Knower of all hidden things. But he failed, lost Paradise and was deserving of the Hellfire.“And Firawn said: “Bring me every well-versed sorcerer.” And when the sorcerers came, Musa said to them: “Cast down what you want to cast!” They stood in line after they received the promise of Firawn to become closer to him and obtain a generous reward.

Musa wanted them to begin. He wanted the people to see what the magicians had made, then he would come with the truth after that to triumph over their falsehood.“They said: “O Musa! Either you throw first or we be the first to throw” [Musa] said: “Nay, throw you (first)!” When the magicians cast their spells they bewitched the eyes of the people through their display of mighty sorcery. At that time, “Musa conceived 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, to whatever amount (of skill) he may attain.” (20:67-69) Upon that, Musa said:“What you have brought is sorcery, Allah will surely make it of no effect. Verily, Allah does not set right the work of the evildoers. And Allah will establish and make apparent the truth by His Words, however much the criminals may hate (it).”

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