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means canst thou see Me (direct); But look upon the mount; if it abide in its pla ce, then

shalt thou see Me." When his Lord manifested His glory on the Mount, He made it as

dust. And Moses fell down in a swoon. When he recovered his senses he said: "Glory be

to Thee! to Thee I turn in repentance, and I am the first to believe."

144. Qala ya moosa innee istafaytuka AAala a


nnasi birisalatee wabikalamee fakhuth ma

ataytuka wakun mina a




144. (God) said: "O Moses! I have chosen thee above (other) men, by the mission I (have

given thee) and the words I (have spoken to thee): take then the (revelation) which I give

thee, and be of those who give thanks."

145. Wakatabna lahu fee al-alwahi min kulli shay-in mawAAi


atan watafseelan likulli

shay-in fakhuthha biquwwatin wa/mur qawmaka ya/khuthoo bi-ahsaniha saoreekum dara



145. And We ordained laws for him in the tablets in all matters, both commanding and

explaining all things, (and said): "Take and hold these with firmness, and enjoin thy

people to hold fast by the best in the precepts: soon shall I show you the ho mes of the

wicked,- (How they lie desolate)."