20.1 . Ta . Ha .
20.2 . We have not revealed unto thee ( Muhammad ) this Quran that thou shouldst be distressed ,
20.3 . But as a reminder unto him who feareth ,
20.4 . A revelation from Him Who created the earth and the high heavens ,
20.5 . The Beneficent One , Who is established on the Throne
20.6 . Unto Him belongeth whatsoever is in the heavens and whatsoever is in the earth , and whatsoever is between them , and whatsoever is beneath the sod .
20.7 . And if thou speakest aloud , then Lo! He knoweth the secret ( thought ) and ( that which is yet ) more hidden .
20.8 . Allah! There is no God save Him . His are the most beautiful names .
20.9 . Hath there come unto thee the story of Moses?
20.10 . When he saw a fire and said unto his folk : Wait! I see a fire afar off . Peradventure I may bring you a brand therefrom or may find guidance at the fire .
20.11 . And when he reached it , he was called by name : O Moses!
20.12 . Lo! I , even I , am thy Lord . So take off thy shoes , for Lo! thou art in the holy valley of Tuwa .
20.13 . And I have chosen thee , so hearken unto that which is inspired .
20.14 . Lo! I , even I , am Allah . There is no God save Me . serve Me and establish worship for My remembrance .
20.15 . Lo! the Hour is surely coming . But I will to keep it hidden , that every soul may be rewarded for that which it striveth ( to achieve ) .
20.16 . Therefor , let not him turn thee aside from ( the thought of ) it who believeth not therein but followeth his own desire , lest thou perish .
20.17 . And what is that in thy right hand , O Moses?
20.18 . He said : This is my staff whereon I lean , and wherewith I beat down branches for my sheep , and wherein I find other uses .
20.19 . He said : Cast it down , O Moses!
20.20 . So he cast it down , and Lo! it was a serpent , gliding .