Surah al-Qasas (The Stories) 28 : 36
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came to them
with Our Signs
1. Lessons/Guidance/Reflections/Gems[ edit ]
Moses and Aaron are now facing Pharaoh, producing God’s clear signs, refuting the arguments of falsehood and explaining God’s guidance. The end is shown: drowning in this present life, and a curse in the life to come. All is expressed in a series of short, concise verses: When Moses came to them with Our clear signs, they said: ‘This is nothing but forged sorcery. Never did we hear of the like of this among our forefathers of old.
Pharaoh’s words are exactly the same as those employed by the Quraysh idolaters in Makkah when the Prophet Muhammad called on them to believe in God: “This is nothing but forged sorcery. Never did we hear of the like of this among our forefathers of old.” It is nothing more than futile argument when faced with the overpowering truth. It is the same argument whenever falsehood confronts the truth: an accusation of sorcery, and a rejection based on nothing other than that the whole thing was new, unknown to their forefathers. Indeed, they have no argument, and no basis for their stand. Hence, their vague statement that proves nothing.
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7. Period of Revelation[ edit ]
According to Ibn Abbas (a great companion of the Prophet) the Surah 26: ash-Shu’ara’ (The Poets), Surah 27: an-Naml (The Ants) and Surah 28: al-Qasas (The Story) were sent down one after the other. The language, the style and the theme also show that the period of the revelation of these three Surahs is nearly the same. Another reason for their close resemblance is that the different parts of the story of Prophet Moses are mentioned in these Surahs together to make up a complete story.