The Truth Prevails
[10:79] Pharaoh said, “Bring to me every experienced magician.”
[10:80] When the magicians came, Moses said to them, “Throw whatever you are going to throw.”
[10:81] When they threw, Moses said, “What you have produced is magic, and GOD will make it fail. GOD does not support the transgressors’ work.”
[10:82] GOD establishes the truth with His words, despite the criminals.
[10:83] None believed with Moses except a few of his people, while fearing the tyranny of Pharaoh and his elders. Surely, Pharaoh was much too arrogant on earth, and a real tyrant.
[10:84] Moses said, “O my people, if you have really believed in GOD, then put your trust in Him, if you are really submitters.”
[10:85] They said, “We trust in GOD. Our Lord, save us from the persecution of these oppressive people.
[10:86] “Deliver us, with Your mercy, from the disbelieving people.”
[10:87] We inspired Moses and his brother. “Maintain your homes in Egypt for the time being, turn your homes into synagogues, and maintain the Contact Prayers (Salat). Give good news to the believers.”
[10:88] Moses said, “Our Lord, You have given Pharaoh and his elders luxuries and wealth in this world. Our Lord, they only use them to repulse others from Your path. Our Lord, wipe out their wealth, and harden their hearts to prevent them from believing, until they see the painful retribution.”
[10:89] He said, “Your prayer has been answered (O Moses and Aaron), so be steadfast, and do not follow the ways of those who do not know.”
[10:90] We delivered the Children of Israel across the sea. Pharaoh and his troops pursued them, aggressively and sinfully. When drowning became a reality for him, he said, “I believe that there is no god except the One in whom the Children of Israel have believed; I am a submitter.”
[10:91] “Too late!* For you have rebelled already, and chose to be a transgressor.
*10:91 Believing in God is the first step. Thereafter, one needs to nourish and develop the soul through the practices of worship (see Appendix 15).
How can we increase our trust in God?
[15:98] You shall sing the praises of your Lord, and be with the prostrators. [15:99] And worship your Lord, in order to attain certainty.*
[73:8] You shall commemorate the name of your Lord, to come ever closer and closer to Him.
Truth is the best argument
[23:99] When death comes to one of them, he says, “My Lord, send me back. [23:100] “I will then work righteousness in everything I left.” Not true. This is a false claim that he makes. A barrier will separate his soul from this world until resurrection.
[6:27] If only you could see them when they face the hellfire! They would say then, “Woe to us. Oh, we wish if we could go back, and never reject our Lord’s revelations, and join the believers.” [6:28] As a matter of fact, (they only say this because) their secrets have been exposed. If they go back, they will commit exactly the same crimes. They are liars.
How did God communicate to Moses that his prayer was answered in 10:89?
In 10:87 it states that God inspired Moses
At what point does someone pray a prayer like 10:87? Was his prayer wrong?
[71:26] Noah also said, “My Lord, do not leave a single disbeliever on earth. [71:27] “For if you let them, they will only mislead your servants and give birth to nothing but wicked disbelievers. [71:28] “My Lord, forgive me and my parents, and anyone who enters my home as a believer, and all the believing men and women. But do not give the disbelievers anything but annihilation.”
Basic Law Regulating Relations With Unbelievers
[60:8] GOD does not enjoin you from befriending those who do not fight you because of religion, and do not evict you from your homes. You may befriend them and be equitable towards them. GOD loves the equitable. [60:9] GOD enjoins you only from befriending those who fight you because of religion, evict you from your homes, and band together with others to banish you. You shall not befriend them. Those who befriend them are the transgressors.
[60:13] O you who believe, do not befriend people with whom GOD is angry, and who are hopelessly stuck in disbelief; they are just as hopeless as the disbelievers who are already in the graves.
[20:44] “Speak to him nicely; he may take heed, or become reverent.”
God Answers the Prayers of “His Servants”
[2:186] When My servants ask you about Me, I am always near. I answer their prayers when they pray to Me. The people shall respond to Me and believe in Me, in order to be guided.