We have not revealed unto thee (Muhammad) this Qur´an that thou shouldst be distressed,
But as a reminder unto him who feareth,
A revelation from Him Who created the earth and the high heavens,
The Beneficent One, Who is established on the Throne.
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.
And if thou speakest aloud, then lo! He knoweth the secret (thought) and (that which is yet) more hidden.
Allah! There is no Allah save Him. His are the most beautiful names.
Hath there come unto thee the story of Moses?
When he saw a fire and said unto his folk: Lo! Wait! I see a fire afar off. Peradventure I may bring you a brand therefrom or may find guidance at the fire.
And when he reached it, he was called by name: O Moses!
Lo! I, even I, am thy Lord, So take off thy shoes, for lo! thou art in the holy valley of Tuwa.
And I have chosen thee, so hearken unto that which is inspired.
Lo! I, even I, am Allah, There is no Allah save Me. So serve Me and establish worship for My remembrance.
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).
Therefor, let not him turn thee aside from (the thought of) it who believeth not therein but followeth his own desire, lest thou perish.
And what is that in thy right hand, O Moses?
He said: This is my staff whereon I lean, and wherewith I bear down branches for my sheep, and wherein I find other uses.
He said: Cast it down, O Moses!
So he cast it down, and lo! it was a serpent, gliding.