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This is “Appendix A.8: The Qur’anic Verses on Moses in the Chapter of Isra’ (The Night Journey) (17.4-7, 17.101-104)” of the book The Mystery of Israel in Ancient Egypt: The Exodus in the Qur’an, the Old Testament, Archaeological Finds, and Historical Sources

We decreed to the Children of Israel in the Book: “You will cause corruption in the earth twice and you will show great loftiness (17.4). When the first of the two promises comes to pass, We will send against you servants of Ours with great might who will invade your dwellings; this promise is certain to be fulfilled (17.5). Then We will make it your turn to prevail over them and supply you with a lot of wealth and children and make you more enormous (17.6). If you do good work you do so for your own souls, and if you commit evil you do so to your own detriment. When the second promise comes to pass, they will make your faces full of grief, enter the mosque as they did the first time, and destroy what they control” (17.7).
We gave Moses nine manifest signs. Ask the Children of Israel about when he came to them, and Pharaoh said to him: “Moses, I think you are bewitched” (17.101). He said: “You know that none sent these down other than the Lord of the heavens and earth as proofs; I think, O Pharaoh, that you are cursed” (17.102)! So he sought to drive them out of the land but We drowned him and all those who were with him (17.103). We said to the Children of Israel after him: “Dwell in the land. When the last promise comes to pass, We will bring you in a mixed crowd” (17.104). 



Translation by Louay Fatoohi and Shetha Al-Dargazelli 2008

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