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falammā
فَلَمَّا
Then when
qaḍā
قَضَىٰ
Musa fulfilled
mūsā
مُوسَى
Musa fulfilled
l-ajala
ٱلْأَجَلَ
the term
wasāra
وَسَارَ
and was traveling
bi-ahlihi
بِأَهْلِهِۦٓ
with his family,
ānasa
ءَانَسَ
he saw
min
مِن
in
jānibi
جَانِبِ
(the) direction
l-ṭūri
ٱلطُّورِ
(of) Mount Tur
nāran
نَارًا
a fire.
qāla
قَالَ
He said
li-ahlihi
لِأَهْلِهِ
to his family,
um'kuthū
ٱمْكُثُوٓا۟
"Stay here
innī
إِنِّىٓ
indeed, I
ānastu
ءَانَسْتُ
[I] perceive
nāran
نَارًا
a fire.
laʿallī
لَّعَلِّىٓ
Perhaps
ātīkum
ءَاتِيكُم
I will bring you
min'hā
مِّنْهَا
from there
bikhabarin
بِخَبَرٍ
some information
aw
أَوْ
or
jadhwatin
جَذْوَةٍ
a burning wood
mina
مِّنَ
from
l-nāri
ٱلنَّارِ
the fire
laʿallakum
لَعَلَّكُمْ
so that you may
taṣṭalūna
تَصْطَلُونَ
warm yourselves."

Falammmaa qadaa Moosal ajala wa saara bi ahliheee aanasa min jaanibit Toori naaran qaala li ahlihim kusooo inneee aanastu naaral la 'alleee aateekum minhaa bikhabarin aw jazwatim minan naari la 'allakum tastaloon

Sahih International:

And when Moses had completed the term and was traveling with his family, he perceived from the direction of the mount a fire. He said to his family, "Stay here; indeed, I have perceived a fire. Perhaps I will bring you from there [some] information or burning wood from the fire that you may warm yourselves."

1 A. J. Arberry

So when Moses had accomplished the term and departed with his household, he observed on the side of the Mount a fire. He said to his household, 'Tarry you here; I observe a fire. Perhaps I shall bring you news of it, or a faggot from the fire, that haply you shall warm yourselves.'

2 Abdul Haleem

Once Moses had fulfilled the term and was travelling with his family, he caught sight of a fire on the side of the mountain and said to his family, ‘Wait! I have seen a fire. I will bring you news from there, or a burning stick for you to warm yourselves.’

3 Abdul Majid Daryabadi

Then when Musa had fulfilled the term, and was journeying with his household, he saw a fire on the side of Tur, and said unto his household: bide ye; verily I see a fire afar, haply I may bring unto you tidings thereon, or a brand out: of the fire, haply ye may warm yourselves.

4 Abdullah Yusuf Ali

Now when Moses had fulfilled the term, and was travelling with his family, he perceived a fire in the direction of Mount Tur. He said to his family; "Tarry ye; I perceive a fire; I hope to bring you from there some information, or a burning firebrand, that ye may warm yourselves."

5 Abul Ala Maududi

When Moses had fulfilled the term and was journeying with his family, he perceived a fire in the direction of the Mount (Sinai). He said to his family: "Wait here; I have observed a fire. Maybe I will bring to you some news or a brand of fire from there that you may warm yourselves."

6 Ahmed Ali

When Moses had fulfilled the term and was journeying with his family, he noticed a fire on the side of the mountain. "Wait here," he said to his family; "I have seen a fire. I may haply bring some news from there, or an ember that you may warm yourselves."

7 Ahmed Raza Khan

So when Moosa completed his term and was travelling with his wife, he saw a fire in the direction of the Mount (Sinai); he said to his wife “Stay here – I have sighted a fire in the direction of the mount – perhaps I may bring you some news from it, or an ember so that you may warm yourselves.”

8 Ali Quli Qarai

So when Moses completed the term and set out with his family, he descried a fire on the side of the mountain. He said to his family, ‘Wait! Indeed, I descry a fire! Maybe I will bring you some news from it, or a brand of fire so that you may warm yourselves.’

9 Ali Ünal

When Moses fulfilled the term and was traveling with his family (in the desert) he perceived a fire from the direction of the Mount (Sinai). He said to his family: "Wait here! For I perceive a fire far off; I may bring you from there some information (about where we are and the way we should take), or a burning brand from the fire so that you may (kindle a fire and) warm yourselves."

10 Amatul Rahman Omar

And when Moses had completed the agreed term and set forth with his family, he saw with feelings of warmth of affection and love, a sort of fire (on the way at a place) in the direction of the mount. He said to his family, `You stay (here) I have seen with feelings of warmth of love and affection a fire. I hope to bring you some useful and important information from there or (at least) a burning brand from the fire that you may warm yourselves.´

11 English Literal

So when Moses accomplished the term/time, and he walked/moved/rode with his family , he perceived/ saw from the mountain`s side/direction a fire, he said to his family : "Wait/remain that I perceived/saw a fire, maybe/perhaps I come to you from it with news/information/knowledge, or a fire brand/burning ember from the fire, maybe/perhaps you warm (yourselves)."

12 Faridul Haque

So when Moosa completed his term and was travelling with his wife, he saw a fire in the direction of the Mount (Sinai); he said to his wife “Stay here - I have sighted a fire in the direction of the mount – perhaps I may bring you some news from it, or an ember so that you may warm yourselves.”

13 Hamid S. Aziz

Said he, "That is settled between you and me. Whichever of the two terms I fulfil, there will be no ill-will (or injustice) against (or in) me, for Allah is surety over (witness of or approves of) what we say."

14 Hilali & Khan

Then, when Musa (Moses) had fulfilled the term, and was travelling with his family, he saw a fire in the direction of Tur (Mount). He said to his family: "Wait, I have seen a fire; perhaps I may bring to you from there some information, or a burning fire-brand that you may warm yourselves."

15 Maulana Mohammad Ali

He said: I desire to marry one of these two daughters of mine to thee on condition that thou serve me for eight years; but, if thou complete ten, it will be of thy own free will, and I wish not to be hard on thee. If Allah please, thou wilt find me one of the righteous.

16 Mohammad Habib Shakir

So when Musa had fulfilled the term, and he journeyed with his family, he perceived on this side of the mountain a fire. He said to his family: Wait, I have seen a fire, maybe I will bring to you from it some news or a brand of fire, so that you may warm yourselves.

17 Mohammed Marmaduke William Pickthall

Then, when Moses had fulfilled the term, and was travelling with his housefolk, he saw in the distance a fire and said unto his housefolk: Bide ye (here). Lo! I see in the distance a fire; peradventure I shall bring you tidings thence, or a brand from the fire that ye may warm yourselves.

18 Muhammad Sarwar

When Moses completed the term of the contract and departed from his employer with his family, he saw a fire (on his way) on one side of the Mount (Sinai). He asked his wife, "Stay here. I can see some fire. Perhaps I will be able to bring some news of it or some fire for you to warm-up yourselves."

19 Qaribullah & Darwish

And when Moses had fulfilled the term and departed with his household, he saw from far away on the side of the Tor a fire. He said to his household: 'Stay here, for I can see a fire. Perhaps I can bring you news, or a flame from the fire so that you can warm yourselves'

20 Safi-ur-Rahman al-Mubarakpuri

Then, when Musa had fulfilled the term, and was traveling with his family, he saw a fire in the direction of At-Tur. He said to his family: "Wait, I have seen a fire; perhaps I may bring to you from there some information, or a burning firebrand that you may warm yourselves."

21 Wahiduddin Khan

When Moses completed the term and set out with his family, he noticed a fire in the direction of Mount Tur. He said to his family: "Stay here, I can see a fire. Perhaps I can bring you news, or a burning brand from the fire with which you may warm yourself."

22 Talal Itani

When Moses had completed the term, and departed with his family, he noticed a fire by the side of the Mount. He said to his family, “Stay here, I have glimpsed a fire. Perhaps I can bring you some information from there, or an ember from the fire, that you may warm yourselves.”

23 Tafsir jalalayn

So when Moses had completed the term, of his tending -- of eight years, or of ten years, which is what is generally assumed -- and was travelling with his family, his wife, with the permission of her father, in the direction of Egypt, he saw in the distance on the side of the Mount [Tr] a fire (al-Tr is the name of a mountain). He said to his family, `Wait, here; I see a fire in the distance. Maybe I will bring you from it news, about [how to rejoin] the route [to Egypt] -- for he had strayed from it [along the way] -- or a brand (read with any of the three vowels [jadhwa, jidhwa, or judhwa], which [either] means `a bundle', or `a flame') from the fire, that you may warm yourselves' (tastalna; the t' replaces the t' of the [8th verbal paradigm] ifta`ala of the verb saliya, or salaya).

24 Tafseer Ibn Kathir

Musa's Return to Egypt and how he was honored with the Mission and Miracles on the Way

In the explanation of the previous Ayah, we have already seen that Musa completed the longer and better of the two terms, which may also be understood from the Ayah where Allah says;

فَلَمَّا قَضَى مُوسَىالاَْجَلَ

Then, when Musa had fulfilled the term,

meaning, the longer of the two; and Allah knows best.

وَسَارَ بِأَهْلِهِ

and was traveling with his family,

They said;

"Musa missed his country and his relatives, so he resolved to visit them in secret, without Fir`awn and his people knowing. So he gathered up his family and the flocks which his father-in-law had given to him, and set out on a cold, dark, rainy night. They stopped to camp, and whenever he tried to start a fire, he did not succeed. He was surprised by this, and while he was in this state,

انَسَ مِن جَانِبِ الطُّورِ نَارًا

he saw a fire in the direction of At-Tur,

he saw a fire burning from a far.

قَالَ لاِاَهْلِهِ امْكُثُوا إِنِّي انَسْتُ نَارًا

He said to his family;"Wait, I have seen a fire..."

meaning, `wait while I go there,'

لَّعَلِّي اتِيكُم مِّنْهَا بِخَبَرٍ

perhaps I may bring to you from there some information,

This was because they lost their way.

أَوْ جَذْوَةٍ مِنَ النَّارِ لَعَلَّكُمْ تَصْطَلُونَ



or a burning firebrand that you may warm yourselves.

so that they could get warm and find relief from the cold