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28:4 The cruelties of Pharaoh

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Truly Pharaoh elated himself in the land and broke up its people into sections, depressing a small group among them: their sons he slew, but he kept alive their females: for he was indeed a maker of mischief.

For a king or ruler to make invidious distinctions
between his subjects, and specially to depress or oppress
any particular class of his subjects, is a dereliction of his
kingly duties, for which he is responsible to Allah.
Pharaoh and his clique were intoxicated with pride of
race and pride of material civilization, and grievously
oppressed the Israelites.
Pharaoh decreed that all male sons born to his Israelite
subjects should be killed, and the females kept alive for
the pleasure of the Egyptians. Moses was saved in a
wonderful way, as related further.


Yusuf Ali, Abdullah. Translation and Commentary of the Quran. (surah 28 verse 4)Quran Arabic with English Translation & Commentary (Tafsir) by Abdullah Yusuf Ali, Free Download (

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