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Staff became a serpent

Once pharaoh arranged a huge carnival and gathered all of the magicians of his kingdom in order to defeat Sayyiduna Musa tll!J1 9″· In the midst of this carnival which was crowded with hundreds and thousands of people, at one side stood a large number of magicians holding their magic devices in their hands and on the other side, there stood Sayyiduna
Musa tll!J1 9″ all alone yet determined against
all of them. The magicians swore by the grace
of pharaoh and threw their sticks and ropes
onto the ground. Suddenly, those sticks and
ropes became hissing snakes slithering all
over the field. The whole crowd lost senses
out of fear and a stampede broke out.
Pharaoh and all of his magicians swelled with
arrogance upon demonstrating their show and began to clap arrogantly considering it their victory. Meanwhile, upon receiving the command of Allah 􀀈j}O, Sayyiduna Musa tll!J1 4″ placed his holy staff among the snakes. The blessed staff turned into a big and horrifying serpent that swallowed all of the snakes of the magicians. Upon witnessing this miracle, all of the magicians admitted their defeat and fell prostrate while proclaiming
(􀀋_;:. j 0j_$.A Y-“i 81) i.e. ‘We brought faith in Him Who is the Lord of Haroon and
Musa’. Therefore, while mentioning this incident, the Holy Quran says:
قَالُوۡا یٰمُوۡسٰۤی اِمَّاۤ اَنۡ تُلْقِیَ وَ اِمَّاۤ اَنۡ نَّکُوۡنَ اَوَّلَ مَنْ اَلْقٰی ﴿65﴾قَالَ بَلْ اَلْقُوۡا ۚ فَاِذَا حِبَالُہُمْ وَ عِصِیُّہُمْ یُخَیَّلُ اِلَیۡہِ مِنۡ سِحْرِہِمْ اَنَّہَا تَسْعٰی ﴿66﴾فَاَوْجَسَ فِیۡ نَفْسِہٖ خِیۡفَۃً مُّوۡسٰی ﴿67﴾قُلْنَا لَاتَخَفْ اِنَّکَ اَنۡتَ الْاَعْلٰی ﴿68﴾وَاَلْقِ مَا فِیۡ یَمِیۡنِکَ تَلْقَفْ مَا صَنَعُوۡا ؕ اِنَّمَا صَنَعُوۡا کَیۡدُ سٰحِرٍ ؕ وَ لَایُفْلِحُ السّٰحِرُ حَیۡثُ اَتٰی ﴿69﴾فَاُلْقِیَ السَّحَرَۃُ سُجَّدًا قَالُوۡۤا اٰمَنَّا بِرَبِّ ہٰرُوۡنَ وَ مُوۡسٰی ﴿70﴾
They said, ‘O Musa, either you throw first, or shall we throw first?’ Musa said, ‘Rather, you throw.’ Thereupon their ropes and their staffs, by the strength of their magic, appeared to him (Musa) as if they were (snakes) running. And Musa sensed fear in his heart (that people may believe in this magic). We said, ‘Fear not, only you are dominant. And cast down which is in your right hand, it will swallow their fabrications; that which they have made and brought, that is only a trick of the magicians. And a magician is never successful, wherever he comes to.’ Therefore all the magicians were thrown down into prostration, they said, ‘We brought faith in Him Who is the Lord of Haroon and Musa.’
[Kanz-ul-Iman (Translation of Quran)J (Part 16, Surah Taahaa, Ayah 65-70) 

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