Explanation of 20:11

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English Translation of Al-Quran [20].Surah Taha [Tâ-Hâ] Ayat 11. And when he came to it (the fire), he was called by name: "O Mûsa (Moses)! Ayat 12. "Verily! I am your Lord! So take off your shoes, you are in the sacred valley, Tuwa . Ayat 13. "And I have chosen you. So listen to that which is inspired to you. Ayat 14. "Verily! I am Allah! Lâ ilâha illa Ana (none has the right to be worshipped but I), so worship Me, and perform As­Salât ( Iqamat-as-Salat ) for My Remembrance. [Tafseer] But when he came to the fire, a voice was heard: "O Moses! "Verily I am thy Lord! therefore (in My presence) put off thy shoes: thou art in the sacred valley Tuwa. The shoes are to be put off as a mark of respect. Moses was now to put away his mere worldly interests, and anything of mere worldly utility, he having been chosen by Allah, the Most High. This was the valley just below Mount Sinai , where subsequently he was to receive the Law. In the parallel mystic meaning, we are selected by trials in this humble life, whose valley is just as sacred and receives Allah’s glory just as much as the heights of the Mount Turif we but have the insights to perceive it. "I have chosen thee: listen, then, to the inspiration (sent to thee). "Verily, I am Allah. There is no god but I: So serve thou Me (only), and establish regular prayer for celebrating My praise.