77قالَ موسىٰ أَتَقولونَ لِلحَقِّ لَمّا جاءَكُم ۖ أَسِحرٌ هٰذا وَلا يُفلِحُ السّاحِرونَMuhammad AsadSaid Moses: "Do you speak thus of the truth after it has been brought to you? Can this be sorcery? But sorcerers can never come to a happy end!"1The implication is that what is termed "sorcery" cannot achieve more than ephemeral phenomena lacking any spiritual content, and can never prevail against the laws of nature which, in their totality, are described in the Qur'an as "the way of God". The story of Moses and the sorcerers and the latters' subsequent conversion is told in greater detail in Al-A'raf and Ta Ha, both of which were revealed before the present surah.