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And certainly Haroun had said to them before: O my people! you are only tried by it, and surely your Lord is the Beneficent Allah, therefore follow me and obey my order. 90 They had said: "We will not abandon this cult, but we will devote ourselves to it until Moses returns to us." 91 He (Moses) said to Aaron: 'When you saw them in error, what prevented you, 92 From following me? Then have you disobeyed my order?" 93 (Aaron) replied: "O son of my mother! Seize (me) not by my beard nor by (the hair of) my head! Truly I feared lest thou shouldst say, 'Thou has caused a division among the children of Israel, and thou didst not respect my word!'" 94 Musa said: what was thy object, O Samiri? 95 He said, “I witnessed what the people did not witness I therefore took a handful from the tracks* of the angel, then threw it** and this is what seemed pleasing to my soul.” (* The marks left behind by the mount of Angel Jibreel. ** Into the mouth of the calf.) 96 Musa (Moses) said: "Then go away! And verily, your (punishment) in this life will be that you will say: "Touch me not (i.e. you will live alone exiled away from mankind); and verily (for a future torment), you have a promise that will not fail. And look at your ilah (god), to which you have been devoted. We will certainly burn it, and scatter its particles in the sea." 97 Your Allah is only Allah, than Whom there is no other Allah. He embraceth all things in His knowledge. 98 THUS DO WE relate unto thee some of the stories of what happened in the past; and [thus] have We vouchsafed unto thee, out of Our grace, a reminder. 99 Whoever disregards (the Quran) will be heavily burdened with sin on the Day of Judgment 100 And will live for ever under it. How evil the burden they will carry on the Day of Doom! 101 On the day when the Trumpet is blown and We shall assemble the guilty on that day, blue -eyed. 102 In whispers will they consult each other: "Yet tarried not longer than ten (Days); 103 [But] We know best what they will be saying when the most perceptive of them shall say: "You have spent [there] but one day!" 104
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