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Aaron had indeed told them earlier: "O my people, you are being only misled with this. Surely your Lord is Ar-Rahman. So follow me and obey my command." 90 They said, "We will never cease being devoted to the calf until Moses returns to us." 91 Said Moosa, “O Haroon what prevented you when you saw them going astray?” 92 That thou followedst me not? Hast thou then disobeyed my order? 93 He said, “O son of my mother, do not clutch my beard nor the hair on my head; I feared that you may say, ‘You have caused a division among the Descendants of Israel and did not wait for my advice.’” 94 Moses asked: "O Sameri, what was the matter?" 95 He replied: "I saw what they saw not: so I took a handful (of dust) from the footprint of the Messenger, and threw it (into the calf): thus did my soul suggest to me." 96 Said [Moses]; "Begone, then! And behold, it shall be thy lot to say throughout [thy] life, 'Touch me not! But, verily, [in the life to come] thou shalt be faced with a destiny from which there will be no escape! And [now] look at this deity of thine to whose worship thou hast become so devoted: we shall most certainly burn it, and then scatter [whatever remains of] it far and wide over the sea! 97 Your Lord is the One who is the only God and He has the knowledge of all things. 98 Thus do We narrate some account to you of what has gone before, and We have truly given you a Reminder of Our own. 99 Whoever turns away from it (this Quran i.e. does not believe in it, nor acts on its orders), verily, they will bear a heavy burden (of sins) on the Day of Resurrection, 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 will be sounded We will raise the criminals from their graves and their eyes will be turned blue and blind. 102 whispering unto one another, "You have spent but ten [days on earth] 103 We know best what they will say, when their leader most eminent in conduct will say: "Ye tarried not longer than a day!" 104
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