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And undoubtedly Haroon had told them before it that, “O my people you have needlessly fallen into trial because of this; and indeed your Lord is the Most Gracious, therefore follow me and obey my command.” (90) [But] they answered: "By no means shall we cease to worship it until Moses comes back to us!" (91) (Musa) said: O Haroun! what prevented you, when you saw them going astray, (92) Did you disobey my orders?" (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) Said [Moses]: "What, then, didst thou have in view, O Samaritan?" (95) He answered: "I saw what the people did not see. So I took a handful of dust from the trail of the Messenger, and I flung it (into the fire). Thus did my mind prompt me." (96) 'Begone! Your lot in this life is to cry: "untouchable!' said he (Moses). 'An appointment awaits you that you cannot fail to keep. Look at your god which you clung to indeed we will burn it and scatter its ashes upon the sea' (97) Your only deity is God - He save whom there is no deity, [and who] embraces all things within 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) He who turns away from it will surely bear a heavy burden on the Day of Resurrection, (100) they will abide in this [state,] and grievous for them will be the weight [of that burden] on the Day of Resurrection (101) on the Day when the trumpet is blown: for on that Day We will assemble all such as had been lost in sin, their eyes dimmed [by terror,] (102) Whispering secretly among themselves, “You have not stayed on earth but for ten days.” (103) We know well what they will utter, whereas the wisest among them will say, “You have stayed just for a day.” (104)
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