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And Harun (Aaron) indeed had said to them beforehand: "O my people! You are being tried in this, and verily, your Lord is (Allah) the Most Beneficent, so follow me and obey my order." 90 [But] they answered: "By no means shall we cease to worship it until Moses comes back to us!" 91 He (Moses) said to Aaron: 'When you saw them in error, what prevented you, 92 "From following me? Didst thou then disobey my order?" 93 He said: O son of my mother! Clutch not my beard nor my head! I feared lest thou shouldst say: Thou hast caused division among the Children of Israel, and hast not waited for my word. 94 Moses said, 'And thou, Samaritan, what was thy business?' 95 He said, "I perceived what they did not see. So I took a handful [of dust] from the footprint of the Messenger and threw it in [the calf]. That is what my inner self prompted me to do." 96 Moses said: "Be gone, then. All your life you shall cry: 'Untouchable.' There awaits a term for your reckoning that you cannot fail to keep. Now look at your god that you devotedly adored: We shall burn it and scatter its remains in the sea. 97 Your only deity is God, there is no deity but Him. His knowledge encompasses all things." 98 This is how We relate the former tidings to you (O dear Prophet Mohammed peace and blessings be upon him); and We have given you a Remembrance* from Ourselves. (*The Holy Qur’an.) 99 Whosoever turns away from it, upon the Day of Resurrection He shall bear a fardel, 100 and live in it for ever; how evil will that burden be for them on the Day of Resurrection. 101 On the day when the trumpet shall be blown, and We will gather the guilty, blue-eyed, on that day 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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