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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 said: We will by no means cease to keep to its worship until Musa returns to us. (91) Moses said to Aaron, "What prevented you, when you saw that they had gone astray, (92) from following me? Why did you disobey my command?" (93) "O son of my mother," (Aaron cried), do not pull me by my beard or my hair! I was really afraid you may say that I had created a rift among the children of Israel, and did not pay heed to your command." (94) Moses asked, "Samiri, what were your motives?" (95) He said, "I saw what they did not see, so I took a handful [of dust] from the track of the messenger and threw it, and thus did my soul entice me." (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 God is only One, Allah. There is no god, except He, alone. His knowledge encompasses all things. (98) Thus relate We unto thee (Muhammad) some tidings of that which happened of old, and We have given thee from Our presence a reminder. (99) Whoso turneth away from it, he verily will bear a burden on the Day of Resurrection, (100) with which he will live forever. On the Day of Judgment it will be a terrible load for him to carry. (101) the Day when the trumpet shall be blown: We shall gather all the sinners on that Day. Their eyes will turn blue with terror (102) In whispers will they speak to each other (saying): "You stayed not longer than ten (days)." (103) We know very well what they will say, when the justest of them in the way will say, 'You have tarried only a day.' (104)
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