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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 They said, "We will never cease being devoted to the calf until Moses returns to us." 91 He (Moses) said to Aaron: 'When you saw them in error, what prevented you, 92 “That you did not come after me? So did you disobey my order?” 93 'Son of my mother,' Aaron said, 'take me not by the beard, or the head! I was fearful that thou wouldst say, "Thou hast divided the Children of Israel, and thou hast not observed my word." 94 He said: What was then your object, O Samiri? 95 He replied, "I had the skill (of carving) which they did not have. I followed some of the Messengers's (Moses) tradition, but I then ignored it. Thus, my soul prompted me (to carve a golden calf with an artificial hollow sound). 96 'Depart!' said Moses. 'It shall be thine all this life to cry "Untouchable!" And thereafter a tryst awaits thee thou canst not fail to keep Behold thy god, to whom all the day thou wast cleaving! We will surely burn it and scatter its ashes into the sea. 97 Your God is only Allah, the One other than whom there is no god. He comprehendeth everything in knowledge. 98 Thus, [O Muhammad], We relate to you from the news of what has preceded. And We have certainly given you from Us the Qur'an. 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 They shall whisper among themselves: "You stayed on the earth barely ten days." 103 We know best what they say. The moderate ones among them will say, "You did not live on earth for more than a day." 104
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