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Aaron had already, before this said to them: "O my people! ye are being tested in this: for verily your Lord is (Allah) Most Gracious; so follow me and obey my command." 90 They said: we shall by no means cease to be assiduous to it until there returneth to us Musa. 91 Moses said, 'What prevented thee, Aaron, when thou sawest them in error, 92 From coming after me? Did you not disobey my command?" (And Moses pulled him by the hair). 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 He said: What was then your object, O Samiri? 95 He answered: "I have gained insight into something which they were unable to see: and so I took hold of a handful of the Apostle's teachings and cast it away: for thus has my mind prompted me [to act]." 96 Musa said: begone thou! verily it shall be thine in life to say no contact; and verily thine is an appointment which thou shalt by no means fail. And look at thy god to which thou hast been assiduous; we shall surely burn it, and we shall scatter it into the sea a wide scattering. 97 Your Allah is only Allah, than Whom there is no other Allah. He embraceth all things in His knowledge. 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 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 will the burden be to them on that Day,- 101 The Day the Horn will be blown. And We will gather the criminals, that Day, blue-eyed. 102 Mutterin among themselves: ye tarried not save 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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