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The Golden Calf [7:148] During his absence, Moses' people made from their jewelry the statue of a calf, complete with the sound of a calf.* Did they not see that it could not speak to them, or guide them in any path? They worshiped it, and thus turned wicked. *7:148 How the golden calf acquired … Continue reading The Golden Calf (7:148 – 7:155)
Divine Intervention Keeps the Disbelievers in the Dark [7:146] I will divert from My revelations those who are arrogant on earth, without justification. Consequently, when they see every kind of proof they will not believe. And when they see the path of guidance they will not adopt it as their path, but when they see … Continue reading Divine Intervention Keeps the Disbelievers in the Dark (7:146 – 7:147)
Our World Cannot Stand the Physical Presence of God [7:142] We summoned Moses for thirty* nights, and completed them by adding ten.* Thus, the audience with his Lord lasted forty* nights. Moses said to his brother Aaron, "Stay here with my people, maintain righteousness, and do not follow the ways of the corruptors." *7:142 The … Continue reading Our World Cannot Stand the Physical Presence of God (7:142 – 7:145)
Reminder to the Children of Israel [7:141] Recall that we delivered you from Pharaoh's people, who inflicted the worst persecution upon you, killing your sons and sparing your daughters. That was an exacting trial for you from your Lord.
After All the Miracles [7:138] We delivered the Children of Israel across the sea. When they passed by people who were worshiping statues, they said, "O Moses, make a god for us, like the gods they have." He said, "Indeed, you are ignorant people. [7:139] "These people are committing a blasphemy, for what they are … Continue reading After All the Miracles (7:138 – 7:140)
The Inevitable Retribution [7:136] Consequently, we avenged their actions, and drowned them in the sea. That is because they rejected our signs, and were totally heedless thereof. [7:137] We let the oppressed people inherit the land, east and west, and we blessed it. The blessed commands of your Lord were thus fulfilled for the Children … Continue reading The Inevitable Retribution (7:136 – 7:137)
The Warnings Go Unheeded [7:133] Consequently, we sent upon them the flood, the locusts, the lice, the frogs, and the blood - profound signs. But they maintained their arrogance. They were evil people. [7:134] Whenever a plague afflicted them, they said, "O Moses, implore your Lord - you are close to Him. If you relieve … Continue reading The Warnings Go Unheaded (7:133 – 7:135)
The Plagues [7:130] We then afflicted Pharaoh's people with drought, and shortage of crops, that they may take heed. [7:131] When good omens came their way, they said, "We have deserved this," but when a hardship afflicted them, they blamed Moses and those with him. In fact, their omens are decided only by GOD, but … Continue reading The Plagues (7:130 – 7:132)
The Truth Recognized by the Experts [7:118] Thus, the truth prevailed, and what they did was nullified. [7:119] They were defeated then and there; they were humiliated. [7:120] The magicians fell prostrate. [7:121] They said, "We believe in the Lord of the universe. [7:122] "The Lord of Moses and Aaron." [7:123] Pharaoh said, "Did you … Continue reading The Truth Recognized by the Experts (7:118 – 7:129)