And when We did appoint for
Moses forty nights (of solitude),
and then ye chose the calf, when
he had gone from you, and ye
Wa ‘iz waa-‘adnaa Muusaaa ‘arba-iina lay-latan- summat-takhaztu-mul-‘ijla mim- ba’-dihii wa ‘antum zaalimuun.
Monday, 27 May 2013
Worship Of A Calf
LESSON # 64 HOLY QUR’AAN
BAQARAH - 2
Worship Of A Calf
Verse –51 of 286, Section - 6
Muusaaa – (Moses) was a great, glorious and favourite Prophet (peace be upon Him) of God Almighty. Mostly Commentators of the religion imagine that the word ‘Moses’ is derived from Hebrew language. Some scholars say that it is an Egyptian word which means child or son. Father’s name of the Prophet Moses (peace be upon Him) was Imran. His sister’s name was Mary and Brother Aaron. They both were elder to Him. The Time of Moses (peace be upon Him) is stated as 1500 B.C. or 1300 B.C. He made the children of
free from the slavery of Pharaoh and his folk. Israel
In this verse the God, the Most High narrated the events of Prophet Moses (peace be upon Him) and His nation which were happened after the crossing of
Red Sea. When Moses (peace be upon Him) reached near the
Mountain Sinai (famous for the conversing of Moses and God Almighty) after
crossing the sea, God Almighty commanded Him to worship for forty nights on the
Mountain Sinai (Koh-i-Tuur). Prophet Moses (peace be upon Him) went for worship
on the Mountain Sinai obeying this order and detailed His brother Aaron to look
after the nation in His absence.
After the departure of Moses (peace be upon Him) obstinacy and liberty grew in the nation (children of
In the presence of even Aaron (peace be upon Him) they did not incline towards
the God-worshipping. It is known as they did not forget even then the
Idol-worshipping of the Egyptians. They were simpleton. Out of them a conjurer
named ‘Saamri’ (who was a story teller) took advantage of their weakness
(simpleton-ness) and made a calf of the gold. Whenever it blew, a meaningless
sound came out of the mouth of calf. That sound was wonderful for them, although
the children may get different sounds from the customary toys of animals. All
the children of Israel
started worshipping the calf except a few persons out of them. Israel
The Prophet Aaron (peace be upon Him) made them much to understand but they did not turn to God-worshipping. As though they could not remain on the straight path in the forty days’ absence of Prophet Moses (peace be upon Him). And leaving the God Almighty started worshipping the calf which was lifeless and false. It was their much bigger weakness and till today some nations are involved in this mistake.
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