Worship Of Calf
LESSON # 101 FROM HOLY QUR’AN
BAQARAH – 2 (The Cow)
Worship Of Calf
Verse – 92 & 93 of 286, Section – 11 (Part - 1)
92. And Moses came unto you with clear proofs (of Allah’s Sovereignty), yet while he was away, ye chose the calf (for worship) and ye were wrongdoers.
93. And when We made with you a covenant and caused the (Mount) Toor to tower above you, (saying): Hold fast that which We have given you, and hear (Our Word), they said: We hear and disobey. And (worship of) the calf was made to sink into their hearts because of their rejection (of the covenant). Say (unto them): Evil is that which your belief enjoineth on you, if ye are believers.
92. Wa laqad jaaa-‘akum-Muu-saa bil-Bayyinaati summat-takhaz-tumul-‘ijla mim- ba’-dihii wa ‘antum zaalimuun.
93. Wa ‘iz ‘akhaznaa Miisaa-qakum wa rafa’-naa fawqa-kumut-Tuur. Khuzuu maaa ‘aataynaakum- bi-quwwa-tinw-wasma-‘uu. Qaaluu sami’-naa wa ‘asaynaa; wa ‘ush-ribuu fii quluubihimul-‘ijla bi-kufrihim. Qul bi’-samaa ya’-murukum- bihiii ‘iimaanukum ‘in-kuntum-mu’-miniin.
In the previous verse Allah Almighty has proved the claim of Jews wrong that they were following entirely on the Divine of Prophet Moses (peace be upon Him) and now they do not need any new Religion or Divine. God Almighty had commanded against it that they had falsified their many Prophets and some of Them were even slain by them.
Now in this verse God Almighty commands that He sent the Prophet Moses (peace be upon Him) and bestowed Him also a lot of miracles but knowing all this even then children of Israel began worship of the calf. They left Oneness of God and overtook infidelity and ascribed plurality to God Almighty.