Lessons from Holy Qur'an

Torah was given to Moses on the Mount Toor

Quran Chapter 20  85 & 86a (Pt-16, Stg-4) (L-1998) درس قرآن

Torah was given to Moses on the Mount Toor

Chapter TAA-HAASurah – 20)

‘A-‘uu-zu  Billaahi minash-Shay-taanir- Rajiim. 
(I seek refuge in Allaah from Satan the outcast)


(In the name of Allaah, the Beneficent, the Merciful)

  قَالَ فَإِنَّا قَدْ فَتَنَّاقَوْمَكَ مِنۢ بَعْدِكَ وَأَضَلَّهُمُ ٱلسَّامِرِىُّ 85

  فَرَجَعَ مُوسَىٰٓ إِلَىٰ قَوْمِهِۦ غَضْبَٰنَ أَسِفًا قَالَ يَٰقَوْمِ أَلَمْ يَعِدْكُمْ رَبُّكُمْ وَعْدًا حَسَنًا أَفَطَالَ عَلَيْكُمُٱلْعَهْدُ أَمْ أَرَدتُّمْ أَن يَحِلَّ عَلَيْكُمْ غَضَبٌ مِّن رَّبِّكُمْ فَأَخْلَفْتُم مَّوْعِدِى 86


85.  He said: Lo! We have tried thy folk in thine absence, and As-Saamirii hath misled them.


86a.  Then Moses went back unto his folk, angry and sad. He said: O my people! Did not your Lord promise you a fair promise?

85.  Qaala  fa-‘inNaa  qad  fatanNaa  qawmaka  mim-  ba’-dika  wa-  ‘azalla-humus-Saamiriyy.


86a.  Faraja-‘a  Muusaaa  ‘ilaa  qawmihii  gazbaana  ‘asifaa.  Qaala  Yaa-qawmi  ‘alam  ya-‘idkum  Rabbukum  wa’-dan  hasanaa.




During those days, Saamirii, who was a deceitful person, fabricated a calf for the Children of Israel, from the inner of which, a sound used to come out. He said: Worship it!


It is on the record that at that time, the Children of Israel were six hundred thousand in numbers. All of them were misled by Saamirii except only twelve thousand people; who denied from his obedience, and they supported Aaron (peace be upon him), who warned them continuously, that they should worship Allaah Almighty only and should not ascribe plurality to Him.


It has been commanded in this verse: When Moses (peace be upon him) completed his fixed space of time on the Mount Toor and Torah was given to him, then Allaah Almighty informed him: We have put the Children of Israel in a trial in your absence and they have been deceived by Saamirii.


Moses (peace be upon him) returned unto his folk along with Torah. At that time he was angry and sad. He (peace be upon him) reproved the people on their state and said to them: O enemies of sense! You did know that Allaah Almighty has promised to give you Torah. And I had gone on the Mount Toor because I was called by Him for the same purpose. Then did you not depend upon such cheerful Promise of Such Kind and Beneficent Lord?


Transliterated Holy Qur’an in Roman Script & Translated from Arabic to English by Marmaduke Pickthall, Published by Paak Company, 17-Urdu Bazaar, Lahore, Lesson collected from Dars e Qur’aan published By Idara Islaah wa Tableegh, Lahore (translated Urdu to English by Muhammad Sharif).