Harun Yahya

The Prophet Harun (As)

When Allah commanded the Prophet Musa (as) to communicate
His message to Pharaoh, Musa (as) asked for his brother
Harun (as) to accompany him. Musa’s (as) wish was granted by
Allah. Allah declared that Harun (as) had been allowed to accompany
Musa (as) in order to support him in his mission to
Pharaoh as well as during his struggle with his people. After
Allah rescued the Prophet Musa (as) and his adherents from
Pharaoh and his soldiers, Musa (as) left his people for some
time, leaving them in the care of Harun (as). However, disbelievers
among the tribe of the Prophet Musa (as) took advantage of
his absence; under the leadership of a hypocrite called Samiri,
they made an idol in the shape of a calf and began to worship it.

Harun (as), In An Effort To Save His People
From Corruption, Reminded His People That
Their Real God Was Allah

Harun had earlier said to them, “My people! It is just a
trial for you. Your Lord is the All-Merciful, so follow me
and obey my command!” (Surah Ta Ha, 90)
However, saying that they would worship the calf until the
Prophet Musa (as) returned, his people insisted on denial:
They said, “We will not stop devoting ourselves to it
until Musa returns to us.” (Surah Ta Ha, 91)
During his stay on the Mountain of Tur, the Prophet Musa
(as) was informed by Allah about his people’s situation. Musa
(as) thereupon returned to his people. The conversation between
the Prophet Musa (as) and Harun (as) is quoted in the Qur’an as
When Musa returned to his people in anger and great
sorrow, he said, “What an evil thing you did in my absence!
Did you want to hasten your Lord’s retribution?”
He threw down the Tablets and seized hold of his
brother’s head, dragging him towards him. “Son of my
mother,” said Harun, “the people overpowered me and
almost killed me. Do not give my enemies cause to gloat
over me. Do not include me with the wrongdoers.” He
[Musa] said, “My Lord, forgive me and my brother and
admit us to Your mercy. You are the Most Merciful of the merciful.” (Surat al-A’raf, 150-151)

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