(They) said: “O Moses! We shall never ever enter it so long as they are in it. Go therefore you and your Lord, then fight you both; surely we will sit down here”.
(Moses) He said: “My Lord! Indeed I do not possess except myself and my brother; therefore make a separation between us and the nation of transgressors (Fâsiqûn=those who are not in the Way of Allah or have gone out of it)”.
Allah said: “So it shall surely be forbidden to them for forty years. They shall wander about in the land. Therefore do not grieve for the nation of Fâsiqûn (transgressors)”.
And read to them the story of the two sons of Adam with truth, when they both offered a sacrifice, but (the sacrifice) was accepted from one of them and not accepted from the other. (The one whose sacrifice was not accepted) said: “I will most certainly kill you”. He said: “Allah only accepts from those who have piety (takwâ)”.
If you do stretch forth your hand against me to kill me, I am not one to stretch forth my hand against you to kill you. Surely I fear Allah, Lord of the worlds.
Indeed I want you to obtain my sin and your sin, so you would be of the inmates of the Fire. And this is the punishment of the wrongdoers.
Thereupon his soul encouraged (made him perceive murder to be easy and fun) him the murder of his brother. He murdered him and became one of the losers.
Then Allah sent a crow scratching up the ground so that he might show him how he should cover the dead body of his brother. He said: “Woe to me! Am I not even able to be as this crow and burry the dead body of my brother”? And so he became of those who regretted.