And when Moses returned to his people (from the Presence of Allah) wrathful (and) in violent grief (Allah had said to him that his people had deviated from the Way of Allah in 20/Tâ-hâ:85) he said to them: “What an evil successor you have been to me after me (in my absence)”! Would you hasten on the order of your Lord? And he put down the Tablets, and he seized his brother by the head, dragging him towards him. (Aaron) said: “O son of my mother! Surely (this) people did find me weak and almost killed me. Therefore make not the enemies to rejoice over me and do not make me on the same level with the unjust people”.
(Moses) said: “My Lord! Forgive me and my brother and cause us to enter into Your mercy and You are the Most Merciful of the merciful ones”.
Those who took the calf (for a god), surely Wrath from their Lord and humiliation in this world’s life shall come upon them, and thus do We recompense the devisers of lies.
And those who do evil deeds (that make one lose degrees), then repent (before the religious guide-Murshid) and believe (become âmenû, wish to reach Allah before death), your Lord after that (after their having become âmenû) is indeed Oft-Forgiving (the One who changes evil deeds into merits), Most Merciful (the One who sends the light of Mercy).
And when Moses’ anger calmed down, he took up the Tablets. In one of the Tablets was Guidance (Hidayet-reaching Allah). And that is Mercy for those who fear their Lord.
And Moses chose out of his people seventy men for Our appointed time of meeting. When the earthquake overtook them, he said: “My Lord! If You had willed, You would have destroyed me and them before. Will you destroy us for what the foolish ones among us have done? It is only Your trial by which You leave in Misguidance whom You will, and You cause to attain to Guidance (Hidayet) whom You will. You are our Friend, so forgive us and have mercy on us, and You are the Best of the forgivers”.