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qāla
قَالَ
He said,
yāhārūnu
يَٰهَٰرُونُ
"O Harun!
مَا
What
manaʿaka
مَنَعَكَ
prevented you,
idh
إِذْ
when
ra-aytahum
رَأَيْتَهُمْ
you saw them
ḍallū
ضَلُّوٓا۟
going astray,

Qaala Yaa Haaroonu maa mana 'aka iz ra aitahum dallooo

Sahih International:

[Moses] said, "O Aaron, what prevented you, when you saw them going astray,

1 A. J. Arberry

Moses said, 'What prevented thee, Aaron, when thou sawest them in error,

2 Abdul Haleem

Moses said, ‘When you realized they had gone astray, what prevented you, Aaron,

3 Abdul Majid Daryabadi

Musa said: O Harun! what prevented thee, when thou sawest them going astray.

4 Abdullah Yusuf Ali

(Moses) said; "O Aaron! what kept thee back, when thou sawest them going wrong,

5 Abul Ala Maududi

(After rebuking his people) Moses turned to Aaron and said: "Aaron! What prevented you, when you saw them going astray,

6 Ahmed Ali

But (Moses) said: "O Aaron, when you saw that they had gone astray, what hindered you

7 Ahmed Raza Khan

Said Moosa, “O Haroon – what prevented you when you saw them going astray?”

8 Ali Quli Qarai

He said, ‘O Aaron! What kept you, when you saw them going astray,

9 Ali Ünal

(Having returned, and unaware of Aaron’s warning, Moses) said: "O Aaron! What prevented you, when you saw them gone astray,

10 Amatul Rahman Omar

(Moses turning to Aaron) said, `Aaron! when you saw them going astray what prevented you

11 English Literal

He said: "You Aaron what prevented/forbid you when you saw/understood them misguided?"

12 Faridul Haque

Said Moosa, "O Haroon - what prevented you when you saw them going astray?"

13 Hamid S. Aziz

They said, "We will not cease to pay devotion to it until Moses return to us."

14 Hilali & Khan

[Musa (Moses)] said: "O Harun (Aaron)! What stopped you when you saw them going astray;

15 Maulana Mohammad Ali

They said: We shall not cease to keep it its worship until Moses returns to us.

16 Mohammad Habib Shakir

(Musa) said: O Haroun! what prevented you, when you saw them going astray,

17 Mohammed Marmaduke William Pickthall

He (Moses) said: O Aaron! What held thee back when thou didst see them gone astray,

18 Muhammad Sarwar

Then Moses asked Aaron, "What made you not follow me when you saw them in error?

19 Qaribullah & Darwish

He (Moses) said to Aaron: 'When you saw them in error, what prevented you,

20 Safi-ur-Rahman al-Mubarakpuri

(Musa) said: "O Harun! What prevented you when you saw them going astray;"

21 Wahiduddin Khan

Moses said to Aaron, "What prevented you, when you saw that they had gone astray,

22 Talal Itani

He said, “O Aaron, what prevented you, when you saw them going astray.

23 Tafsir jalalayn

He, Moses, said, upon his return, `O Aaron, what held you back when you saw them going astray, by worshipping it,

24 Tafseer Ibn Kathir

What happened between Musa and Harun after Musa returned

Allah informs of what happened when Musa returned to his people and saw the great matter that had taken place among them. With this he became filled with anger and he threw down the Divine Tablets that he had in his hand. Then, he grabbed his brother Harun by his head and pulled him towards himself. We expounded upon this previously in Surah Al-A`raf, where we mentioned the Hadith,

لَيْسَ الْخَبَرُ كَالْمُعَايَنَة

Information is not the same as observation.

Allah tells,

قَالَ يَا هَارُونُ



(Musa) said;"O Harun!

Then, he began to blame his brother, Harun, by saying,

مَا مَنَعَكَ إِذْ رَأَيْتَهُمْ ضَلُّوا