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وَإِذْ قُلْتُمْ يَا مُوسَى لَن نُّؤْمِنَ لَكَ حَتَّى نَرَى اللَّهَ جَهْرَةً فَأَخَذَتْكُمُ الصَّاعِقَةُ وَأَنتُمْ تَنظُرُونَ
ثُمَّ بَعَثْنَاكُم مِّن بَعْدِ مَوْتِكُمْ لَعَلَّكُمْ تَشْكُرُونَ----------2:55 And (remember) when you said: "O Musa! We
shall never believe in you until we see Allah
plainly.'' But you were seized with a bolt of
lightning while you were looking. ---2:56 Then We raised you up after your death, so
that you might be grateful.--------FROM COMMENTARY OF THESE VERSESAbdur-Rahman bin Zayd bin Aslam commented on this
"Musa returned from meeting with his Lord
carrying the Tablets on which He wrote the
Tawrah. He found that they had worshipped the
calf in his absence. Consequently, he commanded
them to kill themselves, and they complied, and
Allah forgave them.
He said to them, `These Tablets have Allah's
Book, containing what He commanded you and
what He forbade for you.' ----They said, `Should we believe this statement
because you said it By Allah, we will not believe
until we see Allah in the open, until He shows us
Himself and says: This is My Book, therefore,
adhere to it. Why does He not talk to us as He
talked to you, O, Musa!''' ----"So Allah's wrath fell upon them, a thunderbolt
struck them, and they all died. Then Allah
brought them back to life after He killed them.---Then he (Abdur-Rahman) recited Allah's
statement, َ----(Then
We raised you up after your death, so that you
might be grateful