Verse. 58

٢ - ٱلْبَقَرَة

2 - Al-Baqara

وَاِذْ وٰعَدْنَا مُوْسٰۗى اَرْبَعِيْنَ لَيْلَۃً ثُمَّ اتَّخَذْتُمُ الْعِجْلَ مِنْۢ بَعْدِہٖ وَاَنْتُمْ ظٰلِمُوْنَ۝۵۱
Waith waAAadna moosa arbaAAeena laylatan thumma ittakhathtumu alAAijla min baAAdihi waantum thalimoona


Ahmed Ali

Yet, remember, as We communed with Moses for forty nights you took the calf in his absence (and worshipped it), and you did wrong.



'Abdullāh Ibn 'Abbās / Muḥammad al-Fīrūzabādī

تفسير : (and when we appointed for moses forty nights) by giving him the scripture, (and then you chose the calf), you worshipped the calf, (when he had gone from you) to the mountain, (and you were wrong-doers) harmful both to yourselves and others.

Jalāl al-Dīn al-Maḥallī

تفسير : and when we appointed for (wā‘adnā or wa‘adnā) moses forty nights, at the end of which we shall give him the torah for you to implement, then you took to yourselves the calf, the one which the samaritan fashioned for you as a god, after him, that is, after he departed for our appointment, and you were evildoers, for taking it [in worship], because you directed your worship to the wrong place.