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قَالَ يَبْنَؤُمَّ لاَ تَأْخُذْ بِلِحْيَتِي وَلاَ بِرَأْسِي إِنِّي خَشِيتُ أَن تَقُولَ فَرَّقْتَ بَيْنَ بَنِيۤ إِسْرَآءِيلَ وَلَمْ تَرْقُبْ قَوْلِي
-Tâ-Hâ ( طه )

Tanwîr al-Miqbâs min Tafsîr Ibn ‘Abbâs

(He said) Aaron said to Moses: (O son of my mother) he mentioned their mother so that he be kind and compassionate with him! (Clutch not my beard nor my head) nor my hair! (I feared lest thou shouldst say: Thou hast caused division among the Children of Israel) if I had killed them, (and hast not waited for my word) and did not wait until I come back. This is why I refrained from fighting them.

Tafsir Ibn 'Abbas, trans. Mokrane Guezzou
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