4-Surah An-Nisa ( The Women ) 154
            
    And We raised over them the mount for [refusal of] their covenant; and We said to them, ‘ Enter the gate bowing humbly’ , and We said to them, ‘ Do not transgress on the sabbath’ , and We took from them a solemn covenant.
    وَرَفَعْنَا فَوْقَهُمُ الطُّورَ بِمِيثَاقِهِمْ وَقُلْنَا لَهُمُ ادْخُلُوا الْبَابَ سُجَّدًا وَقُلْنَا لَهُمْ لَا تَعْدُوا فِي السَّبْتِ وَأَخَذْنَا مِنْهُم مِّيثَاقًا غَلِيظًا


    Quran's Tafhim ( explanation)

    *184). This 'manifest commandment' refers to the commandments hichhad been handed over to Moses on tablets. (For a more detailed account of this incident see Surah al-A'raf 7, verses 143 ff.) The covenant referred to here is that which had been entered into by the representatives of Israel in the valley of Mount Sinai. (For this see Surah al-Baqarah 2: 63 and Surah al-A'raf 7l:171.)
    *185). See Towards Understanding the Qur'an. vol. I, Surah 2: 58-9 and n. 75.
    *186). See ibid., Surah 2: 65 and nn. 82-3.
     
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