Ch 2 Vs 54 (Turning to the Maker)

وَإِذْ قَالَ مُوسَى لِقَوْمِهِ يَا قَوْمِ إِنَّكُمْ ظَلَمْتُمْ أَنْفُسَكُمْ بِاتِّخَاذِكُمُ الْعِجْلَ فَتُوبُوا إِلَى بَارِئِكُمْ فَاقْتُلُوا أَنْفُسَكُمْ ذَلِكُمْ خَيْرٌ لَكُمْ عِنْدَ بَارِئِكُمْ فَتَابَ عَلَيْكُمْ إِنَّهُ هُوَ التَّوَّابُ الرَّحِيمُ
musa tells his people that they have oppressed themselves. This is the fifth stage and the point of al-kitab wal-furqan (in 2/53). They are then to turn to their maker (bari). This word is used here because ‘bari’ is one who initiates creation as oppose to khaaliq who evolves. Therefore our initial position is the soul (thereby confirming 2/47-48). They are to turn to their maker and neutralise their souls from its worship of al-ijl (hasty, materialistic selves). Allah turns to them (fataba 3alaykum) just like in 2/187 showing that they have undertaken a life devoted to Allah.

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