Story of Prophet Harun
Prophet Harun (Aaron) was a prophet of Allah and the older brother of Prophet Musa (Moses). He was born in Egypt during the time of the Pharaoh, who was a tyrant and oppressor of the Children of Israel. Allah chose Harun as a prophet to assist Musa in his mission to lead the Israelites out of Egypt and guide them to the Promised Land.
When Musa returned to Egypt and asked the Pharaoh to release the Israelites from slavery, Harun accompanied him as his spokesman. The Pharaoh rejected their request and challenged Musa to perform miracles to prove that he was a messenger of Allah. Musa and Harun were granted miracles by Allah, including turning their staffs into serpents and causing a plague of locusts to descend upon Egypt.
Harun played an important role in Musa’s mission and was entrusted with the task of leading the Israelites in prayer during Musa’s absence. However, some of the Israelites became impatient and made a golden calf to worship, disobeying the commandments of Allah. Harun was distressed by their actions and tried to stop them, but many of them refused to listen to his warnings.
Despite this setback, Harun remained faithful to Allah and continued to serve as a prophet to the Children of Israel. He guided them through difficult times and worked tirelessly to help them stay on the right path. In the eyes of Allah, Prophet Harun was a righteous and noble prophet, beloved by his people and praised for his steadfastness and devotion. He is remembered as a model of virtue and piety, and his story serves as an inspiration for all who seek to walk in the path of Allah.
The following Quranic verses mention Prophet Harun
Sura Nisa Ayah 163
١٦٣ إِنَّا أَوْحَيْنَا إِلَيْكَ كَمَا أَوْحَيْنَا إِلَىٰ نُوحٍ وَالنَّبِيِّينَ مِنْ بَعْدِهِ ۚ وَأَوْحَيْنَا إِلَىٰ إِبْرَاهِيمَ وَإِسْمَاعِيلَ وَإِسْحَاقَ وَيَعْقُوبَ وَالْأَسْبَاطِ وَعِيسَىٰ وَأَيُّوبَ وَيُونُسَ وَهَارُونَ وَسُلَيْمَانَ ۚ وَآتَيْنَا دَاوُودَ زَبُورًا
163 We have inspired you, as We had inspired Noah and the prophets after him. And We inspired Abraham, and Ishmael, and Isaac, and Jacob, and the Patriarchs, and Jesus, and Job, and Jonah, and Aaron, and Solomon. And We gave David the Psalms.
Sura Anam verse 84
٨٤ وَوَهَبْنَا لَهُ إِسْحَاقَ وَيَعْقُوبَ ۚ كُلًّا هَدَيْنَا ۚ وَنُوحًا هَدَيْنَا مِنْ قَبْلُ ۖ وَمِنْ ذُرِّيَّتِهِ دَاوُودَ وَسُلَيْمَانَ وَأَيُّوبَ وَيُوسُفَ وَمُوسَىٰ وَهَارُونَ ۚ وَكَذَٰلِكَ نَجْزِي الْمُحْسِنِينَ
84 And We gave him Isaac and Jacob—each of them We guided. And We guided Noah previously; and from his descendants David, and Solomon, and Job, and Joseph, and Moses, and Aaron. Thus We reward the righteous.
Sura Araf verse 120-122
١٢٠ وَأُلْقِيَ السَّحَرَةُ سَاجِدِينَ
120 And the magicians fell to their knees.
١٢١ قَالُوا آمَنَّا بِرَبِّ الْعَالَمِينَ
121 They said, “We have believed in the Lord of the Worlds.”
١٢٢ رَبِّ مُوسَىٰ وَهَارُونَ
122 “The Lord of Moses and Aaron.”
Sura Yunus verse 87
٨٧ وَأَوْحَيْنَا إِلَىٰ مُوسَىٰ وَأَخِيهِ أَنْ تَبَوَّآ لِقَوْمِكُمَا بِمِصْرَ بُيُوتًا وَاجْعَلُوا بُيُوتَكُمْ قِبْلَةً وَأَقِيمُوا الصَّلَاةَ ۗ وَبَشِّرِ الْمُؤْمِنِينَ
87 And We inspired Moses and his brother, “Settle your people in Egypt, and make your homes places of worship, and perform the prayer, and give good news to the believers.”
Sura Taha verse 25-35
٢٥ قَالَ رَبِّ اشْرَحْ لِي صَدْرِي
25 He said, “My Lord, put my heart at peace for me.
٢٦ وَيَسِّرْ لِي أَمْرِي
26 And ease my task for me.
٢٧ وَاحْلُلْ عُقْدَةً مِنْ لِسَانِي
27 And untie the knot from my tongue.
٢٨ يَفْقَهُوا قَوْلِي
28 So they can understand my speech.
٢٩ وَاجْعَلْ لِي وَزِيرًا مِنْ أَهْلِي
29 And appoint an assistant for me, from my family.
٣٠ هَارُونَ أَخِي
30 Aaron, my brother.
٣١ اشْدُدْ بِهِ أَزْرِي
31 Strengthen me with him.
٣٢ وَأَشْرِكْهُ فِي أَمْرِي
32 And have him share in my mission.
٣٣ كَيْ نُسَبِّحَكَ كَثِيرًا
33 That we may glorify You much.
٣٤ وَنَذْكُرَكَ كَثِيرًا
34 And remember You much.
٣٥ إِنَّكَ كُنْتَ بِنَا بَصِيرًا
35 You are always watching over us.”
Sura Taha verse 90-94
٩٠ وَلَقَدْ قَالَ لَهُمْ هَارُونُ مِنْ قَبْلُ يَا قَوْمِ إِنَّمَا فُتِنْتُمْ بِهِ ۖ وَإِنَّ رَبَّكُمُ الرَّحْمَٰنُ فَاتَّبِعُونِي وَأَطِيعُوا أَمْرِي
90 Aaron had said to them before, “O my people, you are being tested by this. And your Lord is the Merciful, so follow me, and obey my command.”
٩١ قَالُوا لَنْ نَبْرَحَ عَلَيْهِ عَاكِفِينَ حَتَّىٰ يَرْجِعَ إِلَيْنَا مُوسَىٰ
91 They said, “We will not give up our devotion to it, until Moses returns to us.”
٩٢ قَالَ يَا هَارُونُ مَا مَنَعَكَ إِذْ رَأَيْتَهُمْ ضَلُّوا
92 He said, “O Aaron, what prevented you, when you saw them going astray.
٩٣ أَلَّا تَتَّبِعَنِ ۖ أَفَعَصَيْتَ أَمْرِي
93 From following me? Did you disobey my command?”
٩٤ قَالَ يَا ابْنَ أُمَّ لَا تَأْخُذْ بِلِحْيَتِي وَلَا بِرَأْسِي ۖ إِنِّي خَشِيتُ أَنْ تَقُولَ فَرَّقْتَ بَيْنَ بَنِي إِسْرَائِيلَ وَلَمْ تَرْقُبْ قَوْلِي
94 He said, “Son of my mother, do not seize me by my beard or my head. I feared you would say, `You have caused division among the Children of Israel, and did not regard my word.’“
Sura Anbiya verse 47-50
٤٧ وَنَضَعُ الْمَوَازِينَ الْقِسْطَ لِيَوْمِ الْقِيَامَةِ فَلَا تُظْلَمُ نَفْسٌ شَيْئًا ۖ وَإِنْ كَانَ مِثْقَالَ حَبَّةٍ مِنْ خَرْدَلٍ أَتَيْنَا بِهَا ۗ وَكَفَىٰ بِنَا حَاسِبِينَ
47 We will set up the scales of justice for the Day of Resurrection, so that no soul will suffer the least injustice. And even if it be the weight of a mustard-seed, We will bring it up. Sufficient are We as Reckoners.
٤٨ وَلَقَدْ آتَيْنَا مُوسَىٰ وَهَارُونَ الْفُرْقَانَ وَضِيَاءً وَذِكْرًا لِلْمُتَّقِينَ
48 We gave Moses and Aaron the Criterion, and illumination, and a reminder for the righteous.
٤٩ الَّذِينَ يَخْشَوْنَ رَبَّهُمْ بِالْغَيْبِ وَهُمْ مِنَ السَّاعَةِ مُشْفِقُونَ
49 Those who fear their Lord in private, and are apprehensive of the Hour.
٥٠ وَهَٰذَا ذِكْرٌ مُبَارَكٌ أَنْزَلْنَاهُ ۚ أَفَأَنْتُمْ لَهُ مُنْكِرُونَ
50 This too is a blessed message that We revealed. Are you going to deny it?
Sura Muiminun verse 45-48
٤٥ ثُمَّ أَرْسَلْنَا مُوسَىٰ وَأَخَاهُ هَارُونَ بِآيَاتِنَا وَسُلْطَانٍ مُبِينٍ
45 Then We sent Moses and his brother Aaron, with Our signs and a clear authority.
٤٦ إِلَىٰ فِرْعَوْنَ وَمَلَئِهِ فَاسْتَكْبَرُوا وَكَانُوا قَوْمًا عَالِينَ
46 To Pharaoh and his nobles, but they turned arrogant. They were oppressive people.
٤٧ فَقَالُوا أَنُؤْمِنُ لِبَشَرَيْنِ مِثْلِنَا وَقَوْمُهُمَا لَنَا عَابِدُونَ
47 They said, “Are we to believe in two mortals like us, and their people are our slaves?”
٤٨ فَكَذَّبُوهُمَا فَكَانُوا مِنَ الْمُهْلَكِينَ
48 So they called them liars, and thus were among those destroyed.
Sura Furqan verse 35-36
٣٥ وَلَقَدْ آتَيْنَا مُوسَى الْكِتَابَ وَجَعَلْنَا مَعَهُ أَخَاهُ هَارُونَ وَزِيرًا
35 We gave Moses the Scripture, and appointed his brother Aaron as his assistant.
٣٦ فَقُلْنَا اذْهَبَا إِلَى الْقَوْمِ الَّذِينَ كَذَّبُوا بِآيَاتِنَا فَدَمَّرْنَاهُمْ تَدْمِيرًا
36 We said, “Go to the people who rejected Our signs,” and We destroyed them completely.
Sura Shuara verse 46-48
٤٦ فَأُلْقِيَ السَّحَرَةُ سَاجِدِينَ
46 And the magicians fell down prostrating.
٤٧ قَالُوا آمَنَّا بِرَبِّ الْعَالَمِينَ
47 They said, “We have believed in the Lord of the Worlds.
٤٨ رَبِّ مُوسَىٰ وَهَارُونَ
48 The Lord of Moses and Aaron.”
Sura Qasas verse 33-35
٣٣ قَالَ رَبِّ إِنِّي قَتَلْتُ مِنْهُمْ نَفْسًا فَأَخَافُ أَنْ يَقْتُلُونِ
33 He said, “My Lord, I have killed one of them, and I fear they will kill me.
٣٤ وَأَخِي هَارُونُ هُوَ أَفْصَحُ مِنِّي لِسَانًا فَأَرْسِلْهُ مَعِيَ رِدْءًا يُصَدِّقُنِي ۖ إِنِّي أَخَافُ أَنْ يُكَذِّبُونِ
34 And my brother Aaron, he is more eloquent than me, so send him with me, to help me, and to confirm my words, for I fear they will reject me.”
٣٥ قَالَ سَنَشُدُّ عَضُدَكَ بِأَخِيكَ وَنَجْعَلُ لَكُمَا سُلْطَانًا فَلَا يَصِلُونَ إِلَيْكُمَا ۚ بِآيَاتِنَا أَنْتُمَا وَمَنِ اتَّبَعَكُمَا الْغَالِبُونَ
35 He said, “We will strengthen your arm with your brother, and We will give you authority, so they will not touch you. By virtue of Our signs, you and those who follow you will be the triumphant.”
Sura Saffat verse 114-122
١١٤ وَلَقَدْ مَنَنَّا عَلَىٰ مُوسَىٰ وَهَارُونَ
114 And We blessed Moses and Aaron.
١١٥ وَنَجَّيْنَاهُمَا وَقَوْمَهُمَا مِنَ الْكَرْبِ الْعَظِيمِ
115 And We delivered them and their people from the terrible disaster.
١١٦ وَنَصَرْنَاهُمْ فَكَانُوا هُمُ الْغَالِبِينَ
116 And We supported them, and so they were the victors.
١١٧ وَآتَيْنَاهُمَا الْكِتَابَ الْمُسْتَبِينَ
117 And We gave them the Clarifying Scripture.
١١٨ وَهَدَيْنَاهُمَا الصِّرَاطَ الْمُسْتَقِيمَ
118 And We guided them upon the straight path.
١١٩ وَتَرَكْنَا عَلَيْهِمَا فِي الْآخِرِينَ
119 And We left with them for later generations.
١٢٠ سَلَامٌ عَلَىٰ مُوسَىٰ وَهَارُونَ
120 Peace be upon Moses and Aaron.
١٢١ إِنَّا كَذَٰلِكَ نَجْزِي الْمُحْسِنِينَ
121 Thus We reward the righteous.
١٢٢ إِنَّهُمَا مِنْ عِبَادِنَا الْمُؤْمِنِينَ
122 They were of Our believing servants.