Haroon alaihissalam was the elder brother of Prophet Musa alaihissalam and was one of many noble prophets of the folks of Israel. He was born within the yr when Firawn spared the boys from killing and Musa alaihissalam was born within the yr when boys had been being killed.
Prophet Haroon alaihissalam accompanied Musa alaihissalam in his mission of guiding the Firawn to the reality as commanded by ALLAH SWT. Musa alaihissalam had speech issue and he would stammer whereas speaking and Prophet Haroon alaihissalam was an excellent speaker. This is why Musa alaihissalam requested ALLAH SWT for his brother Haroon alaihissalam to accompany him and ALLAH SWT granted his want.
Prophet Musa alaihissalam made dua as: “‘O ALLAH, lift my heart and ease my task for me. Untie my tongue, so that they may understand my words, and give me a helper from my family, my brother Harun (Aaron) – augment my strength through him. Let him share my task so that we can glorify You much and remember You often: You are always watching over us.” (Quran 20:25-35)
Haroon alaihissalam is talked about within the Holy Quran 20 occasions and 20 verses.
As everyone knows from the story of Prophet Musa alaihissalam, that Musa alaihissalam went to Mount Toor to maintain his appointment of a particular assembly with ALLAH SWT for forty days. He assigned Prophet Haroon alaihissalam in command of Bani Israel in his absence. In this assembly, Musa alaihissalam spoke on to ALLAH SWT and he was given the steerage for Bani Israel which was written on two stone-made tablets.
During these forty days, within the absence of Prophet Musa alaihissalam, Bani Israel received stressed and began questioning Haroon alaihissalam about God to whom they will worship. Haroon alaihissalam tried his greatest to cease them from disbelieving going astray. He advised them: “My people! It is just a trial for you. Your Lord is the All-Merciful, so follow me and obey my command!” (Surah Ta-Ha, 90)
But all of them turned so impatient and disobedient and received simply misguided by a hypocritical Israeli named Samiri. Samiri instructed to them that Musa alaihissalam has damaged his promise as he didn’t come again for thus lengthy, so they need to discover one other information for themselves. Samiri took the items of knickknack from folks, melted them, and made a calf-like idol with it. He then advised the folks that this calf is their new God. They all began worshiping the calf and stated: “We will not stop devoting ourselves to it until Musa returns to us.” (Surah Ta-Ha, 91)
Seeing his folks go astray, prophet Haroon alahissalam felt apprehensive about their habits and reminded them to worship the one one ALLAH.
When Musa alaihissalam returned from the Toor, he discovered his folks doing the sinful act of worshiping a golden calf. Musa alaihissalam couldn’t imagine this and received extraordinarily offended. He received so livid that he threw the Tablets on the bottom and stated: “O my people! Did not your Lord promise you a fair promise? Did then the promise seem to you long in coming? Or did you desire the Wrath should descend from your Lord on you, so you broke your promise to me (disbelieving in Allah and worshipping the calf)?” (Ch 20: 83-86 Quran)
In a state of disappointment and sorrow, Prophet Musa alaihissalam grabbed his brother Haroon alaihissalam by his beard and stated: “O Haroon! What stopped you whenever you noticed them going astray, that you just adopted me not (in line with my recommendation to you)? Have you then disobeyed my order?“
Prophet Haroon alaihissalam then replied: “O my son of my mother! Seize me not by my beard, nor by my head! Verily, I feared lest you should say: ‘You have caused a division among the children of Israel, and you have not respected my word!’” (Quran 20)
Haroon alaihissalam stated: “the people overpowered me and almost killed me. Do not give my enemies cause to gloat over me. Do not include me with the wrongdoers.”
Musa alaihissalam then repented to ALLAH SWT and stated, “My Lord, forgive me and my brother and admit us to Your mercy. You are the Most Merciful of the merciful.” (Surat al-A’raf, 150-151).
Scholars say that Prophet Haroon alaihissalam lived for 123 years. The tomb of Prophet Haroon alaihissalam is in West Jordan on the peak of Mount hoor.
ALLAH SWT talked about Prophet Haroon alaihissalam amongst different Prophets within the Quran which exhibits the excessive standing of Prophet Haroon alaihissalam.
Amir bin Sa’d bin Abi Waqqas RA reported (on the authority of his father) that the Prophet stated: In hadeeth, Prophet Muhammad SAW stated that: “Your position to me is like the position of Aaron (Haroon) to Moses (Musa), except there will be no prophet after me.” (Sahi Muslim)