Ustadh Nouman Ali Khan shares some insight on Ayats which divulge why Musa AS tells to slaughter a cow. There was a murder that was not being taken the responsibility of. So Allah solves this problem with a miracle that is meant to be listened to intently.
The dead boy’s other relatives came to the Prophet Musa AS and asked his help in tracing the boy’s murderer. Musa AS instructed them to slaughter a cow, remove its tongue and place it on the corpse. This would reveal the murderer, he told them. They accused Musa AS of joking with them.
Allah the Almighty narrated: And (remember) when Musa said to his people: “Verily, Allah commands you that you slaughter a cow.
They said: “Do you make fun of us?”
He said: “I take Allah’s Refuge from being among AlJahileen (the ignorants or the foolish).”
They said: “Call upon your Lord for us that He may make plain to us what it is!”
He said: “He says, ‘Verily, it is a cow neither too old nor too young, but (it is) between the two conditions; so do what you are commanded.”
They said: “Call upon your Lord for us to make plain to us its color.”
He said: “He says, ‘It is a yellow cow bright in its color, pleasing to the beholders.
They said: “Call upon your Lord for us to make plain to us what it is. Verily to us all cows are alike, and surely, if Allah wills, we will be guided.”
He (Musa) said: “He says, ‘It is a cow neither trained to till the soil nor water the fields, sound, having no other color except bright yellow.
They said: “Now you have brought the truth.” So they slaughtered it though they were near to not doing it.
And (remember) when you killed a man and fell into a dispute among yourselves as to the crime. But Allah brought forth that which you were hiding. So We said: “Strike him (the dead man) with a piece of it (the cow).”
Thus Allah brings the dead to life and shows you His Ayat – proofs, evidence, verses, lessons, signs, revelations – so that we may understand.
Series by Nouman Ali Khan
- Amazed by the Quran
- Commanding Good & Forbidding Evil
- Explanation Of Surah Al-Fatihah
- Jesus in the Quran
- Ramadan 2018
- Ramadan 2019 Gems
- Reflections On Surah Yaseen
- Reminders of the Last 10 Nights
- Story of Musa and Khidr
- Studying Surah Al Mulk
- Surah Al-Baqarah
- Surah Yusuf
- Tafsir of Juz Amma
- That's Messed Up
- The Attacks Of The Devil
- The Ayah of Ramadan
- The Gulf Tour
- When Muslims Work Together
- Ramadan 2017 With The Quran
About Nouman Ali Khan
Nouman Ali Khan is the founder and CEO of Bayyinah and serves as a lead instructor for several programs including Dream, traveling seminars and Bayyinah TV. His serious Arabic training began in the U.S. in 1999 under Dr. Abdus-Samie, founder and former principal of Quran College in Faisalabad, Pakistan.
Nouman served as a professor of Arabic at Nassau Community College until 2006 when he decided to take Bayyinah on as a full-time project. Since then he has taught more than 10,000 students through traveling seminars and programs. He currently resides in Dallas, Texas and is focusing on teaching his students, developing Arabic curricula and filming material for Bayyinah TV.