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The Story of the sacrificial cow


I am often asked: "Why i do not rely on the Hadith/Sunnah as my guidance for the deen?" And then often followed with an explination that they are needed to explain in detail what the Quran does not. I am going to explain using the following verses: 2:67 and remember Moses said to his people: "Allah commands that ye sacrifice a heifer." They said: "Makest thou a laughing-stock of us?" He said: "Allah save me from being an ignorant!” 2:68 they said: "Beseech on our behalf Thy Lord to make plain to us what it is!" He said; "He says: The heifer should be neither too old nor too young, but of middling age. Now do what ye are commanded!" 2:69 they said: "Beseech on our behalf Thy Lord to make plain to us her color." He said: "He says: A fawn-colored heifer, pure and rich in tone, the admiration of beholders!" 2:70 they said: "Beseech on our behalf Thy Lord to make plain to us what she is: To us are all heifers alike: We wish indeed for guidance, if Allah wills." 2:71 He said: "He says: A heifer not trained to till the soil or water the fields; sound and without blemish." They said: "Now hast thou brought the truth." Then they offered her in sacrifice, but not with good-will. What was the first thing they were told to do? Sacrifice a heifer correct? Yes Is that a very simple command and easy to understand? Yes Note : just like Allah says about the Quran What happened next? They could not accept the simplicity of the command, They asked for more detail about the heifer. The Prophet then tells them; "He (Allah) says: The heifer should be neither too old nor too young, but of middling age.  And then said...Now do what ye are commanded! “ Again simple and direct, and now enforced and commanded. Then what happened? They could not accept the simplicity of the command, They asked for mo