Quran Weekly - Take Allah's Commands Seriously [Juz 1]
Ustaz Nouman Ali Khan
وَإِذْ قَالَ مُوسَىٰ لِقَوْمِهِ إِنَّ اللَّـهَ يَأْمُرُكُمْ أَن تَذْبَحُوا بَقَرَةً ۖ قَالُوا أَتَتَّخِذُنَا هُزُوًا ۖ قَالَ أَعُوذُ بِاللَّـهِ أَنْ أَكُونَ مِنَ الْجَاهِلِينَ
And [recall] when Moses said to his people, "Indeed, Allah commands you to slaughter a cow." They said, "Do you take us in ridicule?" He said, "I seek refuge in Allah from being among the ignorant." (2:67)
In this short reminder, I wanna share with you something from ayah no. 67 of surah al-Baqarah. And which Allah Azza Wajalla talks about the incident of the cow. Of course surah al-Baqarah is called the cow.
When Musa AS said to his nation, no doubt it is Allah that in fact commands you that you should slaughter a cow. The first response was "أَتَتَّخِذُنَا هُزُوًا". That's what as this ayah said. "Did you take this for a joke? Are you kidding us? We wouldn't slaughter a cow. A murder just happenned. And God's response is wishes us to slaughter a cow? It sounds kind of ridiculous"