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Assalamu alaykum..
Could u please answer me the following questions:
1) Why is surah al baqarah called the cow?
2) Mention briefly the story of the cow?
3) What lessons do u benefit from the story of the cow?
4) Which of the qualites of allah is shown from V67-73
    > HIS ACTIONS
    > HIS ATTRIBUTES
    > HIS NAMES
and how?

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Wallaikum As Salaam and Juma Mubarak!

Am not a scholar to answer your questions but I will try to attempt it.

1) If am not wrong the Almighty Allah narrates how Prophet Moses people deviate and make
heifer in gold while he goes to up to Mount Sinai to mediate and see the Almighty Allah.
Another dimension right from those days to even these day the Cow is treated as sacred
by the idol worshipping community and is revered in India and have temples too.

Perhaps these could be one of the prime reason for the Sura having been named after Cow or
Heifer, but the Almighty Allah knows the best.

2,3 & 4, as you have written your question in English am sure you can read and understand the English translation of the Koran by Piktall or Rashid Khalifa (www.submission.org) that will
make you understand better than me explaining here.

For your information it is the longest sura and has many events that tells us about how the
Almighty Allah punished certain communities and also how certain prophets were saved and their
faith strenghten as well lot more.

May the Almighty Allah have mercy on us to forgive our sins and guide us all to the true path
of Islam as per the Koran for rest of our life.

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