69. Qaloo odAAu lana rabbaka yubayyin lana ma lawnuha qala innahu yaqoolu innaha
baqaratun safrao faqiAAun lawnuha tasurru a
69. They said: "Beseech on our behalf Thy Lord to make plain to us Her colour." He said:
"He says: A fawn-coloured heifer, pure and rich in tone, the admiration of beholders!"
70. Qaloo odAAu lana rabbaka yubayyin lana ma hiya inna albaqara tashabaha AAalayna
wa-inna in shaa Allahu lamuhtadoon
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."
71. Qala innahu yaqoolu innaha baqaratun la thaloolun tutheeru al-arda wala tasqee
alhartha musallamatun la shiyata feeha qaloo al-ana ji/ta bi
lhaqqi fathabahooha wama
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
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