Lessons from Holy Qur'an

Allah will reward them for their attribution

Lesson # 795 From the Noble Quran

Allah will reward them for their attribution

Surah ‘Al-‘An-‘aam (Cattle) – Chapter – 6)–Stage – 2

Verse –139 & 140 of 165, Section – 16 of 20 (Part – 8)


In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful

139.  And they say: That which is in the bellies of such cattle is reserved for our males and is forbidden to our wives. And if it be born dead, then they (all) may be partakers thereof. He will reward them for their attribution (of such ordinances unto Him) Lo, He is Wise, Aware.


140. They are losers who besottedly have slain their children without knowledge, and have forbidden that which Allah bestowed upon them, inventing a lie against Allah. They indeed have gone astray and are not guided.

139.  Wa  qaaluu  maa  fii butuuni  haa-zihil-‘an-‘aami  khaali-satul-lizukuurinaa  wa  muharramun  ‘alaaa  ‘azwaajinaa. Wa  ‘iny-yakum-maytatan  fahum  fiihi  Shurakaaa’.  Sayajziihim, wasfahum. ‘Innahuu  Hakiimun ‘Aliim.


140.  Qad  khasiral-laziina  qataluuu  ‘awlaa-dahum  safaham-  bi-gayri  ‘ilminw-wa  harramuu  maa  razaqa-humUllaahuf-tiraaa-‘an  ‘alAllaah. Qad  zalluu  wa  maa  kaanuu  muhtadiin.

images (21)


Wasfahum – (their attribution, saying by them), wasf means to describe (to attribute). Here it aims “Dictation by them about the legal (lawful) and the illegal (unlawful).


In this verse, another useless tradition of theirs has been discussed. It is commanded that they had some cattle which were set free in the name of idols, named as Bahiira, Saaibah, etc. This matter has been discussed already in Surah ‘Al-Maaidah. If those cattle bring forth any calf, eating its meat is forbidden for their women, and that is reserved only for their male members. But if it is born dead, then they all (male and female persons) may be partakers thereof (can eat its meat all together). If they are asked the reason behind it, then they say that it is the command of Allah. Allah Almighty knows that this attribution of theirs is a great blasphemy and He will punish them for it.


After that, it is commanded that entirely their sins are cause of their loss. First of all, they used to kill their children due to ignorance and stupidity, either to sacrifice them for the sake of idols, or because of the fear of poverty or disgrace and shame, as some ignorant people used to think about the girls that they would be married with other people, which would be disgraceful for them. And secondly, making that food forbidden which is bestowed by Allah Almighty, and then, telling a lie that Allah has made it forbidden. All these matters belong to depravity certainly. Those People, who go on the right path, do not say so.


Transliterated Holy Qur’an in Roman Script & Translated from Arabic to English by Marmaduke Pickthall, Published by Paak Company, 17-Urdu Bazar, Lahore, Lesson collected from Dars e Qur’aan published By Idara Islaah wa Tableegh, Lahore (translated Urdu to English by Muhammad Sharif)