Lessons from Holy Qur'an

Necessities of the life

Quran Chapter 16  66 (Pt-14, Stg-3) (L-1733) درس قرآن

Necessities of the life

Suratun-Nahl – (The Bee) – 16

‘A-‘uu-zu  Billaahi minash-Shay-taanir- Rajiim.
(I seek refuge in God from Satan the outcast)

(In the name of God, the Beneficent, the Merciful)

وَإِنَّ لَكُمْ فِى ٱلْأَنْعَٰمِلَعِبْرَةً نُّسْقِيكُم مِّمَّا فِى بُطُونِهِۦ مِنۢ بَيْنِ فَرْثٍ وَدَمٍ لَّبَنًا خَالِصًا سَآئِغًا لِّلشَّٰرِبِينَ 66


66.  And lo! In the cattle there is a lesson for you. We give you to drink of that which is in their bellies, from betwixt the refuse and the blood, pure milk palatable to the drinkers. 66.  Wa  ‘inna  lakum  fil-‘an-‘aami  la-‘ibrah.  Nusqiikum-  mimmaa  fii butuunihii  mim-  bayni  farsinw-wa  damil-labanan  khaalisan  saaa-‘igal-lish-shaaribiin.




Saaa-‘igan – (palatable), this word is a Subject from sawgun. Sawgun means “getting down of anything in the throat easily and gently, for which it is necessary that it should be delicious and tasteful.


It has been commanded in this verse that besides the produce of the land, necessities of your life have been produced from the cattle also. Behold! Whatsoever they (the cattle) eat, that is changed into the form of three things (by the parts working inside the body, when it goes into their bellies).


  • Its one form is “dung, manure, excrement” etc. which is thrown out.


  • Second form is blood which maintains their life.


  • From the middle of above both things, a third thing is produced which is called “Milk”. It is pure from the stenches and tastelessness etc. It is a clean, beautiful and palatable thing, which is a food; gets in the belly easily, and the people drink by enjoying its full taste. From the remaining milk, it is useful also for preparing butter, curd, diluted milk and cheese etc. which are very strong and delicious diets. The strength which cannot be acquired from grains, vegetables and fruit etc. can be produced by means of the milk, so that no deficiency should remain in the growth of human body.


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