Lessons from Holy Qur'an

Sacrificing the cattle

Quran Chapter 22  28 & 29 (Pt-17, Stg-4) (L-2107) درس قرآن

Sacrificing the cattle

Chapter Hajj” – (The Pilgrimage) – 22

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


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


لِّيَشْهَدُوا۟ مَنَٰفِعَ لَهُمْ وَيَذْكُرُوا۟ ٱسْمَ ٱللَّهِ فِىٓ أَيَّامٍ مَّعْلُومَٰتٍ عَلَىٰ مَا رَزَقَهُم مِّنۢ بَهِيمَةِ ٱلْأَنْعَٰمِ فَكُلُوا۟ مِنْهَا وَأَطْعِمُوا۟ ٱلْبَآئِسَٱلْفَقِيرَ 28

ثُمَّ لْيَقْضُوا۟ تَفَثَهُمْ وَلْيُوفُوا۟ نُذُورَهُمْ وَلْيَطَّوَّفُوا۟ بِٱلْبَيْتِ ٱلْعَتِيقِ 29


28.  That they may witness things that are of benefit to them, and mention the name of Allah on Appointed Days over cattle that He hath bestowed upon them. Then eat thereof and feed therewith the poor unfortunate.


29.  Then let them make an end of their unkemptness and pay their vows and go around the Ancient House.

28.  Li-yash-haduu  manaafi-‘a  lahum  wa  yazkurus-mAllaahi  fiii  ‘Ayyaamim-Ma’-luumaatin  ‘alaa  maa  razaqAhum-mim-  bahiimatil-‘  ‘an-‘aam.  Fakuluu  minhaa  wa  ‘at-‘imul-baaa-‘i-sal-faqiir.


29.  Summal-yaqzuu  tafasahum  wal-yuufuu  nuzuurahum  wal-yat-tawwafuu  bil-Baytil-‘Atiiq.




Liyaqzuu – {they should make an end (of)}, this is a word of command for the third person plural from qazaa’, which means “to finish the work after completion, to put to an end”. Here it aims “to come out from ‘Ihraam (Act of interdicting).


Tafasun – (unkemptness), during the state of ‘Ihraam; the hair and nails etc. increase. To make an end of unkemptness means that they should come out from the state of ‘Ihraam by cutting their increased hair and nails, and wear their normal dress.


Nuzuuru – (their vows), it is plural of the word “nazar”. Nazar means “every that work for which one has made a vow that he will perform it for the sake of Allaah Almighty”. Here it aims “Pillars of Hajj (Pilgrimage) and sacrificing the cattle”.


It is commanded: There are many great benefits of gathering of the people at an appointed time, date and place, which cannot be reaped by dwelling far off separately. The actual benefit is “Perception of concord, union, obeying Commands of Allaah Almighty aggregately and collective power is produced by assembling of all and turning attention unto Allaah Almighty. The mankind gets opportunity of mentioning the name of Allaah Almighty during the sacrificing of the cattle which He has bestowed upon them”. It is suitable if one eats the meat of the cattle oneself and feeds the poor and needy people from it. After completion of the Pilgrimage, one should come back in the normal dress from ‘Ihraam and go around the Square Building.


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).

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