Lessons from Holy Qur'an

A lesson in the cattle

Quran Chapter 23: 19b to 21a (Pt-18, Stg-4) (L-2152) درس قرآن

A lesson in the cattle

Chapter Mu’-minuun” – (The Believers) – 23

‘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)

 فَأَنشَأْنَا لَكُم بِهِۦ جَنَّٰتٍ مِّن نَّخِيلٍوَأَعْنَٰبٍ لَّكُمْ فِيهَا فَوَٰكِهُ كَثِيرَةٌ وَمِنْهَا تَأْكُلُونَ 19  وَشَجَرَةً تَخْرُجُ مِن طُورِ سَيْنَآءَ تَنۢبُتُ بِٱلدُّهْنِ وَصِبْغٍ لِّلْءَاكِلِينَ 20  وَإِنَّ لَكُمْ فِى ٱلْأَنْعَٰمِ لَعِبْرَةً نُّسْقِيكُم مِّمَّا فِى بُطُونِهَا وَلَكُمْ فِيهَا مَنَٰفِعُكَثِيرَةٌ وَمِنْهَا تَأْكُلُونَ 21


19b.  Wherein is much fruit for you and whereof ye eat –


20.  And a tree that springeth forth from Mount Sinai that groweth oil and relish for the eaters.


21a.  And lo! In the cattle there is verily a lesson for you.

19b.  Lakum  fiihaa  fawaa-kihu  kasiiratunw-wa  minhaa  ta’-kuluun.


20.  Wa  shajaratan-  takhruju  min-Tuuri  Saynaaa-‘a  tambutu  bid-duhni  wa  sibgil-lil-‘aakiliin.


21a.  Wa  ‘inna  lakum  fil-‘an-‘aami  la-‘ibrah.




It is commanded that when it rains, the earth is filled with various kinds of vegetations, grass and plants. There are abundant fruits in those vegetations, herbs and plants for you, which you eat for reveling and amusement. And among them there are grains and corn also, which you use as food. Behold! There is a tree from them, which grows abundant in Mount Sinai; that is “an olive tree”. It contains a kind of oil, which is used as curry to eat bread and relish for the eaters. And this oil is used also for rubbing on head and body.


There is mention of the tree of olive particularly here because in which country it grows, there are many usages of this tree in that country, and more or less, its benefits are the same as in which part of the earth; the trees of cocoanut exist. Like this, there is any such tree in every country, from which the inhabitants of that country reap several advantages. Its immature fruit is eaten also as a fruit. Cords are prepared from its fibre. From dried fruit, the oil is drawn.


It is being described to the mankind that Allaah Almighty created flower and fruit, grain and corn, grass and herb, trees, plants and many other things for him. If the mankind reflect, he will believe in Allaah Almighty immediately and be thankful to Him.


It is an open Truth that there is no one save Allaah Almighty who may produce these things from the earth. Like this, those people who meditate, can see the Signs of the Power of Allaah Almighty in the cattle and other animals also.


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).