Lessons from Holy Qur'an

The cattle, a handiwork of Allah

Quran Chapter 36: 71 & 72 (Pt-23, Stg-5) (L-2736) درس قرآن

The cattle, a handiwork of Allah

Chapter “YAA-SIIIN” – (YASIN) – 36

‘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)


أَوَلَمْ يَرَوْا۟ أَنَّا خَلَقْنَا لَهُم مِّمَّا عَمِلَتْ أَيْدِينَآ أَنْعَٰمًا فَهُمْ لَهَا مَٰلِكُونَ 71  وَذَلَّلْنَٰهَا لَهُمْ فَمِنْهَا رَكُوبُهُمْ وَمِنْهَا يَأْكُلُونَ 72

71.  Have they not seen how We have created for them of Our handiwork the cattle, so that they are their owners.


72.  And have subdued them unto them, so that some of them they have for riding, some for food?

71.  ‘Awa-  lam  yaraw  ‘anNaa  khalaqNaa  lahum-mim-maa  ‘amilat  ‘aydiiNaaa  ‘an-‘aaman  fahum  lahaa  maalikuun.


72.  Wa  zallalNaahaa  lahum  fa-minhaa  rakuubuhum  wa  minhaa  ya’-kuluun.


Denying the Creator is not possible if the mankind think. There are many such things from which human beings reap advantage, but neither those were created by themselves and nor by any other creature. It is the matter of consideration that Who can be their Creator except Allaah Almighty. The attention has been drawn in these verses towards some of those things.


It is commanded: Does it not seem to them that We have produced beasts and cattle from the things created by Us for the service of human beings? Now they have become their owners and take from them many works according to their will. Some of them are used for riding and proceeding to other places, transporting their goods from one place to other by means of some beasts and some cattle are used for food. Did they ever think that Who is their Creator and Who appointed them to serve the mankind after their creation? If they had thought; then there would not be any reason of refusing Allaah Almighty. But alas! Most of the people do not use their sense that they should know their Lord and That Who actually bestowed all such things and blessings. After observing His Tokens, they should listen to the Sayings of His Messenger (grace, glory, blessings and peace of Allaah be upon him) and obey Him.


It is entirely negligence that the people reap advantage from worldly things but do not meditate that Who is their Creator and Who subjected them to obey the mankind.


Transliterated Holy Qur’aan in Roman Script & Translated from Arabic to English by Marm aduke 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).