In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful
And they say: Such cattle and crops are forbidden; no one is to eat
of them save whom we will-in their make-believe-cattle whose backs are
forbidden, and cattle over which they mention not the name of Allah; (all
that is) a lie against Him. He will repay them for that which they invent.
Wa qaaluu haa-zihiii
‘an-‘aamunw-wa harsun hijr.
Laa yat-‘amuhaaa ‘illaa
man-nashaaa-‘u biza’-mihim wa ‘an-‘aamun hurrimat-
zuhuuruhaa wa ‘an-‘aamul-laa yaz-kuruunas—mAllaahi ‘alay-haf-tiraa-‘an ‘alayH.
Sa-yajziihim bimaa kaanuu
Hijrun – (forbidden), it is a noun, which
has been derived from hajar. Hajar means “to prohibit, forbidding,
to prevent”.The aim from hijr is the thing, use of which is forbidden. Its
actual meaning is “hindrance, stoppage”.
Some more absurd works of the
idolaters have been described in this verse, to which they had made part of
their religion due to misleading by Satan. Some things, for instance; they used
to dedicate any cattle or crop in the name of idols and commonly those were not
permitted to be eaten. Some things were forbidden from eating either by the
women or only married women might eat, but any virgin or widow should not eat,
OR either only male people were allowed eating, or only adult (young) men were
permitted to eat but the children and old men were not allowed Or opposite to
it or the clergymen of the idols etc.
These were only their imaginary
matters that they used to do, what they thought. Like this, they used to leave
some cattle in the name of their idols that no one should ride upon them. Mentioning
the name of Allah at the time of milking or slaughtering some cattle was
forbidden, due to the fear that lest Allah’s portion might not be included in
it along-with the idols.
After all, the astonishing thing
was that they used to tell that these instructions were from God - as He had commanded
them to do so, and His willingness could be obtained by doing so. These matters
have been explained in this verse and commanded that “He (Allah Almighty) will
repay them for that which they invent”.
It is commanded that these people
say: These cattle, these crops are of the name of idols. Only they can eat
these things, to whom we permit. Every person cannot eat them. These entire are
their self-invented. They set some cattle free upon the name of idols that
nobody should sit on their backs and nor load any kind of weight upon them. And
they do not mention the name of Allah upon some cattle and say: Allah has
ordered all this to do so, which is entirely a lie. They find out something,
which does not belong to Allah Almighty. He will punish them due to their
telling a lie.
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)