Surah al-Hajj (The Pilgrimage ) 22 : 34
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And for every
We have appointed
that they may mention
He (has) provided them
And your God
And give glad tidings
(to) the humble ones
1. Lessons/Guidance/Reflections/Gems[ edit ]
The Qur’ān mentions that such a sacrifice ritual was known in many communities. It was left to Islam, however, to put it on its right course, offered for God alone. Islam purifies feelings and intentions, setting them all for one goal. Thus, intentions, actions, worship and customs all serve a common purpose, setting life on the sound basis of pure faith.
This is the underlying reason for prohibiting eating any meat at the slaughter of which any name other than God’s is invoked. Indeed it is essential to invoke God’s name at the sacrifice, giving prominence to such invocation, as if the sacrifice is done merely to invoke His name: “For every community We have appointed [sacrifice as] an act of worship, so that they might extol the name of God over whatever heads of cattle He may have provided for them.” This is followed by a clear statement of God’s oneness: “Your God is the One and Only God.” An order of submission to Him is the logical conclusion: “Hence, surrender yourselves to Him.”
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As this Surah contains the characteristics of both the Makkan and the MadÄ«nan Surahs the commentators have differed as to its period of revelation but in the light of its style and themes we are of the opinion that a part of it (v. 1-24) was sent down in the last stage of the Makkan life of the Prophet a little before migration and the rest (v. 25-78) during the first stage of his Madinah life. That is why this Surah combines the characteristics of both the Makkan and the Madinah Surahs.
According to Ibn Abbas, Mujahid, Qatadah and other great commentators, v. 39 is the first verse that grants the Muslims permission to wage war. Collections of hadith and books on the life of the Prophet confirm that after this permission actual preparations for war were started and the first expedition was sent to the coast of the Red Sea in Safar 2 A.H. which is known as the Expedition of Waddan or Al-Abwa.