Behold The Animal Life!
Maulana Abul Kalam Azad – The Tarjuman al-Qur’an – 1968
Behold the animal life! The cattle roaming on the earth, the birds wafting in the air, the fishes fluttering in water are all there to benefit us.
“And the cattle! For you Hath He created them: in them ye have warm garments and gainful uses; and of them ye eat: And ye have a sense of beauty in them when ye fetch them home, and when ye drive them to pasture. And they carry your burdens to lands which ye could not else reach but with hardship. Truly, your Lord is full of goodness and compassion.”
“And He hath created horses, mules and asses, that ye may ride them, and for your ornament: and things of which ye have no knowledge hath He created.”
Surah: Al-Nahl (Bees) – Chapter: 16 – Verses: 5 – 8
“And in the existence of the cattle, there is great food for reflection. We give you drink of the pure milk between dregs and blood which is in their bellies – pure milk, easy and agreeable to swallow for those who drink.”
Surah: Al-Nahl (Bees) – Chapter: 16 – Verse: 66
“And God hath given you houses to dwell in: and He hath given you skins of beasts for tents, that ye may find them light when ye shift your quarters, or when ye halt; and from their wool and soft fur and hair hath He supplied you with goods that ye might use for a time.”
Surah: Al-Nahl (Bees) – Chapter: 16 – Verse: 80