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Surah Hajj Ayat 32 in Arabic Text

ذَٰلِكَ وَمَن يُعَظِّمْ شَعَـٰٓئِرَ ٱللَّهِ فَإِنَّهَا مِن تَقْوَى ٱلْقُلُوبِ
Zaalika wa mai yu’azzim sha’aaa’iral laahi fa innahaa min taqwal quloob

English Translation

Here you can read various translations of verse 32

Sahih International
That [is so]. And whoever honors the symbols of Allah – indeed, it is from the piety of hearts.

Yusuf Ali
Such (is his state): and whoever holds in honour the symbols of Allah, (in the sacrifice of animals), such (honour) should come truly from piety of heart.

Abul Ala Maududi
Such is the fact. And whoso venerates the sanctity of all that have been ordained as symbols of Allah surely does so because it is part of the true piety of the hearts.

Muhsin Khan
Thus it is [what has been mentioned in the above said Verses (27, 28, 29, 30, 31) is an obligation that mankind owes to Allah]. And whosoever honours the Symbols of Allah, then it is truly from the piety of the heart.

Pickthall
That (is the command). And whoso magnifieth the offerings consecrated to Allah, it surely is from devotion of the hearts,

Dr. Ghali
That (is the Command); and whoever (constantly) magnifies the waymarks of Allah, then surely it is of the piety of the hearts.

Abdel Haleem
All this [is ordained by God]: those who honour God’s rites show the piety of their hearts.

Quran 22 Verse 32 Explanation

For those looking for commentary to help with the understanding of Surah Hajj ayat 32, we’ve provided two Tafseer works below. The first is the tafseer of Abul Ala Maududi, the second is of Ibn Kathir.

Ala-Maududi

(22:32) Such is the fact. And whoso venerates the sanctity of all that have been ordained as symbols[60] of Allah surely does so because it is part of the true piety of the hearts.[61]


60. “Symbols of Allah”: the performance of Salat, Hajj, Fasting, etc., or things like a Mosque or sacrificial offerings, etc. See (Surah Al-Maidah, Ayat 2 and E.Ns 5-7) thereof).

61. That is, the observance of the sanctity of the symbols by a man is a proof that there is piety in his heart. On the other hand, the man who violates their sanctity proves himself to be void of piety and fear of God. It shows that he either does not believe at all in Allah or adopts a rebellious attitude against Him.

Ibn-Kathir

32. Thus it is, and whosoever honors the Sha`a’ir of Allah, then it is truly from the Taqwa of the hearts. 33. In them are benefits for you for an appointed term, and afterwards they are brought for sacrifice to the `Atiq House.


Explanation of the Udhiyyah and the Sha`a’ir of Allah

﴿وَمَن يُعَظِّمْ شَعَـئِرَ اللَّهِ﴾

(and whosoever honors the Sha`a’ir of Allah,) means, His commands.

﴿فَإِنَّهَا مِن تَقْوَى الْقُلُوبِ﴾

(then it is truly from the Taqwa of the hearts.) This also includes obeying His commands in the best way when it comes to offering sacrifices, as Al-Hakam said narrating from Miqsam, from Ibn `Abbas: “Honoring them means choosing fat, healthy animals (for sacrifice).” Abu Umamah bin Sahl said: “We used to fatten the Udhiyyah in Al-Madinah, and the Muslims used to fatten them.” This was recorded by Al-Bukhari. In Sunan Ibn Majah, it was recorded from Abu Rafi` that the Messenger of Allah sacrificed two castrated, fat, horned rams. Abu Dawud and Ibn Majah recorded from Jabir: “The Messenger of Allah sacrificed two castrated, fat, horned rams.” It was said, “The Messenger of Allah commanded us to examine their eyes and ears, and not to sacrifice the Muqabilah, the Mudabirah, the Sharqa, nor the Kharqa’.” This was recorded by Ahmad and the Sunan compilers, and At-Tirmidhi graded it Sahih. As for the Muqabilah, it is the one whose ear is cut at the front, Mudabirah is the one whose ear is cut at the back, the Shurqa is the one whose ear is split, as Ash-Shafi`i said. The Kharqa’ is the one whose ear is pierced with a hole. And Allah knows best. It was recorded that Al-Bara’ said, “The Messenger of Allah said:

«أَرْبَعٌ لَاتَجُوزُ فِي الْأَضَاحِي: الْعَوْرَاءُ الْبَيِّنُ عَوَرُهَا، وَالْمَرِيضَةُ الْبَيِّنُ مَرَضُهَا، وَالْعَرْجَاءُ الْبَيِّنُ ظَلَعُهَا، وَالْكَسِيرَةُ الَّتِي لَاتُنْقِي»

(Four are not permitted for sacrifice: those that are obviously one-eyed, those that are obviously sick, those that are obviously lame and those that have broken bones, which no one would choose.) This was recorded by Ahmad and the Sunan compilers, and At-Tirmidhi graded it Sahih.

The Benefits of the Sacrificial Camels

﴿لَكُمْ فِيهَا مَنَـفِعُ﴾

(In them are benefits for you) meaning, in the Budn (sacrificial camels) you find benefits such as their milk their wool and hair, and their use for riding.

﴿لَكُمْ فِيهَا مَنَـفِعُ إِلَى أَجَلٍ مُّسَمًّى﴾

(In them are benefits for you for an appointed term,) Miqsam reported that Ibn `Abbas said: “Until you decide to offer them as a sacrifice.” It was recorded in the Two Sahihs from Anas that the Messenger of Allah saw a man driving his sacrificial camel and said,

«ارْكَبْهَا»

(Ride it.) The man said, “It is a sacrificial camel.” He said,

«ارْكَبْهَا وَيْحَك»

(Ride it, woe to you!) the second or third time. According to a report recorded by Muslim from Jabir, the Messenger of Allah said:

«ارْكَبْهَا بِالْمَعْرُوفِ إِذَا أُلْجِئْتَ إِلَيْهَا»

(Ride it gently accor- ding to your needs.)

﴿ثُمَّ مَحِلُّهَآ إِلَى الْبَيْتِ الْعَتِيقِ﴾

(and afterwards they are brought for sacrifice to the `Atiq House.) meaning, they are eventually brought to the `Atiq House — which is the Ka`bah — as Allah says:

﴿هَدْياً بَـلِغَ الْكَعْبَةِ﴾

(an offering, brought to the Ka`bah) ﴿5:95﴾

﴿وَالْهَدْىَ مَعْكُوفاً أَن يَبْلُغَ مَحِلَّهُ﴾

(and detained the Hady, from reaching their place of sacrifice) ﴿48:25﴾

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