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And in cattle (too) ye have an instructive example: from within their bodies We produce (milk) for you to drink; there are, in them, (besides), numerous (other) benefits for you; and of their (meat) ye eat;

‘Ibrat. the root meaning of the verb is “to
interpret, or expound, or instruct”, as in 12:43;
the noun means, an interpretation, or example or Sign
that instructs, as here and in 16:66, or gives warning, as
in 3:13.

  • From cattle we get milk and meat; also from their
    skins we make leather for shoes, boots, straps,
    saddlery, and numerous other uses;
  • from camel’s hair and sheep’s wool we weave cloth,
    hangings, carpets, etc.;
  • from the horns of cattle we make cups and articles of
    ornament or use; and camels, horses, donkeys,
    mules, etc., are used for riding, carrying loads, or
    drawing vehicles.


Yusuf Ali, Abdullah. Translation and Commentary of the Quran. (surah 23 verse 21)Quran Arabic with English Translation & Commentary (Tafsir) by Abdullah Yusuf Ali, Free Download (

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