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27:91 For me, I have been commanded to serve the Lord of this city

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For me, I have been commanded to serve the Lord of this city, Him Who has sanctified it and to Whom (belong) all things: and I am commanded to be of those who bow in Islam to Allah’s Will,-

(the Lord of this city – 27:91). Majority of the commentators
have taken the word “Baldah” (the city) for Makkah. Allah Ta’ala is
the Lord of all the worlds and the Lord of heavens and earth. Therefore,
the particular mention of Makkah here is to show its revered splendor,
and its respect and honour in the sight of Allah Ta’ala. Word Haram is
derived from Tahrim, which means “to prohibit” and also means “complete
respect and veneration”, and because of this respect and veneration
whatever special religious prohibitions are applicable to Makkah and its
surrounding land are also included in it. For instance, whoever takes
refuge in Haram is secured. It is not allowed to kill or take revenge from
any one in the Haram. Even hunting of animals and cutting of trees is
not permitted in the precincts of Haram. These restrictions are enjoined in
the verse (and whoever enters there is secure – 3:97), while
some of them have appeared in the beginning of Surah Ma’idah. In addition, verse (do not kill game when, you are in Ihram 5:95) also includes this subject.


Shafi, Muhammad (2008). Maariful Quran. (Vol .6 surah 27 verse 91)English-MaarifulQuran-MuftiShafiUsmaniRA-Vol-6.pdf (

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