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37:107 And We ransomed him with a momentous sacrifice

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And We ransomed him with a momentous sacrifice:

The adjective qualifying “sacrifice” here, ‘azim,
(great, momentous) may be understood both in a literal
and a figurative sense.

  • In a literal sense it implies that a fine sheep or ram
    was substituted symbolically.
  • The figurative sense is even more important. It was
    indeed a great and momentous occasion, when two
    men, with concerted will, “ranged themselves in the
    ranks” of those to whom self-sacrifice in the service
    of Allah was the supreme thing in life. In this sense,
    said Jesus, “he that loseth his life for my sake shall
    it”. (Matt, 10:39). (R).


Yusuf Ali, Abdullah. Translation and Commentary of the Quran. (surah 37 verse 107)Quran Arabic with English Translation & Commentary (Tafsir) by Abdullah Yusuf Ali, Free Download (

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