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ⅩⅫ, 34-41.
the qurʼân.

‘ Therein have ye advantages for an appointed time, then the place for sacrificing them is at the old House.’

35 To every nation have we appointed rites, to mention the name of God over what He has provided them with of brute beasts ; and your God is one God, to Him then be resigned, and give glad tidings to the lowly, whose hearts when God is mentioned are afraid, and to those who are patient of what befalls them, and to those who are steadfast in prayer and of what we have given them expend in alms.

The bulky (camels) we have made for you one of the symbols of God, therein have ye good ; so mention the name of God over them as they stand in a row[1] and when they fall down (dead) eat of them, and feed the easily contented and him who begs.

Thus have we subjected them to you ; haply, ye may give thanks !

Their meat will never reach to God, nor yet their blood, but the piety from you will reach to Him.

Thus hath He subjected them to you that ye may magnify God for guiding you : and give thou glad tidings to those who do good.

Verily, God will defend those who believe ; verily, God loves not any misbelieving traitor.

40 Permission is given to those who fight because they have been wronged, — and, verily, God to help them has the might, — who have been driven forth from their homes undeservedly, only for that they said, ‘ Our Lord is God ;’ and were it not for God’s repelling some men with others, cloisters and churches and synagogues and mosques, wherein God’s name is


  1. Waiting to be sacrificed.