Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Apes mentioned in the al-Quran

17 Ramadan 1432H

Surah al-Baqarah (The Heifer), verse 65: (p.34)
And well ye knew
Those amongst you
Who transgressed
In the matter of the Sabbath;
We said to them:
"Be ye apes,
Despised and rejected."


Surah al-A'raf (The Heights), verse 166: (p.393)
When in their insolence
They transgressed (all) prohibitions,
We said to them:
"Be ye apes.
Despised and rejected."


Translation taken from:
'Abdullah Yūsūf 'Alī. The Holy Qur'ān: Text, Translation and Commentary. New Revised Edition. Amana Corporation, Brentwood, Maryland, U.S.A., 1989. ISBN 0-915957-033-5.

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