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dhālika
ذَٰلِكَ
That
waman
وَمَن
and whoever
yuʿaẓẓim
يُعَظِّمْ
honors
ḥurumāti
حُرُمَٰتِ
(the) sacred rites
l-lahi
ٱللَّهِ
(of) Allah,
fahuwa
فَهُوَ
then it
khayrun
خَيْرٌ
(is) best
lahu
لَّهُۥ
for him
ʿinda
عِندَ
near
rabbihi
رَبِّهِۦۗ
his Lord.
wa-uḥillat
وَأُحِلَّتْ
And are made lawful
lakumu
لَكُمُ
to you
l-anʿāmu
ٱلْأَنْعَٰمُ
the cattle
illā
إِلَّا
except
مَا
what
yut'lā
يُتْلَىٰ
is recited
ʿalaykum
عَلَيْكُمْۖ
to you.
fa-ij'tanibū
فَٱجْتَنِبُوا۟
So avoid
l-rij'sa
ٱلرِّجْسَ
the abomination
mina
مِنَ
of
l-awthāni
ٱلْأَوْثَٰنِ
the idols
wa-ij'tanibū
وَٱجْتَنِبُوا۟
and avoid
qawla
قَوْلَ
(the) word
l-zūri
ٱلزُّورِ
false.

Zaalika wa mai yu'azzim hurumaatil laahi fahuwa khairul lahoo 'inda Rabbih; wa uhillat lakumul an'aamu illaa maa yutlaa 'alaikum fajtanibur rijsa minal awsaani wajtaniboo qawlaz zoor

Sahih International:

That [has been commanded], and whoever honors the sacred ordinances of Allah - it is best for him in the sight of his Lord. And permitted to you are the grazing livestock, except what is recited to you. So avoid the uncleanliness of idols and avoid false statement,

1 A. J. Arberry

All that; and whosoever venerates the sacred things of God, it shall be better for him with his Lord. And permitted to you are the flocks, except that which is recited to you. And eschew the abomination of idols, and eschew the speaking of falsehood,

2 Abdul Haleem

All this [is ordained by God]: anyone who honours the sacred ordinances of God will have good rewards from his Lord. Livestock have been made lawful to you, except for what has been explicitly forbidden. Shun the filth of idolatrous beliefs and practices and shun false utterances.

3 Abdul Majid Daryabadi

Thus it is. And whosoever suspecteth the sacred ordinances of Allah, it shall be better for him with his Lord. And allowed unto you are the cattle, save that which hath been rehearsed unto you; so avoid the pollution of the idols, and avoid the word of falsehood.

4 Abdullah Yusuf Ali

Such (is the Pilgrimage); whoever honours the sacred rites of Allah, for him it is good in the Sight of his Lord. Lawful to you (for food in Pilgrimage) are cattle, except those mentioned to you (as exception); but shun the abomination of idols, and shun the word that is false,-

5 Abul Ala Maududi

Such (was the purpose of building the Kabah). Whosoever, then, venerates Allah's sanctities will find it to be good for him in the sight of his Lord. Cattle have been made lawful for you except those mentioned to you (as unlawful). So shun the abomination of idols and shun all words of falsehood.

6 Ahmed Ali

Apart from this, whoever respects the sacred ordinances of God, will find a better reward for him with his Lord. You are allowed to eat all cattle except those already mentioned to you. Avoid the repugnance of idols, and false and frivolous talk.

7 Ahmed Raza Khan

So it is; and whoever reveres the sacred things of Allah – that is then a goodness for him in the sight of his Lord; the inarticulate animals are lawful to you except those the forbidding of which is recited to you, therefore shun the filth of idols, and avoid false speech.

8 Ali Quli Qarai

That, and whoever venerates the sacraments of Allah, that is better for him with his Lord. You are permitted [animals of] grazing livestock except for what will be recited to you. So avoid the abomination of idols, and avoid false speech,

9 Ali Ünal

All that (is what God ordained concerning the Hajj). So whoever venerates God’s sanctities will find it to be the best for him in his Lord’s sight. Cattle have been made lawful for you (for sacrifice and food) except what has already been mentioned to you (as unlawful). So, shun the loathsome evil of idol-worship and shun all words of falsehood (never say or consider or legislate anything contrary to revealed commandments concerning the lawful and the unlawful),

10 Amatul Rahman Omar

That is (the purpose behind the construction of the House), so he who honours the things declared sacred by Allâh (will find that) it is good for him in the sight of his Lord. And (remember that) all the cattle are made lawful to you except those already mentioned to you (as unlawful in the Qur´ân). And abstain from unclean practice of idolatry and shun false speech.

11 English Literal

That and who magnifies/makes great God`s ordered prohibitions, so it is better for him at his Lord, and the camels/livestock is permitted/allowed for you, except what is being read/recited on (to) you, so avoid the obscenity/filth from the idols/idolized statues, and avoid the lie`s/falsehood`s word/opinion and belief .

12 Faridul Haque

So it is; and whoever reveres the sacred things of Allah – that is then a goodness for him in the sight of his Lord; the inarticulate animals are lawful to you except those the forbidding of which is recited to you, therefore shun the filth of idols, and avoid false speech.

13 Hamid S. Aziz

Then let them make an end of their self-neglect, and let them pay their vows and go around the ancient House.

14 Hilali & Khan

That (Manasik prescribed duties of Hajj is the obligation that mankind owes to Allah), and whoever honours the sacred things of Allah, then that is better for him with his Lord. The cattle are lawful to you, except those (that will be) mentioned to you (as exceptions). So shun the abomination (worshipping) of idol, and shun lying speech (false statements)

15 Maulana Mohammad Ali

Then let them accomplish their needful acts of cleansing, and let them fulfil their vows and go round the Ancient House.

16 Mohammad Habib Shakir

That (shall be so); and whoever respects the sacred ordinances of Allah, it is better for him with his Lord; and the cattle are made lawful for you, except that which is recited to you, therefore avoid the uncleanness of the idols and avoid false words,

17 Mohammed Marmaduke William Pickthall

That (is the command). And whoso magnifieth the sacred things of Allah, it will be well for him in the sight of his Lord. The cattle are lawful unto you save that which hath been told you. So shun the filth of idols, and shun lying speech,

18 Muhammad Sarwar

Such are the regulations of hajj. To respect the prohibitions of God is a virtuous deed in the sight of one's Lord. Consuming the flesh of certain animals is made lawful for you. Stay away from wickedness, idols, and false words.

19 Qaribullah & Darwish

All that; and whosoever venerates the sacred rites of Allah it shall be better for him with his Lord. The flocks are lawful to you, except that which is recited to you. Therefore, avoid the filth of idols and avoid speaking falsely,

20 Safi-ur-Rahman al-Mubarakpuri

That and whoever honors the sacred things of Allah, then that is better for him with his Lord. The cattle are lawful to you, except those (that will be) mentioned to you. So shun the Rijs of the idols, and shun false speech.

21 Wahiduddin Khan

Such is God's commandment. Whoever honours that which is declared sacred by God may be sure that it counts for good in the sight of his Lord. Livestock is lawful for you, except that which has already been explicitly forbidden. Then shun the abomination of the deities and shun all falsehood.

22 Talal Itani

All that. Whoever venerates the sanctities of God—it is good for him with his Lord. All livestock are permitted to you, except what is recited to you. So stay away from the abomination of idols, and stay away from perjury.

23 Tafsir jalalayn

[That is] that (dhlika, the predicate of an implied subject, in other words; `the matter' or `the affair' is `that which has been mentioned'). And whoever venerates the sacraments of God, namely, those things whose violation is forbidden, that, veneration of them, shall be better for him with his Lord, in the Hereafter. And cattle are lawful for you, to consume, after [their] slaughter, except for that which has been recited to you, as being unlawful, in [the verse]; Forbidden to you is carrion ... [Q. 5;3]. The exceptive clause [above] is a discontinuous one; but it could also be [taken as] continuous, so that the prohibition is of that which has died and so on. So avoid the abomination of idols (mina'l-awthn; min here is explicative [as opposed to partitive], in other words, `[avoid abomination], namely, idols'), and avoid false speech, that is to say, ascribing partners to God in your [uttering of the] talbiya, or [avoid] bearing false witness;

24 Tafseer Ibn Kathir

The Reward for avoiding Sin

Allah says;

ذَلِكَ

Such (is the Pilgrimage);

`This is what We have commanded you to do in the rituals (of Hajj), and this is the great reward that the person who does that will gain.'

وَمَن يُعَظِّمْ حُرُمَاتِ اللَّهِ

and whoever honors the sacred things of Allah,

means, whoever avoids disobeying Him and does not transgress that which is sacred, and regards committing sin as a very serious matter,

فَهُوَ خَيْرٌ لَّهُ عِندَ رَبِّهِ

then that is better for him with his Lord.

means, he will attain much good and a great reward for doing that. Just as the one who does acts of obedience will earn a great reward, so too, the one who avoids sin will earn a great reward.
Cattle are Lawful

Allah says;

وَأُحِلَّتْ لَكُمُ الاْأَنْعَامُ إِلاَّ مَا يُتْلَى عَلَيْكُمْ

The cattle are lawful to you, except those (that will be) mentioned to you.

means, `We have made permissible for you all the An`am (cattle etc.),' and Allah has not instituted things like Bahirah or a Sa'ibah or a Wasilah or a Ham.

إِلاَّ مَا يُتْلَى عَلَيْكُمْ

except those mentioned to you.

the prohibition of;
Al-Maytah,

blood,

the flesh of swine,

and that on which Allah's Name has not been mentioned while slaughtering (that which has been slaughtered as a sacrifice for others than Allah, or has been slaughtered for idols)

and that which has been killed by strangling, or by a violent blow, or by a headlong fall, or by the goring of horns --

and that which has been (partly) eaten by a wild animal -- unless you are able to slaughter it (before its death) -

and that which is sacrificed (slaughtered) on An-Nusub.

This was the view of Ibn Jarir, who recorded it from Qatadah.
The Command to shun Shirk and Lying

Allah says;

فَاجْتَنِبُوا الرِّجْسَ مِنَ الاْاَوْثَانِ وَاجْتَنِبُوا قَوْلَ الزُّورِ



So shun the Rijis of the idols, and shun false speech.

From this it is clear what Ar-Rijs means, i.e., avoid the abomination, which means idols. Shirk is mentioned in conjunction with false speech, as in the Ayah;

قُلْ إِنَّمَا حَرَّمَ رَبِّيَ الْفَوَحِشَ مَا ظَهَرَ مِنْهَا وَمَا بَطَنَ وَالاِثْمَ وَالْبَغْىَ بِغَيْرِ الْحَقِّ وَأَن تُشْرِكُواْ بِاللَّهِ مَا لَمْ يُنَزِّلْ بِهِ سُلْطَـناً وَأَن تَقُولُواْ عَلَى اللَّهِ مَا لَا تَعْلَمُونَ


Say;"(But) the things that my Lord has indeed forbidden are;
Al-Fawahish (immoral sins) whether committed openly or secretly,

sins (of all kinds),

unrighteous oppression,

joining partners with Allah for which He has given no authority, and

saying things about Allah of which you have no knowledge". (7;33)

This includes bearing false witness.
In the Two Sahihs it was reported from Abu Bakrah that the Messenger of Allah said;

أَلَا أُنَبِّــيُكُمْ بِأَكْبَرِ الْكَبَايِرِ

Shall I not tell you about the worst of major sins?

We said, "Yes, O Messenger of Allah."

He said;

الاِْشْرَاكُ بِاللهِ وَعُقُوقُ الْوَالِدَيْنِ


.


;

أَلَا وَقَوْلُ الزُّورِ أَلَا وَشَهَادَةُ الزُّور

and indeed giving false statements, and indeed bearing false witness...

and he kept on repeating it until we wished that he would stop."

Imam Ahmad recorded that Khuraym bin Fatik Al-Asadi said,

"The Messenger of Allah prayed As-Subh (Al-Fajr), and when he had finished, he stood up and said;

عَدَلَتْ شَهَادَةُ الزُّورِ الاِْشْرَاكَ بِاللهِ عَزَّ وَجَل

Bearing false witness is on a par with the association of others with Allah.

Then he recited this Ayah;

فَاجْتَنِبُوا الرِّجْسَ مِنَ الاْاَوْثَانِ وَاجْتَنِبُوا قَوْلَ الزُّورِ



حُنَفَاء لِلَّهِ غَيْرَ مُشْرِكِينَ بِهِ

So shun the Rijs of the idols, and shun lying speech. Hunafa' Lillah, not associating partners unto Him;

Allah says