- Saheeh International (English)
- Mawlana Fateh Muhammad Jalandhari (Urdu)
The surah that mentions the story of from Heaven that God sent down at the request of the Disciples to be a clear sign to them of the unambiguous truth that Jesus was, indeed, the awaited Messiah and Prophet of God. It takes its name from "the table" (al-māʾidah) mentioned in verse 112 ff. A central theme of this surah is the regulation of lawful and unlawful food, obedience to which is part of the pledge between God and the believers (verse 1ff. and verse 87 ff.). Part of the surah concerns hunting for food during the pilgrimage and respect for the rites of pilgrimage. God had also taken pledges from the Jews and Christians and the section between verse 13 and verse 86 deals with what these two communities did to their pledges, and with their relationships with the Muslims. The passage from verse 109 ff. deals with the afterlife and the verdict of the messengers on the behaviour of their respective communities. Jesus, in particular, is given prominence here: mention is made of the feast for which his disciples asked him to pray to God, which gives the surah its title, and of his renunciation of any claim to divinity.
The surah is also known as: The Feast, The Heavenly Food, The Repast, The Table-spread.
- Mishary bin Rashid Al-Afasy (Arabic)
- Ibrahim Walk (English)
- Shamshad Ali Khan (Urdu)
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With Urdu translation:
Tafsir (Bayanul Quran):
Detailed verse by verse explanation of Quran in Urdu by Late Dr. Israr Ahmad.
٤ - تم سے پوچھتے ہیں کہ کون کون سی چیزیں ان کے لیے حلال ہیں (ان سے) کہہ دو کہ سب پاکیزہ چیزیں تم کو حلال ہیں اور وہ (شکار) بھی حلال ہے جو تمہارے لیے ان شکاری جانوروں نے پکڑا ہو جن کو تم نے سدھا رکھا ہو اور جس (طریق) سے خدا نے تمہیں (شکار کرنا) سکھایا ہے (اس طریق سے) تم نے ان کو سکھایا ہو تو جو شکار وہ تمہارے لئے پکڑ رکھیں اس کو کھا لیا کرو اور (شکاری جانوروں کو چھوڑتے وقت) خدا کا نام لے لیا کرو اور خدا سے ڈرتے رہو۔ بےشک خدا جلد حساب لینے والا ہے .
[5:4] They ask you, [O Muhammad], what has been made lawful for them. Say, "Lawful for you are [all] good foods and [game caught by] what you have trained of hunting animals which you train as Allah has taught you. So eat of what they catch for you, and mention the name of Allah upon it, and fear Allah." Indeed, Allah is swift in account.