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Animal Life

(5,587 words)

Author(s): Eisenstein, Herbert
The references to fauna in the Qurʾān. There are more than two hundred passages in the Qurʾān dealing with animals and six sūras bear the names of animals as titles ( q 2 The Cow [Sūrat al-Baqara]; q 6 The Herding Animals [Sūrat al-Anʿām]; q 16 The Bee [Sūrat al-Naḥl]; q 27 The Ant [Sūrat al-Naml]; q 29 The Spider [Sūrat al-ʿAnkabūt]; q 105 The Elephant ¶ [Sūrat al-Fīl]). Nevertheless, animal life is not a predominant theme in the Qurʾān. Animal species The common Arabic word for “animal” ḥayawān (lit. life) occurs only once in the Qurʾān ( q 29:64) and actually does not refer to an animal, …

Moth

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Cattle

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Cow

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Bee

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Serpent

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Donkey

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Lion

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Horse

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Ant

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Sheep

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Bovines

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Biosphere

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Snake

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Pig

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Quails

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Hoopoe

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Elephant

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Mule

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Birds

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