Shaitan’s Resolve To Cut Ear’s of Cattle

When Shaitan , for his disobedience was thrown out of paradise, he declared his mission  to astray the human beings and to make them cut the ear’s of their cattle. What is the significance of cutting the ears, that he swore in presence of God? Yes it has a great significance.

Background Of Enmity

Shaitan’s (also referred to as Satan) enmity with man started when Allah (SWT) created the first man, Prophet  Adam (alaihis salaam). Allah says in the Holy Quran:

And (remember) when We told the angels, “Before Adam prostrate yourselves”

Except Iblees, they all prostrated themselves

He was one of those invisible beings

But then he turned away from his lord’s sayings

Will you then take him and his offsprings as your friend, instead of Me

Although they are your enemy

The exchange by those doing evil

Is very evil

00-shaitanQuran (18-50)

We told angels, “To Adam, bow yourselves”

So they bowed themselves

Except Iblees, he refused and waxed in pride

And joined those, truth who denied

Quran (2-34)

Satan’s arrogance – reinforced by his false logic, and jealousy – prevented him from obeying Allah’s command.

The subsequent dialog stated in the Quran is as follows:

  (Allah) said: “Then, get out from here, for verily, you are Rajeem (an outcast or a cursed one).” (Tafseer At-Tabaree).

  “And verily, the curse shall be upon you till the Day of Recompense (i.e. the Day of Resurrection)” (Quran, al-Hijr: 34 – 35). 

When Iblees was certain that he was doomed, he resolved to mislead whomever he could from the slaves of Allah, so that they would be with him in Hell. The following ayah speaks about Shaytan’s determination and commitment with respect to his plans to deviate mankind. Speaking to Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala, Shaytan laysout his mission of human destruction.

Quran (4-119)I shall make them walk on path wrong

And with vain desires, shall make them throng

 They shall cut-off ears of cattle on my command

They shall alter Allah’s creations on my demand

Instead of Allah, who so takes Satan for an ally

Has clearly suffered a loss very high


The Pagan Concept of Cutting Cattle Ear.

Shaitan stated:  وَلاّمُرَنَّهُمْفَلَيُبَتِّكُنَّءَاذَانَالاٌّنْعَـمِ

They shall cut-off ears of cattle on my command

The word yubattikunna is from the root letters ba-ta-kaf and it means to severe or cut, pluck out, part/portion/piece severed, very sharp, cutting much/keenly.

shaitan-cut earWhat is meant by cutting the ears of cattle? In the pre-Islamic Arabia, the pagans used to cut the ears of cattle as a mark of dedicating the animal to the idols. Now nobody could ride this animal, if the animal entered someone’s farm or house one couldn’t stop it. If the animal drank or ate someone’s provision nobody could do anything. Similarly, it was not allowed to be slaughtered.

They were not only torturing the animal, but themselves too. Who inspired them to do this? The Shaitan. It also means people will become superstitious and innovate weird things in deen. In doing so, they will go to extremes and adopt things which are not part of Islam and were never taught by Rasoolullah sallAllahu aalyhi wa sallam. For example, today people take cattle to be their god. A cow is a deity for them. It was true in the days of Pharaoh, and these days Hindus give cows that status. People sacrifice cattle in the name of someone other than Allah.

Concept of Modern Science

DNA The whole concept is regarding the knowledge and alterations of DNA. (For More details on DNA, please click here).

 A report by the German Federal Agricultural Research Center provides the following information:
The tissue collection phase is short and simple. Once an animal has been located and restrained, a tissue sample like an ear clipping can be collected within seconds. Furthermore, somatic cells can be collected from all species. … For cattle, pigs, sheep, goats, camelids and llamas, a unified and identical procedure can be used by obtaining a tissue sample from the ear using notchers which are also used for setting earmarks… Clearly, for all species lymphocytes could be used, but somatic cells from ear clippings will be much easier to obtain and are therefore preferable. 


Some reports concerning organisms cloned by taking samples from ear tissue include:

  • According to a report by Reuters dated 1 May, 2002, a research veterinarian at the University of Sao Paolo in Brazil, Jose Visintin, produced cloned embryos for the first time in the country by using cells taken from the ear of an adult cow.
  • According to a BBC report, South Korean scientists cloned a dog called Snuppy from cells taken from a 3-year-old Afghan hound. Researchers at the Seoul National University extracted genetic material from the cells taken from the ear and placed it into an empty egg cell. An embryo was then obtained by stimulating the cell to divide.
  • Another BBC report said that a new clone had been produced using ear cells from an adult cow in research carried out by Dr. Jean-Paul Renard et al. at the Institute National de la Recherche Agronomique in France.
  • According to information of the official Human Genome Project website, in February 2002, scientists from the Advanced Cell Technologies (ACT) biotechnology company carried out experiments on cloning a cow embryo using the skin cell of the donor cow’s ear.
  • A report by Associated Press, dated 24 January, 2000, announced that Japanese scientists had cloned the clone of a bull for the first time. In the re-cloning, skin tissue samples from the first generation cloned bull’s ear were taken when it was four months old. These cells were then fused with an unfertilized egg from which the nucleus had been removed.

When we hear of cloning successes, we learn about only the few attempts that worked. What we don’t see are the many, many cloning experiments that failed! And even in the successful clones, problems tend to arise later, during the animal’s development to adulthood.

Some Future Plans about DNA Alterations

In many laboratories of the western advanced countries, and in the book – God, Ethics and the Human Genome: Theological, Legal and Scientific Perspectives  edited by Mark Bratton, it is stated that a genome (part of DNA) has been discovered which states and almost compels a man to know and accept the existence of God. This is making many atheist scientist to accept the existence of God. There are many who want that this “God genome” be removed from human beings , for those who are deep in faith, also has a tendency to disobey many laws of the government. SO the state will be better functioning , if people are faithless. —AN Agenda exactly what the shaitan would like to implement.

The way that changes in the creation of living things are referred to in the Qur’an and the expression “cutting off cattle’s ears,” at a time when no branches of science such as genetics or embryology existed, shows that the Qur’an has come down from the Sight of our Lord, Allah, Who is unfettered by time. We are also told at the end of the verse that these people will be disappointed when they alter what Allah has created. The verse may therefore be indicating that cloning will give rise to various problems for human beings. (Allah knows the truth.)

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