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Root: ك ل ب

Parable of Sled-Dog for a religious scholar

Words from this Root in the Grand Qur'aan:

a) Total occurrences: 6

b) No of constructions: 4

The basic perception infolded in the Root, in the words of Ibne Faris [died 1005] is:

 الكاف واللام والباء أصلٌ واحد صحيح يدلُّ على تَعلُّق الشَّيء بالشَّيء في شِدَّة وشدَّة جَذْب. من ذلك الكَلْب، وهو معروف، والجمع كِلابٌ وكَليب. والكَلاَّب

That it leads to the perception of relation of a thing with another in a manner of acuity, rigidity and attraction, drawing, or engaging. The well known word, "the dog" is from this Root. Grand Qur'aan has used this Root only to refer to the well known animal, i.e. dog, and hunter.

  • Thereat, because of hardened attitude for his vested interests, facts lost relevance for him: his similarity-equation was like that peculiar: sled dog: should you subject him to physically carry weight upon him; he would pant; or should you relieve him even then he would pant. [Refer 7:176]

: It is a definite noun referring to specific dog; identified and its peculiarity explained in the following clause. : It is an Imperfect Verb; Second person; Singular; masculine; Mood: Jussive; from Verbal Noun حِمْلٌ which signifies physical, visible carriage of load, unlike the other Verbal Noun حَمْلٌ denoting hidden carriage of load, pregnancy.

On subjecting to lift load his reaction is that he: pants, suffers fatigue and tiredness. However, he does the same thing when is relieved of load and fatigue.

This is an informative statement-a proposition that if the dog is treated as beast of burden and is subjected to carry a load he would pant. Therefore, it was understandable even to those people in time-line who did not know that certain dogs are used as beast of burden in some areas of the world. The Grand Qur'aan was providing to the Arabs of Hijaz-desert people information relating to the entire Globe; that was soon  to become like a Village for humanity.

One reason that causes the dog to pant is the stress, exercise and fatigue. However, the act of panting is there in normal situation also without subjecting him to burdensome obligations. The dog pants to "cool" himself, have feel of comfort. As a part of its cooling system, the dog cools its body by cooling the fluids in its mouth by providing a steady stream of air against the tongue. This cools the blood vessels in the dog's head area. Although a dog's body does have sweat glands located on the pads on a dog's feet and ears, the dog's body is cooled off mainly through its tongue.

  • And you the Messenger [Sal'lallaa'hoalaih'wa'salam] relay unto them the incident of certain man whom We had given the knowledge of Our Aa'ya'at: Verbal passages of  the Book; thereafter, he purposely detracted away from them.

  • Resultantly, Shai'taan/Satan overtook him; thenceforth, he lived the life of transgressors overstepping the restraints and bounds. [7:175]

  • And had We decided We would have indeed elevated-intellectualized him with these; but for the reason that he incessantly inclined towards the worldly interests and followed his desires and conjectures. [Refer 7:176]

Please keep these facts in mind about the Sled-Dog and also that all animals prostrate to Allah the Exalted. Therefore, its mention is not for ridicule or diminutive. This incidence is quoted for a purpose. Let us ponder objectively; about the psychology and behaviour of apparently a learned-knowledgeable-religious mentor for whom this parable has been brought to our notice, to recognize and distance ourselves away from him, if such a person exists/existed in our vicinity/area.


  • Therefore, you the Messenger [Sal'lallaa'hoalaih'wa'salam] narrate this episode in these words so that they might objectively reflect. [Refer 7:176]


Sled Dog: working dog used for pulling people or loads over snow and ice.

Sled dogs carrying load and panting

Sled dog-relieved of load but still panting



Noun: Definite, singular; masculine; genitive. (1)7:176=1

                                                                                                                 اسم:معرفہ باللام-مجرور- واحد مذكر 


Possessive Phrase: Noun: Definite; singular; masculine; nominative + Possessive pronoun: Third person; plural; masculine; in genitive state  (1)18:18=1

                         الإِضَافَةُُ-اسم: مرفوع- واحد مذكر/مضافضمير متصل-جمع  مذكر غائب في محل جر-مضاف إليه


Possessive Phrase: Noun: Definite; singular; masculine; nominative + Possessive pronoun: Third person; plural; masculine; in genitive state (1)18:22(2) 18:22(3)18:22=3الإِضَافَةُُ-اسم: مرفوع- واحد مذكر/مضافضمير متصل-جمع  مذكر غائب في محل جر-مضاف إليه


Active Participle: Indefinite; Sound plural; Masculine; Genitive; (1)  5:04=1                                                                                                         اسم فاعل: مجرور-جمع سالم مذكر


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