Some cattle are for burden and some for food
Lesson # 798 From the Noble Quran
Surah ‘Al-‘An-‘aam (Cattle) – Chapter – 6)–Stage - 2
Verses –142 & 143a of 165, Section – 17 of 20 (Part - 8)
In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful
Allah Almighty created the quadruped animals also for the humankind, out of which some animals are useful for conveying the load and bearing the burden. These types of animals are tall in height, whereas some animals like cattle have a little height. You should eat the meat of those cattle, of which is eaten and drink the milk of those animals, of which is drunk.
Allah Almighty commanded His Messenger (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon Him): Ask the idolaters! That which you make some cattle forbidden or legal to eat in the name of idols, tell about them! Wherever has Allah Almighty commanded to do so?
There are (grace, glory, blessings and peace be upon Him) now: whether Allah Almighty has forbidden the male from them or female or those which their bellies contain? What the right you have to make any of those cattle forbidden or lawful to eat, if He has not commanded so?