Al-Khail: Horses and virtues of horses and the commands about horses in Islam continuing until the Judgment Day


Horses and virtues of horses,

and the commands about horses in Islam

continuing until the Judgment Day

الخيل وفضلها والوصية بها في الإسلام إلى يوم القيامة

Arrangement by he who seeks

the Mercy and Forgiveness of His Lord  Most Merciful

Abu Salman Deya ud-Deen Eberle

أبو ســـــــلمان ضياء الدين ابرلي

·       Introduction

·       Horses in history

·       Donkeys, mules, camels, cows etc.

·       Al-Khail in Arabic Language, and related terms

·       The virtues of horses in the Quran

·       The virtues of horses in the Sirah and Sunnah

·       Other riding animals, like camels, mules, donkeys, etc

·       Danger of pride and arrogance with horses and camels

·       Horse racing

·       Need of horses etc in times of Jihad

·       Those who were injured or died from falling off a horse, and martyrdom

·       In the latter days, are cars, tanks, and airplanes, like horses?

·       Conclusion

قال الله تعالى

زُيّنَ لِلنّاسِ حُبّ الشّهَوَاتِ مِنَ النّسَاءِ وَالْبَنِينَ وَالْقَنَاطِيرِ الْمُقَنْطَرَةِ مِنَ الذّهَبِ وَالْفِضّةِ وَالْخَيْلِ الْمُسَوّمَةِ وَالأنْعَامِ وَالْحَرْثِ ذَلِكَ مَتَاعُ الْحَيَاةِ الدّنْيَا وَاللّهُ عِنْدَهُ حُسْنُ الْمَآب

قال الله تعالى

وَالْخَيْلَ وَالْبِغَالَ وَالْحَمِيرَ لِتَرْكَبُوهَا وَزِينَةً وَيَخْلُقُ مَا لاَ تَعْلَمُونَ


قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم

” الخيل معقود بنواصيها الخير إلى يوم القيامة ، الأجروالغنيمة.”

رواه مسلم في مسنده الصحيح



قال النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم قال يوم بدر :

“هذا جبريل آخذ برأس فرسه عليه أداة الحرب.”

رواه البخاري في جامعه الصحيح



Man by nature is infatuated by horses and takes considerable pride in the beauty, power, wealth, horsemanship and chivalry associated with them. Anyone who has ridden as a small child with his father, like I have, will never forget the exhilaration of those first rides. Horses, camels, mules and donkeys were man’s major form of land transportation, indispensable in peace and war until the industrial revolution and invention of modern machinery and combustion engines. Has that abrogated their usefulness except in games and sport? By no means! In many parts of the world horses remain essential and by all indication they will remain so until the Last Days.


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