Bahirah

Posted on 03/12/2012 by marina

BAHIRAH بحيرة(1.)

A she-camel, she-goat or ewe, which had given birth to a tenth young one. (2.) A she-camel, the mother of which had brought forth ten females consecutively before her.

In these and similar cases, the pagan Arabs observed certain religious ceremonies, such as slitting the animal’s ear &C, all which are forbidden in the Qur’an: “God hath not ordained any Bahirah” (Surah v. 102.)

Based on Hughes, Dictionary of Islam