Islam and animals… It is said there was a man reading from the Qur’an to a gr…

Islam and animals…
It is said there was a man reading from the Qur’an to a group of listeners in the desert. A sickly cat walked up to him sat down on the hem of his very precious robe and went to sleep. As evening fell, all were to return to their dwelling places. Silently, the man took a knife, cut off the hem of his robe on which the sick cat still lay sleeping, destroying the finest of robes and left the cat undisturbed.

This man lived the Sunnah of being kind to animals.

Did you know how Abu Hurayrah got his nickname?

The great Sahabi Abu Hurayrah (literally “Father of the Kitten”) was so called because he used to love cats and keep them. He became well known by this name and people forgot his real name, until the scholars disputed concerning his real name and there were nearly thirty different opinions as to what it was. Ibn ‘Abd al-Barr said in al-Isti’ab: “The most correct view is that his name was ‘Abd al-Rahman ibn Sakhr but none of them disputed that he was Abu Hurayrah.”

I’ll treatment of a cat/animal can lead to Hellfire.

📚Narrated Ibn `Umar:
The Prophet (ﷺ) said, “A woman entered the (Hell) Fire because of a cat which she had tied, neither giving it food nor setting it free to eat from the vermin of the earth. ”
[Sahih Bukhari]

While feeding water to a dog became someone’s salvation…

📚 Abu Huraira reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “A prostitute had once been forgiven. She passed by a dog panting near a well. Thirst had nearly killed him, so she took off her sock, tied it to her veil, and drew up some water. Allah forgave her for that.”
[Sahih Bukhari]

🤲 May Allah grant us love and kindness to all of His creations – ameen!

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