Sadiq and the Pet Problem
Quran Aya about animals
The Quran tells us that animals have communities just like we do
“There is not an animal that lives on the earth, nor a being that flies on its wings, but they form communities like you. Nothing have we omitted from the Book, and they all shall be gathered to their Lord in the end” (Quran 6:38).
Hadith about kindness to animals:
“Whoever is kind to the creatures of God is kind to himself.” (Hadith: Bukhari) “There is none amongst the Muslims, who plants a tree or sows seeds, and then a bird, or a person or an animals eats from it, but is regarded as a charitable gift for him”(Hadith: Bukhari)
“Whoever kills a sparrow or anything bigger than that without a just cause, Allah will hold him accountable on the Day of Judgment.“
The listeners asked, “O Messenger of Allah, what is a just cause?”
He replied, “That he will kill it to eat, not simply to chop off its head and then throw it away.” (An–Nasa’i)
“Fear Allah in your treatment of animals.” (Abu Dawud)
One of Prophet Muhammad’s Companions narrates,
“We were on a journey and during the Prophet’s absence, we saw a bird with its two chicks; we took them. The mother bird was circling above us in the air, beating its wings in grief.
When Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) returned he said,
“Who has distressed this bird by taking its chicks? Return them to her.” (Abu Dawud and Authenticated by Al-Albani)