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Dear all, I believe in destiny and that whatever happens in our life is our (Qadar) However, God is just and we either be rewarded or punished. If we suffer pain and we do not lose our Iman (belief) we get rewarded and God makes it up to us either in life or in akhera. But my question is what happens in the same case regarding animals? why do they get abused and tortured and eventually die. Why do they have to go through that pain. I'm writing this because I just read an article about someone tortured and killed kittens in front of their mum and the mum cat was licking the kittens and crying in hope of reviving them. How do they get rewarded or compensated? I had this question in mind years ago and I am still looking for a religious answer to feel better about it. It makes me very sad to see animals suffer and what happens? I try to reconcile myself and hope that God doesn't make them suffer the physical pain at least but I know that's not true because you still hear them crying. Someone please answer my question. Thanks

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edited Apr 26 '12 at 14:48 NesreenA ♦ 219722 NesreenA's gravatar image

I heard this from a sheik but i can't explain it clearly. The sheik said during the time of prophet. There was a prostitute who is passing by a well and she saw a dog standing near the well and looking inside the well, the prostitute noticed that the dog was feeling thristy so she pulled out fresh water and gave it to the dog. When this prostitute died she entered paradise. there is another lady who had a cat, the cat did something. She punished the cat and locked it up untill the cat died. After her death she entered hell fire. This is true but i forgot the source and how the mallam explains it. I pray Allah forgive me if i make mistake and any body can correct me if i make a mistake.

answered 18222343 Ahmed%20sallauddeen's gravatar image
edited Mar 12 '12 at 18:26 NesreenA ♦ 219722 NesreenA's gravatar image

This is true, Even when Prophet Mohammad entered his garden once and saw a cat sitting on his robe feeding her kittens. He cut of the sleeve of his robe which was under the kittens and left it there for them.

(Mar 13 '12 at 02:50) Dima Dima's gravatar image

Animals are property, they do not have a spirit. That does not mean they should be treated cruely, they are here to serve man.

answered 43621 Athanasius's gravatar image

This is a different issue. I eat meet and I know that God created animals to serve us but God also (awsa beha) which means we have to treat them tenderly.

(Mar 13 '12 at 02:48) Dima Dima's gravatar image


Everything that exist in the world was created for our purposes and everything has it is role to play for our benefit just like Allah says, [And [He has subjected] whatever He multiplied for you on the earth of varying colors. Indeed in that is a sign for a people who remember] [16 v13] and for us to understand a bit better lets see what Allah means, [And He has subjected for you the night and day and the sun and moon, and the stars are subjected by His command. Indeed in that are signs for a people who reason] [16 v12] Allah here is telling us that the creation of the sun, the moon and the stars are been created for us and we can the benefit in them, the same way that these creation of the sun,moon and stars are for us, so too the animals just like Allah says,

[And the grazing livestock He has created for you; in them is warmth and [numerous] benefits, and from them you eat] [16 v5] Allah here tells us some of the animals He Has created for us to eat as He Has decreed that we humans can not survive without food, therefore, it is Allah Who chose for us what we would eat and what our bodies needs in order to stay healthy, and some He created for us to use them for our every day life just like Allah says, [And they carry your loads to a land you could not have reached except with difficulty to yourselves. Indeed, your Lord is Kind and Merciful] [16 v7] and also says, [And [He created] the horses, mules and donkeys for you to ride and [as] adornment. And He creates that which you do not know] [16 v8]

The reason why I am mentioning this is to understand the purpose of the animals been and that is a mercy from Allah and a blessing from Allah and shows how Allah cares for us as He made everything easy for us, so for someone who tortures animal and kills them firstly he has rejected the blessing from Allah and has not respected the fact that these animals are here for his purpose, so for this reason whoever does that and dies without repenting to Allah he will meet Allah with anger and punishment as he rejected the signs of Allah and His blessing.

And for the animal to go through this is a test for mankind just like someone would kill someone else but the difference is the Animals will not be punish nor reward in the here after, but rather Allah will judge between the animal and if a weak animal was hurt by a stronger one then the weaker animal will have his rights and get his revenge then Allah will order the whole animal to be a dust and they will become dust, that is why when a disbelievers sees this he will say, [Indeed, We have warned you of a near punishment on the Day when a man will observe what his hands have put forth and the disbeliever will say, "Oh, I wish that I were dust] [78 v40]

answered 4443 caabi's gravatar image

Thank You for your answer. I understand that animals were created for our purpose and that we have to feed from their flesh and use them to ease our life but still God(awsa beha)means asked us to treat them tenderly. Also when animals kill other weaker animals they do not torture them they end their life fast by suffocating them first then eat them and that is nature "subhan Alla". However, Mankind literary torture them to death by causing physical pain. My question is; does the tortured animal by mankind and not by other stronger animals have emotional and physical pain? = Does God allow it?

(Mar 13 '12 at 03:01) Dima Dima's gravatar image

@ahmad sallau

Yes that is an authentic narration its found in bukhari:Volume 4, Book 56, Number 673:

Narrated Abu Huraira:

The Prophet said, "While a dog was going round a well and was about to die of thirst, an Israeli prostitute saw it and took off her shoe and watered it. So Allah forgave her because of that good deed."

answered 219722 NesreenA's gravatar image

God created animal for support human life. but moslem can't eat all type of animal such as pork, lion, aligator n many other beast. why did God create animal which we can't eat? why God create lion (exp*) ???

plx xplain. thx b4

answered 10 azizah's gravatar image

do u think animal dnt deserve to live like us??

answered 10 azizah's gravatar image

human is similiar with herbivore animals according teeth, enzim lativa, habit of eating, etc. but why we must eat meat for celebration idul adha?? eat meat is nt good for health. we can get protein from plants. anyone can give feedback??


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