“There is not an animal on earth, nor a bird that flies on its wings, but they are communities like you…” (Quran 6:38)
Recently I’ve been hearing a lot of stories about people torturing animals. Its kind of sickening to know people torture them for no reason. Like a group of crazy white boys who tied a cat to a fire hydrant then lit it on fire, the sound of the cat screaming was heard from very far. Meow! that was haram folks.
After i heard the story the first thing that crossed my mind was that God willing they are cursed. How can you be so cruel to watch an animal being tortured for fun. If you have engaged in this practice then obviously you haven’t understood your purpose in life. Yes animals have rights also.
Interestingly enough all the prophets were shepherds, the wisdom behind this is amazing mashallah. The reason why they were shepherds was because it was a transition for them from dealing with animals to humans. Certainly if a person treats an animal with care then they will most likely be gentle to humans also. So why shouldn’t you torture animals?
We know just how important treating animals with gentleness and care can be. Our Prophet Muhammad said “Do not abuse the creation of Allah.” [ Narrated by Abu Dawud and others]
Remember the hadith of the woman who locked up her cat and tortured it, she was sent to hell as a result of her cruelness behavior towards the cat. On the flip side, there was a prostitute who was a believer, and because she helped a dog that was thirsty with her boot Allah gave her Heaven. Mashallah look at how merciful Allah is.
So if your a fan of Micheal Vick and love to watch dogs fight. Think again and don’t follow snoop dogs or dmx’s phatwa. Our beloved Prophet Muhammad forbade inciting animals to fight each other. (Narrated by Abdullah bin Abbas, Musli, Tirmidi and Abu Al darda: recorded in riyad (ref no 28), Hadith No. 1606) oh that was an official hadith chain of transmission!
Before i bounce on you my brothers and sisters, i found a hot gem by Imam Hazrat Ali. He said ” Be like a bee, anything he heats is clean, anything he drops is sweet and any branch he sits upon does not break.” (Maxims of Ali, translated by Al- Halal from Nahj-ul-Balagha (in Arabic)
Feel Me? Wasalaam Yo!