ANIMAL RIGHTS IN ISLAM: 22:26-37

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EXCERPT OF TAFSEER by Dr Farhat Hashmi FROM: 22: 25-37 Surah Hajj:

And (remember) when We prepared for Abraham the place of the (holy) House, saying: Ascribe thou no thing as partner unto Me, and purify My House for those who make the round (thereof) and those who stand and those who bow and make prostration. (26) And proclaim unto mankind the pilgrimage. They will come unto thee on foot and on every lean camel; they will come from every deep ravine, (27) That they may witness things that are of benefit to them, and mention the name of Allah on appointed days over the beast of cattle that He hath bestowed upon them. Then eat thereof and feed therewith the poor unfortunate. (28) Then let them make an end of their unkemptness and pay their vows and go around the ancient House. (29) That (is the command). And whoso magnifieth the sacred things of Allah, it will be well for him in the sight of his Lord. The cattle are lawful unto you save that which hath been told you. So shun the filth of idols, and shun lying speech, (30) Turning unto Allah (only), not ascribing partners unto Him; for whoso ascribeth partners unto Allah, it is as if he had fallen from the sky and the birds had snatched him or the wind had blown him to a far-off place. (31) That (is the command). And whoso magnifieth the offerings consecrated to Allah, it surely is from devotion of the hearts, (32) Therein are benefits for you for an appointed term; and afterward they are brought for sacrifice unto the ancient House. (33) And for every nation have We appointed a ritual, that they may mention the name of Allah over the beast of cattle that He hath given them (for food); and your God is One God, therefor surrender unto Him. And give good tidings (O Muhammad) to the humble, (34) Whose hearts fear when Allah is mentioned, and the patient of whatever may befall them, and those who establish worship and who spend of that We have bestowed on them. (35) And the camels! We have appointed them among the ceremonies of Allah. Therein ye have much good. So mention the name of Allah over them when they are drawn up in lines. Then when their flanks fall (dead), eat thereof and feed the beggar and the suppliant. Thus have We made them subject unto you, that haply ye may give thanks. (36) Their flesh and their blood reach not Allah, but the devotion from you reacheth Him. Thus have We made them subject unto you that ye may magnify Allah that He hath guided you. And give good tidings (O Muhammad) to the good. (37)

In these ayahs are instructions on how to do zabiha (sacrifice for eating purposes) Zabiha should be done mercifully. (Details elsewhere by Prophet Muhammad pbuh))

Do not kill animals by setting them on fire. The fire of Jahannum (hell) can only be awarded by Allah Subhanawataala.

2 thoughts on “ANIMAL RIGHTS IN ISLAM: 22:26-37

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  2. Salam alaikum,

    sorry, I know I’m stalking your blog a lot šŸ™‚
    it’s just that yours is very informative, mashaAllah
    I want to ask you, if there is any explanation about treating pets.
    I heard that Rasulullah salallahu alaihi wasalam loves cats, too?

    looking forward for response.
    thank you

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