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ISLAM’S VIEW OF ANIMAL RIGHTS 

We must fear Allah (SWT) on how we treat animals. As it is time for Qurbani and sacrifice we still must use the same care and compassion.We must make sure they are slaughtered in a way that does not cause pain or distress.

Islam promotes the same rights to justice and compassionate treatment for animals as it does for people. Animals shouldn’t be mistreated or ignored. According to what Allah has revealed to us, animals belong to communities just like people do and have similar rights. 

Allah (SWT) stated: 

No animal or bird that uses its wings to fly is anything other than a community like you. 

Surah al-An’am 6:38: They are similar to you in that Allah the Exalted created them, takes care of them, and provides for them and settles disputes fairly. As a result, you shouldn’t mistreat them or go beyond the bounds of your authority. 

 Qur’an 6:38 

We are accountable for our actions toward animals in the same ways that we are accountable for our actions toward other people. 

Allah will reinstate the rights of all creatures, including animals, on the Day of Judgment. If we had infringed an animal’s rights in the physical world, Allah would have taken vengeance for them in the afterlife.

لَتُؤَدُّنَّ الْحُقُوقَ إِلَى أَهْلِهَا يَوْمَ الْقِيَامَةِ حَتَّى يُقَادَ لِلشَّاةِ الْجَلْحَاءِ مِنْ الشَّاةِ الْقَرْنَاءِ

The rights of everyone will be restored on the Day of Resurrection until justice is fulfilled, even between the hornless sheep and the horned sheep.

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