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why animal rights is rarely or never talked about by our scholars?

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Salam everyone, how are you all? Just like what the title says, I always wondered why our scholars or let's just say a muslim sheikh/scholars talks about the right of animals? I do believe every living things has rights and we (humans) should not abuse anything allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) has created. Every creatures allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) created is here for a reasons. 

 

I see many abused and neglected animals on the streets, I know a small group of people who rescue these animals and help them with medication. Majority of them are abused by children, just imagine what kinds of monsters these children are going to be when they grow up. The issue here when we wanna talk with these children, the parents start attacking us and tell us to leave the kids because they are just playing. In the country where I live, they just made a secret new rule to kill many stray cats and dogs because there are a lot instead of banning purchasing animals and punish people who purchase animals and then throw them on the streets. 

 

What do you all think about this? Should we talk more about animals right or we should just be like one sheikh I know who said dogs are najas and there is other things to do than thinking about animals? 

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Salam our prophets and imams were always talking about treating other creatures with kindness and humanely. As Prophet Suleiman in the holy quran and other examples of animals being given significance. I think as Muslims, especially shia muslims(stories of our imams and how they treated their animals), giving appreciation, thanks, and respect to everything that Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) has created is ingrained in us from a young age, so it is sort of obvious I guess? And then with the quranic stories and hadiths it just kinda becomes an obvious thing. Where as in the west, people treat animals generally unjustly whether as pets or as hunting for fun or zoos etc etc we do not have that in our religious ideology. Even to the point of the animals that we are allowed to kill and eat we must be soooooooooooooooooooooooo careful in that process of halal. We also need to know about these things like dogs are najis etc especially since most of us are living in the west, its more cause they are so overcautious. But sure why not, nothing wrong with talking more about animals rights.

 

Oh sorry, I just realized your situation where you live is a bit different and yes it should be said not to kill the stray cats and dogs it is not in the behavior of a humanbeing let alone a muslim. Just ignore the parents and do what is right. Ofc its those same parents who improperly bring up their children..their children dont know any better and treat the stray animals wrongly...

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11 hours ago, Diaz said:

Salam everyone, how are you all? Just like what the title says, I always wondered why our scholars or let's just say a muslim sheikh/scholars talks about the right of animals? I do believe every living things has rights and we (humans) should not abuse anything allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) has created. Every creatures allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) created is here for a reasons. 

 

I see many abused and neglected animals on the streets, I know a small group of people who rescue these animals and help them with medication. Majority of them are abused by children, just imagine what kinds of monsters these children are going to be when they grow up. The issue here when we wanna talk with these children, the parents start attacking us and tell us to leave the kids because they are just playing. In the country where I live, they just made a secret new rule to kill many stray cats and dogs because there are a lot instead of banning purchasing animals and punish people who purchase animals and then throw them on the streets. 

 

What do you all think about this? Should we talk more about animals right or we should just be like one sheikh I know who said dogs are najas and there is other things to do than thinking about animals? 

:salam:

If we talk about that particular country, I'd rather hear `ulama talk about not eating your neighbor's rizq. Because it's plaguing the society at the moment. 

Then maybe animals. But I agree, treatment of animals is shameful there. 

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1 hour ago, realizm said:

I'd rather hear `ulama talk about not eating your neighbor's rizq. Because it's plaguing the society at the moment. 

Yes, this as well. Or blaming the expats as if we destroyed their country lol 

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