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Meet The Man Who Fed Cats and Birds of Al-Aqsa for 30 Years

Meet The Man Who Fed Cats and Birds of Al-Aqsa for 30 Years

Ghassan Refai is an elderly Palestinian man who has fed the cats and birds of Al-Aqsa Mosque for the past 30 years. He’s known there as ‘Abu Huraira,’ which means “father of the kitten.” Cats and birds recognize him and they always follow him once he shows up. He is inspired by the legacy of …

Keeping Pets: Allowed?

Could you please furnish me with a thorough answer on how Islam views caring for pets and keeping them in our houses?

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Do Animals Go to Heaven? Does Islam Protect Them?

Salam Dear Sister, Thank you very much for your question and for contacting Ask About Islam. Thank you also for your care about animals and their fate. Islam Demands Kindness to Animals Let’s agree first that you should not break down because of what happen to animals and their sufferings. Rather, you should work hard to …

Is Animal Testing Ethical?

Asalamu Alaikum, Thank you for contacting About Islam with your question. Dr. Shabir Ally addresses this question in the video below: Transcript: Aisha Khaja: So, Dr. Shabir, the question that we have today is: what does Islam say about testing drugs on animals? Dr. Shabir Ally: And it is a new question in that, you know, in …

Should I Put An Injured Animal Out Of Its Misery?

Asalamu Alaikum, Thank you for contacting About Islam with your question. Dr. Shabir Ally addresses this question in the video below: Transcript: Aisha Khaja: Dr. Shabir, the question today is about mercy. And someone says, they were driving on a country highway, and saw a fawn with at least one back hoof that was severely mangled, …

Can We Keep Dogs As Pets?

Asalamu Alaikum Dear sister,  In fact, your question is very interesting and I really appreciate your posing it, for it will allow me to address many misconceptions.  To start with, I find it very important to make it clear that, while setting rules and codes to govern human affairs, a divine religion like Islam must …



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