Islam and Animals
Very rarely do you come across an article talking about the importance of animals from an Islamic perspective. By those who don’t understand the significance, Muslims are often accused of being cruel to animals, especially with regard to the sacrifice made on Eid-ul-azha. This is, however, not true. Islam speaks about animals in depth and advocates that kindness and humanity be shown to them. As your writer beautifully illustrated, there are numerous examples when God has sent animals to save the lives of prophets or has asked his people to rescue and protect his other creations. Ironically, the real awareness needs to come from within the global Muslim community that needs to realize that animals are as important as human life and that we are supposed to cherish and protect them.
Rukhsana Babar, Dhaka, Bangladesh