Egypt’s Dar Al Iftaa, as part of its on-going awareness campaigns, has warned against abusing animals, particulary by depriving them of food and water.
Dar Al Iftaa explained on its official Facebook page, saying: “The Prophet, peace be upon him, told that torturing and ill-treating an animal, or preventing it from eating and drinking until it dies, is a reason for entering Hellfire.
Dar Al Iftaa added: “The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said: ‘A woman was punished due to a cat she had imprisoned until it died, so she entered the Hellfire. She did not give it food or water while it was imprisoned, neither did she set it free to eat from the vermin of the earth.’”
“The Prophet, peace be upon him, advised us to have mercy on the ignorant with our knowledge, the poor with our money, the old with our reverence, the young with our compassion, the disobedient with our supplication, and the animals with our. kindness. The closest people to God’s mercy are the most merciful of them with His creation. So whoever has a lot of compassion for His creation and mercy on His servants, God will have mercy on them and admit them into [paradise],” it concluded.