Sunday, September 12, 2010

Hadith of the Prophet on Kindness to Animals

"We were on a journey with the Apostle of God, and he left us for a while. During his absence, we saw a bird called hummara with its two young and took the young ones. The mother bird was circling above us in the air, beating its wings in grief, when the Prophet came back and said: "Who has hurt the FEELINGS of this bird by taking its young? Return them to her."

-Narrated by 'Abd al-Rahman bin 'Abdullah bin Mas'ud