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Getting rid of ants and insect Islamic way?

In summer days my house inhabits a lot of ants.I searched for a anti insect drug but they told me that there is no drug that gets rid of ants without killing. I don't want to make a sin what do I ...
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Is there any punishments prescribed for cruelty towards animals?

If someone mistreats their animals or pets, is that punishable?
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Is giving catnip to a cat halal?

Is it cruel to give a cat catnip? Cats go after the herb by themselves, but too much can make them aggressive. Would it be considered halal or haram to give a cat catnip?
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Wearing animal hair or skin during salat?

I heard that if even a single hair of a Carnivore animal(even a cat) or one died in a Haram way be on your clothes; it will make your Salat not acceptable, any confirmation with references please?
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Is white sugar haram due to containing animal bone?

White sugar contains animal bone which is responsible for the white color. That bone may not be a halal (if the animal may be killed as per the Islamic law). So is sugar haram or halal?
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Is there anything in Islam about homosexuality in animals?

I am a biologist working with different animal species, especially social species, who usually have homosexual behaviors--for example, to show social status or to raise one's offspring together. I am ...
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Does a large number of insects (black ants) around and on the grave have any significance?

Please clarify a concern I have developed after visiting my mother's grave. She passed recently and after visiting her grave recently I noticed an abnormally high amount of ants around it and on the ...
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What is the vision on Zoos according to Islam?

What is the view of Islam on Zoos, Aquariums and similar places? Can we go there or looking at suffering will be taking as a sin?
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Why are Muslims allowed to eat camels but not horses?

I've been told that Muslims are allowed to eat camels but we're not allowed to eat horses. Why? I thought the reason why they couldn't eat horses was to do with the fact that people use them as a ...
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Does خنزير الماء (or literally pig of the sea) in this statement or fatwa really refers to a Capyabra?

In his explanation of the hadith (on sea food and sea water): "lts water is pure, and its dead creatures are halal." (Sources: al-Muwatta' 1 & 2, sunan ibn Majah 1, 2, 3, 4, sunan abi Dawod, ...
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Prohibition of Animal Fights in Islam

Most of the times, I came across the festivals held for animals/birds fighting. These festivals are also held in Muslims countries across the world, so I wonder if Islam specifically allows or forbids ...
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What evidences are there for considering leather of pig najis?

I recall when taking matn abi Shuja' متن أبي شجاع (also called matn al-Ghaya wa-taqreeb متن الغاية والتقريب) in Shafi'i fiqh that the Shafi'i (and apparently the Hanbalis too) consider swine or pig ...
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why jackal howls when Azan is reciting?

I always hear that whenever there is Azan being recited, specially at night, the jackals start howling. Why jackal howls when Azan is being recited?
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What happens to animals after they die according to Islam?

I would like to know if there is any Islamic evidence on the fate of animals after they die.
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Concept of life in exchange of life in Islam

His life was at stake, then by Allah's permission, he was saved. Now he wants to sacrifice animal to please Allah because he believes it is recommended in Islam to sacrifice a life in exchange of the ...
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Are lions mentioned in the Qur'an or any other Islamic source, and if so, are they positively mentioned?

I have always found lions to be a majestic creature, very powerful and brave. In many Islamic countries lions seem to be respected too (For example; the nickname of the Iraqi football team is '...
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Do animals have a religion?

Are humans the only living creature that have a religion or do animals have a religon? Is it wrong to say an animal is muslim?
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Do animals have souls?

I was talking to my Muslim friend the other day and he informed me that the Quran teaches that animals do not have souls and they are only tools here for human's to use. If that is true then how come ...
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Coping with translating the Qur'an into Chinese and Chinese characters (hanzi) which are caricatures of animals?

Some Chinese characters (汉字, hànzǐ) are derived from caricatures of animals. The most famous one is for horse (马, mă); see below. Others include man (人, rén) and bird (鸟, niǎo). (Others derived in ...
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Will a muslim be punished if he feeds a dog?

Assalam o Alaikum, I am an ardent animal lover. I have a few stray dogs outside my house whom i feed everyday, and they stay outside my premises. my neighbours have started stoning the poor creatures ...
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What type of animal is preferable to sacrifice for Eid Adha?

What type of animal is preferable to sacrifice for Eid Adha? Is there any specific preference for a particular type of animal? Is there any hadith which says that this or that animal is preferable to ...
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Is feeding a stray dog an act of sadaqah? Are the ahadith that relate to this authentic?

I know about a hadith that says feeding the hungry is sadaqah. So I feed the stray dogs. Please let me know if it is an act of sadaqah. Also, I heard a few more hadith like, feeding the dogs will ...
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What is the Islamic way of killing a rat?

It may sounds stupid, but now comes to a point that, certain way of killing rat is rather... very inhumane (at least looks like), for example, those traditional flipping traps. But now people call ...
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Is killing a bee haram?

A huge bee came to my bathroom while I was brushing my teeth and was buzzing around, and in panic/due to my fear of such insects I killed it. Would this be considered haram in this scenario? I feel ...
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If beauty/grooming/health products are tested on animals, are they haram?

Many products nowadays use animal testing to determine the quality and effects of the product, or even whether or not it is safe for human use. This is especially prevalent with beauty and health ...
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Do animals have souls? If they do is killing them a major sin? [duplicate]

Do animals have souls because one of the major sins that doom one to Hell is killing a soul. The Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) said: “Avoid the seven sins that doom a person to Hell.” We said: What are ...
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What does Qu'ran 2:65 mean when it says 'Be apes, despised'?

Quran 2:65: وَلَقَدۡ عَلِمۡتُمُ الَّذِيۡنَ اعۡتَدَوۡا مِنۡكُمۡ فِىۡ السَّبۡتِ فَقُلۡنَا لَهُمۡ كُوۡنُوۡا قِرَدَةً خَاسِـِٔـيۡنَ ​ۚ‏ And you had already known about those who transgressed ...
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Why is killing and eating certain animals allowed when we have enough supply of vegetarian food? [closed]

Why is killing and eating certain animals allowed when we have enough supply of vegetarian food? I agree that in desert area absence of vegetation and agriculture makes eating livestocks a necessary ...
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Do animals go to heaven?

According to the Quran or holy scriptures, is it made clear that animals go to heaven or not? As an aside, does the definition include insects?
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Can we kill those animals which can be harmful for us?

Can we kill those animals which can be harmful for us like Scorpion etc. Does Islam give us permission for this?
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Are there any disbelievers among the animals?

Are there anyone who doesn't believe in Allaah or denies his worship or remembrance among the animal kingdom?
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Is a skin care product containing donkey milk halal?

I found out that an ingredient in my cleansing balm is donkey milk. Is it halal to use for Muslims?
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Will Azrael himself get the souls of animals? (To die)

As probably many of you know, Azrael (عزرائیل) has been appointed as the responsible angel who gets the souls of humans at the time of their life (when dying). But I was wondering if he (Azrael) is ...
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What is the name of the snake which cause blindess?

According to hadith Muhammad (PBUH) asked us to kill the snake with two white lines on it's back. Narrated 'Aisha: The Prophet said, "Kill the snake with two white lines on its back, for it ...
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Does Making And Or Selling Fishing Lures Haram?

Assalaamu'alaikum, I've read about imitating the creation of Allaah is haram. Does making lures like these is considered as imitating the creation of Allaah and is haram?
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Eww, a bug. Squish! Wait, should I have not done that? [duplicate]

Question: Is it okay to kill bugs (e.g. spiders, mosquitoes)? And under what circumstances? (Image source: http://www.think-deep.org/values/treatment-of-animals-according-to-prophet-of-islam) I ...
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What are the conditions that allow killing animals out of self-defense?

Dear brothers and sisters My question regards the type of animals that at first glance don't cause any fatal harm to a human being So, I wondered for a while if it is allowed to kill mosquitoes who ...
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Do animals know their Lord, Allah?

I have heard many people say that animals know about thier God, Allah, yet I have never heard a Quranic verse or hadis regarding this. Can someone please mention a reference for this. Besides, ...
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How Prophet Noah (AS) manages the animals on the ark?

Assalam O Alaikum! I'm very keen to know how Prophet Noah (AS) manages the animals on his ark? Because the lion's fitra (Nature) is kind of beast animal so he can harm humans or animals like goats ...
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Can animals see the angels and jinn and hear the cries of the dead?

I recently heard a Sunni hadith that said roosters can see the angels at the time of fajar and that is why they make that sound of theirs. And also donkeys cry when they see jinn or the shaithan. I ...
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Hen voice linked to seeing of Angel?

I have heard that when a donkey cry, it's bad and when hen make sound like it does, it sees a angel? Furthermore it was told that it was told by prophet Muhammad (PUBH). Also I heard that whenever the ...
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Why slaughtering of animals is not considered as cruel as opposed to what vegetarians think?

Vegetarians think that killing animal for our own comfort is cruel because we can live even without eating meat then why to kill animals. They are also living creatures as we and killing them is ...
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Is it okay to eat meat from big industrial farms where animals are treated very poorly?

The animals in big industrial farms are treated very poorly. What is the Islamic view on this area, and is it OK to eat these products?
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Is stomach of animal (Ojri) halal or haraam in islam? [closed]

i need information about that animal stomach. Are we allowed to eat foods such as (stomach) or the brain or testicle’s of a Goat/Sheep?
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Which animals are recommended to be kept at home? (Shia view)

As much as I know/researched, there does seem to be a kind of animals who ought not to be kept at home, on the the other hand, according to my study, if I'm not mistaken, there are some animals whose ...
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Is it haram to even mention “pig”?

Okay, so I was about to learn a new computer tool which might be one of the major things I would be working on in my future career course. The name of the tool is "PIG". What is Pig? As I was just ...
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What is the significance of slitting the ears of cattle in Qur'an 4:119?

And I will mislead them, and I will arouse in them [sinful] desires, and I will command them so they will slit the ears of cattle, and I will command them so they will change the creation of Allah." ...
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Ants making my life miserable can I kill them [duplicate]

Like in title said my life become miserable because of they come to my bed every time. Sometimes when sleep I weak I find a lot of ants bitting my face and head. I become so angry that I want to kill ...
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Is there a reason for sacrificing a ram of a certain color and color around the eyes?

Going through hadiths where Muhammad SAW sacrificed an animal, I noticed that there is a similar description or pattern about the type of animal he SAW used to sacrifice. My question is: is there a ...
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Do hens crowing indicate seeing an angel?

In my house there are many chickens, and we used to hear the chicken crow many times in a day. Does this means that our chickens have seen angels that many times a day? A relevant hadith is: Abu ...