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Is there anything in Islam about homosexuality in animals?

Cannibalism and other humanely-perceived heinous acts can be found in the animal world. Just because an act can be found in the natural world does not justify humans to act upon it as well. Just ...
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Why are Muslims allowed to eat camels but not horses?

Horse meat Actually horse meat is halal: Is horsemeat Halal? Ahadith such as the following Narrated Asma': We slaughtered a horse during the lifetime of Allah's Messenger (ﷺ) and ate it. -- Sahih al-...
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What does Qu'ran 2:65 mean when it says 'Be apes, despised'?

A group of the Bani Israel who transgressed the prohibitions of the Sabbath were punished by transformation into apes and pigs [for three days, after which they died]. Quran 5:60 Say, "Shall I ...
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Does خنزير الماء (or literally pig of the sea) in this statement or fatwa really refers to a Capyabra?

From what I can gather, خنزير الماء is meant to be a hypothetical or mythical creature and it isn't defined exactly what it is. Similar examples which can be found in Fiqh books include إنسان الماء (...
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How Prophet Noah (AS) manages the animals on the ark?

Most tafsir books expand on explaining the meaning of pairs or mates in the verse (11-40) and hardly offer any explanation on the kinds of animals that have been taken on the ark. ... We said, "...
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What Islam says about feeding animals and birds?

There be reward of kindness towards every living thing. Allah's Messenger (ﷺ) said, "While a man was walking on a road. he became very thirsty. Then he came across a well, got down into it, ...
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What evidences are there for considering leather of pig najis?

Their argument seems to be that: Pigs are strictly forbidden and impure according to the Quran: أو لحم خنزير فإنه رجس or the flesh of swine - for indeed it is impure — Quran 6:145 ...
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Are there any disbelievers among the animals?

There are a quite a few ayahs from the Quran relevant to this topic. Some of them are: They say, " Allah has taken a son." Exalted is He! Rather, to Him belongs whatever is in the heavens and the ...
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Do animals know their Lord, Allah?

The qur'an says: The seven heavens and the earth and whatever is in them exalt Him. And there is not a thing except that it exalts [ Allah ] by His praise, but you do not understand their [way of] ...
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Is it haram to even mention "pig"?

Muslims are not allowed to eat pig (Qur'an 5:3, 6:145, 16:115), and most scholars consider pig impure (see Islam Q&A). There's some other restrictions, such as not wearing pig leather (Islam Q&...
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What is the significance of slitting the ears of cattle in Qur'an 4:119?

Bahirah was a practice of the pagan arabs of dedicating camels to their gods and marking them by slitting their ears. These were then left alone and neither ridden, nor milked, nor slaughtered, nor ...
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Prohibition of Animal Fights in Islam

Animal fighting is forbidden in Islam. There is a hadith on it in Sunan Abu Dawud and Jamee at-Tirmizhi: نهى رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم عن التحريش بين البهائم The Messenger of Allah ﷺ ...
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Coping with translating the Qur'an into Chinese and Chinese characters (hanzi) which are caricatures of animals?

Honestly there are two points here: Is it allowed to translate the Quran? Most earlier scholars were against this and there are still some now. The proof for this is the process of making the Quran ...
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Will a muslim be punished if he feeds a dog?

There is nothing in Islam that states to hate dogs. We just keep away from dogs inside house because it can be harmful to us. In Quran, you can see dog being a companion of Ashabul kahf (companions of ...
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Why slaughtering of animals is not considered as cruel as opposed to what vegetarians think?

Then "killing" plants also does not seem right to me as they're living things too like us (keeping aside if they feel pain or not). We wouldn't have survived till now if we were not to eat them ...
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Will Azrael himself get the souls of animals? (To die)

There doesn't seem to be a clear direct hadith/narration regarding this issue, but there can be inferred of some/several hadiths that: Apparently, Azrael gets the souls of animals. As a relevant ...
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Do animals go to heaven?

I have read in various sites that animals will not go to heaven because they will be turned to dust. But aren't humans also turned to dust? Ashes to ashes, dust to dust. does that necessarily mean ...
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Can animals see the angels and jinn and hear the cries of the dead?

I have heard incidents where the Prophet has mentioned that animals can hear the cries of the people. Is it true? Yes. Sahih Bukhari: Narrated Anas: The Prophet (ﷺ) said, "When a human being is ...
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Prohibition of Animal Fights in Islam

Some of the instructions during halal slaughter are concerned with the animal not experiencing too much pain , or panicking as a result of seeing another animal being slaughtered , if Islam worries ...
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What type of animal is preferable to sacrifice for Eid Adha?

I am assuming that by type you mean the species (e.g. sheep, cow, camel) and not various other attributes. There is difference of opinion on this. The view of the Mailikis is that sheep are the best ...
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Is feeding a stray dog an act of sadaqah? Are the ahadith that relate to this authentic?

Brother That Hadith about burning the entire tree was not about Prophet Muhammad SAWS, It was narrated by Prophet Muhammad about some other prophet who did that. Kindly watch out for Christians ...
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Can we kill those animals which can be harmful for us?

Yes, it is permissible to kill creatures that may cause harm, including scorpions. There are ahadith which explicitly state this: خمس فواسق يقتلن في الحل والحرم الحية والغراب الأبقع والفأرة والكلب ...
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Why does the Quran only states 8 livestocks?

The Arabic word used here is "An'aam". Here is how Edward William Lane has defined it in his Lexicon:- These types of livestocks are categorized by the Glorious Qur'an in the same way (i.e. ...
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Is it haram to watch animals kill each other and is it haram to watch animal free mixing with animal but opposite genders

They’re animals. Not humans, so the idea of looking at the opposite gender doesn’t apply because they’re animals and not people. I’m deeply concerned as to why anyone would want to watch such videos. ...
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Is stomach of animal (Ojri) halal or haraam in islam?

In principle, the parts of a halal animal that is properly slaughtered are all permissible, except for its blood which pours out during the slaughtering. ... قل لا أجد في ما أوحي إلي محرما على طاعم ...
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Do animals know their Lord, Allah?

I would like to add a dimension to Medi1Saif's answer. The great Turkish sufi scholar, Bediuzaman Said Nursi, in one of his "Risale Nur" (Stories of Light) brings to our attention how ...
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Which animals are recommended to be kept at home? (Shia view)

In order to elucidate the issue, I’d better submit some related narrations. Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him and his family) said: Being sheep at home is caused that 70 doors of poverty to be ...
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What does Qu'ran 2:65 mean when it says 'Be apes, despised'?

Allah says in numerous places in the Quran that those who reject his gift of grace will be despised as a lower form of or lowest of creation. I will add more specific references below as I find them ...
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Is a skin care product containing donkey milk halal?

As there's no reason why one should think donkey milk is haram at all. It is perfectly halal, AFAIK there's no madhab/sect which even quotes donkey as an impure animal. Those animals which are often ...
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Do hens crowing indicate seeing an angel?

Yes, it does as the Hadith says. Another Hadith is : The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said, "Do not revile the rooster for it wakes you up for prayer." The early morning prayer is Fajr which one wakes up ...
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