Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Animals right - Stop Animal Trading

“The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated” - Mahatma Gandhi

I truly believe in this quote and I would appreciate if you people out there, who deem yourselves as self-righteous and powerful being, to sign this petition to stop any kind of animal trading.

The Hadith has several references to the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) preaching kindness towards all of God’s creatures. In one instance, he preached that a man saw a dog with its tongue lolling and due to its intense thirst was licking the mud. The man immediately filled up his shoe with water and offered the dog to drink. The Prophet said that God was greatly pleased with the man because God rewards all kindness shown to every living creature.

So, being Muslims should not stop us majority of us to help dogs, which are ‘Haram’ Dr Habeeb Rahman Ibramsa, lecturer of Quran and Sunnah Studies at the International Islamic University, was also present at the gathering. He criticised the beating as being “un-Islamic”.

“People have become ignorant on what the word ‘haram’ actually means and use that as an excuse to be cruel towards animals. Haram simply means prohibited. For instance, Muslims are not to eat the food a dog has eaten and must wash the vessel containing the food seven times with water and soil. Refraining from eating that food is what is haram, not the dog itself.

“It has been scientifically proven that there is some element in its saliva that is harmful to humans. And the minerals in the soil remove these harmful agents. So it is just a practical guidance. Not made with the intention of creating hatred for dogs".

Mahatma Gandhi also said that “Almost everything you do will seem insignificant, but it is important that you do it”.

"Ever occur to you why some of us can be this much concerned with animals suffering? Because government is not. Why not? Animals don't vote" - Paul Harvey

Note: Heck, how true...

In the spirit of the above quote, I’d appreciate if you could also help, whenever and whatever you can, many helpless animals out there – it could be just next to your house or at your back alleys. Please do visit SPCA and Sherina's Adopt a rescued animal. And perhaps, stop ordering sharkfin soup, will you?

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