18 October 2017 CE | 27 Muharram 1439 AH

Hadith Explanation

Hell for Mistreating Allah's Creation

The Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “I was shown Hell, and I saw a woman of Banu Isra’eel who was being punished because of a cat that she had owned. She tied it up and did not feed it, or let it eat of the vermin of the earth, until it died of hunger.” [Mishkaat al-Masabeeh]

Allah (subhana wa ta’ala) is Ar-Rahman and Ar-Raheem. He has commanded us likewise, to be merciful to His creation.

“If this is the case for one who tormented a cat, then how will it be for those who use all kinds of methods to torture human beings, especially when it is the righteous who are being tortured for their faith and their Islam?” [Islamic Creed Series: Paradise and Hell in the Light of the Quran and Sunnah by Dr. Umar S. Ashqar]

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