The Ethical Treatment of Animals

Cori Mancuso reflects on the Islamic moral and theological approach towards the treatment of animals, the controversial practices of industrial animal farming, and provides practical advice and recommendations on ethical consumerism in the Muslim community.   What are the Rights of Animals in the Modern World?   Animals are part of our everyday lives and […]

How Should We Treat Wild Animals?

Shaykh Jamir Meah advises on how we should treat wild animals such as lions and tigers.   Question: As-salaam alaikum, We know that our prophet Muhammad (ﷺ) loved cats, and thus we as Muslims are to treat cats with kindness and respect. Does this apply to larger cats like lions and tigers? To what extent? […]

Is It Permissible to Castrate Animals to Stunt Their Growth or Make Them Docile?

Answered by Ustadh Salman Younas Question: There is a practice in the west in which farmers remove the testicles of bull cattle at a young age so that they become docile and manageable for work. They grow to great sizes; much larger than they would’ve been had they not been altered. Because many people consume […]