I am looking for the Hadith
‘وإن لنا في البهائم أجرا’
Can you please cite the full narration?
Imam Bukhari (rahimahullah) has recorded this Hadith. The full Hadith is as follows:
Sayyiduna Abu Hurayrah (radiyallahu ‘anhu) reports that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said:
“Once a man was walking when he became parched. He went down a well, drank and came out to find a dog panting, which had been driven by thirst to eating mud. He said, ‘This dog has reached the same state as I was in.’ So he filled his leather sock [with water] and holding it in his mouth, climbed back up and let the dog drink. Allah Ta’ala appreciated this deed and forgave him.” [One version in Sahih Bukhari has the words, ‘Allah Ta’ala appreciated this and granted him entry into Jannah’]
“[The Sahabah said] O Rasulullah! Is there reward on account of [showing kindness] to animals?” He said, “There is reward for serving everything with a wet liver [i.e. every creature]
(Sahih Bukhari, Hadith: 173-2363-6009, Sahih Muslim, Hadith: 2244)
See a similar incident here.
And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.
Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala
Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar