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Warning against killing animals for no reason

Question

Is this Hadith authentic?

Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said:

“Whoever kills a small bird for no reason, it will beseech Allah on the Day of Qiyamah saying, ‘O my Rabb, so and so killed me for no reason. And he did not kill me for any beneficial purpose'”

 

Answer

Imam Nasai, Imam Ahmad and Imam Ibn Hibban (rahimahumullah) have recorded this narration on the authority of Sayyiduna Sharid ibn Suwayd (radiyallahu ‘anhu). Imam Ibn Hibban has declared the Hadith authentic.

(Sunan Nasai; Al Mujtaba, Hadith: 4446, Musnad Ahmad, vol. 4 pg. 389 and Sahih Ibn Hibban; Al Ihsan, Hadith: 5894)

 

 

And Allah Ta’ala knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

 

Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar