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Punishment of Animals on Judgment Day

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Question: Will animals be punished on Judgment Day?


Wa alaykum assalam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh,

Dear questioner,

According to many scholars, complete justice will be established between animals on Judgment Day, and they will be requited for the wrongs done by them or against them, even though they are not morally responsible (Sharh Muslim, Nawawi).

The Prophet (Allah bless him and grant him peace) said, ‘I swear that all rights will be rendered unto their owners on the Day of Rising such that even the hornless sheep will have retaliation against the horned one’ (Muslim).

Thereafter those animals will cease to exist.

Thank you for your important question.

I pray this helps.

[Ustadh] Farid

Checked and Approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani
Ustadh Farid Dingle has completed extensive years of study in the sciences of the Arabic language and the various Islamic Sciences. During his studies, he also earned a CIFE Certificate in Islamic Finance. Over the years he has developed a masterful ability to craft lessons that help non-Arabic speakers gain a deep understanding of the language. He currently teaches courses in the Arabic Language

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