Question: Will animals be punished on Judgment Day?
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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.
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