He was kind even towards Animals

Oct 13, 2011



He was on his way to the biggest victory of his life that lasted sixty-three years. He was leading an army that had ten thousand soldiers and was about to enter Makkah which was both his home and native land.

While he was marching at the foremost of His army, He saw a female dog that had just given birth and her babies. He called His friend; Suraka the son of Juayl and ordered him:

"You will stand in front of the mum and her babies. Guard and protect them from being crushed until the whole army pass by."

The mother and her babies were not disturbed but the army of the conquest that had ten thousand soldiers had changed its direction. (1)



One day while he was walking, he saw a lean camel whose belly had shrunk to its back. He became sad and turned to its owner:

“Fear Allah while tending this animal which is unable to speak!” (2)



His cousin Abdullah, the son of Abbas narrated. One day, we were going somewhere with the Apostle of Allah (PBUH). Someone tied a sheep for slaughtering and was sharpening his knife in front of its eyes. Hz. Muhammad (PBUH) called that person:

“Have you intended to kill it again and again?” (3)



He was sitting with his friends. A camel came to him by sprinting and stopped. It seemed as if she was searching for a shelter. After a short time, its owners, who pursued her, arrived.

They said “O Apostle of Allah! This camel belongs to us. We have been searching it for three days. After all, we have found it near you.”

The camel was standing at the back of the Prophet Muhammad. He spoke without releasing its bridle:

“But your camel has been complaining about you so much.”

Her amazed owners asked:

“O Apostle of Allah, What is she saying?”

“She has been raised by you; she has carried goods for years; she has given you many babies and then you have tried to slaughter her by aiming to eat her meat.”

“Yes, O Apostle of Allah, You have said exactly what happened.”

Thereupon, the prophet Muhammad (PBUH) bought the camel by paying a hundred silver coins and turned to the camel:

“O camel, go now. You are free for the sake of Allah and now no one can touch you.” (4)


[1] Gerçeğe Doğru, (I), p. 10- 25.

[2] Afzalur Rahman, Siret Ansiklopedisi (l). p.47.

[3] S.Nur (l), p.312.

[4] İbrahim Refik, Güllerin Efendisi, p. 166.