Ameer-e-Ahl-e-Sunnat’s Message for Children
Never hurt animals!
Dear children, Ameer-e-Ahl-e-Sunnat ‘Allamah Muhammad Ilyas Qadiri دَامَـتْ بَـرَكَـاتُـهُـمُ الْـعَـالِـيَـهْ states:
Unfortunately, children tease and hurt the stray dogs that roam the streets to get the dogs to start barking. It is cruel and unacceptable to treat dogs like this. If an animal makes Du’a to Allah Almighty against someone, Allah Almighty accepts it – so be careful. You should promise yourself: ‘From today, I will never hit a dog, cat, or any living creature – not even an ant,’ because hurting an ant without a reason is also impermissible, (Malfuzaat-e-Ameer Ahl-e-Sunnat (Qist 24), Kuttay kay Muta’alliq Shar’i Ahkam, p. 27, summarised).
Dear children, we have come to know that animals should not be hit without a reason. Hitting dogs, cats and, ants without a reason is a sin. Some children provoke dogs and cats, but they should not do this, because they can attack or bite, causing you serious injury.