Kindness to Animals
So I’ve come across quite a few inspiring videos recently, that I’ve been sharing with the kids or bookmarking to share with them. I have posted some on my personal timeline but thought I would also love to share them with all of you too
So maybe a Friday Inspiration kinda thing?
How about this one to start off with? Reminds me of the importance Islam has placed on looking after animals – but is especially inspiring given the fact that this man has nothing himself! I found this story which I thought would be nice to share with the kids as well:
“The Prophet of Islam was once performing ablution (Wudhu) for prayers from a pot of water. A cat passed there and turned its eyes at the pot of water with a thirsty look. The Prophet realised at once that the cat was very thirsty, so he stopped the ablution (Wudhu) and placed the pot before the cat. Only after the cat had fully quenched its thirst, did the Prophet resume the ablution (Wudhu).
By this action, the Prophet has shown that quenching the thirst of even a small dumb animal is a noble act full of virtue and should be given first attention before one prepares for offering prayers to God.”