Izz al-Din ibn ‘Abd al-Salam [d. 1262 CE] – “The Rights of Creatures and Animals”

Izz al-Din ibn ‘Abd al-Salam [d. 1262 CE]:

“1. That you provide for them as they require, even if they have aged or sickened such that no benefit comes from them.

2. That they are NOT burdened beyond what they can bear.

3. That they are not placed together with another creature [their own kind or another species] that could injure them, whether by breaking their bones or butting/wounding them [in anyway].

4. That [animals raised for meat] are slaughtered with gentleness and their skins are not flayed nor their bones broken until they pass away and their bodies have cooled.

5. That you do not slaughter their young within their sight but rather do so in solitude.

6. That you make their resting and watering places comfortable.

7. That the males and females are placed together during their mating seasons.

8. That you do not [wastefully] discard what you have hunted.

9. That you do NOT shoot them with anything that breaks their bones, or harm them by any means that would render their meat forbidden to eat.”

→ Qawāʻid al-Aḥkām fī Iṣlāḥ al-Anām 1/238 | Izz al-Din ibn ‘Abd al-Salam [d. 1262 CE] | Translated by: Abu Dawūd [Mustafa b. Saalih] al-Hushayshi

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