How were the Prophet's manners towards animals, solid bodies and plants?
The Prophet behaved with animals, solid bodies and plants according to what is mentioned in holy Qur'an: 21:107. "And We have sent you (O Muhammad) not but as a mercy for Alamin (mankind, jinn and all that exists)". The Prophet, (May the blessing and peace of God be upon him), asked his companions and followers to treat animals kindly. In this respect, he told them an interesting story to make them like such good deeds: "Once a prostitute woman of Israel children went out to the desert, suddenly she saw a very thirsty dog; there was a well containing little water. She took off her shoe, (as she found nothing else to use) and gave it water. The Prophet said: for doing that good deed, God rewarded her and lodged her in paradise". The Prophet also pointed out the low position of a person who hurts animals. He said: "A woman was punished severely by God for locking up a cat until it died, she neither gave it food or water nor left it eat from the remains on land" .(1) He, (May the blessing and peace of God be upon him), was so keen on being kind to animals that he ordered Muslims not to starve them, not to make them carry heavy weights and not to use them badly. The due care of the Prophet about animals made one of his companions, (Abu-Dharr Al-Ghefari) talk to his camel while he was dying he said: "O My camel, don’t prosecute against me to God, I never starved you nor made you carry heavy weights". There are many useful recommendations of the prophet in this respect, in addition to the good examples, which show the great care of the Prophet towards all kinds of animals.
(1)This hadith was brought out by Al-Bokhary about Abdullah Ibn Omar.
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