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Links to Vegetarianism and Religions

JEWISH  coordinated by a concentration camp survivor



HINDU  (lists hundreds of vegetarian Hindu sites)

Islamic Vegetarians
Islam does not have as high a percentage of vegetarians as other religions.. but that is changing daily  Bawa Muhaiyaddeen  Muslim vegetarians 
Australian Federation of Islamic Councils condemns animal cruelty  The Druze are Muslim vegetarians of Lebanon. One well-known vegan Druze is Casey Kasem.  The Saint of Shirdi who left his body in 1918 is revered by Muslims and non-Muslims  is an online book about the Saint of Shirdi
Vegetarians of all religions in some ways have more in common with each other than with nonvegetarians of their faith. Whether for purity of diet, compassion toward animals, creation of greater food yield per acre, environmental protection, health, esthetics, energy conservation, religious beliefs or other, there are a growing number of vegetarian adherents in all faiths, while no faith has enough.

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by Al_Hafiz B. A. Masri, Athene Trust, 3A Charles St.
petersfield, Hampshire, England

"There is no man who kills a sparrow or anything smaller without its deserving it but God will question him about it. He who takes pity on a sparrow and spares its life, Allah will be merciful on him on the Day of Judgment."

"The Holy Prophet Muhammad was asked by his companions if kindness to animals was rewarded in the life hereafter. He replied 'Yes there is meritorious reward for kindness to every living creature'."

The Holy Prophet once passed by a camel who was so emaciated that his belly had shrunk to his back. He said to the owner of the camel 'Fear God in these dumb animals and ride them only when they are fit to be ridden, free them from work while they are still in good health.'

'Whoever is kind to the lesser creatures is kind to himself'. Prophet Muhammad

"There is not an animal on the earth nor a flying creature flying on two sings but they are peoples like unto you." Koran surah 6 verse 38

"but to hunt ... is forbidden you, so long as ye are on the pilgrimage. Be mindful of your duty to Allah, unto Whom you will all be gathered." Koran surah 5 verse 96

"The Prophet told his companions of a woman who would be sent to hell for having locked up a cat, not feeding her, not even releasing her so that he could feed herself"

"The Prophet told his companions of a serf who was blessed by Allah for saving the life of a dog by giving him water to drink and quenching his thirst.

The Prophet was asked if acts of charity to animals were regarded by God. He replied: "Yes there is a reward for acts of charity to every beast alive."

The Prophet was seen wiping the face of his horse with his gown (jullabiyah). When asked why he was doing that, he replied: "Last night I had a reprimand from Allah regarding my horse for having neglected him."

(Elsewhere Mohammed is recorded as having seen a cat sleeping on his cloak. He cut away only that part of the cloak the cat was not on for himself.
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