What is the ruling of feeding wild animals?
In Singapore’s context, there are relevant authorities
whose tasks are to oversee the welfare of all animals,
in particular the wild ones. Arrangement as such is in-line with the
Islamic principles which encourage preserving natural
habitat and safeguarding the safety of all creations of God.
Unauthorized feeding of wild animals, i.e. stray cats,
birds, etc. may interfere and cause disruption to the
life of wild animals. Therefore, feeding them should be carried out and managed
by the relevant authorities only, as they are in a better position to
ascertain the most appropriate way of intervention and the long-term effect of
any of such interventions.
As Muslims, refraining ourselves from feeding the animals
is not akin to purposely starving them. In
fact, we are responsibly contributing to the larger benefit of these animals,
as we are not changing their natural behaviour/ecosystem, that is to be able to
source out for their own food, rather than depending on humans – which may
eventually disrupt the natural course of life for the animals
and even cause nuisance to public.
or premarital sex is a great act of sin in Islam. The person has to repent and
seek forgiveness from God.
The child born out
of wedlock is regarded as an illegitimate child, although if the biological mother
eventually marries the biological father. As according to a hadith narrated
Which means: "The
child belongs to the bed (marriage relationship)" (Narrated by Imam Abu Huraira)
As the child is
attributed to the mother and not the father, hence, the father is not eligible
to stand in as a wali for the illegitimate child during marriage. And according
to Islamic ruling, it is not allowed for the child to carry the father’s name,
and they do not inherit from each other.