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Hadith on Animals: In every living being there is a reward for charity

September 6, 2010

Suraqa ibn Ju’shum reported: I asked the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, about a lost camel that comes to drink from my cisterns I have prepared for my own camels, “Will I be rewarded if I give it some water to drink?” The Prophet said, “Yes, in every living being there is a reward for charity.”

Source: Sunan Ibn Mājah 3686

Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-Albani

عَنْ سُرَاقَةَ بْنِ جُعْشُمٍ قَالَ سَأَلْتُ رَسُولَ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ عَنْ ضَالَّةِ الْإِبِلِ تَغْشَى حِيَاضِي قَدْ لُطْتُهَا لِإِبِلِي فَهَلْ لِي مِنْ أَجْرٍ إِنْ سَقَيْتُهَا قَالَ نَعَمْ فِي كُلِّ ذَاتِ كَبِدٍ حَرَّى أَجْرٌ

سنن ابن ماجه كتاب الأدب باب فضل صدقة الماء 3686

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