Reason for animals suffering in this world

Q: Why are some animals suffering in this world? Some animals just live in the middle of sadness and pain and die a painful death. And finally they just become dust and disappear after death. I don't mean the animals that we slaughter by the law of Allah Ta'ala, or animals that are killed by other animals by law of nature which law Allah Ta'ala gave them. I mean those animals that are abused by heartless people.

For example, I often see some people throw stones at dogs, or some pet shop owner's kill unsold cats, or some cow herders hit their cows with a stick strongly, etc.

Will these animal's suffering pay off someday by Allah Ta'ala? If "Yes" then I would like to know when and how? 

A: Allah Ta`ala is most compassionate, loving and kind, and He knows why which creation goes under what type of experience. The belief to this extent is quite sufficient.

And Allah Ta'ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)