Lady Bird

Credit: Spiegel Germany

ZoomSpanish King Juan Carlos’ recent elephant hunting mishap in Botswana resulted in perhaps the most damaging political photo since US presidential candidate Michael Dukakis was photographed in a tank in 1988. The image depicts the king, a patron of the nature conservancy group WWF, holding a rifle while standing next to a dead elephant he had just shot.
As if to show the monarch how a photo op should be done, German Chancellor Angela Merkel took a Tuesday trip to a bird sanctuary in Marlow in the German state of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania. Now that is a good publicity photo.

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    Islam calls for the “Universal Order” and forbids any “Disorder” of any sort. Wild Life being a major Player of Ecology is no exception.

    Even during a Defensive War, no Muslim Soldier is expected to unnecessarily Kill an Animal or Cut a Tree or Destroy a Crop – beside many more other restrictions.

    The Islamic Teaching about HUNTING is based upon “Seasonal Necessity for Food” and Not for the Pleasure of Game, exclusively.

    Quraan specifically refers that The PEOPLE OF AUTHORITY (of course it includes the KINGS) are MORE PRONE to IRRESPONSIBLE HUNTING:-

    And when he is in authority, he runs about in the land to create disorder in it and destroy the crops and the progeny of man; and Allah loves not disorder.

    Hadhrat Maulvi Sher Ali Sahib, r.a., has incorporated an “Auxiliray” Explanatory (TAFSEERI) Meaning by adding the word “MAN” in his English Translation.

    While the Fourth Caliph of Ahmadiyyat Hadhrat Mirza Tahir Ahmad Sahib, r.h., retained the direct translation of the verse with the word NASAL (progeny) comprehensive to “All Progenies”.

    اور جب وہ صاحبِ اختیارہوجائے تو زمین میں دوڑا پھرتا ہے تاکہ اس میں فساد کرے اور فصل اور نسل کو ہلاک کرے
    جبکہ اللہ فساد کو پسند نہیں کرتا۔
    2:206 Al-Baqra

    Corruption has appeared on land and sea because of what men’s hands have wrought, that He may make them taste the fruit of some of their doings, so that they may turn back from evil.

    لوگوں نے جو اپنے ہاتھوں بدیاں کمائیں ان کے نتیجہ میں فساد خشکی پر بھی غالب آ گیا اور تَری پر بھی تاکہ وہ انہیں ان کے بعض اعمال کا مزا چکھائے تاکہ شاید وہ رجوع کریں۔
    30:42 Al-Rum


    They ask thee what is made lawful for them. Say, ‘All good things have been made lawful for you; and what you have taught the beasts and birds of prey to catch for you, training them for hunting and teaching them of what Allah has taught you. So eat of that which they catch for you, and pronounce thereon the name of Allah. And fear Allah. Surely, Allah is quick in reckoning.’

    وہ تجھ سے پوچھتے ہیں کہ اُن کے لئے کیا حلال کیا گیا ہے۔ تُو کہہ دے کہ تمہارے لئے تمام پاکیزہ چیزیں حلال کی گئی ہیں۔اور شکاری جانوروں میں سے بعض کو سِدھاتے ہوئے جو تم تعلیم دیتے ہو تو (یاد رکھو کہ) تم انہیں اس میں سے سکھاتے ہو جو اللہ نے تمہیں سکھایا ہے۔ پس تم اس (شکار) میں سے کھاؤ جو وہ تمہارے لئے روک رکھیں اور اس پر اللہ کا نام پڑھ لیا کرو اور اللہ کا تقویٰ اختیار کرو یقیناً اللہ حساب (لینے) میں بہت تیز ہے۔
    5:5 Sura AlMaida

    Below is the Marginal Note from Tafseere Saghir:

    Wishing and Praying that we should be Promoting “Universal Order” – Amen.

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