How the parliament of Lithuania practises Sharia with a ban on fur farms?


The Islamic Center is pleased with the victory achieved by the organization 'Empty Cages' a few weeks ago against fur farms in Lithuania – the Parliament decided to ban them. One of the principles of the Islamic religion is to avoid killing whenever possible, and this applies to animals as well. The life of animals in Islam is considered important, therefore Islamic law prohibits killing animals solely for their fur, jewelry, or other luxury items.

Such activity is especially shameful in this age when there are many alternative materials available that are warmer than real fur. Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, said: 'He who kills a bird for fun will find that bird on the Day of Judgment saying, "My Lord, this person killed me for fun and without any need [i.e., not for food]."' This means that such an act was sinful, and the person will be punished on the Day of Judgment.

Likewise, sport hunting in Islam is forbidden when an animal is hunted not for food but as a trophy. Even killing insects for collecting them is at least problematic. Taking an animal's life for luxury is considered a sin in Islam, and kind treatment of animals is encouraged by Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him.

Therefore, Muslims rejoice in the ban on fur farms in Lithuania. Indeed, this ban is nothing but the practice of Islamic law and Sharia law.