Recently, a video of an Imam named Al-Walid Mehsas from Algeria went viral on social media. The video showed a cat perching on the shoulders of the Imam during Taraweeh prayers in a mosque.
The Imam continued to recite the prayers while the cat sat comfortably on his shoulder. This act of kindness towards the feline has earned the Imam widespread admiration and respect.
In this blog, we will discuss how the Algerian government has honored Imam Al-Walid Mehsas for his compassion towards animals.
The Viral Video: The video of the cat sitting on the shoulders of Imam Al-Walid Mehsas during Taraweeh prayers in a mosque was shared on various social media platforms.
The video was viewed millions of times and earned the Imam immense praise and admiration for his compassionate treatment of the animal.
The Algerian Government’s Response: The Algerian government took notice of the Imam’s noble act and decided to honor him for his compassion towards animals.
The Minister of Religious Affairs in Algeria, Dr. Youssef Belmahdi, met with Imam Al-Walid Mehsas and commended him for his act of kindness towards the cat.
The government also organized a reception to honor the Imam for his compassion towards animals.
The Importance of Compassion Towards Animals: Compassion towards animals is an essential aspect of Islam.
The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) was known for his kindness towards animals, and Muslims are encouraged to follow his example.
The Quran also emphasizes the importance of treating animals with kindness and compassion.
Imam Al-Walid Mehsas’s act of kindness towards the cat during Taraweeh prayers in a mosque has earned him immense admiration and respect.
The Algerian government’s decision to honor him for his compassion towards animals is a step in the right direction.
It is essential to remember that compassion towards animals is an essential aspect of Islam, and we should all strive to follow the example of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) and treat animals with kindness and compassion.