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What happens to animals/pet when they die and do they go heaven


So I was asking if animals go to heaven and what happens to them do they be happy in heaven straight after they die because today I came home and saw my rabbit dead with no head someone cruel, heartless killed it and I’m so heartbroken I don’t know what to do anymore I loved it so much and my heart is literally in pain and it seems like i’m dreaming the most horrible dream and i want answers if I’m ever going to see her in heaven or is she happy so I can be happy


Wa Alaikum al-salam

thanks for your question

First we have to see whether animals has resurrection or not? It is a controversial subject among scholars, some of accept the resurrection of animals based on 6:38 while others rejects the idea of animal resurrection in the day of judgment. What we can learn from some of narrations is that if an animal is used by his owner in the way that pleases Allah swt it will go to heaven for example Imam Sadiq a.s. said “if someone goes to Haj ceremony with a camel that animal will be in heaven.”


Sheikh Mahdi Mosayyebi