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Which animal do you want to own when you make hijrah?

In Name of Allaah, The Most Merciful, The Bestower of Mercy.

The owners of camels and the owners of sheep praised (the animals in their possession), so the Prophet [peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him] said, “Musa was sent (i.e. as a Messenger) and he was a shepherd; Dawud was sent and he was a shepherd, and I was sent and was a shepherd at Aj’yaad [i.e. a neighbourhood in Makkah]”.

Al-Allaamah Zaid Bin Haadi Al-Mad’khali [may Allaah have mercy upon him] said: Those who look after livestock are different in what they look after: camels, cows and sheep. Ownership depends on what a human being is in need of. So, which type of livestock did the Prophet consider to be better? The hadeeth is proof to show that sheep is better, greater in blessing and more beneficial for their owners. (However), this does not negate the fact that one should be eager to own a camel and a cow, so that he can benefit from them in a number of other ways, such as to obtain milk, carry things and other than that. And Allaah knows best.

[At-taleeqaatul Maleehah Alaa Silsilah Al-Ahaadeeth As-Saheehah vol 159]

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