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What happens to animals when they die

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I was just wondering if animals have a soul? What happens to the animals after they die? 

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What happens to animals when they die?

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The animals do have a soul. But because they are not blessed with the power of reasoning, nor have they been given a free will; they will not have an accounting like the human beings and the jinns.


There is an aayah in the Holy Quran where Allah Subhanah declares that all the animals will be gathered back to Allah Subhanah in the end.


Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 6 Surah Anam verse 38:

There is not an animal (that lives) on the earth, nor a being that flies on its wings, but (forms part of) communities like you. Nothing have We omitted from the Book, and they (all) shall be gathered to their Lord in the end.

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