Q: Cattle owners and Bedouins living in
practice the custom of Al-Zayyar when a she-camel's young dies and no milk is produced from its udder. They wait for a whole year for the birth of a young camel. If the camel is a stillborn, they leave it unattended for another whole year and no use is made from the milk. At that point, they start to practice the custom of Al-Zayyar. The custom is described as follows:They tie the camel's mouth with a rope to prevent it from breathing. When it loses consciousness, they tie its four legs and put seven bundles of clothes, each the size of a hand, in the urinary tract then stitch them. It is kept this way for nearly six to twelve hours, after which it goes into labor. Then a newborn camel is put before it and having untied the camel's mouth and unfastened the bundles, the camel begins to lick the young camel put in front of it and the milk starts to gush forth from its udder, if Allah so wills. Sometimes the whole attempt fails.What is the opinion of Your Honor regarding this practice in which the camel is tormented in order to get milk?
Such a practice is prohibited as it involves
tormenting the animal. (Part No. 26; Page No. 153) May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.