Punishment in the world for harming animals

Q: My baby died three days after his birth in Egypt, then I got pregnant twice and both ended in the start of the third month. I conceived a new baby and traveled to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to work as a teacher. I used to visit the specialist during my pregnancy in the maternity hospital in Al-Madinah Al-Munawwarah every two weeks until I gave birth to a child on the 4th of Rabi` Al-Awal, 1404 A.H. The baby was born by caesarean and was kept in an incubator for three days. On the fourth day, my husband told me that the baby girl died and he buried her in Al-Baqi`. He said that he found a drop of blood coming out of her nose when he was washing her though she had died ten hours before and was kept in a particular freezer. I would like to tell you the following story: (Part No. 26; Page No. 212) I used to keep a cat in my house in Egypt. The cat bore three babies, which my husband became sick from. He threw them out of the house so that two of the babies died and the mother brought the last one again to the house. When my first baby died, an old man said that there was a connection between the death of my baby and the action of my husband. I did not believe that until my second baby girl died. Is the death of my first baby boy and the second baby girl born in Al-Madinah Al-Munawwarah connected to the story of throwing the young cats or is it just an accidental event predestined by Allah? If there is a connection, what is the way out? I deal with cats compassionately and love tending and taking care of them. Also, I love children and show affection to them.

A: We do not know if there is a connection between the death of your two babies and throwing the cats out by your husband or not. Allah Alone knows the reality of what happened and all these things took place according to the Will of Allah, His Divine Decree and predestination. In this case, you should be patient over these afflictions and hope for reward from Allah. Supplicate to Allah to compensate you for what He took from you, alleviate your affliction, bless your offspring and protect them from the evil plot of the Jinn (creatures created from fire) and human devils. Verily, Allah will accept your supplications and endow you with righteous offspring who will lead a good life. The keys of all affairs lie in the Hands of Allah (Glorified be He) Alone to Whom belong the dominion and all perfect praise. Indeed, He is over everything (Part No. 26; Page No. 213) Powerful. No one can withhold what He gives, and no one can give what He withholds and He is the Powerful, the Almighty. May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.