Selfless Muslim Man Adopts & Cares For 7 Dogs After Finding Out Their Owner Died

"I don't care if others criticise me; my love for animals has nothing to do with them," said the man.

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When a dog and her six puppies were left displaced after their owner's death, one Muslim man in Sarawak stepped in and changed their lives

According to an article by Sin Chew Daily, the man decided to adopt and care for the dog and puppies after their owner died.

During a brief conversation with the Chinese media outlet, the man stated that Islamic teachings advocate for compassion towards all animals, and that dogs are also creatures made by God. Acknowledging the potential backlash he may receive for his decision, as he is Muslim, he maintained the belief that all lives should be treated with kindness.

"There are these so-called sinners in Islamic teachings. If God thinks I am guilty, then I am willing to bear it. In my heart, dogs are living creatures, and I cannot bring myself to just abandon them," he said.

As an animal lover himself, the man also revealed that he had once cared for up to 60 cats. However, he has now reduced the number to just 30 due to the monthly cost of food for the animals, which exceeds RM1,000.

The man with a few of the cats he currently cares for.

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According to the man, he is well-acquainted with the dog and has watched her grow up

After learning about the situation, Leslie Lau, a councillor from the Miri City Council, advised the man to let someone else care for the dogs. However, the man declined the suggestion.

"I love them as if they were my own children. Unless I absolutely can't support them anymore, I will keep them until I die," said the man.

The dog, named Bibi, was initially raised by one of the man's neighbours. After that neighbour died, Bibi was taken in by another neighbour. Unfortunately, that person also suddenly died last month. 

From that point on, Bibi was left to wander the streets until the man found her going into labour underneath a car. He then moved her dog cage from his neighbour's house to his own, shouldering the responsibility of caring for Bibi and her six puppies from that moment onward.

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While he is aware of the potential backlash that may come his way, the Sarawakian man stands firmly by his decision to continue caring for Bibi and the puppies

The Muslim man told Sarawak United People's Party (SUPP) Pujut Youth Chief Kelvin Hii, and SUPP Piasau youth training secretary Chia Kah Furng that he is willing to take on the responsibility of caring for Bibi, driven solely by his love for animals.

"I don't care if others criticise me; my love for animals has nothing to do with them. No matter what others may say, it will not change my mind.

"Islam teaches us that the more animals you care for, the more blessings you will receive. This is my choice," he added.

Six of the puppies birthed by Bibi.

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