What does it mean when it is said in the narrations that everything has a certain kind of respect and sanctity?
And in the olden days, what was the sanctity of a riding animal when people used to ride animals?
Yet, what is one supposed to do if they are to reprimand or control a riding animal?
And if the above is the Islamic manner of treating animals, then what would Islam teach us regarding human beings; and what does this mean for a practicing Muslim?
Ayatollah Sayyid Ali Khamenei narrates and explains a tradition narrated from the 6th divinely appointed Imam, Imam Ja'far ibn Muhammad al-Sadiq (A), where his eminence (A) speaks about "The Sanctity of Riding Animals".