Posted on 03/13/2012 by __socrates

ANIMALS. Arabic Hayawan حيوان.
According, to the Qur’an, Surah xxiv., 44, “God hath created every animal of water.” “An idea,” says Rodwell, “perhaps derived from Gen. i. 20, 21.”
It is believed that at the Resurrection the irrational animals will be restored to life, that they may be brought to judgment, and then be annihilated. See Qur’an, Surah vi 38, “No kind of beast is there on the earth, nor fowl that flieth with its wings, but is a community like you: nothing have We passed over in the book (of the Eternal decrees): then unto their Lord shall they be gathered.”

Based on Hughes, Dictionary of Islam