A Report on the issues of Hajj
By Sheikh Khalid Bin Abd Al Aziz Al Hueiseen
Compiled by: Abu Mujahed Al Maziani
Bells attached to animals :
1- There are many ahadeeth that forbid the bell some are reported by Muslim and others in the sunan.
2- The forbidding is considered in the least as disliked, but in appearance it is prohibited
3- What is the meaning of the bell here? The meaning of bell as described in many stories is what is hanged around an animals neck and it is attached to it and hanged over the neck of the animal.
4- The wisdom of this prohibition was cleared by some, and that is the sound of the bell is loved by the shaytan and for that it is prohibited.
5- This kind of bell does not have to do in any way with house bells of today, because that is a conventional name. But house bells are prohibited if they have musical tones.
6- Also the car horn is not prohibited.
7- It is ordered to tear the bell off the animals neck if found, it is mentioned in some cases that it should be cut.
8- The one who keeps the bell after knowing its prohibition then he is violating the Sunnah .
9- The prohibition of the bell is vehement when traveling because it was mentioned in some authentic ahadeeth that : “The angels do not accompany a group having bells”
10- If the angels did not accompany them then it is feared for this group to be accompanied by devils.
11- Q: if a bell is hanged on an animals neck, is it then better if we do not travel with them?
A: if he at first advised those who committed the prohibition and they did not listen or obey, then he is not to accompany them, and that is in order to follow the Sunnah and to restrain from the prohibition and illicit act.