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Solon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-09-06 03:54 PM
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42. DISPELLING A MYTH, Cats are not considered "Unclean" to Muslims....
Cats in Islam

The Prophet Muhammad taught mercy to all of Gods creation. There are many reports of his love for cats resulting in their historical acceptance among Muslims. Cats were very common among the people during the time of the Prophet, and he said, They (cats) are not impure and they intermingle with you.1 The cat is such a clean animal that according to authentic narrations one may make ablution for Prayer with the same water that a cat drank from. Yet, it is known that some people nowadays have opposed the traditions of the Prophet by taking up the evil practices of torturing and poisoning cats. In Islam, punishment for such acts is severe. Both Al-Bukhari and Muslim reported a hadith regarding a woman who locked up a cat, refusing to feed it and not releasing it so that it could feed itself. The Prophet Muhammad said that her punishment on the Day of Judgment will be torture and Hell.


http://www.islamonline.net/english/introducingislam/Env...

The Prophet himself kept cats as pets, how far is the Saudi Kingdom to stray from their own Prophet?
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