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Solon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-09-06 02:54 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.

The Prophet himself kept cats as pets, how far is the Saudi Kingdom to stray from their own Prophet?
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  -Saudi to ban the sale of cats and dogs pdurod1  Sep-09-06 02:35 AM   #0 
  - I used to have a friend from Jeddah  Syrinx   Sep-09-06 02:37 AM   #1 
  - Well, I have 2 long-haired Ragdolls....  Viva_La_Revolution   Sep-09-06 02:40 AM   #2 
  - yeah, I love my own dirty dog, too  Syrinx   Sep-09-06 02:51 AM   #3 
  - No it's a kitty  48percenter   Sep-09-06 03:09 AM   #5 
  - thanks!  Syrinx   Sep-09-06 03:55 AM   #11 
  - they are called ragdolls  SlavesandBulldozers   Sep-10-06 09:56 AM   #62 
  - They are pretty  Danmel   Sep-09-06 03:40 PM   #44 
  - Adorable.  lonestarnot   Sep-11-06 01:14 AM   #69 
  - visual aids...  Viva_La_Revolution   Sep-09-06 10:01 AM   #29 
     - Awww, Mouse is adorable  48percenter   Sep-09-06 02:37 PM   #40 
        - I got her for free, they thought she was "mis-marked"  Viva_La_Revolution   Sep-09-06 04:29 PM   #46 
  - Haha...that's why we shave one of our ragdolls.  haruka3_2000   Sep-09-06 05:29 AM   #17 
  - I met kids in the Asir section south of Jedda that had cats  izzie   Sep-09-06 04:59 AM   #16 
  - I think you are missing the point  Poppyseedman   Sep-09-06 05:39 AM   #18 
     - No I do not think so. The religion is just being used  izzie   Sep-09-06 05:49 AM   #19 
        - Perhaps at one time.  igil   Sep-09-06 08:43 AM   #24 
        - There's nothing against Cats or Dogs in the Quran.  PsychoDad   Sep-09-06 08:54 AM   #25 
           - OWNAGE!!  MrPrax   Sep-09-06 10:56 AM   #32 
           - you are right  kineneb   Sep-09-06 12:23 PM   #33 
           - Things like this may not be in the Holy Books but become  izzie   Sep-09-06 03:31 PM   #43 
        - Dietary laws had a reason  kineneb   Sep-09-06 12:48 PM   #35 
           - Yes I know this is all true and always interesting but also  izzie   Sep-10-06 05:57 AM   #60 
           - Is the dietary thing true?  MrPrax   Sep-10-06 11:23 AM   #64 
           - I think an alternative to the firewood explanation is that pigs do  petronius   Sep-11-06 11:34 AM   #74 
              - nomadic lifestyle  kineneb   Sep-11-06 11:55 AM   #75 
                 - The water consumption point is one I hadn't heard/thought of...  petronius   Sep-11-06 12:45 PM   #76 
  - My family ended up with an adopted dog after a 2 year  JerseygirlCT   Sep-09-06 09:06 AM   #26 
  - Its also not true...  Solon   Sep-09-06 02:50 PM   #41 
  - I remember something funny that guy said once  Syrinx   Sep-11-06 01:07 AM   #68 
  - Oh my, there goes my kitty  krispos42   Sep-09-06 03:04 AM   #4 
  - Dogs  SweetLeftFoot   Sep-09-06 03:16 AM   #6 
  - Which accounts for how the Chinese were able to murder all those dogs  aquart   Sep-09-06 03:41 AM   #7 
  - Their attitude towards pets is disturbing.  zonkers   Sep-09-06 03:45 AM   #8 
  - Actually, it's not 'basic'...  Spider Jerusalem   Sep-09-06 03:51 AM   #9 
  - Yes, let's all have a Hindu beefsteak.  aquart   Sep-09-06 03:56 AM   #12 
  - Now you're just being ridiculous.  Spider Jerusalem   Sep-09-06 04:02 AM   #14 
  - I agree  MATTMAN   Sep-09-06 01:21 PM   #37 
  - You miss the point  SweetLeftFoot   Sep-09-06 04:01 AM   #13 
  - Why did they do that? Disease? nt  raccoon   Sep-11-06 08:58 AM   #70 
  - owning a dog is bourgeosie?  MATTMAN   Sep-09-06 01:10 PM   #36 
     - I'm old skool  SweetLeftFoot   Sep-10-06 05:33 AM   #59 
  - They can have my pups when they pry ME from their cold dead paws. nt  Kingshakabobo   Sep-09-06 03:53 AM   # 
  - With that attitude  Raine   Sep-09-06 03:53 AM   #10 
  - Agreed  LostinVA   Sep-09-06 07:34 AM   #21 
  - 'nuff said  edwardlindy   Sep-09-06 04:31 AM   #15 
  - Well, I hope Americans keep their dogs and cats  fasttense   Sep-09-06 06:55 AM   #20 
  - How ironic...  kb9vrg   Sep-09-06 07:43 AM   #22 
  - "Wasn't the cat originally domesticated in the middle east?"  Katzenjammer   Sep-09-06 04:40 PM   #47 
  - I'm Trying to Think of a Legitimate (non-religious claptrap) Reason  Demeter   Sep-09-06 08:00 AM   #23 
  - maybe allergies were associated with it.. .  SlavesandBulldozers   Sep-10-06 10:11 AM   #63 
  - Do you get that all religions are unholy? Just man controlled obsessions.  goforit   Sep-09-06 09:12 AM   #27 
  - Note that it's only SALES that are being banned.  Katzenjammer   Sep-09-06 09:36 AM   #28 
  - I don't think the pet "industry" is their intent, but you do raise a valid  54anickel   Sep-09-06 10:11 AM   #30 
  - They don't want any western ideas? Screw 'em  Joanie Baloney   Sep-09-06 10:51 AM   #31 
  - They seem to want western education....  54anickel   Sep-09-06 12:27 PM   #34 
  - And Western petro-dollars nt  celtdem   Sep-09-06 01:37 PM   #38 
  - BINGO...  pdurod1   Sep-09-06 10:45 PM   #50 
     - Left out the CIA overthrow of Iran's elected government in 1953  daleo   Sep-10-06 12:05 AM   #52 
        - He probably sees them as a spread of western ideas....  Violet_Crumble   Sep-10-06 02:06 AM   #57 
           - Funny, I didn't see any of what you're claiming in the poster's entry  brentspeak   Sep-10-06 01:43 PM   #66 
              - I don't recall claiming he said anything he didn't....  Violet_Crumble   Sep-10-06 03:11 PM   #67 
  - Dogs civilize Man.  oscar111   Sep-09-06 01:55 PM   #39 
  - Cry havoc, and let slip the dogs of war.  daleo   Sep-10-06 12:08 AM   #53 
  - DISPELLING A MYTH, Cats are not considered "Unclean" to Muslims....  Solon   Sep-09-06 02:54 PM   #42 
  - "how far is the Saudi Kingdom to stray from their own Prophet?"  Katzenjammer   Sep-09-06 04:14 PM   #45 
     - paulism  zonmoy   Sep-09-06 05:19 PM   #48 
  - The newspaper headline I long to see someday:  bluestateguy   Sep-09-06 10:20 PM   #49 
  - In Arab lands Dogs and Jackal are view as similar animals  happyslug   Sep-09-06 11:15 PM   #51 
  - Interesting angle about pigs and water  daleo   Sep-10-06 12:12 AM   #54 
     - Arabs held the Horse is low regard till Mohammed.  happyslug   Sep-10-06 01:11 AM   #55 
  - I think this law's a good idea for Saudi Arabia.  oblivious   Sep-10-06 01:57 AM   #56 
  - Yes, it's the "like cars to be disposed of" that's the real problem  Katzenjammer   Sep-10-06 04:23 AM   #58 
  - Plenty of strays for free  JoFerret   Sep-10-06 06:38 AM   #61 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Sep-10-06 12:32 PM   #65 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Sep-11-06 09:00 AM   #71 
  - what about selling of slaves?  november3rd   Sep-11-06 10:01 AM   #72 
  - What a bunch of morons.  Sterling   Sep-11-06 10:58 AM   #73 

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