Hadith - Bukhari 3:515, Narrated Abu Huraira
Allah's Apostle said, "Whoever keeps a dog, one Qirat of the reward of his good deeds is deducted daily, unless the dog is used for guarding a farm or cattle." Abu Huraira (in another narration) said from the Prophet, "unless it is used for guarding sheep or farms, or for hunting." Narrated Abu Hazim from Abu Huraira: The Prophet said, "A dog for guarding cattle or for hunting."
Angels Don't Enter
Hadith - Bukhari 3:515, Narrated Abu Huraira
I heard Allah's Apostle saying; "Angels (of Mercy) do not enter a house wherein there is a dog or a picture of a living creature (a human being or an animal)."
Hadith - Muslim, Narrated 'Aisha
Gabriel made a promise with Allah's Messenger to come at a definite hour; that hour came but he did not visit him. And there was in his hand (in the hand of Allah's Apostle) a staff. He threw it from his hand and said: Never has Allah or His messengers (angels) ever broken their promise. Then he cast a glance (and by chance) found a puppy under his cot and said: Aisha, when did this dog enter here ? She said: By Allah, I don't know. He then commanded and it was turned out. Then Gabriel came and Allah's Messenger said to him: You promised me and I waited for you, but you did not come, whereupon he said: It was the dog in your house which prevented me (to come), for we (angels) do not enter a house in which there is a dog or a picture.
A Barking Dog at Night
Hadith - Abu Dawood 5084, Narrated Jabi ibn Abdullah, r.a.
The Prophet said: When you hear the barking of dogs and the braying of asses at night, seek refuge in Allah, for they see which you do not see.
Killing a Dog
Hadith - Muslim, Narrated Maymunah
One morning Allah's Messenger was silent with grief. Maymunah said: Allah's Messenger, I find a change in your mood today. Allah's Messenger said: Gabriel had promis...
In the name of Allah, Most Gracious and Most Merciful.
Sheikh Ahmad Kutty, an Islamic scholar and a senior lecturer states (summarised):
A dog, can be owned for purposed such as following:
1. A trained dog for hunting food.
2. A trained dog as a guide. This would be the case if a person is blind and he/she has no choice.
3. A dog trained for police duties.
4. A guard dog to guard houses or property.
5. A dog used by farmers to shepherd cattle and sheep.
We are, however not allowed to keep a dog as pet, since it is not a very clean animal.
DOG IS NOT CLEAN.
(Hadith - Bukhari and Muslim)
On the Authority of Abu Hurairah, that the Messenger of Allah said, "If a DOG drinks, from one of your containers, wash it seven times."
- The first of which should be with sand (that is, water mixed with sand until it becomes muddy).
Below comment made by Mufti Afzal Hoosen Elias:
SOURCES OF SHARI'AH.
The primary source is the Quran. The derivative source is the Sunnah. Other subordinate sources are the Ijma, which is the consensus of opinion among the learned and the pious, and Qiyas or deduction.
(By Mufti Afzal Hoosen Elias)
Muslims try not to be smart to make fatwas or Islamic rulings, if she/he has SHALLOW ISLAMIC KNOWLEDGE or NOT QUALIFIED.........if other people follow the wrong fatwa or Islamic ruling, afraid that the person could shoulder other people sins...........
maxt800 write: Asslam Alakum, Please explain what the Quran means in the following verse " you would think that they were awake, when they were in fact asleep. We turned them to the right side and the left side, while their dog stretched his arms in their midst" 18:18
"And thou wouldst have deemed them waking though they were asleep, and We caused them to turn over to the right and the left, and their dog stretching out his paws on the threshold. If thou hadst observed them closely thou hadst assuredly turned away from them in flight, and hadst been filled with awe of them." [Glorious Quraan 18:18]
The verse above tells us about the time period when this group of believers along with their pet dog were kept protected in the cave by the permission of Allah. We don't know the exact number of years they tarried in the cave, only Allah knows that. But apparently they were in the cave in a state of slumber (or sleep) for quite sometime. This was a very unusual and supernatural event thru which Allah protected them, because Allah can do whatever He pleases. Thus, it would seem very awesome in the sight of a common person. It is this state of their awakened-sleep that Allah has mentioned in the above verse, Alhamdulilah.
Shams_ali write: This part of the Ayat is referring to the "cave dwellers," or those who had lost civilized knowledge and were victims of their own undoing.
Oh no brother. it seems that u didn't understand this beautiful Surah at all. Please read verses 13-27 of Al-Kahf carefully. This is the story of a group of believers who sought refuge in a cave escaping persecution for their belief from the people of their township. They also had a dog whom they took with them. Allah protected all of them in the cave, including the dog.
In verses 19, 22, 25 and 26 Allah highlights the facts that no one but He knows the exact number of years they stayed in the cave. Some say for 309 years but only Allah-o-Alim. Also, no one but Him knows the exact number of people in that group. But they did have a dog with them.
These people were NOT uncivilized "cave dwellers" as you have graciously suggested. The Glorious Quraan is a Divine Book and we must be careful not to misinterpret it like this. In fact, it is just the opposite of what you stated. These people were believers which means they were civilized. The ones who were uncivilized were those who were persecuting them, i.e. the people of the town, not the ones who took refuge in the cave. It also shows that dogs have been portrayed in a very complimentary context associated with good and believing people.
I repeat, please read 18:13-27 carefully. For non-Arabic speaking readers, the best would be the English translations of Pickthall.
To Muslim Lady2000 and people who have the same concept like you,
Islam never teach the Muslims to be cruel or unkind to ALL animals......
But the TRUE teaching of Islam give the rulings and guidance about the categories of all animals and how to handle them, especially pigs and dogs........and Allah knows all the rulings and reasonings..........and we don't have to be smart to overule or over limit with Allah's knowlege........
True muslims need to becareful what we say and did and when saying about the Quran, the Hadiths (especially the Sahih Hadiths), about Prophet Muhammad, Companions, the True Ulama's or True Muslim scholars and the righteous, whom ALL Allah bless them............afraid that it could affect the AQEEDAH or iman or faith of the persons, and more worst fall into the category of MURTAD or out of Islam.......
I think you and your members need to increase the TRUE knowledge of Islam.......
There are some people who like to add and minus the TRUE teaching of Islam........and followed by people who are ignorant.......thats the danger........
May Allah guide us to the correct path and avoid us from the category of Murtad, Amiin.
If you are not Muslim scholar or Ulama' don't try to be smart to do the translation and the intrepretation of the Holy Quran and the teachings of Prophet Muhammad.
Muslims are not like Jews and Christians who like to create their own rules and laws and teachings.......
I think the story of the people in Surah Kahf clarifies everything regarding dogs. This uncleanliness about dogs only comes from Hadeeth which is a notorious source of unreliable information. As Muslims my guide is only the Quraan. Besides, neither is it necessary that ony "scholars" can be smart. Piety and closeness to Allah does not come thru diplomas and academic documents from Al-Azha Universtiy. If that's the way it was, most of us would have already kissed goodbye to al-Jannah. But the standard of Divine Justice is much higher, Alhamdulilah. Allah judges us on the basis of the quality of our hearts & minds, not our "scholarly degrees."
Dogs and all animals are creatures of Allah and we have no right to look down upon them thru make belief stories from Hadeeth.
You are very correct in saying that as Muslims we aren't like Christians and Jews who change our religion. We shouldn't be, but unfortunately that's the way we've made ourselves. After all, look at Hadeeth. It's full of changes for most of which Allah has given us NO warrant in the Glorious Quraan.
May Allah (The Most High) grant the Ummah the light of guidance so that they can distinguish between truth and falsehood, ameen.
I love dogs and all animals, more so because I am a Muslim and Allah wants us to be kind to His creation.
I think we should be friendly with
other people especially people from
other religions. As you know, the people of the cave story is common amongst Christians as well.
I want to add jus a few things to all
what you sincereley added about the dogs
from an islamic point of view:
- From a ritual point of view, the
dog's are considered unclean if they are
wet and then touched by a person, or
if they lick a person, then you need to
wash for prayer and so on.
- in Quran there is a verse that
tell people to " Feed the dog and cat"
it said "At'imou alqnia'a wa almoua'tarr"- Feed the Convinced and the
.. referering to the dog and cat
describing the dog as being convinced and
satisfied with the minimum, And there is
a hasanah(welfare) in feeding those 2 animals.
-Regarding the people of the cave, the
name of their dog was called the "Raqieem"- or the Inscription-
Aia no 9 of Suarat the Cave.
- in Aia no 29 God says that those
people stayed 300 years and add 9 to it.
the explanation as per Ali Bin Abi Talib(KAW) is that they stayed 300 solar years that count up to 309 lunar years.
Here's the explanation:
An average of a solar year is about 365.25 days (less a few seconds) and the average length of the Arabic lunar(calculation)year is about 354+1/5 +1/6
so 300 solar years= 109,575 days
divide this by 354.36666.. you get
309 lunar(moon) years!!
May God Bless u'll
Asslam Alakum, Please explain what the Quran means in the following verse
" you would think that they were awake, when they were in fact asleep. We turned them to the right side and the left side, while their dog stretched his arms in their midst" 18:18