Continued from verses 4 – 9 …
Continue to verses 19 – 26 …
This entry was posted on March 13, 2011 by mezba. It was filed under Animal, Cave, Faith, Photography, Prayers, Quran, Refuge, Surah 18, Unbelievers, Worship and was tagged with Cave, Faith, Islam, Kahf, Lego, Photography, Quran.
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So here in the Quran it is said a dog was with a group of holy men in a cave and it was a blessed group? What about angels not entering where a dog is?
March 16, 2011 at 1:17 pm
There are various reasons for this. One reason could be that the dog wasn’t considered “impure” in those times (different Shariah).
The reason that I personally believe is that Maliki ruling on dogs is the correct one. Dogs aren’t considered impure in the sense other madhabs do in the Maliki madhab. Also, it is hard to imagine angels being scared of dogs. That way an army attacking Muslims only need to arm themselves with dogs to prevent divine help. Does that sound reasonable? There are countless of dog stories in Islam, such as the one where a sinner helped feed a thirsty dog from a well, and got all sins forgiven, and this surah, and so on.
March 16, 2011 at 1:33 pm
Farah, I’m Hanafi and I haven’t heard of dogs being impure, or of angels not entering a room where there are dogs. In fact we must be merciful to animals. We do consider cats cleaner than dogs for hygienic reasons, if that’s what you mean.
Thank you mezba for your blog. We homeschool and we love your blog.
June 21, 2011 at 8:41 am
Thank you Sara. Glad to know my blog is doing its bit to achieve the purpose it was set up for !
This is also one link on Dogs in the Maliki madhab that you may find interesting.
June 21, 2011 at 10:36 am
Thank you I’ll check it out.
June 21, 2011 at 10:43 am
June 21, 2011 at 10:45 am
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