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imdad ali, dogs are not dirty

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Submitted by Infidel (Canada), Apr 26, 2008 at 21:27

imdad ali; you state that "there is not a single verse, which says dogs are dirty and prohibited".

Hadith - Muslim, Narrated 'Aisha

Maimuna reported that one morning Allah's Messenger was silent with grief. Maimuna said: Allah's Messenger, I find a change in your mood today. Allah's Messenger said: Gabriel had promised me that he would meet me tonight, but he did not meet me. By Allah, he never broke his promises, and Allah's Messenger spent the day in this sad mood. Then it occurred to him that there had been a puppy under their cot. He commanded and it was turned out. He then took some water in his hand and sprinkled it at that place. When it was evening Gabriel met him and he said to him: You promised me that you would meet me the previous night. He said: Yes, but we do not enter a house in which there is a dog or a picture. Then on that very morning he commanded the killing of the dogs until he announced that the dog kept for the orchards should also be killed, but he spared the dog meant for the protection of extensive fields or big gardens.

For more information regarding Muslims and dogs, read the following article.

http://www.danielpipes.org/blog/2005/11/muslim-taxi-drivers-vs-seeing-eye-dogs.html

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