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no dogs, no pigs, yes cats are allowed for muslims

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Submitted by jonnyh (Egypt), Oct 11, 2006 at 08:56

please stop making fun of the beliefs of muslims . you have to differentiate between (ridiculous thinking ) as you have said and true islamic belief . true islamic belief is an order from Almighty god Allah which prohibits us from getting in contact with dogs (that are not used for hunting nor for guarding property)the only exception, and also they can be used as an eye dog no problem but with a very important restriction) is that according to islam they should not enter the house, they should be kept outside , and this is also correct for keeping them out of stores, or taxi or car etc... so muslims dont have ridiculous thinking. they obey the rules of Allah

we muslims dont have any problem with dogs as long as they are kept outside the house for guard or hunting or used as an eye dog. now the problem is that eye dog owners abused their rights to enter into stores, . when you have a right then it is wrong to prevent the rights of others (muslims ) from practicing their belief they should have mutual respect for the belief of muslims, they could have instead of entering the shops they could stand outside and i am sure that the muslim clerks or owners would be happy to serve them or keep their dog outside and can be led by the shop keeper. but for a dog owner to be rudely fighting with the muslim and telling the muslims that he has rights to put the dog in the shop it is wrong.

islam encourages all muslims to help people either muslims or non muslims if they are blind or handicapped, and it is a good deed to do that but to bring the dog in it is wrong and against the belief of muslims and all people have to respect other religions.if you go to these shop keepers and ask them if they would be happy to surve the blind man without the dog , they will all agree but keep the dog out.

also for the man that is saying that we are having ridiculous thinking because we dont like pigs, it is not that we dont like pigs it is that we muslims are asked by Allh not to touch or use any piece of the pig so all people have to respect us as we respect all nations and religions.

and dont worry man , pussycats are allowed in islam even if they enter the place of worship so it is not a matter of what muslims like or dislike , it is a matter of belief that comes to us from Allah the creator and the one that knows best what is good for us and what is not good for us.

thank you

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