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Working dogs are not "haram"

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Submitted by GW (United States), Apr 10, 2007 at 15:01

The ignorance of those who try to be "pure". They have so much concern for keeping themselves "pure", they cannot empathize with others, ignoring Mohammed's essential message of the spiritual equality of all. In addition, while a hadith does say that "Jinni (angels) do not enter houses where there is a dog." Mohammed himself handled dogs, petted them, and agreed that work dogs were essential.

The Muslim world may never see the world from the same point of reference at the West, but if anyone from it will be unreasonable about what their religion says about things we take as a matter of routine, they had better not misinterpret their own faith's teachings.

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