Tuesday, May 24, 2011

animal, religion: cats, islam, cruelty

i have a soft spot for cats. one rainy evening on my home, i saw an abondoned kitten in the bushes near my office building. the kitten was soo frail and tiny and was shivering from cold. my heart jus melted everytime the cat meows as if pleading for my help. if only i could take u home! i left the poor feline creature whimpering, a feeling of guilt ensued.

and then this news!!

UP student convicted of animal cruelty for killing a cat and blogging about it

im afraid we are going to hav a violent physicist in the future. mygad! this guy shuld see a shrink. soo sic!


didnt u know that cats hold a special place in Islam?
The Prophet Muhammad (s) was tender and kind towards cats. He appreciated cats. Muhammad’s (s) favorite cat was called Muezza. There is a well known story regarding the Prophet Muhammad (s) and Muezza.

When the call to prayers was heard, Muezza was asleep on one of the sleeves of the Prophet’s (s) robes. The Prophet (s) wanted to wear the robe to go to prayers. Rather than disturb Muezza, Muhammad (s) cut off the sleeve to leave Muezza in peace. Prophet (s) then stroked the cat three times, which, it is said, granted Muezza seven lives and the ability to land on his feet at all times..

Islam teaches Muslims to treat cats well and that the cat is a creature to be cherished and loved. Mistreating a cat is regarded as a severe sin in Islam.

ive read somwer that if u go to some islamic countries in the balkan region, u shuldnt be surprise to see many stray cats roaming freely in the streets. they jus dont hurt their cats there.

i remember this very cute news about barack obama and a cat in turkey.
US President Barack Obama petted a cat in front of Hagia Sophia during his visit to ─░stanbul on Monday, bringing smiles to faces amid the heavy security.

1 comment:

  1. hala ka jeyp, why wa man nimu punita? luoya..hehehe damgohon jud ka ato.