What Does Islam Say About Cats?
- Voleta Ducharme
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. Cats according to the Qur`an and Sunnah
In Islam, cats are viewed as holy animals. Above all, they are admired for their cleanliness. They are thought to be ritually clean which is why they’re allowed to enter homes and even mosques. According to authentic narrations, one may make ablution for prayer with the same water that a cat has drunk from.
Are cats allowed in Islam?
Admired for their cleanliness, cats are considered ‘the quintessential pet’ by Muslims. Cats have been venerated in the Near East since antiquity. Islam also has that tradition, albeit in a much modified form. According to many hadith, the Islamic prophet Muhammad prohibited the persecution and killing of cats.
What did prophet Muhammad say about cats?
Prophet Muhammad PBUH taught Muslims to have mercy on all of Allah’s creations – he not only preached this but modelled the way. He was observed as always being kind towards cats, leading many Muslims during his time to embrace and accept these animals into their homes.
Why are cats considered clean in Islam?
A lot of muslims have cats at home or in their gardens. Even Prophet Mohammad had cats in his house. He loved and respected cats. This might be reason people classify cats as clean. Do Muslims love cats? There is a story about Hz.Muhammed had a cat and its name was Muezza.
What does the Quran say about cats and punishment?
The Prophet said that “her punishment on the Day of Judgement will be torture and Hell.” EVERY ACT OF KINDNESS DONE TO A LIVING ANIMAL.” Ultimately, cats bring lots of blessings and sunnah into the home. Many modern Muslims recognise this and take cues from the Prophet.