Tuesday, May 24, 2016

M. A. Khan: Hatred of Dogs in Islam: Did Muhammad Play Lord over Allah?

To read this item by M. A. Khan, author of Islamic Jihad: A legacy of Forced Conversion, Imperialism and Slavery (which can be read for free as a pdf-file, with the author`s permission, at: http://www.islam-watch.org/books/islamic-jihad-legacy-of-forced-conversion-imperialism-slavery.pdf) at the Islam Watch - Islam under scrutiny by ex-Muslims site, kindly click on this link:

Wednesday, 28 March 2012, Brokaan & M A Khan

From the article:
As Islamic hatred of dogs are criticized in the West, some people are trying to say that Allah didn't command to hate dogs, but it comes from hadiths. In fact, Muhammad's commands in hadiths regarding dogs do not necessarily differ from Allah's; and if they do, it's perfectly within the power Allah has ordained upon Muhammad as His equal partner in setting Islamic laws.
Sahih Muslim 5248:
Narrated Maymunah: “One morning Allah's Messenger was silent with grief. Maymunah 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 last night, 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 gave an order and it was turned out. He then took some water in his hand and sprinkled it on the 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. So the very next morning he commanded the dogs to be killed. He announced that the dog kept for the orchards should also be killed, but he spared the dog used for the protection of extensive fields (or big gardens).”
Malik's Muwatta, Book 54, Number 54.5.13:
"Malik related from Nafi from Abdullah Ibn Umar that the Messenger of God ordered all dogs (other than sheepdogs or hunting dogs) to be killed".
Hanbal 4/85; 5/54:
The Messenger of God said: "You shall kill all black dogs; because they are devils."