Ramadan Reflection Day 23: I Love Dogs

Bismillah.

In 2011, I went to Turkey for about a day. It was my layover before my flight to Malaysia. Since I have about a day of free time, I thought it’s best to take the opportunity and visit one of Turkey’s finest – the Sultan Ahmet Mosque (the Blue Mosque). Praying in the mosque was an absolute treat. I am grateful to Allah for giving me that opportunity.

Other than the mosque, I walked around its vicinity in Sultan Ahmet Square to check out the place. Whilst walking around, a stray dog started following me. Freaked out at first, I calmed down after I figured out that it wasn’t going to chase me. Maybe it was just curious. So I just walked around normally, and it was trailing behind me. A very nice dog. I even snapped a photo with it.

Istanbul, Turkey (2011)

If you ask me which animal is most loyal to humans, I would have to say dogs.

I distinctly remember being in a grocery store in Toronto when a dog walked in and started wandering around in the store. At first, I thought the dog was hungry and was about to grab some food and run away. But no, it was trying to find its owner. It was going from aisle to aisle, peering through each one, and completely ignoring all the food around it.

Wallahi, the look on its face is one that I will never ever forget. It looked genuinely worried and lost, like a child trying to find his mom in the supermarket. It didn’t bother me or anyone else. It was totally focused on finding its owner.

I love cats, but I don’t think cats are going to do that if they lost their owner. If I’m drowning and I see a dog and a cat, I would shout for the dog. No doubt.

Dogs are a wonderful creation of Allah.

They were mentioned in Surah al-Maidah as hunting dogs and they were also mentioned in Surah al-Kahf as a companion for the youth in the cave. The Prophet advocated for the care of dogs (and of course, other animals too). The Prophet mentioned a story of a person who, upon seeing a dog that’s thirsty, filled a sandal with water from a well and gave it to the dog. Because of that noble act, Allah granted the person Paradise.

So my heart is filled with joy when I see people like Pak Mie who took it upon himself to take care of about 600 stray dogs and created a shelter for them. He and his wife practically revolve their life around taking care of these dogs. Subhanallah.

May the dogs be Pak Mie’s and his wife’s ticket to Jannah. Ameen.

Dogs (or any animal for that matter) will treat you how you treat them. They are animals, so they are driven by instincts. Unlike us. So if we treat them like crap, then they’re going to see us as enemies. It’s not surprising that some dogs do chase people (unless they’re guard dogs in which case, that’s their job).

Kindness and compassion transcend the species barrier. The Prophet was not sent as mercy to human beings exclusively, but he was (and still is) mercy to the worlds; that includes everything and everyone.

So I love dogs not just because I think they’re great, but also because I think it’s Islamic. To say that one is a Muslim and hates dogs is…oxymoronic.

308 thoughts on “Ramadan Reflection Day 23: I Love Dogs”

  1. I love when you said Dog is your choice of loyal animal. Which I also agree! <3 I do would love to interact with them sometimes. haha
    but there are some people(muslim)keep them as house guard and take care of them, which is better than killing them with poisoned food

  2. yeah dog were such a very loyal animal . I remember bout one of my ustaz's story when he saw a cold dog in the rain outside his house, probably in fever. Later on he takes some rice and mix it with plenty of water and panadol. At the end of the month , the dog still guarded his house and busted a burglar who tries to sneak in

  3. Anjing, kucing, dan binatang lain yang Allah cipta sentiasa berzikir pada Allah. Namun kadang-kadang anjing juga boleh diekploitasikan merujuk kepada kes-kes yang terjadi diatas sebab kurang pendedahan penjagaan dan kesucian terutamanya untuk umat Islam.

    Sayangi haiwan tak pernah salah, namun ada segelintir yang no sense dengan masyarakat. Tak kira dia anuti apa agama sekalipun.

    Ia haiwan yang mulia, namun perlu ada batas-batasnya. Merujuk kes terbaru itu merupakan jiran saya sendiri.

    Saya suka anjing, namun saya tak suka orang yang tidak bertanggungjawab membela anjing sehingga menyusahkan orang yang lalu lalang. Dan membuat orang benci kepada anjing, disebabkan sikap tak ambil peduli mereka yang mengabaikan cara pembelaan yang betul.

    Saya hanya berkongsi pengalaman di tempat saya. Ya, anjing memang haiwan yang sangat mulia.

  4. Memang mulia untuk menjaga dan memberi makan pada mana2 haiwan pun, anjing juga adalah haiwan ciptaan Allah. Memang Allah ciptakan anjing setia kepada Tuan nya, mmg Allah jadikan anjing kelebihan yang tidak sama dengan haiwan lain. Namun, taraf anjing adalah seperti babi, Islam tidak membenarkan kita membela anjing seperti membela kucing. Tidak membawa anjing kedalam rumah seperti kucing. Malaikat tidak akan masuk kedalam rumah kalau ada anjing, hatta kalau ada gambar anjing sekalipun malaikat tak akan masuk kerumah. Harap dapat clear kan cara menyayangi haiwan.

  5. Well written Aiman, and I applaud the courage of this article..amazing! Dogs or Cats (or any animals, except pig off course of which we rather not to discuss in here) are actually loyalist, more than human beings. Cats has it own style, and dogs are normally be seen as the most loyalist because of it natural character nevertheless, I love both. I am a cat person, but I do love dogs too..my mother in law (caucasian) owns 2 big shepards to take care the farm n the house, both never attack families nor smaller animals, but watch for their fangs when they sense something isn't right..they worked harder while her cats just licking their furry toes, amazing moment..but that is the fact, dogs and cats are frenemies who has nothing but love inside their brain..
    Well said and well done to those who have no doubt that dogs can be as amazing as putty tat, just treat them well and know your boundaries when it comes to dog, they need love as how we human beings need love and care..religion is something we should keep firmly in our heart and faith, but to love dogs, will not make us less religious but will make our religion well respected for it's high tolerance..

  6. Have you read the post? I mean try to understand first before commenting…dia tak cakap dia benci kucing! i believe his main statement is the world is Allah's creation and whether its a dog or cat, it has equal rights on this earth as much as other animals and even human being….. It is sad that people like you make us think twice about Muslims and their idea of dogs… but Aiman – I salute you! for respecting what Islam actually preaches! Ini baru betul!! ๐Ÿ˜€

  7. Nice 1, i just have 1 thing to say to those who think it haram. Try looking at all the other Muslim countries and you “MAY” realise its not haram after all. Its just the perspective here. You cant find any other animal infact not even ur family members who will die just to protect u like how this dogs will. Open ur eyes n step out of the tempurung u living under

  8. Great ..recently i went to Thailand and found most of the people there love Dog…including the Muslim's…did i ask them about this ..” pacik, tak haramke sentuh anjing “…then the pacik ask me back ..where you from? i say from malaysia…..he smile to me and say that…tu kat malaysia….bukan sini….:)

  9. I used to have a dog and cat in the house.. its lovely.
    But just a tip… older matured dogs are more stable and will do well with cats(depending on the cats temperament) and even kittens(no probs).

    but put a puppy with anything…. it will turn your house upside down.

    contrary to popular belief, adult dogs( >2 yrs) are easier to handle as their temperament are known and are more calm. and of course, please dont buy from pet shops, please adopt.

    Have a great day!

  10. poor you Aiman, poor you Hurul Ain…

    Aiman, you shouldn't used those words of “bismillah”, “wallaihih”, subhanallah” etc. just to prove what? that you know everything well about this religion? that you're a good Muslim too? why non of your opinion in your article mentioned about why does it prohibited in Islam and which part of it? why didn't you mentioned what is Prophet Muhammad's favourite animal and “most loyal to human”..?

    but well., after all it is already mentioned in the Quran about what happened towards the end of the day. it is already mentioned that there will be a group of people who claim as a Muslim but spreading the Thoguts teaching. it is already mentioned how some “umat akhir zaman” became the follower of dajjal to destroy Islam piece by piece. in some descriptions, it's includes a picture of a muslim man and girls who with an Islamic – Muslim identity/ character but mocking, insulting and condemning the religion. AS WE CAN SEE A LOT THESE DAYS…

  11. Ray.., it is very common that you will support those who are taking “the other” side. you yourself don't really understand why and what does it prohibited in ISlam and which part of it. and then SINCE WHEN IN ISLAM THAT ANIMAL DIDN'T GET THEIR RIGHTS??? for most Muslim, all animal are the same. they shouldn't stay inside our house. no chickens, no ducks, no snake, no crow and no mosquito are suppose to be inside the house. maybe cats can stay, but it will the same as other religions too. why would you let dogs stay inside your house but not the other animals? <---TALKING ABOUT ANIMAL RIGHTS! hence, what do you mean by "people like you make us think twice about Muslim"????? THINK TWICE ABOUT MUSLIM...???? what was the first thought anyway????

  12. yea Lee Son. when some Muslim mocking their own religion, of cause you'll like their comment. it is very common. but does some misguided muslim like Aiman and Hurul will change what is written in Islamic rules? NO..! haram is haram. when the issue of dogs became sensitive in the Muslim communities, it's not because of animal rights whatsoever.. each Muslim knows why and what does it make dogs and pig Haram and which part of it. it is very true that dogs are also Allah's great creation. and so PIG..! one thing that this misguided muslim missed in their comments is, who set the rules of the dog and pig is haram???? does it set by the One Who created them? i wonder if Aiman and Hurul want confront of why Allah created them and then to set it as Haram… are you gonna question it too Hurul..???? if so, then we know that you've missed the Tauhid class…

  13. WE CAN SEE A LOT LIKE YOU TOO TODAY. English cam power tapi apa yg article nie cuba sampaikan pun xleh paham. And still we're wondering why in UK ramai convert to Muslim tapi Malaysia x.

  14. in UK..? how about the whole world? in America, if you study at any of the University, you will find that the American students respect the Muslim students beyond your imagination. they're eager to know and to learn about it rather than complaining why this prohibited, why that can't be done…

  15. Brother Sabran, the hadith and the quran gave clear examples (also mentioned on this blog) on how muslims have treated dogs well or have kept dogs themselves. Please enlighten me on where the quran or the hadith mentions that it is haram to keep dogs or is haram to touch them. I do know that we have to wash the drinking vessel in a specific way if a dog drinks from it.

  16. Dear Sabran,
    Assalamualaikum. Please do not consider my reply to you here as an argument, I'd rather look at this as an educational discussion. Perhaps there are things that I do not know regarding the ruling of dogs and pigs and I seek your advice in it.

    Yes, dogs and pigs are haram – to be consumed. Touch them if you want, it is not HARAM to touch dogs and pigs. If you hold strongly to the opinions of some Muslim scholars that dogs and pigs are uncleaned, then wash yourself with soil.

    May be I got your point wrongly, but when you said dogs and pigs are haram, how do you mean? Is touching them haram? Or is it taking care of them haram? I'd appreciate it if you can back up your answers with dalil from the Quran or hadith of the prophet (saw).

    And also, anything regarding halal and haram, perhaps you're referring to “Fiqah class”, and not Tauhid Class. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Your sister in Islam,
    Sue.

  17. Salam Sabran,
    Perhaps none of us has learnt the Quran before. And I think it is your duty now to guide and teach us? soulbelever is simply asking where in the Quran does it say that dogs are haram. I'd also like to know because I do not have the answer to it. I hope you can share some light?

    Jazakallahu khayr. ๐Ÿ™‚

  18. Dear Sabran,

    Well make us understand then. Don't make noise. Make a point.

    (ps: Aiman didn't say that he touched dogs or ate pigs. He simply said be compassionate to animals dogs and cats alike. I believe this is very Muslim.)

    Dear Aiman,

    Hats off to you. My compliments are for your loving and compassionate nature and not because you wrote about something “controversial”. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  19. “Its just the perspective here.”

    With all due respect, the HARAM status for dogs is not just individual perspective like you mention. It is stated in our (Muslim) very own “guidebook”, Al-Quran, saying that the Muslim should not taking dogs as a pet while we can use them for other purpose like hunting. We are also being told to be nice to all animals regardless of their HARAM status.

    As for home protection, in Islam we have one concept which is, Tawakkal. Tawakkal is putting trust on our God as we have pray to Him to hope that nothing wrong will happen in our house or etc, not to dog ๐Ÿ™‚

    Owh, go to the url below for better understanding about HARAM and TAWAKKAL.

    http://muslim.or.id/fiqh-dan-muamalah/hukum-memelihara-anjing.html

  20. Exactly your point, Sabran. I agree 100%. In the whole world, Muslims are being respected and looked up to due to their good behavior and akhlak, just like a Muslim should be.

    Unfortunately, we can't share the same sentiment here in Malaysia. When a non-muslim asks questions to show their curiosity in the “religion for all mankind”, we tell them that they don't know anything and “you didn't learnt eh Quran before?”. Isn't it our duty to teach and give dakwah to them in good manners like how our beloved Prophet (saw) taught us to?

    I totally agree with your comment above, and it is something that both you and I have to ponder upon. Why can't we be like Muslims in the States and in The UK?

  21. this is the deall… if you can gather all of this people here, YOU, soulbeliever, Elias, Hurul and Aiman…. gather everyone and we meet at a proper place to debate. you will get your answer. bring all your books, all your friends, all your supporters…. i dare you to organise this and i promise you will get your answer more than what you bargain for. send me your phone number..

  22. seem that u know and do read the Quran can u please point out and share with us which verse in the Quran that God said dog is haram dear Sabran?.

  23. I think what the writer wrote is quite true in a different perspective.
    However, i feel since not all muslims may accept the author's views, probably it should be acted and practiced individually based on the individuals understanding of Islam.

    I'm not really well versed in the teachings of Islam, but sometimes in M'sia, there are some incidents which really makes it really confusing to understand Islam.

    Instead i think, you should act based on the time, and situation of that moment when you're making a decision to do something. and not follow a teaching blindly. probably that's why we have a mind to figure out what's best for any situation.

    Just my idea.

  24. I am still confused which part of dogs and pigs are haram. I guess at this point we both agree that it's haram to consume those two animals, yes?

    I'd appreciate it if you don't sound very hostile. I genuinely want to learn here. So if you can tell me which part of al-Quran or hadith of the Prophet (saw) that says dogs and pigs are haram (besides to be consumed), I will really appreciate it.

    Jazakullahu khayr.

  25. What's ironic is that Islam does teach us to treat others tact with courtesy. But let's throw this out of the window and slam those with dogs.

  26. “Think twice” nie die macam peribahasa omputih. Dlm context Ray nie, dpt disimpulkan die rasa muslim nie adalah bagus, tapi bila jumpa orang mcm abang die rasa x bagus muslim nie. Gitu la lebih kurang, btul ka Ray? Rasa nie simple English kot, basic je.

  27. haram to be consume or haram to be whatelse is just an additional issues you want to debate with. when there is proscription about it, why looking for something to resist it? people like like you knew it, but trying hard to make it possible using whatever way including to make used of any part of hadith or surah to make it possible. this is what we called “menghalalkan CARA”. you don't even bother to read my first comment properly and to understand what i was saying, but you keep pursuing what you want to debate about.

    but as i have metioned in the post, i dare you to gather everyone and here and we will meet somewhere to debate about it. it's not that it never happen before. but i dare you to make the gathering and you will get the answers you want.

    โ€˜Atha ibn Khalil, Taysir al-Wushul ila al-Ushul, hal. 219-220

  28. Dear Andry,
    I am sorry that the state of Islam in Malaysia isn't optimum. Growing up as a Muslim, I was very much confused to see that the Islam that I know isn't shown in the “malay” muslims around me. Praise to God, as I grow older, and as I have the means to look for the Truth, is it becoming clearer and more convincing that Islam is an easy, universal religion. ๐Ÿ™‚

    The comment you said about following a “teaching blindly” is exactly what is going on in Malaysia and in Islam, the term is called 'taqlid'. Fortunately, we see more muslims in Malaysia trying to find the true teaching of Islam according to our Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him).

    I hope the attitude of the local Muslims will not discourage you to learn about Islam. As Yusuf Islam (fka) Cat Stevens put it;

    “I am thankful that I know Islam first, before I knew Muslims”.

    Have a good day and a good weekend Andry. Feel free to reach me to chat ๐Ÿ™‚

  29. Sabran, show us the facts if u really have the knowledge.. Payah sgt ke?? Sengal.. Provoke sana sini… Sgt menyampahkan dan memalukan ada saudara muslim mcm awk ni.. M

  30. again., Sue, you're driving it in your own direction. obviously you don't like me. that will be your problem. I'm still waiting for your answer too… about the challenge i dare you to do..?

  31. No, I didn't miss this comment. But rather, it's best to take sometime to gather my thoughts before I put it into words.

    Correct that we muslims are not encouraged to have dogs as pets and are not encouraged to have dogs in our homes. Dogs are to be kept by muslims only if they serve us; taking care of livestock, guarding of house, guide dog for the blinds; as stated in Rasulallah's hadith, reported by Muslim, “Siapa yang memelihara anjing, kecuali anjing untuk menjaga haiwan ternak, berburu dan menjaga tanaman, maka akan dikurangi pahalanya setiap hari sebanyak satu qirath” Hadith Riwayat Muslim no. 1575″

    And the concept of tawakal has to come hand-in-hand with ikhtiar. One can simply “surrender” to Allah to do good in exams if one does not study (ikhtiar) for it. And as mentioned in the hadith, it is permissible to have guard dogs.

    Allahu 'Alam, Allah knows best.

    Jom, time for solat Jumaat!

  32. Bkn sbb pendpt x sama.. Cara penyampaian pendapat yg sarcastic tu buat org x suka.. Ustaz lain yg lg popular pon menyampaikan pendapat dan berdakwah, xde la gaya mcm ni.. Kalau tulis elok2 x bole ke?

  33. it's so obvious that u don't have an answer to my question and try to run away from the question i asked ๐Ÿ™‚

  34. you make a point Andy.. but one thing that confused it sometimes is that, some of our people or the “Malay-Muslim” in between of “trying to be smart – and trying to suit/impress others”. in certain circumstances they mistaken things that suppose to be tolerance with and tings that is fixed.

    when one telling that this is strict, that is can't be done., that might got nothing to do with “attitude” or following the teaching blindly. there is a lot of things in Islam which is very strict. it has all the reasons behind it. but unfortunately., again., because of some people really love to have non-muslim into the community, they are trying their best to please you, to suit you and to impress you till the extent they are not telling you whole truth or in your case, confusing.. you know what is the result when someone do that to you.

  35. i do have all the answer you want. but i want a live debate. read my post earlier. I'm not gonna waste my time answering those like Naizatul here. it's a scrap..

    btw.. there is another post by “kurt” that you missed…

    kurtFriday, August 02, 2013

    “Its just the perspective here.”

    With all due respect, the HARAM status for dogs is not just individual perspective like you mention. It is stated in our (Muslim) very own “guidebook”, Al-Quran, saying that the Muslim should not taking dogs as a pet while we can use them for other purpose like hunting. We are also being told to be nice to all animals regardless of their HARAM status.

    As for home protection, in Islam we have one concept which is, Tawakkal. Tawakkal is putting trust on our God as we have pray to Him to hope that nothing wrong will happen in our house or etc, not to dog ๐Ÿ™‚

    Owh, go to the url below for better understanding about HARAM and TAWAKKAL.

    http://muslim.or.id/fiqh-dan-muamalah/hukum-memelihara-anjing.html

  36. Sabran, if you are really a true Muslim, I expect you to take a different approach to writing your comments. I am sorry but I feel that what you have been communicating here does not reflect the way a true Muslim should.

    If you really are a knowledgeable Muslim, what you can help us with is providing us with a supporting dalil and hadith on the 'haram' status of both dogs and swine instead of shouting “DOGS ARE HARAM!!!” hundreds of times. Plain comments sans supportive facts are easily ignorable. Therefore, if you would like people to treat you seriously instead of mocking you, please kindly provide supportive, reliable quotes from the hadiths.

    By the way, it is HARAM to consume swine and dogs. Perhaps, you may want to add “Dogs are haram… for consumption.” (don't think any of us in here eat dogs). We will be more than happy to support you in any way we can. However, to say that it is HARAM to touch or even communicate with a dog is ridiculous. Did you know it is HARAM to TOUCH A WOMAN WHO IS NOT YOUR MAHRAM?

    Dogs and swine are NAJIS MUGHALLAZAH if you come in direct contact with them (provided one of the point of contacts is damp or wet). Read again… NAJIS MUGHALLAZAH, in which the area can be cleansed with 7 rounds of clean water inclusive of 1 mixture of soil + water (6+1)

    “Imam An-Nawawi menyebut di dalam Al-Minhaj: “Yang disebut najis itu adalah setiap cecair yang memabukkan, anjing babi dan apa-apa yang lahir daripada keduanyaโ€ฆ” (Mughni Al-Muhtaj, Khatib Syarbini:1/110)” (http://www.utusan.com.my/utusan/info.asp?y=2012&dt=0309&sec=Bicara_Agama&pg=ba_05.htm)

    http://islamictext.wordpress.com/dogs-in-the-maliki-madhab/

    I can provide you with more quotes on the status of dogs in Islam but I trust that you are smart enough to look for them.

    And if I may add to your 'hatred' towards human relationship with dogs, mutually or non, all animals including dogs are granted a sure place in Heaven, whereas us human are not and based on what we do while alive.

    One question to you though: does this mean Muslims (even during Rasulullah's (PBUH) era, who use dogs for hunting purposes and safety of the farms (for instance) are damned because they include dogs in their lives?

    Would love to hear your answer.

    In the meantime, Maaf Zahir dan Batin! ๐Ÿ™‚

    [/s: Sue, I am confused with Sabran's agreement to your statement and later telling you that 'you're driving in your own direction'. I am totally confused with you, Sabran. I beg that you please don't confuse others too…

    Kay FB

  37. itu sebab aku bukan ustaz.. kalau nak semua orang buat apa yang ko suka, baik ko buat negara sendiri… ko set kan undang2 negara ko tu “MESTI BUAT AKU SUKA”…. “MESTI IMPRESS AKU..BIAR BOHONG, YANG PENTING ORG SUKA BACA”

    “sampaikanlah sesuatu kebenaran itu walaupun ianya pahit”

  38. as i said, want to see things the way you want to see it. if you say that i may want to add “Dogs are haram… for consumption.”, tell me where in my comment saying that “it is HARAM to touch or even communicate with a dog” or did i mentioned anything about it's HALAL to touch a woman whois not your mahram..? last time i checked, i didn't mentioned those.. you did..!

    and since when that i asked for your support in any way?

    in case you missed the other comments, here is the copy for you…

    http://muslim.or.id/fiqh-dan-muamalah/hukum-memelihara-anjing.html

  39. Sabran Mohdhamzah, I have read the comments above and my conclusion is, you are a show-off and a harmless provocator. It's like the saying: An empty vessel makes the most noise. Why anybody would pay attention to what you say is weird. Maybe they are hoping that some words of wisdom will drop from your mouth since you claim certain attributes for yourself. it's like hoping something's going to happen that is welcoming. I doubt it will happen 'cos you are just playing with words and in your agitation you even get your grammar wrong.

    Do not dig a hole for yourself. Be truthful, first to God, then to yourself and then to others. God is watching whatever you do. So don't practise deceit. So don't waste precious time, yours and others.

    And a word of advice. Do not fool around with the Islamic religion. It's all written in the Quran and only a person who has studied it and knows it well will be able to quote from it; and argue well. So do not pretend to know, you'll be easily found out. Why? 'Cos every Muslim has a Quran. And that is why you cannot quote from it, 'cos you do not know. Many have called your bluff.

  40. Dari Aisyah ra berkata bahwa Rasulullah SAW menunggu Jibril as pda saat yang telah ditentukan. Namun Jibril tidak datang pada saatnya, sehingga nabi melempar tongkat dari tangannya dan berkata, “Allah tidak mengingkari janjinya, demikian juga dengan rasulnya.” Kemudian beliau SAW menoleh dan mendapati seekor anjing di kolong tempat tidurnya. “Wahai Aisyah, sejak kapan anjingi itu masuk ke sini?” Aisyah menjawab, “Aku tidak tahu.” Maka beliau SAW memerintahkan agar anjing itu dikeluarkan. Maka datanglah jibril dan Rasulullah SAW bertanya, “Engkau telah janji dan aku telah duduk menunggu, tapi Engkau tidak datang, mengapa?” Jibril menjawab, “Anjing di dalam rumahmu itu telah mencegahku. Sesungguhnya kami tidak masuk ke dalam rumah yang ada anjing dan gambar.” (HR Muslim)

  41. Mereka menanyakan kepadamu, “Apakah yang dihalalkan bagi mereka?” Katakanlah, “Dihalalkan bagimu yang baik-baik dan oleh binatang buas (anjing)yang telah kamu ajar dengan melatih nya untuk berburu; kamu mengajarnya menurut apa yang telah diajarkan Allah kepadamu. Maka makanlah dari apa yang ditangkapnya untukmu, dan sebutlah nama Allah atas binatang buas itu. Dan bertakwalah kepada Allah, sesungguhnya Allah amat cepat hisab-Nya.(QS. Al-Maidah: 4)

  42. Oops, sorry, I'm not melayu but muslim nevertheless. Maybe you should also learn that not all malays are muslims and not all muslims are malays. LOL

  43. and it is really… REALLY up to you if you want to have dogs in your house and to treat them with lots of love. as quote says that “we don't share our grave… GO.. love your dogs..

  44. ..which no one answer… ahahahaha.. i wonder how many friends you all called for this… LOL.

    still it doesn't change the fact that we MUSLIM is prohibited with the two animals. you may say whatever you want to say, but non of you guys can change that.

    Dari Aisyah ra berkata bahwa Rasulullah SAW menunggu Jibril as pda saat yang telah ditentukan. Namun Jibril tidak datang pada saatnya, sehingga nabi melempar tongkat dari tangannya dan berkata, “Allah tidak mengingkari janjinya, demikian juga dengan rasulnya.” Kemudian beliau SAW menoleh dan mendapati seekor anjing di kolong tempat tidurnya. “Wahai Aisyah, sejak kapan anjingi itu masuk ke sini?” Aisyah menjawab, “Aku tidak tahu.” Maka beliau SAW memerintahkan agar anjing itu dikeluarkan. Maka datanglah jibril dan Rasulullah SAW bertanya, “Engkau telah janji dan aku telah duduk menunggu, tapi Engkau tidak datang, mengapa?” Jibril menjawab, “Anjing di dalam rumahmu itu telah mencegahku. Sesungguhnya kami tidak masuk ke dalam rumah yang ada anjing dan gambar.” (HR Muslim)

  45. Tapi Aiman rasanya tak cakap pun suh pi bela anjing dalam rumah, cuma dia nak cakap open up their minds tentang isu anjing dan kucing. Tentang stray cats and dogs, usaha Pak Mie sepatutnya dipuji. Bergantunglah pada pendapat mana2 ulamak muktabar, sebab dalam permasalahan boleh atau tidak bela anjing, Ulamak dari mazhab2 yang berbeza mempunyai pandangan yang berbeza. ๐Ÿ™‚

  46. Sabran, well, it's true dogs are haram to touch. But there is no sin in touching the dogs. It's a sin when u don't clean yourself with 'soil water'. Solah before u clean yourself up after touching a dog is the sin. Touching the dogs itself is not yet a sin. Feeling pity for any animal is a good thing. Let me ask you one thing… This was told by an ustaz (a real ustaz), let's say if u r on a boat in the middle of the sea, the boat is sinking. On the boat other than u are a pile of kitabul Quran and also a dog… Which one will you let go to the sea so the boat can still float?

  47. and then pJerineh, as much as it's weird to you why would people pay attention to what i've said, it is very weird that you take all the effort and time to make a new post specifically for me.. how much that i affecting your life?? LOL

  48. shah.. 1st. i didn't mentioned anything that it's a sin in touching dogs. where in my comments did you read that? in fact in my other post, i was questioning why Aiman didn't mentioned all this in his article..? that was my question… and i didn't change or edit any of my comments. it can still be read clearly.

    now my question to you., why did you accused me of saying something i didn't say..?

    Dari Aisyah ra berkata bahwa Rasulullah SAW menunggu Jibril as pda saat yang telah ditentukan. Namun Jibril tidak datang pada saatnya, sehingga nabi melempar tongkat dari tangannya dan berkata, “Allah tidak mengingkari janjinya, demikian juga dengan rasulnya.” Kemudian beliau SAW menoleh dan mendapati seekor anjing di kolong tempat tidurnya. “Wahai Aisyah, sejak kapan anjingi itu masuk ke sini?” Aisyah menjawab, “Aku tidak tahu.” Maka beliau SAW memerintahkan agar anjing itu dikeluarkan. Maka datanglah jibril dan Rasulullah SAW bertanya, “Engkau telah janji dan aku telah duduk menunggu, tapi Engkau tidak datang, mengapa?” Jibril menjawab, “Anjing di dalam rumahmu itu telah mencegahku. Sesungguhnya kami tidak masuk ke dalam rumah yang ada anjing dan gambar.” (HR Muslim)

  49. Assalam Sabran, well i actually understand what u r trying to deliver here. No worries… but get a hold of yourself together 1st. Apa yg Aiman tulis is more to 'kagum rupanya anjing ada satu sifat yg berkualiti.' And Aiman also tak nafikan anjing tu haram dari sisi syarak. Cuma persepsi Melayu shj yg define anjing itu lebih dari haram dan berdosa besar kalau pegang seolah macam satu dosa yg tak terampun. Actually its not even a problem at all in Islam. Well I've been to other countries, Muslim di tempat lain ada bela anjing. Tapi ikut hukum dan syarat lah. Iaitu bela di luar rumah, lepas pegang cuci diri dgn air tanah, bela dgn niat utk menjaga harta dan kawasan. And all of us here might not be as knowledgable as u are. So we do hope u put down a few hadith or surrah to educate us so we might understand well.

    And one more… “sister in Islam konon?” are u denying her as a muslim? what right do u hold to deny her like that? Is that how a muslim should say to another muslim? It's not wrong to be polite coz it seems like u r having a deep problem maybe with your family… it's like u'r letting go ur anger to others… i might be wrong, but your attitude pictures you that way. I'm sorry to bother but even if you r not an ustaz, still its not wrong to be polite and relax a lil bit more… It's not that hard… smile…. -u'r brother in Islam (are you also going to say the same thing to me?). assalam…

  50. and i didn't say that u said it. Not at all brother. But you have not answer the question yet…

    Anjing dibolehkan utk kita bela… hanya di luar rumah. Never inside the house.

    Well, help me with one thing here… can you tell me what exactly that offended you here until it seems like you r so angry with everybody? maybe i can help or try at least…

  51. Haram kalau di buat jatuh berdosa, tiada cara untuk menyucikannya selain bertaubat, manakala najis adalah menjadikan seseorang itu tidak boleh menunaikan ibadah wajib seperti solat melainkan ia bersuci dengan tatacara yang di ajar oleh nabi. Jangan kelirukan istilah.

    Ini masalahnya bila melayu rasa islam itu milik melayu semata, tak pernah keluar kampung….apa islam hanya islam kalau bermazhab syafie ke? Disepakati bahawa Ahlul Sunnah antaranya terdiri dari 4 mazhab iaitu syafie maliki nahafi dan hambali. Bagi majoriti masyarakat islam di malaysia yg bermazhab syafie, di campur dengan attitude “lebih islam dari islam” , memang menajiskan anjing sehabis boleh hingga kalau nampak anjing tepi jalan pun di baling batu (tak tahu la nabi mana yg ajar).

    Walhal bagi mazhab maliki yg juga ahlul sunnah, memandang kenajisan anjing dalam sudut berbeza hingga berpendapat air liur anjing yg di guna untuk berburu tidak najis(kalau najis takkan Allah izinkan), berkenaan dengan hadith nabi s.a.w. bila anjing menjilat air dalam bejana, di suruh basuh dengan 7 kali air dimana sekali adalah air tanah….mazhab hambali melihat itu sebagai ta'abudi.

    Jadi persoalannya, tak islam ke org yg berpegang pada mazhab hambali?

    Tapi berbalik pada article asal ini, penulis tidak pun peluk cium anjing tu pun, bukan penulis kata halal nak makan daging anjing ๐Ÿ™‚ dia hanya memberi pandangan yg mana tidak bersalahan dengan syarak…..tetapi Sabran telah sewenangnya menggelar penulis misguided ๐Ÿ™‚ berat tu Sabran….kalau nak pejuangkan agama, diri mahu betul, cakap jgn bohong, komen yg pusing2 macam spin doktor….baru org boleh nak mula dengar, tapi kalau awal2 dah cakap pusing2, lain yg org tulis lain yg awak komen….itu namanya berniat serong ๐Ÿ™‚

  52. memula aku rasa mcm gempak gak ko ni sabran..siap celen org utk debate tu..hebat..tapi makin lama aku bca komen2 ko aku rasa makin meluat..nampak mcm show off je..riak nak mampus

  53. No one will answer to you because we, in our right mind, don't need to satisfy you.

    Other people here just wanted to discuss this topic without being aggressive and hostile towards one another, because that's what educated and intelligent people do.

    Sure you can express your opinions, beliefs, and facts to others, but there's no need to be so judgmental and 'in your face' about it.

    I agree with the points you make in your comments. Honestly, I do. But this obnoxious and intimidating-wannabe attitude you show is just unnecessary. And not to mention, your responses to me don't even make sense to a point where I'm not even offended. Instead, I feel embarrassed for you. Maybe it makes you feel better and proud about yourself, if that's the case, just keep it to yourself. No need to show it to others. Especially on someone else's blog. But then again, this IS the internet, so do what you like.

    If you can take the time and effort to find information to support your statements, then I think you can definitely take the time and effort to convey them maturely and positively. Don't just lash out at others. That's definitely not something they teach in Islam, or in any religion.

    I find it hard to respect someone like you, especially when we share common beliefs. And to see someone convey things I believe in such a bad and misleading way is just heartbreaking.

  54. why you jumping from here to there? you've asked me a question somewhere else., when i answered you., you're starting over somewhere else… go back to your first reply on the other post.. and come with your right to judge me all the way.. again SHAH… go back to your FIRST reply on the other post.. PLEASE….

  55. Honestly, Sabran, I think you're missing the whole point of the article. Nowhere in the article does it say that you should keep a dog at home. Nowhere in the article does it say that a dog is NOT haram. The article merely points out that dogs are also creatures of God, and thus, should be treated as one. This article serves to point out that just because we can't consume dog, doesn't mean we have to treat it with such hatred.

    The problem with a lot of Malay Muslims in Malaysia is that they are so blinded by the word “haram” for dogs that they don't see anything else but it. Take for example an incident a few years back. I was walking home one day when I heard a yelping noise. I looked in the big drain by the side of the road and found that a small stray puppy had fallen into the drain and couldn't get out. I did what any compassionate human being would do. I climbed in and tried to get the puppy out of the drain. A Malay Muslim man on his way to the surau saw me and asked what I was doing. I told him I was trying to rescue the puppy because it had fallen in and couldn't get out. The man said, “Biarlah! Haram!”

    I think the article was pointing out that this is a common occurrence in Malaysia. People going crazy over a small matter. Yes, dogs are haram to consume. Yes, dogs are considered dirty to touch (I'm guessing this had to do with the fact that thousands of years ago they all had rabies). But is it wrong to treat them nicely? Is it wrong to help a dog in need?

    I love dogs. They are loyal. They don't harm me in any way. They are God's creations. And I think there is nothing wrong with that.

  56. Mr Sabran,

    Just look at your writing and the harshness that came out of it…Muslim sangat kah? Anjing is NAJIS…if you touch them..SAMAK…Our religion is simple and never complicated…ITS people like you are making it COMPLICATED..

  57. “… it seems like u r having a deep problem maybe with your family… it's like u'r letting go ur anger to others…” LOL…!!! apa benda yang ko merepek ni??? you should relax a lil bit more rather than making your own conclusions.

  58. To some people here who keep saying DOGS ARE HARAM, yes everybody gets it. But what we don't get here, is your attitude… Basically what caused most of the argument here is your attitude… not your point. Point taken pretty well. But not the attitude. Saying a truthful thing with the wrong attitude, makes everything wrong… hope you get it brother…

    As for Aiman, it's good to observe Allah's creation. Keep it up. But never forget the Islamic rules in every aspect of your life. U may go everywhere, u may do anything, but never leave kitabul Quran… peace upon u brother… Assalam

  59. Very well written article Aiman. Reminds me of my recent trip to Turkey and before that Bosnia, where much of the population is Muslim but due to their European culture and heritage, they love dogs. I think how individual Muslims treat dogs is based on their geographical location and own culture. In that sense, I find it very wrong to have people here alleging that you are any less of a Muslim for respecting canines. While I was in Bosnia, I also noticed that many Muslims are tattoed and not many women are headscarfed. I found it baffling that Malaysians who visited the country looked down on them for this, but look at it this way, they are European Muslims. Just because they practice differently than Muslims here, does it mean they believe in Allah less? Seriously, some people should open their minds. Great things happen with a different mindset.

  60. i'm not jumping… komen sini takde notification.. so when u replied, i didn't know.

    i did not making a conclusions brother. My sentence does not even match a conclusion. 'IT SEEMS'. not IT IS… dalam kata lain, my point is… you're making other people look at you as if u r having a trouble somewhere… u seems angry all the time. and i did wrote 'i might be wrong, but your attitude pictures you that way'. i am relax. Thats why i'm not angry…

  61. Saudara Sabran.

    Saya ingin tahu,
    Apa motif saudara nak sangat live debate?

    Dan saya tak nampak apa topik yang nak sgt enta perdebatkan, terutamanya kalau nak dikaitkan dengan pencerahan yang dibawa bro Aiman.

  62. to Sabran, see what happen when u don't control you attitude? See what other people think of you? In Islam, also haram to treat people with bad attitude. IT IS HARAM. my only concern now is your attitude. If you want people to listen to you, so you also have to listen to people. Nobody listens to a person who doesn't listen to anybody… It's true…

  63. what attitude..? be specific. explain the attitude you're talking about. Am i trying to offend anyone? where? and which one of my point is misleading? explain it… not to make me satisfy. but just to make sure you know what are you talkng about.. <--do you take this as offensive?

  64. and i think you're missing my whole point of the article. i was questioning why Aiman didn't mentioned some more important and specific info of why and what does make it prohibited to Muslim. i think my original First ever comments is still there. you just need to find it

  65. I'm not angry either.. in fact in most of the comments, i think I'm the one who writing with “hahahhaa” and “LOL” at the end of my comments

    ..while….

    other's is damn serious and angry..

    another example of “you only sees what you want to see…” this is can't be avoid specially when you're actually doing a favour to your friends to condemn on someone else.. like a team up.. you'll blinded and being denial

  66. He didn't mention it because it wasn't the point of his article. He wasn't talking about keeping a dog as a pet at home or even eating dog meat. He was talking about the ethical treatment of dogs. Haram or not has nothing to do with how you should treat animals.

  67. those who choose to be in the dark, will forever stay in the dark, and those who seek the light, InsyaaAllah will find his way in the right path. May Allah guide us in the right path. This article is a good write up. A good way to clear the stirs about this issue. Anyway, there's a fine line between ego and ignorance. I personally think abang Sabran should take a chill pill and ponder, his words that he used to transmit his opinion. Not only sound condenscending, its also provoking. yes, truth hurts, but that is not an excuse to scrutinize others. Theres a quote saying that the Prophet Muhammad pbuh said kindness is the mark of faith, those who has not kindness has not faith, hadith muslim. This Ramadan is month of blessing, please be kind to each other.

    Jazakallahukhayr.

  68. Sabran, look at the way u put your comments… the way u talk to others… Kalau saya seorang yg menegur atau tak senang dgn Sabran, it might be me laaa… But look at here, ramai yg kurang senang dgn cara Sabran and u argue with almost everyone. Istifar… Kalau sorang dua tak senang dgn Sabran, mungkin sorang dua tu je yg ada masalah. Tapi kalau hampir semua kurang senang dgn Sabran, takkanlah semua orang ni yg bermasalah? Ada point yg Sabran tulis tu betul… tapi tertib bertutur kata seorang Islam tu kenalah menghormati orang lain. gotta go… ada urusan… Assalam… smile and peace to everyone

  69. Syabas, kepada rakan kita Aiman Azlan,dgn pandangan terbuka terhadap isu ini..Ini bukan sesuatu punca untuk kita mengelak diri daripada ciptaan allah..ada sebab mengapa allah cipta anjing ,kucing dan sbgnya..terus kan menyebarkan agama islam dan memahami maksud tersurat dan tersirat yg lebih dalam. ๐Ÿ™‚ dgn akhir kata,jaga iman dan sentiasa berdoa kepada allah ๐Ÿ™‚

  70. I think everyone who has commented on this article except you know what they're saying. At least they can stand by it.

    If it's that difficult for you to see for yourself where you have shown a bad attitude, then I can only pray to God so that He can enlighten you.

    I really wish I could help you, but you need to realize this by yourself.

    For someone who knows a lot about his religion, you still have a lot to learn about yourself.

  71. tak ada motif. dan bukanlah debat sgt pun. hanya untuk menjawab pertanyaaan2 yg lain. cuma kalau benar2 terjadi., sudah tentu akan ada perdebatan. dan sangat penting dibuat secara bersemuka sebab akan ada orang yang lebih berpengetahuan dan lebih layak menjawab segala soalan supaya isu ini tidak hanya diperkatakan semata-mata untuk menang bercakap di blog ini. dan kalau saudara Ameer rasa tak ada apa topik yang nak di perdebatkan sangat.., well., saya hairan juga kenapa ramai yg sangat marah binla saya mengutarakan pendapat saya??? ๐Ÿ˜€ saya musykil kalau2 semua yang ada disini adalah dikalangan kawan2 Aiman… hanya untuk moral support bloger saja??

  72. Haram? Salah satu nya kegunaan anjing dalam Islam sebagai pemburu: http://youtu.be/X352EFJKWro

    Bagi keempat mahzab ASWJ, yg paling liberal bila pada issue anjing ialah mahzab Maliki. Bagi Mahzab Syafie, kita cuma bersamak dah Mahzab Hanafi & Hanbali ada cara mereka sendiri. Apa yg haram kalau begitu?

    Cuma yg diharamkan untuk menyimpan anjing ialah bila niat nya untuk simpan sebagai pets and ditinggalkan di dalam rumah kita.

    Tabiat Islam Nusantara harus di tinggalkan.

  73. @Shah; i don't argue with everyone. I'm simply RESPONDING to everyone who started their comments with mentioning my name. be very clear with that. if i were to call you hypocrite, you'll won't like it and considered me having a bad attitude…, tapi cuba Shah baca all my comments in a happy tone. will it still sounds sarcastic? the way i talk to others you said… you can't even explain it.. well.. i understand if others can't accept what is fact. it is hard and so much pain to do so.

    @Reza; again… rather than you wasting your time writing metaphorically, i strongly suggest you to explain what is my bad attitude specifically in a way you see it. PLEASE…. not to mention that it still doesn't change the fact that Dogs are prohibited to Muslim.

  74. sabran ; because THIS article are pointing out things about dogs;the wonderful creation of Allah and the kindness, soft and gentle way of Prophet Muhammad saw teaching according to the Quran, which i think u r clearly dont get it and annoy people,man u r sick,who are you to say some1 is misguided/not

  75. that's exactly what I'm talking about boyanmental… i didn't say anything bigger or more further than that…

    But Islam is Islam.. there is no such thing islam nusantara or islam itu ini.. isi kandungan Quran di kawasan nusantara sama saja dgn isi kandungan Quran di negara2 lain….

  76. Blodyn , you just summarized the article so well for those who are missing the point.

    I am not muslim, hence i was reluctant to comment on things that i know very little of. I always wondered why people convey Haram as Hatred. I grew up around friends who would beat up a dog whenever it entered our housing area. That wasn't a good impression of Islam I guess.

    Only when i met the true muslims, I felt invited to learn more about Islam.

  77. i'm back… well HAHAHA n LOL can be also be rude. Org marah pun boleh HAHAHA in a sacarstic manner. I don't know how old are u Sabran. N i dont have to know. Trying to make u realise is becoming pointless. Just look at the number of ppl who are uneasy with u. It explains a lot. I really hope u can be better n less over repulsive. I can only try, but only Allah has the power to make u a better person. I do not wish to further things up with u. That's it from me. Just so u can be happy, Sabran, u win… yes u win… What ever u reply after this, i will not say anything. Not because i can't debate, but because it's tiring and pointless already.

    Before I go, u don't know these people here. u could have been debating n arguing with ustaz, prof, left or imam. Assalam

  78. and… i think my comments or the way i put my comments is WAY more polite than those people like rizal abdishak here… do you guys suggesting that an attitude like rizal here is good?

    come on…! where all the super educated people whos talking about attitudes….?

  79. Assalamualaikum all,

    It is really pointless to ask Sabran to produce any hadith regarding dogs because he is hold a strong view regardless which he will definitely not change.

    Let's not get into pointless debate with an obstinate mind. After all, di akhirat nanti, we answer for ourselves.

  80. CougaR10… no we didn't.. we didn't convey Haram as Hatred. it's simply a few stuff that we should avoid and it's best to avoid it rather than go ahead and clean it later. I'm sorry that you grew up with those friends who wold beat up dog. as a non Malay myself, and so do i grew up surrounded by all malays, but i've never seen anyone who wold beat up a dog in order to avoid them. they simply do “shoo….shoo….”. that is the fact that they are scared to be bitten by the dog as well. seriously.!

  81. Yyyyyeah…thanks for clarifying my doubts. You obviously don't know what you're saying, because there was nothing…”metaphoric”…in what I wrote.

    You know what would actually waste more of my time? Explaining your bad attitude to you.

    You know, for a moment I hoped that you would be able to rectify yourself…….but I guess it's too much for you.

  82. yes dogs are prohibited to Muslim… we all got it… Already got it… Nobody say halal. Sabran, if people already feel uneasy with you, means its not wrong to tone down a bit. If u say u dont argue, good… but u make ppl feel its an argument. 'sister in Islam konon', 'we don't share grave, go n love your dog', shouting obviously with “!!!!!!!”. A change of attitude is not that hard bro… Apologise to the ppl that u may offended. Not that hard. It's a noble thing to do. i will not further this with u anymore. I got more things to do. If i say anything wrong or may offended u, i'm sorry. Hope u can forgive me. Assalam…

    To rizal, be kind… use good words… we are Muslim. Show our akhlak please. In syaa Allah.

  83. that is the problem Shah.. you were taking it as a race.. who will win, who will lose the talk.. it's not even a debate since you keep talking about somethin else (my attitude) which you couldn't explain specifically. you keep repeating about how many people disagree with me.. well., how many friends or good friends among you guys that has to be supporting each other? i will never know..

    @Sofia., read the post. in case you missed it., here you go…(i've keep posting it here and there) “Dari Aisyah ra berkata bahwa Rasulullah SAW menunggu Jibril as pda saat yang telah ditentukan. Namun Jibril tidak datang pada saatnya, sehingga nabi melempar tongkat dari tangannya dan berkata, “Allah tidak mengingkari janjinya, demikian juga dengan rasulnya.” Kemudian beliau SAW menoleh dan mendapati seekor anjing di kolong tempat tidurnya. “Wahai Aisyah, sejak kapan anjingi itu masuk ke sini?” Aisyah menjawab, “Aku tidak tahu.” Maka beliau SAW memerintahkan agar anjing itu dikeluarkan. Maka datanglah jibril dan Rasulullah SAW bertanya, “Engkau telah janji dan aku telah duduk menunggu, tapi Engkau tidak datang, mengapa?” Jibril menjawab, “Anjing di dalam rumahmu itu telah mencegahku. Sesungguhnya kami tidak masuk ke dalam rumah yang ada anjing dan gambar.” (HR Muslim)

    and here is your reference too…

    http://www.rumahfiqih.com/ust/e2.php?id=1185163545

  84. What a great insight! Aiman, I do admire you taking a stand to enlighten oblivious minds when it comes to dogs and Islam. All of God's beings, great and small have a purpose in life.

    People are so quick to join the witchhunt bandwagon without seeking answers. If it's “haram” then why is it so (which I believe has been explained extensively already- thank you) Anyway, I find it really refreshing that many Muslims here are proactively setting the record straight despite the negativity and condemnation of some school of thought.

    Good on ya, folks and thank you!

    p/s: Pak Mie is a hero and commitment to the cause should be lauded! He puts many dog lovers to shame.

  85. Aku tidak taw pasal hukum ke apa, daripada apa aku baca, anjing tu boleh dipegang, cuma perlu disamak. Aku tak benci pon makhluk tu.
    Tapi, boleh ke sesiapa terangkan kat aku, anjing, mempunyai pelbagai ragam, kalau anjing tu jenis jinak, yang suka jilat-jilat,
    bagaimana kalau anjing tu jilat hidung, mulut kita? ada ke cara nak samak mulut kita? pakai tanah? who could enlighten me?

  86. @shah.. it's up to you if you taking this as an offensive comments towards you or others, I'm just telling you what i have in my head… i think you should look at your own attitude as well.. you 'seems' to take this to yourself. very personal.! that it has to be either you or me.. like it's a racing that it has to be either one winning it. the way you “thanks” to those who sounds taking your side makes you…pathetic! ๐Ÿ˜€ go racing alone.

    I'm not racing here. I'm simply saying that dogs are prohibited to Muslim. as simple as that..what's so difficult about it? why others disagree and wants to argue with me is their problem.. at some point, it could become to the extent of “menghalalkan cara”. just because one would like to play with dogs, make used all the possible way to make it right.

  87. “It is STATED in our (muslim) very own book, AL-QURAN, saying that the muslim should not taking dogs as pet while we can use them for other purpose like hunting” there are no where in the Quran stating that or even near to that sentence. there are only 3 ayat that God say about dogs. Since it's too difficult for u to answer my question or maybe u have no idea, i think i should share it with You and everyone.

    5:4] They consult you concerning what is lawful for them; say, “Lawful for you are all good things, including what trained dogs and falcons catch for you.” You train them according to GOD's teachings. You may eat what they catch for you, and mention GOD's name thereupon. You shall observe GOD. GOD is most efficient in reckoning.

    [18:18] You would think that they were awake, when they were in fact asleep. We turned them to the right side and the left side, while their dog stretched his arms in their midst. Had you looked at them, you would have fled from them, stricken with terror.

    [18:22] Some would say, “They were three; their dog being the fourth,” while others would say, “Five; the sixth being their dog,” as they guessed. Others said, “Seven,” and the eighth was their dog. Say, “My Lord is the best knower of their number.” Only a few knew the correct number. Therefore, do not argue with them; just go along with them. You need not consult anyone about this.

    so as u can see God Almighty didn't say nor state it's 'HARAM” about dog..
    Quran 4:82 ….”If it were from other than God, they would have found in it numerous contradictions.”
    Hope this can help you Dear Sabran.

  88. if dogs and pigs are haram, why are they created? it is the CONSUMPTION of them is haram, touching them is NOT HARAM.

    maybe some people who are still thinking that dogs are haram should get to know one first, just like aiman did when the dog followed him and just like i did when a dog came to my house and begged me for food.

  89. Dogs are prohibited in Muslim.
    Last time I checked, only ulama can produced whether its HALAL or not to do certain things.

    Siapa anda untuk menentukan hukum? Lebih baik pergi rujuk apa yang ulama mengulas tentang isu ini dari jadi keyboard warriors.
    Not every hadith you have to look LITERALLY, certain hadith ada sebab kenapa ia dipertutunkan begitu jugak dengan isi kandungan Al-Quran. Kalau bukanm scholar dalan isu fiqah dan sunnah, jangan nak memandai. Nanti dijudge dekat Padang Mahsyar baru tau.
    Wassalam.

  90. ahahaha… shah.. you're funny! you make me like you the way your judgment with the !!!!! sign.. seriously!. ahahahahahaha…! <--the last "!" sign means i was seriously laugh..! <---arrgggg..again.... :D @Reza… ???? still didn't explain anything. you're just telling me how much hatred you have in you now. you can't explain it or do just can't find it? it's not that i can't read again each of my comments here and there.

  91. also…..check and study the reference you shared first before you decided to copy pasta certain parts of it.
    It never says in the hadith that it was HARAM, as in sinful to touch a dog, but it is only haram to keep them in the house as a pet.
    There are even description on how to keep dog as protectors of our property, the Muslim way, because in the end dog are useful.

  92. Syabas, saudara Aiman. Tulisan yang sangat menarik!

    Buat saudara Sabran, usahlah anda meneruskan sikap sedemikian kerana anda sendiri tidak menunjukkan contoh yang baik sebagai seorang Muslim.

    Tiada niat untuk mengaibkan, namun, sekiranya anda memberi komen secara terbuka, ingatlah bahawa internet ini merupakan sesuatu yang sememangnya lebih dari 'terbuka'.

    Seorang Muslim yang baik tidak akan 'like' video ini di youtube, fashiontv | FTV.com – PIRELLI CALENDAR MAKING OF FEM 2001 yang mempunyai gambar2 lucah seperti wanita berbogel.

    Seorang Muslim yang baik tidak akan memberikan komen sebegini, “lunyai siut Siti dapat kat Dato K tu…!” di video youtube [MTV] Hafiz & Dato' Siti Nurhaliza – Muara Hati (OST Adam & Hawa)

    Kalau itu bukan saudara Sabran yang memberikan komen dan like video sedemikian, maka bagus lah. Kalau itu memang saudara, seelok-eloknya saudara cerminkan diri sebelum mengajar orang lain bab-bab agama.

    Pada pandangan orang ramai, kita mungkin kelihatan seperti baik, bagus, pijak semut pun tak mati. Sesungguhnya Allah melihat apa yang kita lakukan…

    Maaf sekiranya anda atau sesiapa di kalangan kita terasa…

  93. again.. another ignorance. show me where in my comments that i say it's a sin to touch a dog? show me… check and study the whole thread before you decided to be judgmental again..

  94. I'm also not sure, but it is my personal opinion that the “samak” was created during a time when Dettol wasn't around… so I think using Dettol or any cleaning agent (suitable for human skin, of course) is adequate. Honestly, have you seen the dirt around here? Full of dirty things like cat poop and pee. Don't think you want to use the dirt in KL to wash your face, do you? Huhuhu.

  95. hehee… he's still arguing with me. I know it's not the matter of winning or loosing. Sindir elok2 pun tak boleh nak faham. It's ok then… He asked for example of his attitude… i gave it already in one of my comments somewhere… the things he said to others… let him be… keep saying dogs are haram in Islam. ok laa… so it's haram. Nobody denies that., nobody… Even mr Aiman in his article also did not mention about dogs becoming halal. Aiman praised Allah for creating a creature so loyal to his master. He did not say that dog should not be haram.

  96. Sabran, trust me, there are Muslims who throw things at dogs. I've seen it being done. I mean, the man that saw me trying to rescue the dog was willing to let a little puppy die just because he thought it was haram.

    CougaR10, you probably met muslims who were raised a certain way and never questioned anything they were told. Environmental factor plays a big role in how someone is shaped as a person. I'm glad you're meeting different kinds of muslims and have seen that not all muslims go crazy over every little thing.

  97. “like” <--sebab tak der "like" nyer button. I think this is where we use “prevention is better than cure” as i have suggested from the beginning which been taken to a racing talk. kalau kita tak main nga anjing tu (seperti yg ramai nak sgt buat)., tak der lah anjing tu sampai jilat2 hidung dan mulut kita kan??? tapi seriously Bro Mistletoe… mmg semua anjing suka jilat2 cam tu

  98. As salam Sabran,

    The one that gone in the wind here..is you.Pigs & dogs are haram to be consumed.However,it is not haram to touch them.You yourselves admitted that touching them is not a sin.Another thing,do you understand the brotherhood in Islam?Suhaila used the right language.I'll also use 'brother' if I was in her shoes.Perhaps,you need to understand your own writing once again.Then will you understand why did most of us here did not agree with your words.

  99. Sabran, making fun of me, doesn't make u a better person. Like i told u, when it just me alone who's feeling uneasy with you, than i'm the problem. But if almost everybody feels uneasy with you, then it is you…

  100. so what is your problem if you already agreed with what i was saying? what kind of attention you're looking for here btw? ๐Ÿ˜€ nobody is arguing with you. it was you who keep talking about what you believe, all your own judgment and i do reading yours and replying to you with a wide smile on my face. demi Allah.. i am smiling at you.. ๐Ÿ˜€

  101. And I quote your line from your first comment (since you insist in us going back to your original comment):
    “NO..! haram is haram. when the issue of dogs became sensitive in the Muslim communities, it's not because of animal rights whatsoever.. each Muslim knows why and what does it make dogs and pig Haram and which part of it.”
    So, if you did not mean it's a sin to touch a dog from these lines, then what do you mean by haram? Haram berasal dari bahasa Arab yang bermakna, suatu perkara yang dilarang oleh syara (agama). So what action related to dogs constitutes as haram to you?

    I also noticed that Suhaila replied to your comment with this very same question. So before you blame others for slamming you, you should make your point clear first.

    If you read carefully too (as you want others to read your comment carefully), the other commenters have acknowledged that it is haram to keep dogs as pets unless you're under certain circumstances. (You quoted a hadith related to this as well, the others did not deny this.) Haram to consume them.

  102. samak merupakan hukum fiqh. bukan sebab dettol takde ke apa ke. apa yang telah tersurat dalam hukum fiqh, perlu dilakukan. ia berdasarkan dalil2. contoh fiqh yang pakai tanah yang lain adalah tayamum. apa kaitan sapu debu tanah dengan menggantikan air? kalo ikut logik macam ni.. macam tak logik la tayamum kan? tetapi sudah itu dimaklumkan dalam bab wudhu dan tayamum. maaf.. nak beritahu dalil saya ni pun jalil juga. mohon saudari merujuk kepada alim ulama', ustaz untuk mendapat maklumbalas. wallahualam.

  103. bro… dah laaa… semoga Allah sahaja dapat membantu sikap tuan… saya menyerah kalah… tegur elok2 tuan tak terima, tegur terus terang pun tuan tak terima, dah bagi contoh sikap tuan pun tuan perlekehkan saya. Minta maaf kalau saya minta tuan jadi lebih bersopan itu merupakan satu kesalahan. Semoga Allah shj yg membantu. Assalam

  104. He has this amazing ability to divert himself when others point out at him. A common defense mechanism when one loses an argument/debate. You're right we should just let him be. This is probably the highlight of his entire day.

    As for me, I'm just gonna take the good out of all of this, and this article.

  105. wassalam Firdaus.

    why keep repeating things which i've already mentioned as exactly what i mean in my post? it's not my problem if you guys can't understand one simple thing i've mentioned out here.

    well, do you aware that when someone write “Sister In Islam” is actually refers to the charity organisation which have their members all over the world..? I can admit here publicly that i don't agree with what they believe and also some of the members of this organisation as some of the members didn't even practices the very simple rules for muslim woman. you may google it and have a look at their photos. one of their most controversial event was when one of the leader leads a friday pray as an Imam. should i explain more? no i don't think so 'coz it will off the topic.

  106. that's exactly what i mean Dini.. i wonder if that was a question from you or is't an answer for me? 'coz if it's a question, then the answer is already there… you've just wrote it.. LOL

  107. bro mistletoe, saya rasa tiada cara lain melainkan sertu ikut mazhab masing2. kalau malaysia ikut mazhab shafie. tetap 7 kali basuhan 1 kali air tanah, 6 kali air mutlak dekat anggota yg terkena najis. mmg tanah skrang kotor.. mcm2 ada..tapi tak mustahil kita dapat jumpa tanah yg bersih dari najis lain. fikirkan kembali, bila kita mati pun kita menjadi tanah. tidak apa nak geli punya kalau bawak basuh muka… lagi pun kita ada 6 lagi bekas air mutlak kan?

  108. being thankful is pathetic? me thanking ppl n u call that pathetic? wow… if that is pathetic, then i rather be pathetic then to be a man who never thank anybody in my life. Calling me pathetic… now can you see what i mean with your attitude? have i called you with anything offensive? thanks sabran…

  109. @sabran
    haa, ada la anjing kawan aku ni, aku usik2 tp bila dia nak jilat muka je aku jauhkan diri, takut dier jilat tempat yang aku tak taw camne nak samak. hehe.

    @shah hassanul manzar
    hmm it seems that it is wiser for me to so.

    @norlina
    Hmm… okay, mcm blodyn ckp tanah tu ada yang kotor, tapi bukan semuanya kan, ada sahaja tanah bersih, kita pon daripada tanah.. dan dettol bila difikirkan dgn kes tayamum tu memang sah tak boleh.. jadi samak juga caranya.. tapi..

    @nadine
    muka? huhuhu, muka kena tanah, tu sudah biasa, (main bola kat padang). Tapi saya cakap berkenaan mulut & lidah, anjing yang manja akan jilat2 muka sampai masuk mulut (mungkin jijik bagi siapa yang mendengar )…
    jadi untuk masukkan air tanah ke dalam mulut.. dengan rasanya? bukankah agak janggal?

    tak apalah..
    memandangkan jawapan di sini tidak dapat membantu, nanti saya cuba tanya ulama, ustaz/uztazah pula..

  110. tuan tak tegur… tuan gelakkan saya, tuan panggil saya pathetic… no more from me… dan jelas tuan jenis insan yg sukar nak berdamai dan meminta maaf, walaupun berdamai dan minta maaf tu kegemaran Rasulullah. Saya tau saya bukan ustaz glamer masuk tv kuar kat youtube… tapi tak bererti saya takde perasaan. Saya dan minta maaf elok2 beberapa kali demi beralah supaya berhenti. Apa tuan kata? saya funny, saya pathetic… Semoga Allah shj yg membantu… amin…

  111. mulut bukan sebahagian muka? oh lidah. kalau ikotkan seorang muslim yg rational, takkan nak jilat anjing, or bagi anjing jilat lidah dia. it seems…irrational and irrelevant. Sekiranya ada lah muslim yg begitu jahil sekali, hanya Allah yg boleh menentukan dosa pahala, terima amalannya ke tak.

    Wallauhualambissawab. saya ni bukan insan yg perfect. saya bagi poin of view saya sahaja. ๐Ÿ™‚

  112. owww… you got a new post here… you're here and there Shah…? don't make my fiingers running up and down chasing for your new arguments. i didn't make fun of you. I'm simply answering or responding to waht you've wrote about me. EXACTLY LIKE THIS ONE RIGHT HERE. you've throw the first punch to me, i was just give it back to you exactly the way you want it.

    besides…, i thought you've said that you won't waste your time and keep arguing with me anymore on your other post..? but you keep coming back…? ahahahahaaha

  113. This is a rather enlightening article. I do have a question though, can anyone provide me with the Quranic verse that mentions, implicitly or explicitly that it is haram to have dogs as companions? I am wondering about this since so many of you affirmed that “dogs are haram” but didn't include any details/proofs. I have looked around and could not find any reference that proves this. Some of it refer to dogs as being dirty but not exactly haram. I did found a chapter that actually says the opposite instead (Al-Kahfi 18:13 – 18:36) and another one (Al-Maidah 5:4) that says that it is lawful to eat whatever the trained hunting dog catches. There are a lot of Hadiths around though, but those are all mostly narrated from Abu Hurairah and they are highly probable to be fabricated ones, considering Abu Hurairah's personal dislike of dogs. And of course, we can also conclude that any Hadith that called for any sort of killing/culling of dogs to be fabricated as well, because it clearly contradicts the Quranic tenets of being merciful and kind to animals.

    Trolls please don't bother answering as I would absolutely ignore their comments. I would however welcome insightful views and perspective. Speak with wisdom and rationale, not emotions, please.

  114. there… u laugh at me… responding i get it. by laughing, calling me pathetic.. that's responding. This year i thought i could change to be a good muslim. But yup, obviously i still got my temper. But it's good. Allah set this conversation and responding from u as a test for me. N now i know i'm not ready to become a good muslim. Still could not control my temper when ppl offended me. 1st punch? i was being polite as i can… u consider that as a punch? thanks… i keep posting because i got job to do online. so while waiting, i post comments… my 1st comment wasn't rude at all. Far to be considered as a punch.. AND OH YA, u still haven't REPOND to my 1st question until now…

  115. if Sue wasn't, then my comments is wasn't about her. i as clearly wrote “Sister In Islam” konon….. which is refer to that org.

    thank God at least you know about that bro Firdaus… not many people are aware about it as most people only saw what they want to see..

  116. exactly just as u see me thanking ppl as pathetic… Now can u assure me that Sue know about the org? What if she doesn't know? And i u said sister in Islam konon, ceh… can u imagine how she would have felt? Imagine if she was sincere with the meaning of sister in Islam, then u mocked her… not everybody knows about the org. bro… Most ppl would say that sincerely… now can u see what i mean by 'attitude'?

  117. haha lawak la tgk sabran gaduh2 ngn pengunjung blog aiman. ๐Ÿ˜€

    anjingnya rilek je org gaduh pasal dia. entah2, anjing pun tepuk tangan. ๐Ÿ˜€

    selamat berbuka puasa semua.. ^_^

    bagaimana dgn buruan malam qadar anda? ๐Ÿ˜‰

    * sorry la tak kecek english..

  118. tak po laa dop kecek pun… bukenyo oghe dop pehe…
    mulo2 sajo negor dio soh kecek molek kat oghe laing… tu ja… pahtu bahaso dia molek benar laaa… gayo dop jago hati oghe… tgk aaa, ramai gitu mo sek sek baloh dgn dionyo… hahaha…

  119. @MrThistleMilk ; hellfire is waiting for is one thing for sure if i die now. but no one knows for sure. not you of'coz.. unless you're claiming that you know i will… woooo! a messenger.. thanks for the heads up.

    @Eizat; well at least there is (Al-Kahfi 18:13 – 18:36) and (Al-Maidah 5:4). question is, is there any that say the apposite?

  120. yep saya baru tgk video pakmie tu. dia takda rumah. dia tak bela anjing dlm rumah. dia dan isteri tidur dalam kereta sahaja. besarnya pengorbanan buat kita terfikir, apa yg kita telah korbankan keselesaan kita untuk kesenangan makhluk (termasuk manusia) Allah yg lain?

  121. owww…. poor little boy..! ๐Ÿ˜€ okay lah Shah.. saya mintak maaf kat awak. serious ni! betul2 mintak maaf.. ikhlas dari hati. awak baut saya rasa sayang kat awak lah shah.. cayang dierrrrrr….!

  122. ehhh.. tok seh gaduh..! jawak soale ja.. pahtu budok shah dok amik hati sngak ler pulok…

    adoii…. Shah.. don't take this so personal.. this is not even about you from the first place.. ahahahahaha cayang Shah…!

  123. what i wonder the most Shah.., is what does it hurt you so much? non of that got something to do with you btw.. ahahaha ow God.. you make me laugh again.. ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€

    okay Shah.. i will let you go this time.. ๐Ÿ˜€ ahahahaha.. you're free to go off. this is nothing about you Shah.. ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€

  124. in such manner? mocking me as if i'm a child? so matured of u… forgiven. and what so ever… blaa bla bla… when there's a muslim like u, i don't care to be a good muslim or not anymore… pointless. N now i lost my respect to u as u dont respect others. bye

  125. ahahaha… so much drama for the day although i can do this the whole year.. ๐Ÿ˜€ if there is any trophy for this., it should be awarded to you Shah. the Drama King… but i was sincerely mintak maaf from you tau just now.. from the deepest part of my heart. <3

    this is way out of topic already.

  126. oxymorons are used for a variety of purposes. Sometimes they are used to create some sort of drama for the reader or listener, and sometimes they are used to make the person stop and think, whether it's to laugh or to ponder.

    One famous oxymoron is the phrase “the same difference.” This phrase qualifies as an oxymoron because the words “same” and “difference” have completely opposite meanings. Therefore, bringing them together into one phrase produces a verbally puzzling, yet engaging, effect.

    it sounds so like you MrThistleMilk… Naaaaa you're the waste. why am i bother to entertain you? ๐Ÿ˜€ ahahaha

    i wonder where is the moral police Shah when come to this attitude…?

  127. brothers….. its not my place to intervene… but for the sake of this blessed month..let us forgive each other. each one of us have our own opinions. its a matter of respect each other opinion. This Articles teaches us about compassion and love… so give a little support about it. cherish Allah's creation while it still exists.

    p/s: Mr Sabran, you know, you do have to admit some of your comments are a little bit harsh don't you think? I think more than one person was feeling offended. You dont want that do you, especially in this month? Please, keep good ukhwah between us.

  128. maybe you're right nadine.. if you ask me to admit, YES i admit it. but then again., don't you see that i was just responding to what the've wrote earlier. i was just totaly either answering or responding to them directly. I'm not gonna lie about what is in my head… they should thank me for being honest to them… so if I'm the bad guy., what would make the others an angel? they are not being polite to me either.. not like you do…

  129. Yeah. I understand…its a defense mechanism we human have. Its our fitrah I guess. You did answer some of the questions here. I read it. Its good..and I know you are not lying. but do we have to be harsh/condemning others to give our honest point of view…? i think its a brave thing you did here, admitting the mistakes…and people are not bad. i believe you are a good person.. but negativity attracts hatred…try and open up as to why people give their honest point of view..give and take…or else we wouldn't learn/gain anything.

    and mr shah.. what is your first question? if Mr Sabran can't answer it, maybe someone else will. just to clear up this confusion here.

  130. dear herb vernally, from my perspective as a Muslim, the Quran is true. the Bible is true. the Taurah is true and the Zabur is true. These are the words from our Creator. The one who create the skies, the stars, the moon, the sun, mountains and so forth. He makes us so special that we can get guidance how to live from his exact words that he sent through his messenger, prophet Muhammad pbuh. this is a very vital part of our belief to be a true muslim. Its faith..

  131. “Demi Allah saya hanya nak tuan berbahasa lebih dgn yg lain. itu shj..”

    Shah.. ini kirer sumpah tau! atas nama Allah tu! secara bertulis pulak… kalau ada walau sedikit sajer dlm hati awak tu niat atau terlintas niat yang lain.., awak bersumpah bohong/palsu tau…. what..? salah jugak aku kali ni?? ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€

  132. bro, how polite do u need me to be? i was polite at first until now baru i cant stand anymore. During the time i was polite, asking u to be polite, what did u do? i called funny and pathetic, n just now u called me drama king. haha… n u said – what i wonder the most Shah.., is what does it hurt you so much? non of that got something to do with you btw… Dud, u were rude to others… my ustaz said, as a muslim, when i see other muslim do or say something bad (rude, hurt other with or without intention) i should tell him/her politely. It is demanded in Islam. That's what i did… Were u polite to me? never mind, i forgive u even if you still don't realise it yet. It's ramadhan. I don't want to be rude or sarcastic as you. Before i do, i hope u stop replying to me, and apologise to those you might offended… mostly to those you called misguided… if they r misguided, u should help. That is what u should do… hope u will change.

  133. would you think that i will be so sarcastic or choosed to be harsh if everyone writing like you do Nadine? i don't think so… some of the guys started their comments with “As Salam” and i did answer them with Wassalam too… some called me “brother Sabran” and i did replied with the same manner as well.. if you throw me a stone, you'll get back exactly the same stone. if one start the first punch, then i will keep on punching one after another.

    sometimes peoples see what others do but being so denial with what are they doing on the same time.

  134. Herb Vernally, long long time ago during Muhammad's era, Allah told him one of the sign the world is reaching to its end is when the child of Israel got themselves a land (a country). There are a few more prophecy about the end of the world. It's happening according to the Quran. By logic, how can Muhammad possibly know about what is going to happen?

  135. saya tak gentar dgn sumpah saya… kerana itulah niat saya selama dok hadap awak. I started polite… but u mocked me… but still demi Allah, look back at most of my comments. It's all about your attitude. Dan sampai sekarang sukar nak buat awak faham. Bila perempuan tegur je terus ok. Permulaan saya tegur elok2, ada awak nak dengar? Awak tuduh org misguided, padahal saya tgk, takde ape2 pun kata mereka yg bercanggah dgn syarak. Awak perlekehkan Sue 'sister in Islam konon, ceh'… saya tegur elok2 dah… nevermind… sumpah saya itu memang benar, dan demi Allah saya takkan tarik balik. Inilah dugaan Allah utk org yg baru nak berubah macam saya. U can doubt my vow to Allah all you want… but i will never take it back. And who are you to judge my vow?

    Sekarang apa perasaan tuan kalau perangai saya mcm ni? So next time sekiranya terjumpa org yg tegur salah silap tuan elok2, terima dgn elok ok? Assalamua'laikum.

  136. i didn't say anything out of my mouth… ๐Ÿ˜€ no i don't love you.. but i think it's way better to “cayang cayang” you rather than me cayang cayang a dog even as a pet. how's your buka puasa btw..? ๐Ÿ˜€

  137. i like you like this and i prefered you to be who you are rather than being hypocrite for trying hard to be like a soft guy but you're actually not. hihihihihihi…. now we can see your true colour.. ME..??? i didn't change at all… I'm just being me ever since.. ๐Ÿ˜€ got it boy?

  138. you didn't get the stone Shah..in fact you're the only person i've apologized for and got my cayang cayang syuff… so whihc one you want actually? a stone, apologize or cayang cayang stuff..? or do you want me to go out there to find you so you can tell it to my face? whats your number Shah? where do you live? tell me…

  139. me too.. berbuka puasa sambil melayan Shah tersayang. what do you mean by you just lost your love to Allah? Astaghfirullahalazim Shah……..! banayak mengucap Shah.. tak baik cakap cam tu… ๐Ÿ™

  140. i'm trying to be like Muhammad. even if i have to change myself… and failed so many times. I will try to be like Muhammad. and if that is hypocrite, so be it… i rather be a hypocrite then.

  141. usah la peduli sabran tu. bak kata imam syafie, “aku mampu berhujah dengan 10 org yang berilmu, tapi aku tidak mampu dengan seorang yang tidak berilmu”.

  142. mr shah, its over and done. mr sabran did apologise. its his way to make ammends calling you sayang i guess. in any way he offended you, he is sorry already. and about the stone thing..just put it behind us. buang yang keruh ambil yang jernih kan? and maybe encik sabran can stop the sayang joke. shah doesnt like it. can call him bro though. kan?

  143. Salam Sabran. If you want to debate on Islamic religion matter, follow the Quran and Sunnah way.
    I don't feel comfortable the way you write and may brings bad perception about Muslim to the non-Muslim.

    All good things from Allah. All weakness comes from us.

  144. Salam, from what I've seen,we should respect other people comments, do not condemn their views. If something that you do not agree, please be polite and kindly reply to it. We would love to hear your views and we can discuss about it. Be humble and smart bros and sis.

    I realized that most of us like to use Quran and Hadith to support their statements. There is no point to provide some verses from Quran and Hadith without providing explanation in details or just to prove that you are correct. Some people might understand some people dont.

    It is much more preferable if we can make a good analogy to explain things from what we understand from both sources of knowledge so that people can understand better.=)

  145. I'm intervening here as well, but reading your comments, Brother Sabran, it is a bit harsh, as harsh as some of the people you're replying to. So you may say that you're justified in replying in the same 'colour' as the other party.

    But, having said that, just because the other party argues in a harsh tone, it doesn't mean you have to be harsh as well. If you want to correct them/say your thoughts, it's not so hard to type out your thoughts in a milder tone, right? It's like the saying, be the bigger man. You know we have adab menegur in Islam, right?

    And you have to remember we're in the internet space here, what you type in the internet, however unoffensive you think it may be, has the possibility to be misunderstood by other people. So many things that could be perfectly unoffensive verbally, can be extremely offensive when it is read off of a comment of a post in the internet.

    Well, this is getting long. I apologise if I overstepped my boundaries and offended you in any way. Just thought this needs to be said.

    Like Sister Nadine said, let's keep the ukhwah between all Muslims good in this holy month of Ramadhan.

    *Peace*

  146. permasalahan berkaitan anjing ni perkara furu',khilaf ulamak. benda furu' x payah kencang lebih. pendapat kita, kita simpan sorang je lah. kita bukan mujtahid untuk orang berijtihad dengan pendapat kita sorang je. masing2 ada pendapat sendiri.

    anda yakin atas dalil yg anda jumpa sendiri mengatakan anjing itu haram secara qat'ie, silakan untuk terus yakin. orang lain mungkin dah terjumpa dalil lain yg mengatakan anjing itu tiada hukumnya haram. wallahua'lam.

    al-khilaafaturrahmah. perbezaan pendapat itu adalah rahmat. maaf zahir batin.

  147. Salam Ramadhan to all.
    Mr Sabran, i'm a bit curious about one of your earliest statements up there. [“misguided muslim like aiman and hurul”], why?… I couldn't not find anything wrong in this article. In fact it makes me realize not to stigmatize dogs like what i did before. Based on this article, Aiman seems not to do anything that labelled as Haram or taboo. He just expressing his loves toward the dogs and how wonderful dogs are.
    Btw, i'm agree with the statement about “MATLAMAT TIDAK MENGHALALKAN CARA”. however, i think it has no relation with this article but with “Pak Mie” (who take care about 600 strays of dog) condition there is.
    Wallahu'alam.

  148. [005:004] They consult you concerning what is lawful for them; say, “Lawful for you are all good things, including what trained dogs and falcons catch for you.” You train them according to GOD's teachings. You may eat what they catch for you, and mention GOD's name thereupon. You shall observe GOD. GOD is most efficient in reckoning.

  149. [018:009] Why else do you think we are telling you about the people of the cave, and the numbers connected with them? They are among our wondrous signs.
    [018:010] When the youths took refuge in the cave, they said, “Our Lord, shower us with Your mercy, and bless our affairs with Your guidance.”
    [018:011] We then sealed their ears in the cave for a predetermined number of years.
    [018:012] Then we resurrected them to see which of the two parties could count the duration of their stay therein.
    [018:013] We narrate to you their history, truthfully. They were youths who believed in their Lord, and we increased their guidance.
    [018:014] We strengthened their hearts when they stood up and proclaimed: “Our only Lord is the Lord of the heavens and the earth. We will never serve any other god beside Him. Otherwise, we would be far astray.
    [018:015] “Here are our people setting up gods beside Him. If only they could provide any proof to support their stand! Who is more evil than the one who fabricates lies and attributes them to GOD?
    [018:016] “Since you wish to avoid them, and their service of other than GOD, let us take refuge in the cave. May your Lord shower you with His mercy and direct you to the right decision.”
    [018:017] You could see the sun when it rose coming from the right side of their cave, and when it set, it shone on them from the left, as they slept in the hollow thereof. This is one of GOD's portents. Whomever GOD guides is the truly guided one, and whomever He sends astray, you will not find for him a guiding teacher.
    [018:018] You would think that they were awake, when they were in fact asleep. We turned them to the right side and the left side, while their dog stretched his arms in their midst. Had you looked at them, you would have fled from them, stricken with terror.
    [018:019] When we resurrected them, they asked each other, “How long have you been here?” “We have been here one day or part of the day,” they answered. “Your Lord knows best how long we stayed here, so let us send one of us with this money to the city. Let him fetch the cleanest food, and buy some for us. Let him keep a low profile, and attract no attention.
    [018:020] “If they discover you, they will stone you, or force you to revert to their religion, then you can never succeed.”
    [018:021] We caused them to be discovered, to let everyone know that GOD's promise is true, and to remove all doubt concerning the end of the world. The people then disputed among themselves regarding them. Some said, “Let us build a building around them.” Their Lord is the best knower about them. Those who prevailed said, “We will build a place of worship around them.”
    [018:022] Some would say, “They were three; their dog being the fourth,” while others would say, “Five; the sixth being their dog,” as they guessed. Others said, “Seven,” and the eighth was their dog. Say, “My Lord is the best knower of their number.” Only a few knew the correct number. Therefore, do not argue with them; just go along with them. You need not consult anyone about this.
    [018:023] You shall not say that you will do anything in the future,
    [018:024] without saying, “GOD willing.” If you forget to do this, you must immediately remember your Lord and say, “May my Lord guide me to do better next time.”
    [018:025] They stayed in their cave three hundred years, increased by nine.

  150. [006:114] Shall I seek other than GOD as a source of law, when He has revealed to you this book fully detailed? Those who received the scripture recognize that it has been revealed from your Lord, truthfully. You shall not harbor any doubt.

    [006:115] The word of your Lord is complete, in truth and justice. Nothing shall abrogate His words. He is the Hearer, the Omniscient.

    [006:116] If you obey the majority of people on earth, they will divert you from the path of GOD. They follow only conjecture; they only guess.

  151. no need to apologize Helen. you're right! in fact., you're very right by saying that this internet. out of all the possibility of other people to misunderstood my tone in writing in comparison with if its mentioned verbally, people would like to choose and take it in a very offensive way. and that's not my problem. it is sounds harsh if you just read the way it's written but not taking the point.

    now i wonder if you feel my respond to you here is offensive or a little bit harsh.. was it?

    for record, i wouldn't start my respond with “hi there, I'm sorry.., no offense please…bla…bla…” because everytime people start a comment with “no offense”, expect that the rest of contents will be very offensive. and I'm not tend create something offensive. ๐Ÿ˜€

  152. woooo.. how you know that i didn't know how does it feel loosing the love of my life??? you don't even know me at all.. but then Shah. it has nothing to do with this. off topic.. ๐Ÿ˜€

  153. so, correct me if I'm wrong here… since pigs and dogs are impure, we should treat them bad, abuse them and let them go extinct?

    coz that's what I'm getting from Sabran here other than not consuming them or keeping them as pets… just asking, but if you think I'm stupid for asking I guess you don't have to reply… coz apparently, every stupid person can't have a conversation with you since you know so much that we are out of your league… it's ok if you don't want to reply, I guess I have lots more friend that probably know this better than me so I can ask them anyway.. but, it's probably better to listen from the person who make a statement out of it first…

  154. salam Zulkifli, how does it could probably brings bad perception about Muslim to the non-Muslim? so you suggesting that we have to hide the truth to suit others, to impress others so that they will like us?

    errr..is this respond also considered “harsh”..?

  155. there is another example. master_red_lion, yes you're wrong. 'coz i didn't say that we (whoever 'we' you refer to) should treat the animal bad. I am against animal abuse.. I'm simply said that both of the animal is prohibited to Muslim and it is best to avoid it. it's been mentioned quite a few times.

  156. Salam akhi Sabran,
    I did for once think you dis-regard me as a muslim. Na'uzubillah. I hope you will be more “husnu zon” the next time.

    Have a blessed Ramadhan everyone. Make use of the last 10 days, who knows, this could perhaps be our last Ramadhan..

    In conclusion, here are two different hadiths that i'd like to share for all of us to ponder upon, both are from Sahih Bukhari, so its authenticity is beyond questioning.

    (Sahih Bukhari, Volume 8, Book 73, Number 54)
    Narrated Anas bin Malik:
    A bedouin urinated in the mosque and the people ran to (beat) him. Allah's Apostle said, “Do not interrupt his urination (i.e. let him finish).” Then the Prophet asked for a TUMBLER OF WATER AND POURED THE WATER over the place of urine.

    (Sahih Bukhari, Volume 1, Book 4, Number 174)
    And narrated Hamza bin 'Abdullah: My father said. “During the lifetime of Allah's Apostle, the dogs used to urinate, and pass through the mosques (come and go), nevertheless they NEVER USED TO SPRINKLE WATER(urine of the dog.)”

    Allahu 'Alam.

  157. Sabran,

    When someone says Sister in Islam, they meant saudara seagama. Why did you jump the gun to talk about that organisation? takde kena mengena langsung. You come off to people as arrogant, please learn to read your comments and see if it would hurt people or not. It might not be your intention, but that's what people feel when they read your writings. Do take a deep breath and reflect.

  158. Hahaha…this Sabran is nothing better than idiot seriously speaking, posting his own sentences to slap his own words coming from his dirty mouth!
    Want to flame isn't? Then pls show the point! Ur pointless sentences reflected ur personality, and ppl like u are just the one who bring Islam, a great religion, down to drain, by ur nonsense comments and pointless discussion. Shame on u, May Allah bless those with patience and wisdom.

  159. Hahaha…this Sabran is nothing better than idiot seriously speaking, posting his own sentences to slap his own words coming from his dirty mouth!
    Want to flame isn't? Then pls show the point! Ur pointless sentences reflected ur personality, and ppl like u are just the one who bring Islam, a great religion, down to drain, by ur nonsense comments and pointless discussion. Shame on u, May Allah bless those with patience and wisdom.

  160. sabran dude, chill the fuk out. Islam is a beautiful and well respected religion. no doubt. so stop doing what you doing which is being a fukin twat to people who are inspired to have a better world and what not. i hope this isnt too mellow for you to comprehend because im not going to call u a brother and that yea, this is for you to get it in that little cunt head u have out there. no ones out to get you dude,calm down yea sunshine. but i have to say something the polite and patient writers above wouldn't say is that it amazes me that you couldnt look a little more further to your own words and realize how you may be the dumbest person out there. i dont know, just saying.

    * disclaimer – only intended to Sabran cause he's an idiot. i cant stand reading the shit he writes. disgusting.

    oh and pls sabri sabreh sambrin twat, whatever your name is, come back when you're 18 or something. Dumb ass listen to me, sometimes its ok to lose, we cant win everything in life, especially not by cheating, bluffing and manipulating, only'd makes you look like an ugly knob. peace. hope you forgive whatever i said up there since its the holy month. forgive me sabron. guess what, even if you didnt, i did. haha. checkmate motherfuker! peace! i forgive u again btw, hope you do too! Advance Selamat Hari Raya to you and an advance maaf, zahir, and batin

  161. wowo people , you have got to understand that sabran has his own thinking of how he view things , if he thinks it is haram . Let it be , arguing with someone who has their own thinking is pointless . Just let him be . Because in the end we will all be judged/questioned individually . To people who thinks that consuming a dog and a pig etc.. is haram . Than do not consume . To those who think that dogs and pigs are haram to touch and to be consumed go on living that way . Arguing with people with two different understanding will take forever . Just go on believe in what you believe in your belief and move on .

  162. i only see misscommunication here and there. chill out people. the conclusion here is to refer back to ahli sunnah waljamaah opinions, be it Maliki, Hanafi, Hanbali or Shafi'e. follow any of them and you'll not be misguided. tak payah gaduh2.

    i would like to quote Dr Asri's youtube video here, a very short but firm one. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZYKLI9G58QA

    and please avoid judging people in any context because that is ALLAH's job. Abu Hurairah berkata, “Aku mendengar Rasulullah shallallahu 'alaihi wasallam bersabda:

    ูƒูŽุงู†ูŽ ุฑูŽุฌูู„ูŽุงู†ู ูููŠ ุจูŽู†ููŠ ุฅูุณู’ุฑูŽุงุฆููŠู„ูŽ ู…ูุชูŽูˆูŽุงุฎููŠูŽูŠู’ู†ู ููŽูƒูŽุงู†ูŽ ุฃูŽุญูŽุฏูู‡ูู…ูŽุง ูŠูุฐู’ู†ูุจู ูˆูŽุงู„ู’ุขุฎูŽุฑู ู…ูุฌู’ุชูŽู‡ูุฏูŒ ูููŠ ุงู„ู’ุนูุจูŽุงุฏูŽุฉู ููŽูƒูŽุงู†ูŽ ู„ูŽุง ูŠูŽุฒูŽุงู„ู ุงู„ู’ู…ูุฌู’ุชูŽู‡ูุฏู ูŠูŽุฑูŽู‰ ุงู„ู’ุขุฎูŽุฑูŽ ุนูŽู„ูŽู‰ ุงู„ุฐูŽู‘ู†ู’ุจู ููŽูŠูŽู‚ููˆู„ู ุฃูŽู‚ู’ุตูุฑู’ ููŽูˆูŽุฌูŽุฏูŽู‡ู ูŠูŽูˆู’ู…ู‹ุง ุนูŽู„ูŽู‰ ุฐูŽู†ู’ุจู ููŽู‚ูŽุงู„ูŽ ู„ูŽู‡ู ุฃูŽู‚ู’ุตูุฑู’ ููŽู‚ูŽุงู„ูŽ ุฎูŽู„ูู‘ู†ููŠ ูˆูŽุฑูŽุจูู‘ูŠ ุฃูŽุจูุนูุซู’ุชูŽ ุนูŽู„ูŽูŠูŽู‘ ุฑูŽู‚ููŠุจู‹ุง ููŽู‚ูŽุงู„ูŽ ูˆูŽุงู„ู„ูŽู‘ู‡ู ู„ูŽุง ูŠูŽุบู’ููุฑู ุงู„ู„ูŽู‘ู‡ู ู„ูŽูƒูŽ ุฃูŽูˆู’ ู„ูŽุง ูŠูุฏู’ุฎูู„ููƒูŽ ุงู„ู„ูŽู‘ู‡ู ุงู„ู’ุฌูŽู†ูŽู‘ุฉูŽ ููŽู‚ูŽุจูŽุถูŽ ุฃูŽุฑู’ูˆูŽุงุญูŽู‡ูู…ูŽุง ููŽุงุฌู’ุชูŽู…ูŽุนูŽุง ุนูู†ู’ุฏูŽ ุฑูŽุจูู‘ ุงู„ู’ุนูŽุงู„ูŽู…ููŠู†ูŽ ููŽู‚ูŽุงู„ูŽ ู„ูู‡ูŽุฐูŽุง ุงู„ู’ู…ูุฌู’ุชูŽู‡ูุฏู ุฃูŽูƒูู†ู’ุชูŽ ุจููŠ ุนูŽุงู„ูู…ู‹ุง ุฃูŽูˆู’ ูƒูู†ู’ุชูŽ ุนูŽู„ูŽู‰ ู…ูŽุง ูููŠ ูŠูŽุฏููŠ ู‚ูŽุงุฏูุฑู‹ุง ูˆูŽู‚ูŽุงู„ูŽ ู„ูู„ู’ู…ูุฐู’ู†ูุจู ุงุฐู’ู‡ูŽุจู’ ููŽุงุฏู’ุฎูู„ู’ ุงู„ู’ุฌูŽู†ูŽู‘ุฉูŽ ุจูุฑูŽุญู’ู…ูŽุชููŠ ูˆูŽู‚ูŽุงู„ูŽ ู„ูู„ู’ุขุฎูŽุฑู ุงุฐู’ู‡ูŽุจููˆุง ุจูู‡ู ุฅูู„ูŽู‰ ุงู„ู†ูŽู‘ุงุฑู ู‚ูŽุงู„ูŽ ุฃูŽุจููˆ ู‡ูุฑูŽูŠู’ุฑูŽุฉูŽ ูˆูŽุงู„ูŽู‘ุฐููŠ ู†ูŽูู’ุณููŠ ุจููŠูŽุฏูู‡ู ู„ูŽุชูŽูƒูŽู„ูŽู‘ู…ูŽ ุจููƒูŽู„ูู…ูŽุฉู ุฃูŽูˆู’ุจูŽู‚ูŽุชู’ ุฏูู†ู’ูŠูŽุงู‡ู ูˆูŽุขุฎูุฑูŽุชูŽู‡ู

    “Ada dua orang laki-laki dari bani Isra'il yang saling bersaudara; salah seorang dari mereka suka berbuat dosa sementara yang lain giat dalam beribadah. Orang yang giat dalam beribdah itu selalu melihat saudaranya berbuat dosa hingga ia berkata, “Berhentilah.” Lalu pada suatu hari ia kembali mendapati suadaranya berbuat dosa, ia berkata lagi, “Berhentilah.” Orang yang suka berbuat dosa itu berkata, “Biarkan aku bersama Tuhanku, apakah engkau diutus untuk selalu mengawasiku!” Ahli ibadah itu berkata, “Demi Allah, sungguh Allah tidak akan mengampunimu, atau tidak akan memasukkanmu ke dalam surga.” Allah kemudian mencabut nyawa keduanya, sehingga keduanya berkumpul di sisi Rabb semesta alam. Allah kemudian bertanya kepada ahli ibadah: “Apakah kamu lebih tahu dari-Ku? Atau, apakah kamu mampu melakukan apa yang ada dalam kekuasaan-Ku?” Allah lalu berkata kepada pelaku dosa: “Pergi dan masuklah kamu ke dalam surga dengan rahmat-Ku.” Dan berkata kepada ahli ibadah: “Pergilah kamu ke dalam neraka.” Abu Hurairah berkata, “Demi Dzat yang jiwaku ada dalam tangan-Nya, sungguh ia telah mengucapkan satu ucapan yang mampu merusak dunia dan akhiratnya.”

  163. Dear Sabran.

    I've read your comments. From your comments, I've arrived at these two conclusions.
    Touching dogs are not Haram.
    Consuming them are Haram.

    These are also Haram in Islam :

    – Doing other forms of praying. Example: holding a candle and standing among others and pray with them (even if its just posing for a picture)

    – Any physical contact with the opposite sex who is not your Mahram. Example : Holding hands with your non-muslim girlfriend before marriage; engaging in sexual relations with said girlfriend.

    – Celebrating Religion-related festivities which contradicts the teachings of Islam. Example: St. Valentine's Day(you'd drive 400kms to fulfill this special day)

    – Consuming Alcohol. Example: Getting piss-drunk by the beach

    – Consuming Drugs. Example: Smoking Marijuana

    – Engaging & Sharing Lewd and Offensive stories. Example: Bragging about personal sexual experiences; Mentioning body parts in a lewd manner(I will not say what)

    – Gossiping & Engaging Rumours. Example: Tells friends about other people's problems and personal lives; Inciting rumours; Judging people behind their backs

    And much more. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  164. Nice artikel tuan . Cadangan saya selepas ni buat artikel pasal adab , mungkin akan ada yang dapat input dari artikel yang tu .

    Rugi artikel sebegini cantik susunan katanya dicemari komen-komen yang 'mencalarkan' imej Islam kerna sepengetahuan saya Rasulullah SAW seorang yang lemah lembut tatkala berbicara , Allahurabbi rugi bila umatnya gagal dalam mengaplikasikan yang itu .

    Wallahualam .

  165. Assalamualaikum,

    Subhanallah Walhamdulillah Wallahuakbar.. Firstly I'm a Malaysian in Malaysia and pardon my English, not really good at it. Let me put my points in point forms.

    1. Syukran Sabran for being constant and firm. I got and support all your points.

    2. I don't understand why dog had become a topic nowadays. What is so amazing with dogs anyways? Have we ever thought why Malaikat wouldn't want to get into a house with dog inside?

    3. I also don't understand why people debated about touching dogs. Why would these people so obsessed about touching the dogs? You don't have other things to do? LOL

    4. It's clear that Dogs & Swines, haram as defined. Don't you think we should just avoid, possibly. Why would you go near if later you have to clean yourself (sama'). My guess is Malaysian Muslims would try their best to avoid things that later would cause issues to pray or other ibadah as our life revolved around these

    5. We should love all God creation, no doubt and argument. Dog, swine, name it. You can provide them food, shelter all you like but my argument is, would you be able to do the same to drug dealers, murderers, robbers, rapers, thieves, further these are humans, creations of Allah too! Touch, hug and love them all you like? Ask them to stay in your house? At least these people aren't dogs and Malaikat would still come and visit you. Would you? If you wouldn't, why the double standard?

    6. Malaysian Muslims could be called overdoing it, but for the sake of the niat to be in the best condition to do ibadah, I know Allah would never ignore that good intention. As for example you may see, Malaysian Muslims are pretty choosy when it comes to the place to pray while muslims in other countries would just pray anywhere they want. Malaysian Muslims were brought up and educated in a way that 'suci' and 'clean' should come together and it's pretty visible when a Malay wants to pray (i have living proofs) he would change to sarung and new shirt completely. That's why Malaysian Muslim would avoid dog as possible as they can if you want to argue.

    7. I'm not again stopping you to touch the dogs but I just find the arguments here rather not reaching any point. Please stop all these arguments and showing to the world how divided Muslims are.

    8. My stand is, I WOULD STAY AWAY FROM DOGS unless i desperately have to. If a malaikat would not want to get into the house with dogs, why should we human even go near them? Logically, these are malaikat, we are human. Why are we doing things even malaikat would stay away from it? What makes you guys think you are better than malaikat?

    9. Please I'm not arguing because I'm not good at it. I'm just stating my stand and why I am on my stand. Don't try to convince me, I'm strongly supporting Sabran. I would avoid all the unnecessary things like touching dogs or any other animals. Would it be better to touch, read and understand Quran rather than playing with dogs? Come on guys. There are so many other good things to do rather than arguing about touching dogs.

    10. If you still desperately want to touch dogs but you cannot find a dog or you're worried malaikat won't get into your house, try to poop and keep it in your house. Touch and love it all you like. It is still god creation and shall be loved if you're arguing about loving all God creations. At least you don't have to sama' after touching it LOL.

    Wallahualam. May Allah shed the light of TRUTH to me and the people. Assalamualaikum.

    -Izham-

  166. When someone behaves particularly over-the-top, they are usually covering up a faulty side to them, while pretending to be super religious. One of the commenters was right – this 'someone' is busy looking up nude women on YouTube. He uses the same username and icon as the one he has here, so it's easy to see it's the same person.

    He also left this comment about another video on YouTube: “..and the indonesians prisoner in Malaysian prison deserved all they've got in prison. they should tortured hard and let them die slowly in pain. and so the indonesians who make comments here also should be tortured too for thier stupidity that hurts others. they should be burn in this life just before being burn in hell. but it's ok for thier beautiful girls. most of them really love Malaysian man and they r very easy too… hihihihihihi”

    My point is, if he is the kind of person who has these sorts of thoughts about human beings, such terribly HARAM thoughts, then what do you think he cares about animals? A fool, a hypocrite and altogether a rather nasty man.

    Aiman, thank you for your thoughtful piece. Other commenters, thank you for showing a willingness to speak kindly.

  167. Oh my, sabran, which part of Islam did not teach you to defend other muslims who are being harm even through their mind. Shah is defending sue in this case as your comment may hurt her in some ways and it is our responsibility to clear what is being misunderstood by others with what we said.

  168. Assalamulaikum. Regarding the dog issue, many ulama' are still in khilaf, so keyboard warriors can argue until the cows come home and still not reach a consensus. My issue is with some people who are so abrasive and insensitive in their comments that they do not realise, or ignore, the fact that there is adab in dealing with others. Online or offline. Every comment that hurts the feelings of another is an affront to another human being. Maybe some people forget that.

  169. I salute u my fren…. as an indian sumtime even I feel embarrass to tell my muslim frens tat I own a dog cz i feel tat it might provoke them to say tings which might upset me…today my fate in humanity has been restored….. thanks for understanding this wonderful creature…

  170. Islam is the way of life.

    I would like to share the story of Ashabul Kahfi. Perhaps, some of us here know this story. And we are told that the only animal that will be in jannah is the companion dog, in the story. Therefore, I dont see any harm in keeping dogs as companion or guardian.

    Based on hadith quoted by Sabran's earlier,

    Dari Aisyah ra berkata bahwa Rasulullah SAW menunggu Jibril as pda saat yang telah ditentukan. Namun Jibril tidak datang pada saatnya, sehingga nabi melempar tongkat dari tangannya dan berkata, “Allah tidak mengingkari janjinya, demikian juga dengan rasulnya.” Kemudian beliau SAW menoleh dan mendapati seekor anjing di kolong tempat tidurnya. “Wahai Aisyah, sejak kapan anjingi itu masuk ke sini?” Aisyah menjawab, “Aku tidak tahu.” Maka beliau SAW memerintahkan agar anjing itu dikeluarkan. Maka datanglah jibril dan Rasulullah SAW bertanya, “Engkau telah janji dan aku telah duduk menunggu, tapi Engkau tidak datang, mengapa?” Jibril menjawab, “Anjing di dalam rumahmu itu telah mencegahku. Sesungguhnya kami tidak masuk ke dalam rumah yang ada anjing dan gambar.” (HR Muslim)

    This hadith said it clearly that we can not allow dogs to stay inside the house, place where we do the solah, socialize with the family simply for scientific reason, the saliva from the dogs contains too much virus and bacteria if compared to cats. Scientifically proven, cat's saliva have to less compared to other animal. That is why cats are allowed to stay inside the house while dogs are not allowed. Get this fact correctly before jumping into conclusion.

    Therefore, it is correct that dogs are not allowed to stay inside the house for cleanliness as in Islam, cleanliness is half of the iman.

    However, there is no sayings, hadith or even stated in the Quran that dogs are prohibited within the house area. Therefore, the present of dogs in the garden for example, is allowed. That is why dogs can be kept as guardians with guidelines given, not because we are not tawaqqal to Allah, but simply because dogs has a greater senses that humans in controlling the safety and alert to danger.

    Doesn't this fit His words that everything that is created is for a reason.

    I think this could explain well, that dogs is haram if we touch them while one or both of the party is wet. But it is not haram if they are dry.

    Why? Refer back to the saliva scientific reasoning. We know, cats and dogs clean their body by licking. That is when the virus and bacteria spread. For cats, the saliva is so clean that even can clean and kill germs, virus and bacteria while for dogs, the vice versa.

    I don't see why the arguements here getting hot for this simple explanation.

    Respect each other's thought with manners. If we want to disagree, please use the nice words and put it in a way that able to teach and make others understand. Islam teach us this way. Dont talk when you are angry. And if you want to talk, talk something good. If no, it is better to be silent.

    Chill. Islam has all the answers. Read!

  171. Salam'alaik to Mr Sabran.
    in one of you earliest comments up there [ misguided aiman and hurul]… why you said that? i couldn't see anything wrong with aiman's article. he did not touch, kiss or hug the dogs and based on this article he didn't do anything prohibited in relation to dog. just have a picture with the dog. in fact aiman's article make me realize not to stigmatize dogs as how i did before.
    btw, about Pak Mie's condition dat he mention in this article, i think the situation is suitable with “matlamat tidak menghalalkan cara”.. haram ttp haram.

  172. I wonder why this getting so much attention.
    Brothers/Sisters in Islam … just go back to basic to understand what is Quran/Hadith views related to treating the dogs and you will understand why I said this is small matters. There was story of a woman giving water to stray dogs and she make her way to heaven for the good thing she did to the dog. There are bigger issues out there that we should focus. While we are talking about love of islam, how good islam is but we fail to reflect the good teaching of islam in our own comments.

  173. Eizat,

    From what I learn it is NOT Haram to touch dog/pig. However there are khilaf on how to clean yourself after in contact with the dog/pig.

    On the contrary it is HARAM for a man to touch woman not related to him ๐Ÿ™‚

  174. Dear Sabran..

    “definitely you're taking it in a way you want it. you see what you want to see. so read what i've wrote again and then come back if you still confusing yourself” <---looks like u want it the way u want and u see it what u see.. Yes Haram is Haram but u need to clearly define what exactly is Haram..
    Animals are not Haram..pigs or dogs is not Haram..but it is Haram for us to eat.. even touching them is not Haram either..they are just Najis Mughallazah when u need to use soil to clean it.

    u can read more here http://www.ustazshauqi.com/2011/04/hukum-memelihara-anjing.html

    lets think the simple way FROG is not HARAM but to eat FROG is HARAM..

  175. Dearest Mr. Aiman Azlan,
    I really think your blog is a beautiful written piece. The dog is adowbs. But Mr.Sabran is ruining everything. He's tagline should include : “Sabran menguji kesabaran”. But I do not want to argue how much of a fucking idiot he is. I might get comments like “You are not Muslim, you do not understand our ways”. When in fact, we are taught by God, regardless of religion or race, to love others as you love thyself. It's written in any kitab suci, be it the Quran or the Bible or any other. Oops, I started preaching too. Ah must be a disease developed from too much stupidity and ignorance read from Sabran.
    God bless you for being a great human.

    Peace be upon you.

  176. I have friends in the Middle East area who keep dog as guardians of their houses. When they told me about this, I was shocked. I asked them isn't dog being prohibited or haram in the context of Islam. One of them said, “Before we said the Holy Quran prohibits dog, we probably need to understand the rational behind it. The Holy Quran is a message from God but written by men, read by men, interpreted by men, and all men have the chance to be wrong, as we are not perfect. Would it be due to diseases such as rabies etc that spread like while fire during Nabi Muhammad S.A.W. era? We are pretty confined in the orthodox Islam preaching. Religion should evolve with time but never lost the core values of the religion, one of it is love. Islam is not about haram and halal. Some Muslims don't seems to understand reason of religion (not verbatim but the meaning is more or less similar). Just a personal opinion, comparing the local Muslim during P. Ramlee era and current contemporary muslim, seems like we are being more adhere to conservative Islamic concept, such as putting on tudung, prohibition of participating in beauty pageants competition. We are being more sensitive towards issues such as religions and ethnicity. Islamic laws have been a hot topic in the society. Are we moving forwards, or backwards?

  177. wild fire”
    Words from my friends, “Before we said the Holy Quran prohibits dog, we probably need to understand the rational behind it. The Holy Quran is a message from God but written by men, read by men, interpreted by men, and all men have the chance to be wrong, as we are not perfect. Would it be due to diseases such as rabies etc that spread like while fire during Nabi Muhammad S.A.W. era? We are pretty confined in the orthodox Islam preaching. Religion should evolve with time but never lost the core values of the religion, one of it is love. Islam is not about haram and halal. Some Muslims don't seems to understand reason of religion.” The later were my opinions.

  178. And jakim says the video is unislamic. now who am i supposed to put my trust on… If Malaysians could just chillax and stop being kiasu that would be great

  179. Sebab tulah ada pepatah bahasa inggeris yang berbunyi “All dogs goes to Heaven”..

    Dan hanya anjinglah dalam sejarah dunia pernah menyelamatkan manusia semasa perang, menemani orang buta, tangkap penjenayah, penyeludup dadah dan banyak2 lagi…

  180. Hi Brother Sabran,

    ive read the whole conversation on top.
    ill appreciate alot if you can explain me why in Muslim its restricted from touching a dog?
    what i understand from above comments is in Muslim a dog cant be kept as pet,but is there any reason for it? ( please explain in brief b'cos i couldn understand the Muslim terms as im an Indian, but looking forward to learn)

    jus to tell all of u guys there, i had a Malay friend during my schooling time. he used to feed a dog which comes near my school. as per him, he cant touch the dog only if either the dog or him is wet.( please explain this as well )

  181. Dear all, tak payah la buang masa dgn orang yang tak boleh menerima pandangan orang lain dengan positif. Just move on guys. Ignore his following comments.

    On a side note, kudos to the author for this blog. I've gone through this debate before 2 years ago about dogs in Islam following my shock to discover a Muslim friend keeping a dog as his pet. I was quick to criticize his action until I referred with various articles including one of those here:

    http://www.islamicconcern.com/dogs.asp

    MashaAllah, it is really an eye opener for me and totally change my perception about dogs. Many more articles written by Islamic scholars supported this view and I have yet to found articles that go against it. Nonetheless, I do understand certain individual feelings and their perception on dogs due to our stigma and what we have learnt from school, from friends, and from our guardians to portray dogs as najis. As a matter of fact, our Pendidikan Islam has raised only one of the main issue about dogs in which “kalau dah terpegang anjing basah ni, basuh 7 kali dengan air and one of them air tanah”.. This act to purify is wajib and its also good following dogs are known to be the specific carrier of viral disease that can transmit to human. Tapi bab pegang anjing kering ni takde masalah le sebab Rabies ni boleh kena kalau digigit saje. but pokoknya kalau ada exposed wound and anjing tu pi jilat confirm bahaya gak.. haa.. Depa dulu2 dah ingatkan kat kita semua, dulu2 mana ada antiseptic, pakai air tanah le. Baguih Islam ni.

  182. Sabran mohammy.. bila dah takde benda nak makan , alla allows muslim to eat babi.. baa alif baa yaa.eh apa macam ini.. alla cannot magic hat more food????? Pikir la .. your beliefs defeat it self. You know very well all this is bullshit.. cuma korang ni maintain your beliefs due to the advantages over women.

  183. Salam, jangan gaduh-gaduh…..we are all humans that was created by Allah the All mighty. Islam is Allah's religion and the prophet is the messenger. We all are the followers. Quran is the guidance yang Allah berikan sebagai panduan dan nabi Muhammad S.A.W adalah kalangan manusia untuk menyampai dan tunjuk ajar kepada kita tentang agama Allah.

    kadang-kadang kita merasakan perkara itu baik untuk dilakukan tetapi sebenarnya ia dilarang oleh agama dan kadang-kadang kita rasa perkara itu tak baik tapi sebenarnya agama tidak melarang pun. So andaian dan pendapat manusia boleh jadi betul dan boleh jadi salah….yang pasti betul adalah alQuran dan hadith…rujuklah…insyallah anda akan lebih tenang mengamalkan amalan agama.

    Jika Quran dan hadith melarang sesuatu perbuatan itu…. janganlah dilakukan…without any argumentation…jangan argue sbb kita pengikut bukan pencipta. Even 4 imam kita yang besar pun tidak berani menghukum memang anjing dan babi itu haram…cuma perselisihan pendapat mereka dari sudut hukum najis dan masing-masing berpendapat jumhurnya hukumnya najis….cuma argumentnya dari sudut cari mencucinya itu sahaja.

    Walaupun terdapat perselisihan pendapat antara 4 imam ini tetapi atas perkara ringan sahaja….isu besar pendapat mereka serupa…sbb rujuk alQuran & Al-hadis.
    Umpamanya imam Malik berpendapat pegang babi hanya cuci sehingga hilang bau, warna tanpa disamak. Alasannya adalah berhujahkan alquran dan alhadis. sbb tidak disebut dalam quran cara cucian dan mengambil kira hadis hanya apabila air liur anjing bercampur dalam mangkuk minumannya.

    tapi mengikut imam shafie….kalau babi tu teruk sehingga tak boleh dimakan apa lagi anjing maka iman shafie…menfatwakan disamak. Walaubagaimana kesemua imam tidak mempertikaikan atau berbalah dari segi hukum haram…kerana mereka semua merujuk al-quran dan al-hadis.

    Sebenarnya, isu anjing babi ni cuma salah satu isu je….kalau ni pun kita nak guna akal manusia tanpa rujukan darinya….banyak lagi isu-isu akidah yang lebih meruncing. Kalau gitu 10 juta orang mempunyai berjuta-juta pendapat dan pandangan maka agama ini tak tahulah nak jadi apa….. patutlah nabi kita berwasiat sebelum baginda wafat… setelah aku akan wujud 73 kabilah hanya 1 je yang benar iaitu yang mengikut AlQuran dan Al-sunnah.

    Saya hanya sekadar mengingatkan….walauapapun perselisihan antara kita tentang agama ini…ingatlah agama islam adalah milik Allah dan Rasulnya…..kembalilah kepada Alquran dan Al-hadis.
    Untuk lebih selamat…apa yang Al-quran dan Alhadis beritahu yang itu je kita ikut. Nabi Muhammmad s.A.W pernah bersabda…lebih kurang bunyinya…kalau salah betulkan saya….” Tidak satupun perkara yang tidak aku nyatakan dan tunjukkan tentang bagaimana cara untuk ke syurga dan tidak satupun perkara yang tidak aku nyatakan dan tunjukkan yang boleh menjuruskan kamu ke dalam neraka.”

    Mudah-mudahan kita menjadi umat yang senantiasa merujuk kepadanya. Waullah wa'alam…..

  184. Kudos for this blog post. Your writing it engaging, concise, funny and truly reflects your personality. I agree that when it comes to loyalty (at least as far as animals are concerned) nothing beats a dog. That IS a rather handsome dog in that photo you posted, btw. Ada iras-iras German Shepard. Maybe mix breed.

    I'm more a cat person myself. I'd rather pet other people's dogs – you get the love but not the commitment & hard work (of dog walking, feeding, bathing them etc). Dah pegang anjing tu, samak le. Simple je.

    Don't take to heart any negative comments on this post. Just keep on writing sincerely and honestly, the way you're doing now. It's always a joy to see wise words from young people. Selamat Hari Raya to you and your Family!

  185. Aku ada bela anjing. Nanti aku suruh anjing aku gigit Sabran Mohdhamzah. Lepas Sabran Mohdhamzah samak, aku hantar lagi anjing aku gigit Sabran Mohdhamzah. Sabran Mohdhamzah samak, aku hantar lagi anjing aku pergi gigit Sabran Mohdhamzah. Sampai lah Sabran Mohdhamzah mati.

  186. Salam . Hi . Urm . Just want to ask a simple question to my brother Sabran because you seems very well-educated . The angel mentioned in the hadith was Jibril right ? So, Jibril did not come into the Prophet's house , isn't ? So, does that mean, the angel which are always be next to us (Raqib and Atid) won't come into our house if we have dogs or pictures in our house? How can they record our deeds then ? And, how about the angel that will take someone's live ? The Izrail ? He won't come into the house to take one's live if there's dog or pictures inside ? Doesn't he already done disobedient to Allah if he refused to do so ? Tell me . Is it all angels won't come into these kind of houses ? Or was it only Jibril ? Please , brother , tell me . I need to know .
    Thanks . ๐Ÿ™‚

  187. Salam . Hi . Urm . Just want to ask a simple question to my brother Sabran because you seems very well-educated . The angel mentioned in the hadith was Jibril right ? So, Jibril did not come into the Prophet's house , isn't ? So, does that mean, the angel which are always be next to us (Raqib and Atid) won't come into our house if we have dogs or pictures in our house? How can they record our deeds then ? And, how about the angel that will take someone's live ? The Izrail ? He won't come into the house to take one's live if there's dog or pictures inside ? Doesn't he already done disobedient to Allah if he refused to do so ? Tell me . Is it all angels won't come into these kind of houses ? Or was it only Jibril ? Please , brother , tell me . I need to know .
    Thanks . ๐Ÿ™‚

  188. As a muslim u should understand and know why Islam doesn't allow muslims to touch or rare dogs. It is not wrong to love dogs or any other animals in this case. But touching and raring dogs is prohibited in Islam. Please respect and listen to the reasons given by ulamak before giving your own ideas. If Allah and prophet Muhammad s.a.w have said something,then there is ultimate truth in it and definitely there are reasons and best benefits for human nature. Love animals but done rare animals which are prohibited by Islam. Learn Islam as a total Aiman and don't talk nonsense.

  189. God / Allah bless you always and peace be with you, Aiman. You are truly one of the rare and GENUINE & reasonable Muslim that I know in my life. Some of my parents' friends who are Muslim as they were teachers together, rare lots of dogs and have no problems whatsoever. What's more, some of them are Ulamas and Islamic scholars who say that dogs are much more loyal and loving than cats and human beings. Ironic to see a small portion of your Islamic kin acting so childish and fanatical and extreme in many ways by crucifying anyone who thinks otherwise. They are disrespecting the very beauty and harmony of Islam by making this a big fuss and it's not wrong for the rest of the world to laugh at this once peaceful country because of these childish and unreasonable jibes at what they call “sins” or “insults toward Islam”. Thank you for proving to me that there are STILL people of many faiths who share in the same love for a peaceful and harmonious life and coexisting with all of God's / Allah's creations. Bless you and peace be with you, Bro!

  190. God / Allah bless you always and peace be with you, Aiman. You are truly one of the rare and GENUINE & reasonable Muslim that I know in my life. Some of my parents' friends who are Muslim as they were teachers together, rare lots of dogs and have no problems whatsoever. What's more, some of them are Ulamas and Islamic scholars who say that dogs are much more loyal and loving than cats and human beings. Ironic to see a small portion of your Islamic kin acting so childish and fanatical and extreme in many ways by crucifying anyone who thinks otherwise. They are disrespecting the very beauty and harmony of Islam by making this a big fuss and it's not wrong for the rest of the world to laugh at this once peaceful country because of these childish and unreasonable jibes at what they call “sins” or “insults toward Islam”. Thank you for proving to me that there are STILL people of many faiths who share in the same love for a peaceful and harmonious life and coexisting with all of God's / Allah's creations. Bless you and peace be with you, Bro!

  191. Hai Sabran! Gaduh ngan abang2 adik2 akak2 usroh bley r, diorang blembut, jaga bahasa. Meh gaduh ngan aku jom. Aku baru masuk usrah, budak mentah lagi, dulu boley tahan gak jahat, so level husnuzon aku rendah lagi, n aku memang cekap pickup perangai2 bangang orang ni, dah biase bergaul ngan orang2 bangang dlu. Hahahaha. kay, aku xnak berdebat pasal isu anjing ni, ilmu agak kurang tp aku sangat berminat nak berdebat pasal… perangai DRAMA ko. Wei, meluat wei, serious aku cakap, meluat giler bace komen ko, ko maybe ade ilmu, tapi cara ko komen tu, perghhhh macam ko budak paling pandai atas muka bumi ni, pastu pandai plak guna “you only see what you wanna see” “youre taking it in your own direction” padahal ko sendiri duk putar belit komen orang, TAKING IT IN YOUR OWN DIRECTION. Hahahaha. Nampak sangat wei kau nak buat drama, nampak sangat yang ko dah pendam lama nak guna 'you only see what you wanna see'.

  192. Very broad minded thinking…i salute you. Dogs are also creation of god. I love dogs and i have one at home. As you said they are very loyal to the owner and his family. That is real truth. Thanks for you article

  193. if u want people to respect u , learn how to respect others first. if u want to deliver an opinion which might differ from the rest, do it in a way that would not insult or hurt others because no matter which religion r u from, insulting and hurting others are not permitted. The author is trying to give his own opinion and he is entitled to it. those who have their own opinions which is against the author, u r not wrong either but learn how to be polite and respect each others opinion..and yeah dont degrade or look down on other religions. all religions wants us to do good and avoid the bad..so yeah ……im not an expert on muslim law and i dont disrespect the religion either but treating GOD's creation well is definitely a good thing in all religions

  194. Perhaps im a bit late to follow up this post and also the comments,
    im nobody to give any opinion here but what im impressed here is the admin just keep silent and i believe he did read all the comments..
    well, sometimes 'diam itu lebih baik, bukan?' ๐Ÿ™‚
    Br. Aiman i love to read your thoughts ๐Ÿ™‚

Comments are closed.