Sunday, 19 February 2012

All dogs go to heaven

This afternoon I was watching a TV3 show called Melodi. Haven't watched that show since ages. It has gotten so blah for my taste. The hosts, to me, have no chemistry at all. And they keep making those silly jokes and fake laughs and all.

However, the important thing that I would like to write here is about their interview with Adira AF8, about her picture holding a puppy that was circulated over the internet. What attracts me was a question by the interviewer, which goes something like "Do you know that it's wrong to hold a puppy?'

Seriously mate?!

Malays need to toss away this stupid, age old thinking that holding a puppy or dog is wrong. It's not wrong. I mean, I never heard or read any proofs from the Quran or hadith saying that it is wrong or sinful to touch or hold a dog or a puppy. There is absolutely no problem in doing that. The only thing that is wrong, is if after you touched or hold a dog or a puppy, you do not perform the necessary cleansing ritual. Now that is wrong. Because if you don't, then you can't perform your prayers, which is a serious issue. Even so, I once heard from a scholar that if the surface that you touched i dry, then you don't have to do the cleansing ritual.

Now, unless you can give me any evidence from the Quran or hadith, I hold my opinion true and legit.

P.S. Think the phrase needs to be changed. I mean, all animals go to heaven, no?


  1. Hahaha, I always had this argument with Seb whenever I pet a cute dog [after asking permission of the owner] on the street when we walk together. But my arguments is, if being a hunter is a "halal" job, then a hunter will need a dog to help him/her, hence, everyone is allowed to touch, pet, even hug the dog. Besides, why would God create a dog then? that'd be unfair if we cannot pet a dog but can pet other animals.

  2. malaysia cleric always use the most strict and troublesome ruling even if there are some lenient rule regarding everyday life. for the wet dog, there is more lenient ruling where we can't touch part of dog that had licked themselves only.