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Muslim's attitudes toward dogs.

#1  Postby Keep It Real » Mar 16, 2019 6:57 pm

I was speaking to a Muslim community leader earlier today and he said that Muslims generally don't like dogs because of their saliva, in that it may transmit rabies. He agreed that that is very much a historic disease in this country, and yet shrunk away in fear from my friend's chirpy mutt at warp speed nevertheless. :crazy:
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#2  Postby minininja » Mar 16, 2019 7:04 pm

Plenty of people don't like dogs. Dogs can often bite strangers. Plenty of Brits also have a phobia of spiders despite there being no spiders native to Britain likely to cause any harm. I'm not convinced this is worth a thread.
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#3  Postby Keep It Real » Mar 16, 2019 7:10 pm

I beg to differ minininja. Just recently my sister, nephew and their dog Bluebell were stranded at the train station because all the Taxi drivers were Muslim and wouldn't take dogs, for example. Also this field of enquiry is more than extant on the net already eg: https://www.google.com/search?q=hadith+sleeping+dog&oq=hadith+sleeping+dog&aqs=chrome..69i57.5171j0j8&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8

The Quran mentions dogs twice, including the permission to eat meat that has been carried by hunting dogs. In another verse, a group of “believers” and their dog escape their persecutors by hiding in a cave, where they fall asleep. “And their dog stretched his forelegs across the threshold,” the verse finishes.

“This tender description of the dog guarding the cave makes it clear that the animal is good company for believers,” Ingrid Mattson, chair of the Islamic studies program at Huron University College, wrote last December in a column for The Huffington Post.


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#4  Postby Keep It Real » Mar 16, 2019 7:14 pm

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#5  Postby tuco » Mar 16, 2019 7:18 pm

I guess Muslim attitude towards taxi driving is positive. How come is that?
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#6  Postby Keep It Real » Mar 16, 2019 7:20 pm

Now THAT's worth a thread! :lol: ;)
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#7  Postby Keep It Real » Mar 16, 2019 7:23 pm

Perhaps they like being Taxi drivers because it offers them the opportunity to hack, spit and dictate their ignorant loathing of dogs to the public.
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#8  Postby Keep It Real » Mar 16, 2019 7:41 pm

minininja wrote:Dogs can often bite strangers.


Often? Really? More often than getting hit by lightning, yes, but less likely than getting punched very hard in the face and mugged I might guess...and a lot less damaging :dunno: I guess people should just stay home in case they bump into an ASBO mugger ;)
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#9  Postby Ironclad » Mar 16, 2019 10:48 pm

Dogs are considered 'dirty', don't know if it's a saliva thing. But then the Koran considers everything to be dirty anyway so a fail to see the issue really.
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#10  Postby laklak » Mar 16, 2019 10:53 pm

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#11  Postby surreptitious57 » Mar 17, 2019 4:16 am

I live in a Muslim area and never see any Muslims with dogs
Dogs are considered impure in Islam and Muslims are not allowed to keep them [ with exceptions ]
By contrast cats are considered pure and can be kept as pets and are even allowed inside mosques
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#12  Postby Alan B » Mar 17, 2019 11:51 am

minininja wrote:Dogs can often bite strangers.

Cats can scratch strangers.

Ban all pussys, I say! :snooty:
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#13  Postby romansh » Mar 17, 2019 5:14 pm

Keep It Real wrote:
Often? Really? More often than getting hit by lightning, yes, …

Maybe we can set up a poll for members who have never been bitten by a dog and those who have never been struck by lightning?
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#14  Postby SafeAsMilk » Mar 17, 2019 5:19 pm

romansh wrote:
Keep It Real wrote:
Often? Really? More often than getting hit by lightning, yes, …

Maybe we can set up a poll for members who have never been bitten by a dog and those who have never been struck by lightning?

At least then there'd be something in the thread worth writing about.
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#15  Postby Keep It Real » Mar 17, 2019 5:21 pm

Alan B wrote:
minininja wrote:Dogs can often bite strangers.

Cats can scratch strangers.

Ban all pussys, I say! :snooty:


I got scratched by a cat once - it took me a week in intensive care and a decade of psychotherapy to recover :whine:
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#16  Postby Keep It Real » Mar 17, 2019 5:40 pm

romansh wrote:
Keep It Real wrote:
Often? Really? More often than getting hit by lightning, yes, …

Maybe we can set up a poll for members who have never been bitten by a dog and those who have never been struck by lightning?


Fortunately, due to the wonders of the internet, we can go beyond the "obscure internet forum" phenomenon.


Fatal dog attacks in England and Wales:

1981 0
1982 0
1983 2
1984 1
1985 4
1986 0
1987 1
1988 0
1989 2
1990 1
1991 4
1992 0
1993 2
1994 1
1995 0
1996 3
1997 2
1998 1
1999 2
2000 2
2001 1
2002 5
2003 5
2004 2
2005 2
2006 3
2007 3
2008 2
2009 6
2010 3
2011 5
2012 3
2013 3
2014 4
2015 2


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fatal_dog_attacks_in_England_and_Wales



The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents states that ’30-60 people are struck by lightning each year in Britain, and on average, 3 (5-10%) of these strikes are fatal.’


https://metro.co.uk/2018/05/29/odds-struck-lightning-uk-7587969/



The Home and Leisure Accident Surveillance System report released today analysed hospital data to discover the reasons behind accidents in Britain.

It found that over 10,000 people were hospitalised in 1999 as a result of sock-related incidents, while nearly 5,500 ended up in hospital because of accidents caused by their trousers.


http://www.irishhealth.com/article.html?id=2391
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#17  Postby Fallible » Mar 17, 2019 5:42 pm

'Fatal dog attacks' hardly equates to 'bitten by a dog', does it.
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#18  Postby Thommo » Mar 17, 2019 5:44 pm

I got bitten by a ferret once, and before you ask, no it wasn't fatal.
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#19  Postby Fallible » Mar 17, 2019 5:47 pm

What were you doing to the ferret?
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#20  Postby Svartalf » Mar 17, 2019 5:50 pm

Fallible wrote:'Fatal dog attacks' hardly equates to 'bitten by a dog', does it.

depends if the dog caught rabies off a fox....
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