Across the internet you’ll read about the Muslim Faith. One well-recited aspect of it is that the Prophet Muhammad, the founder of Islam and its central figure, loved cats. It is documented in a Hadith (a verbatim report of the sayings of the Prophet).
I have written about Muhammad’s love of cats myself:
“Mohammed’s favorite cat was called Muezza. There is a well known story regarding the Prophet Mohammed and Muezza. When call to prayers was announced Muezza was asleep on one of the sleeves of the Prophet’s robes. The Prophet wanted to wear the robe to go to prayers. Rather than disturb Muezza Mohammed cut off the sleeve to leave Muezza in peace…..read more here“
Now a self-professed Islam scholar and comment author on this website, Al-Hajji Frederick H Minshall, has declared it is all a lie. Al-Hajji Frederick H Minshall is an American man living in Alaska, USA. He took up the Muslim faith. This is what he writes in a comment:
“The ahadith cat-fanatics have recently become fond of quoting were narrated by Abu Hurayrah. He spent a whole two years in the Holy Prophet’s company, and was dismissed as a liar by his contemporaries, such as Abdullah ibn Umar, for FABRICATING ahadith. My Sunni brethren don’t like to hear this, but their own scholars acknowledge it, when confronted with the ahadith which document this.
The Most Noble Messenger Muhammad (Saala Allahu alayhi wa Ah’liihi wa Salaam) was the Prophet of Mercy. He was kind to everything, animals included. But the actions attributed to him that supposedly denote a ‘special fondness for cats’ were in fact Abu Hurayrah’s OWN actions which he falsely attributed to the Holy Prophet (SAAWAWS).
Perhaps this will tell you why: the ‘kunyat’ (nickname) of Abu Hurayrah was given him because of his fondness for cats. He tried to make his actions seem more important and ‘admirable’ by falsely attributing them to the Messenger of Allah (SAAWAWS). In short, Abu Hurayrah was just like any modern-day cat-hoarder or ‘no-kill’ fanatic. He lied.”
In summary, he is saying that the author of this Hadith is lying about the Prophet Muhammad and simply writing about his personal attitude towards cats. Al-Hajji describes him – Abu Hurayrah – as a “no kill fanatic” and a “cat hoarder”. He wishes to insult this person and in doing so we can see the hatred of Al-Hajji for treating cats humanely and decently as he supports killing cats (he supports the notorious cat hater and troll Woodsman001). Al-Hajji says he seeks the truth and pursues honesty which is why he joined the Muslim faith and yet here he declares the writings underpinning the faith are sometimes lies. Hardly an honest religion.
95-98% of Pakistanis in Pakistan are Muslims. They tend to treat feral cats appallingly and disregard the simple fact that feral and stray cats were ultimately created by people through their carelessness towards cat caretaking. As humans are responsible for the creation of feral cats it is beholden upon humans to treat them decently and if we wish to reduce their numbers it must be done humanely. Most Muslims don’t understand this and that includes the self-professed scholar: Al-Hajji.
I wonder how reliable the Hadiths are? Makes you think. All religions are incredibly fragile when it comes to veracity. They are built on faith and belief. And for some Muslims faith and believe has to be beaten into people through fear. This sort of thing happened amongst Christians hundreds of years ago and still does in some parts of the world.
Associated: The Ancient Egyptians abused cats! Yep it is all fiction.
Note: Al-Hajji is allowed one comment; maximum of 20 lines as he is terribly verbose.
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