Are black cats haram?

Black cat in a mosque

The question in the title concerns Muslims and the word ‘haram’ means forbidden. The question, therefore, is asking whether a Muslim can be the owner and caregiver of a black cat as per the rules of the Quran. And the answer is yes, Muslims can own black cats and live with them because a …

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Indonesia – cat superstition

Indonesia cat superstition

This is a continuation of cat superstitions around the world. I am pleasantly surprised to discover only one cat superstition in Indonesia although they have many. It is labelled as “Pamali” according to a contributor to the Quora.com website. Pamali is also an Indonesian folklore horror game! And this helpful Indonesian woman lists many …

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Vietnam cat superstitions

Vietnam cat superstitions

If a culture has superstitions, they are bound to include the domestic cat. The domestic cat attracts superstition and has done so for many centuries. It is no different in Vietnam. But also, in Vietnam, there are many other superstitions. They are, I would have to add, a superstitious people. It has to be …

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Chinese zodiac does NOT leave out the cat but what is the zodiac’s significance?

Chinese Zodiac 12 animals

Quite a lot of people respond to enquiries on why the cat was left out of the Chinese zodiac of 12 animals. After all, they’ve got the dog in the zodiac and the cat is as popular today as the dog. It seems very unfair. There is a myth as to the reason but …

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