Cute or Brute?
Enayatulla, Sabrina, Islamic Horizons
Kindness to animals is an Islamic virtue and, as such, Muslims must recognize their rights and needs. While Islam outlines a dog's role as a person's companion, keeping one as a pet is a little tricky for a Muslim dog lover. But is it really safe as regards one's personal health, and for that of the environment as well, to keep pet dogs just for fun? BY SABRINA ENAYATULLA
PERVEZ KHAN, 57, HAD MORE THAN A cultural shock upon arriving from South Africa to live with his sister's family in Oshkosh, WI. He has added clapping to his salah, for that is the only way to keep his nephew's dog away from his prayer rug. Jamila Chowdhury found herself in an odd situation when she accepted Dr. …
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Publication information: Article title: Cute or Brute?. Contributors: Enayatulla, Sabrina - Author. Magazine title: Islamic Horizons. Volume: 38. Issue: 4 Publication date: July/August 2009. Page number: 46+. © Islamic Society of North America Mar/Apr 2009. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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