Why Muslims hate dogs

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Islam wants me dead. That’s some “religion of peace”!

Have you wondered why Muslims hate dogs?
Here’s an explanation for why Muslims are forbidden to have a dog as a pet or allow one in their house. (H/t Mike Ramirez, a reader of DanielPipes.org, who has a website on Questionable Teachings of Islam.)
Answer: It’s in the Hadith — the corpus of reports on the teachings, deeds and sayings of Muhammad. The Hadith was used in forming the basis of Shariah Law and has had a profound and controversial influence on molding the commentaries on the Quran. Much of early Islamic history available today is based on the Hadith and is challenged for lack of basis in primary source material.

  1. Sahih Muslim, Book 24, Number 5246 says:

Chapter : Angels do not enter a house in which there is a dog or a picture.
‘Aisha reported that Gabriel (peace be upon him) made a promise with Allah’s Messenger [Muhammad] (may peace be upon him) to come at a definite hour; that hour came but he did not visit him. And there was in his hand (in the hand of Allah’s Apostle) a staff. He threw it from his hand and said: Never has Allah or His messengers (angels) ever broken their promise. Then he cast a glance (and by chance) found a puppy under his cot and said: ‘Aisha, when did this dog enter here? She said: By Allah, I don’t know He then commanded and it was turned out. Then Gabriel came and Allah’s Messenger (may peace be upon him) said to him: You promised me and I waited for you, but you did not come, whereupon he said: It was the dog in your house which prevented me (to come), for we (angels) do not enter a house in which there is a dog or a picture.

  1. Sahih Muslim, Book 024, Number 5248:

Then on that very morning he [Muhammad] commanded the killing of the dogs until he announced that the dog kept for the orchards should also be killed, but he spared the dog meant for the protection of extensive fields (or big gardens).

3. Sahih Bukhari, Volume 4, Book 54, Number 541

Allah’s Apostle [Muhammad] said, “If somebody keeps a dog, he loses one Qirat (of the reward) of his good deeds everyday, except if he keeps it for the purpose of agriculture or for the protection of livestock. “

So the Hadith would have us believe that an Angel of God, Gabriel, refused to enter Muhammad’s house because a puppy — a creature of God — was there? And that’s why Muhammad commanded that all dogs be killed?
What ridiculous poppycock!
The truth is that when the “angel Gabriel” first visited Muhammad, this “angel” physically assaulted Muhammad, leading Muhammad to think the “angel” to be a demon.
Bukhari, Book 1, Volume 1, Hadith 3:

The angel came to him and asked him to read. The Prophet replied, “I do not know how to read.
The Prophet added, “The angel caught me (forcefully) and pressed me so hard that I could not bear it any more. He then released me and again asked me to read and I replied, ‘I do not know how to read.’ Thereupon he caught me again and pressed me a second time till I could not bear it any more. He then released me and again asked me to read but again I replied, ‘I do not know how to read (or what shall I read)?’ Thereupon he caught me for the third time and pressed me, and then released me and said, ‘Read in the name of your Lord, who has created (all that exists) has created man from a clot. Read! And your Lord is the Most Generous.” (96.1, 96.2, 96.3) Then Allah’s Apostle returned with the Inspiration and with his heart beating severely. Then he went to Khadija bint Khuwailid and said, “Cover me! Cover me!” They covered him till his fear was over and after that he told her everything that had happened and said, “I fear that something may happen to me.”

Read more here.
What angel of God would physically and repeatedly assault (“pressed me so hard that I could not bear it any more”) a man, rendering him cowering and fearful? Muhammad’s account contradicts every account of angelic encounters in the Bible.
That was no Angel Gabriel. It was a demon.
In fact, the earliest biography of Muhammad, Ibn Ishaq, stated Muhammad thought himself to be demonically possessed.
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33 responses to “Why Muslims hate dogs

  1. Thank you Dr. Eowyn for this interesting post. How stupid and ridiculous!

  2. I had it explained to me as well from a woman that was in that group of thinking… I remember her telling me she was upset because some of her other friends kept dogs and they were not suppose to… in a way, (to me) it almost sounded like jealousy from the way she spoke about it.

  3. Not keeping dogs is about as ridiculous as it gets! When I think of Heaven I think of the glory of being able to associate with the animals the Lord has blessed me with during my lifetime! Frankly, I would not want it any other way.

  4. I assume the same applies to cats;if that’s the case,my home will be Muslim-free forever. :=D This whole “Religion” is pretty ridiculous.

  5. Cool, ’cause that means I have a four-legged moooooooooooooooooooooslim repellent sleeping right at my feet at this very moment.

  6. LOL – Maybe Muhammed got bit in the ass as a child by a dog and never got over it.
    I would like to think so, anyway.

    • Well, my mom always said “You can’t fool kids or dogs.” So, I think Muhammad couldn’t hide his evil nature from dogs. They could “sniff him out” and identify him as evil incarnate….thus….he had to issue a kill order to get them out of his way…..And, I’m so glad, Dave, that you pointed out that some of us have a “repellant” sleeping on our feet (and heads, etc) every night. I am well-guarded by 2 big dogs and 4 cats. 🙂

  7. Anyone who believes in the trash written in the Koran is an idiot.
    Unfortunately they do not realize it themselves.

  8. More dogs! More dogs! More dogs!………………More dogs!

  9. Dogs are the poster children for unconditional love! How much of their humanity do muslims have to forsake to pursue their evil religion?

  10. Makes sense, islam is not a religion, it is a cult. Dogs represent companionship, love, protection; everything islam does not give its followers.

  11. I agree, CalGirl–was just thinking the same thing. My own dog sniffed out one fellow in a group of several men. I wondered why she did that, then later I was told that the guy was a thief. And we all know that Muhammed was no saint.

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  13. I’ve never owned a dog, but I like the good ones. One thing Jesus did was to COMMAND—command us to love God and neighbor. He never imposed His own personal tastes upon others. But that’s Islam for you: We are expected to endure its LUNACY without complaint!
    Islam is NOT a religion, let alone a religion of peace! It is a criminal psychosis fronting a political agenda of pedophilia, misogyny, theft, murder and inbreeding, and it masquerades as a religion.
    And it will plunge the world into a thousand years of darkness the very first chance it gets.

  14. If you can’t love a dog how are you ever going to learn how to love other ppl …. your not going to be able to …. ever! I know a few muslims and wondered why they never have any pets …. Now I know, how sad for them ….. come to think about it …. No …. Its a good thing they don’t have pets, they would beat them at will for any reason, impose sharia law for the slightest thing the dog did wrong with allah’s blessing …. its a good thing these ppl don’t have dogs or pets to lord over with sharia law. Thank you God for protecting your creatures from harm.

  15. why churches, temples, and even restaurants don’t allowed dogs to enter their places? i think people here know the reason because dogs are dirty. As an Arabic Muslim woman, i should take care of my husband and children health .Second, we pray at home, so our home must be so clean. That is why we put our dogs outside not inside our houses and build special places for them. Actually, our religion and our prophet Mohamed told us to treat pets kindly and gently.So, I’m sad because people don’t understand our religion very well and imagine horrible things. i think people need more education about Islam in USA .please don’t listen to haters.

    • I actually believe what you say. It seems to me that Islam is misunderstood by the majority and only understood by a minority. It needs reforming to a 21st century religion, as was Christianity reformed into it’s current form, which is the real religion of peace. I agree with the other comment. Islam is so out-dated that it has become demonic and used as a political tool for numerous purposes and a religion that fallen angels attach themselves to. No god would encourage a man to have four wives and encourage paedophilia, nor promote hatred towards non Muslims. I wouldn’t say that a dog is dirty in a material sense. My dog is extremely clean because I make sure of that. Having a dog does not mean one has a dirty home either, that depends on the owner. I have experienced more smelly, unclean and unkempt human beings, so to suggest that all humans are clean and dogs are dirty is false and a misinterpretation of any religious book. People must realise that religion is not taught in a straightforward way. The true meaning of things do not lie on the surface and actually require wisdom to fully understand.

    • You can follow all those rules if you want. But get all self-righteous on me, and I will defend my position. As it should be.

  16. Try getting about with a seeing eye goat if you are blind.

  17. If most humans were as good at being humans as dogs are at being dogs, this would be a much better place. And without ISLAM it would be almost perfect.. Mr. Broiles (above !0-25-2014) pointed out the greatest evils of Islam, foisted off an illiterate peasant population 1400 years ago aby a madman of great charisma and even greater evil that what he said. And to Sahar, you are a liar. All the military men I have spoken with say that muslims mistreat dogs terribly, and kill them without reason.

  18. This is so weird. Why would an angel want to assault an illiterate man?

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    If you like dogs then beware of Muslims! Another reason for being wary.

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  23. Guess im keeping my dogs if folks don’t like them they can go else where don’t pander to people who are so superstitious they think dogs are bad sorry I rather spend time with them than humans the dog has unconditional love.


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