I wonder how many devout Muslims realize this?
Originally posted on ~~Defender of Faith~Guardian of Truth~~:
This is the real reason why Muslims are forbidden to have a dog as a pet or allow one in their house :
A puppy deterred the “Archangel Gabriel” from entering Muhammad’s house, thus, dogs are ordered to be killed.
(from Sahih Muslim, Book 024, Number 5246)
“A’isha reported that Gabriel (peace be upon him) made a promise with Allah’s Messenger (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: ‘A’isha, when did this dog enter here? She said: By Allah, I don’t know He then commanded and it was…
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