Friday, April 14, 2006

Gubra with G-ni

I just returned from watching Gubra with G-ni. It was a sequel to Sepet(right)- a love story between a sepet Chinese man and a Malay girl.

I laughed terbahak-bahak intermittently during the show and was reduced to tears at some points. It was just beautiful. I am proud that Malaysian can actually come up with such a good movie.

There was a scene that touched my furry heart. The muezzin while on his way to the mosque actually stopped to pet a dog which was sitting in the middle of the road and told the dog to move aside in case it gets knocked down by the truck again. The dog then gets up and with 3 legs hobbled over to the side....

Shaykh al-Islam Ibn Taymiyah (not sure who this is) said:

With regard to dogs, there are three views among the scholars:

1 – That they are taahir (pure), even their saliva. This is the view of Maalik.

2 – That they are naajis (impure), even their hair. This is the view of al-Shaafa’i and is one of the two views narrated from Ahmad.

3 – Their hair is taahir but their saliva is naajis. This is the view of Abu Haneefah and of Ahmad in the other report narrated from him.

This is the most correct view. So if the wetness of the dog’s hair gets onto one’s garment or body, that does not make it naajis. End quote.

Majmoo’ al-Fataawa, 21/530.

Now I wonder why all this time Muslims just simply detest dogs? No reason at all right?


happiegenie said...

The same thing with Eating duck? How come some malay friends says that they can't eat itik because of their web-feet. But then I met a muslim girl recently and she is crazy about itik and confirmed that muslim are allowed to eat. Now which is which? Mana yang betul, ni?

Mia said...

Cannot understand it but I think that duck if fine! I think the problem is that most muslims don't read the quran. Certainly not in the language that they understand. Imagine us reading the bible in aramaic... so susah man!

I think my next quest is to read the quran in tandem with the bible. In June...

Spot said...

What I heard about ducks is the same as for crabs. not allowed to eat both because they are creatures that live both in water and on land.

I don't think its about not reading the Quran. It's more a matter of intepretation. How literally one wants to interpret. As in the case of Christianity, interpretation has resulted in different denominations in Islam, each with their version of things.

Jewish people don't eat pork too and doesn't that come from the Old Testament?

Hehe..i think anybody who wants to read the Quran should learn Arabic first. Then you can rule out translation errors. :)

Mia said...

Yeah,... the porky thing came from the Old testament.

Arabic... cannot lah... I don' even know Chinese.... what man!

But can still read the Quran... it will be interesting. And then the Communist Manifesto... and also works of Voltaire... and etc