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?