"Cats and Islam" Islamabad Favorite Tip by Ewingjr98
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Favorite thing: From Istanbul to Islamabad, and other Muslim cities you will find stray cats are very common. Many people who can barely feed their families will stop and give scraps of food to random cats daily. What gives?
It turns out cats enjoy a special status in Islam. This respect for these animals supposedly has roots in the prophet Muhammad's fondness of cats (can I write his name without a fatwa against me? please? Thanks!). Muhammad (PBUH) supposedly would cut off his sleeve rather than wake a cat that fell asleep on his clothing. It has been noted that tabby cats have an "M" on their foreheads, which could be the mark of Muhammad (PBUH).
Muhammad himself had a favorite cat named Muezza. It is said that Muhammad would drink from the same water the cat drank from, and he would even do ablutions before prayer with the water the cat had consumed.
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