NORWAY. Yesterday at 10.30 AM a woman was robbed in a park in Oslo and the perpetraitor kicked her little chihuahua Leah so she flew to the side. Then he went up to the dog and delivered another kick. Leah died at the vet with a broken neck and several fractures to her skull. The woman says that the man was Somali.

Can one draw any conclusions from his religion or is it unfair to do so? I think that one have to consider his faith and culture to understand why he gives the dog that second kick. She wasn’t a threat to him as she was hurt and probably both confused and afraid. So he was either drunk/high or acted in accordance with what his religion teaches. You can learn that below.

The owner talks about what happened to, as she says, her best friend. It’s absolutely heartbreaking!

This isn’t the only case of Muslims attacking dogs. There have been several cases the last year and the Swedish police says that the violence towards their dogs have become much worse.

Also, read my first blogpost about Islam and dogs and the article Muhammad and the dogs by Silas is an amazing resource.

Narrated `Aisha: “The things which annul the prayers were mentioned before me. They said, ‘Prayer is annulled by a dog, a donkey and a woman (if they pass in front of the praying people).’ I said, ‘You have made us (i.e. women) dogs.’ I saw the Prophet (ﷺ) praying while I used to lie in my bed between him and the Qibla. Whenever I was in need of something, I would slip away. for I disliked to face him.”

Sahih Bukhari 8.158.511

Once Gabriel promised the Prophet (that he would visit him, but Gabriel did not come) and later on he said, ‘We, angels, do not enter a house which contains a picture or a dog.’

Sahih Bukhari 4.54.50

“Abdullah (b. Umar) (Allah be pleased with them) reported: Allah’s Messenger (may peace be upon him) ordered the killing of dogs and we would send (men) in Medina and its corners and we did not spare any dog that we did not kill, so much so that we killed the dog that accompanied the wet she-camel belonging to the people of the desert.”

Sahih Muslim 3811

“Ibn Mughaffal reported: The Messenger of Allah (may peace be upon him) ordered killing of the dogs, and then said: What about them, i. e. about other dogs? and then granted concession (to keep) the dog for hunting and the dog for (the security) of the herd, and said: When the dog licks the utensil, wash it seven times, and rub it with earth the eighth time.”

Sahih Muslim 551
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