Quran and the Signs Of My Lord

Assalamu alaikum wa rehmatullahi wa barakatuh

Dogs are unclean

Hydatid cysts and hydatid disease:

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The hydatid disease is caused by the parasite echinococcus which is transmitted through the feces of dogs.

During the life cycle of ecinococcus the definitive hosts are normally carnivores such as dogs.

Organism Definitive Hosts Intermediate Hosts
E. granulosus dogs and other canidae sheep, goats, swine, kangaroos, and other wild herbivores
E. multilocularis foxes, dogs, other canidae and cats small rodents
E. vogeli bush dogs and dogs rodents
E. oligarthrus wild felids small rodents

There are cysts formed with multiple daughter cysts within them.The cysts could be formed in brain,liver,lungs etc.Following are some pictures of such cysts.

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Rabies:

Rabies is another disease caused by dogs which causes the inflamation of brain tissue i.e. encephalitis in humans and other animals.The central nervous system is effected.The madness includes

violent movements,

uncontrolled excitement,

hydrophobia or fear of water and

an inability to move parts of the body and confusion

unconciousness

And eventually death.

Dogs are Unclean

Now see some steps which clearly point towards the prevention of this disease as well as rabies.

The Prophet, peace be upon him, said: “If a dog licks the vessel of any one of you, let him throw away whatever was in it and wash it seven times.” (Reported by Muslim)

Islam discourages the closeness and thus aims at the prevention of such diseases.

The Prophet, peace be upon him, said: “Angels do not enter a house wherein there is a dog or an animate picture.” (Reported by Bukhari)

Islam discourages the closeness and thus aims at the prevention of such diseases.

Hadith – Bukhari 3:515, Narrated Abu Huraira
Allah’s Apostle said, “Whoever keeps a dog, one Qirat of the reward of his good deeds is deducted daily, unless the dog is used for guarding a farm or cattle.” Abu Huraira (in another narration) said from the Prophet, “unless it is used for guarding sheep or farms, or for hunting.” Narrated Abu Hazim from Abu Huraira: The Prophet said, “A dog for guarding cattle or for hunting.
Islam discourages the closeness and thus aims at the prevention of such diseases.However it is allowed in some conditions to keep dogs.
Hadith – Muwatta 2.36
Yahya related to me from Malik from Abu’z-Zinad from al-Araj from Abu Hurayra that the Messenger of Allah said, “If a dog drinks from your vessel, wash it seven times.
Islam discourages the closeness and thus aims at the prevention of such diseases.
The Prophet said, “Five kinds of animals are mischief-doers and can be killed even in the Sanctuary: They are the rat, the scorpion, the kite, the crow and the rabid dog.
Islam aims at prevention of rabies.
Dogs are mentioned unclean so that we could avoid them and thus many diseases could be prevented.However,it is also clarified in Islam that being an unclean animal does not mean that we should be harsh towards them,rather we should be kind towards them too.See the following hadees.
Hadith – Bukhari 4:538, Narrated Abu Huraira
Allah’s Apostle said, “A prostitute was forgiven by Allah, because, passing by a panting dog near a well and seeing that the dog was about to die of thirst, she took off her shoe, and tying it with her head-cover she drew out some water for it. So, Allah forgave her because of that.”
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This entry was posted on August 30, 2014 by in Teachings of Prophet Muhammad s.a.w.w. and Science and tagged , , , .
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