Wednesday, 30 May 2012



There is absolutely nothing in the Quran or Sunnah which would give rise to the belief that black (or any color) cats are a ‘bad omen’ or that the Jinn has the power to possess black cats! These beliefs are nothing but superstitions, and superstitions have absolutely no basis or relevance in the deen of Truth brought by Prophet Mohamed (sallAllahu alyhi wasallam).

The Messenger of Allah (sallAllahu alyhi wasallam) declared that the cat is not impure, and were amongst those pure animals which intermingle with humans in the report narrated by Abu Dawood (68) from Kabshah bint Ka’b ibn Maalik, who was married to Ibn Abi Qutaadah, Abu Qutaadah entered and she poured some water for him to do wudoo’.

A cat came and drank from the water, and he tipped the vessel for it so that it could drink. Kabshah said: “He saw me looking at him and he said, ‘Do you find it strange, O daughter of my brother?’ I said, ‘Yes.’ He said, ‘The Messenger of Allaah (sallAllahu alyhi wasallam) said, “They (cats) are not naajis (impure), rather they are among those who go around among you (al-tawwaafeena ‘alaykum).”’”


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