Hi all readers! Are you looking for an explanation of “does cat saliva break wudu?”? If your answer is “Yes”, congratulations! Now you are reading the right article. Why? Because that is what I will explain in this article. As Muslims, we must understand that. That’s why I wrote this article. So, you should read it to the end!
Specifically, there are some important things about “does cat saliva break wudu?” which I will explain in this article. The three important things I mean are as follows:
- Cat in Islam.
- Does Touching Cat Break Wudu?
- Does Cat Saliva Break Wudu?
a. Six Things That Break Wudu in Islam.
b. Is Cat Saliva Unclean?
Cat in Islam
The first important thing about “does cat saliva break wudu?” what I will explain now is cat in Islam. I want you to understand that first before you read any further explanations in this article because that is one of the basic things in this discussion that should be well understood.
There are two hadiths about cat that I would like to quote, and then I will explain their meanings, to explain cat in Islam in general. The two hadiths I am referring to are as follows:
عَنْ أَبِيْ هُرَيْرَةَ رَضِيَ اللهُ عَنْهُ أَنَّ النَّبِيَّ صَلَّى اللّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ قَالَ : … دَخَلَتِ امْرَأَةٌ النَّارَ فِيْ هِرَّةٍ ربَطَتْهَا فَلَا هِيَ أَطْعَمَتْهَا وَلَا هِيَ أَرْسَلَتْها تَأكُلُ مِنْ خَشَاشِ الْأَرْضِ حَتَّى مَاتَتْ
From Abu Hurairah radiyallahu anhu, that the Prophet (Muhammad) sallallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, “…a woman enters Hell because she binds a cat and does not feed it nor does she let it go so that can eat small animals that are on the ground until it (the cat) dies.”
عَنْ أَبِيْ قَتَادَةَ رَضِيَ اللهُ عَنْهُ قَالَ : فِيْ الْهِرَّةِ : إِنَّهَا لَيْسَتْ بِنَجَسٍ ، إِنَّمَا هِيَ مِنَ الطَّوَافِيْنَ عَلَيْكُمْ . أَخْرَجَهُ الْأَرْبَعَةُ وَ إِبْنُ خُزَيْمَةَ
From Abu Qatadah radiyallahu anhu, he (Prophet Muhammad) said about cats; “Actually, it is not unclean. That includes the animals that surround you.” The hadith was narrated by four people (Abu Dawud, at-Tirmidhi, an-Nasa’I, and Ibn Majah) and Ibn Khuzaimah.
All readers! There are several important things that we can conclude if we understand the hadith about cat above:
One: Muslims are strictly prohibited from harming animals. In the first hadith about cat above it is explained that there was a woman who tied a cat and did not feed it until it (it: the cat) died. Later, she will go to Hell because of her actions.
Two: in the second hadith about cat above it is explained that the cat’s body is not unclean unless there is najis attached to the cat’s body. So, Muslims can touch it.
That’s a brief explanation of cat in Islam. As Muslims, we must understand that.
Does Touching Cat Break Wudu?
The second important point about “does cat saliva break wudu?” what I will explain now is “does touching cat break wudu?”. I want you to understand that now because it is one of the important questions in this discussion that must be well understood.
In the previous few paragraphs, I have explained that the cat’s body is not unclean unless there is najis attached to the cat’s body. The legal status, that the cat’s body is not unclean, explains that the cat’s body does not break wudu.
But the question is “does touching cat break wudu?”. I think we should understand that first before we can understand the answer to the main question in this discussion.
In short, I would like to say that touching a cat does not break wudu. The reason is because the cat’s body is sacred unless there is najis in the cat’s body.
That’s a brief explanation of “does touching cat break wudu?”. As Muslims, we must understand that.