Hi all readers! Are you looking for an explanation of “does your wudu break if a cat licks you?”? 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 two important things about “does your wudu break if a cat licks you?” which I will explain in this article. Two important things I mean are as follows:
Hadith About Cat
The important thing about “does your wudu break if a cat licks you?” what I will explain now is the hadith about cat. I want you to understand that first because it is one of the important things in this discussion, especially the discussion about cat in Islam, which must be understood very well.
In general, there are many hadiths about cat in Islamic legal literacy. Of course, I will not quote them all here. In this article, I will only quote two hadiths about cat.
The hadith about cat I mean is 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 cats above:
One: Muslims are strictly prohibited from harming animals. In the first hadith about cats above it is explained that there was a woman who tied a cat and did not feed it until it (the cat) died. Later, he will go to Hell because of her actions.
Two: in the second hadith about cats 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 is a brief explanation of the hadith about cats. As Muslims, we must understand that.