Sunday 28 September 2008

Guide (‘seeing eye’) dog allowed into mosque

Media reports state:

"An 18-year-old blind Muslim student in Leicester is the first to be allowed to take his guide dog into a mosque in England.

In Islam dogs are regarded as unclean and are not allowed in mosques.

However, the Muslim Law (Shari'ah) Council UK has now issued a fatwa which allows guide dogs inside mosques but not into prayer rooms.

The Guide Dogs for the Blind Association and the Muslim Council of Britain worked together to support Mohammed Abraar Khatri's request.

Guide Dogs for the Blind said it was "a massive step forward for other blind and partially-sighted Muslims". "

The link to the BBC story video is HERE

Will such noble and sympathetic enlightenment ever happen in Malaysia?

Unless there is are massive changes in Malaysia, I think it is as likely as pigs flying!

However, I sincerely hope I am wrong.

The full story and the video can be found on the Petpositive blog HERE

For many more links, and further information please 'Google' for:

guide dog in mosque

Magnum bonum

A great good

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