NGO proposes "Do not go near dogs" event


  • Nation
  • Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014

ALOR SETAR: The Persatuan Jemaah Pondok-pondok Kedah suggested that a "Do not go near dogs" programme be held to counter the recent dog-touching event participated by Muslims in Petaling Jaya.

Its director, Sobri Osman, said the "I want to touch a dog" event should not have been allowed and the participation of Muslims clearly reflected their shallow knowledge of their religion.

He suggested that a campaign, such as "Do Not Go Near Dogs", to be held, if the objective was to educate Muslims on the proper way of handling dogs.

He advised Muslims who attended the event, held at Central Park, 1Utama, near Petaling Jaya, to cleanse themselves should they happen to touch the dogs.

"If they are confident that they were dry and the dogs they touched were also dry, it is not necessary for them to do so.

“Otherwise, they should do the proper cleansing method or their prayers will not be accepted," he added.

The 'I Want To Touch A Dog' programme has been widely criticised when Muslims were allowed to touch and play with dogs brought to the event by non-Muslims. – Bernama 


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