KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (RNS) Nearly 1,000 people attended the Oct. 19 event at a park in the western state of Selangor, aimed at helping Muslims overcome religious stigma and fear of canines and learn permissible ways to touch a dog.
Articles tagged “dogs”
(RNS) When Pope Francis warned married couples not to substitute pets and vacation homes for children, was that a slap against childless couples? Some people thought so.
(RNS) Dog-meets-God books have been a staple of Christian publishing for at least a decade. Now, cats, horses and maybe even birds are getting into the heavenly act.
(RNS) It's “Walk your Dog In Front of a Mosque Day,'' and it's not meant as a joyous occasion. Muslims’ alleged canine-phobia is often cited by critics of Islam as an example of how Western values and the faith are incompatible. Yet many Muslims the world over have dogs, and dogs figure prominently is some Islamic countries. By Omar Sacirbey.