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Princely Companion or Object of Offense?: The Dog’s Ambiguous Status in Islam
Södertörn University, School of Historical and Contemporary Studies, Study of Religions.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-9865-1869
2014 (English)In: Society and Animals, ISSN 1063-1119, E-ISSN 1568-5306, Vol. 22, no 6, 545-559 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Negative attitudes toward dogs are common in Muslim societies. Thus, in studying both past and present Muslim writings on dogs, a contradictory picture emerges, indicating that Muslim attitudes toward dogs have had their ambiguities. At times the dog has been presented as the lowest, filthiest, and vilest of creatures, and at times the dog appears as a perfect role model, exemplifying qualities like loyalty, devotion, and self-sacrifice. There are signs that attitudes toward dogs are changing in some Muslim soci-eties. One such sign is that an increasing number of people in Muslim countries are now keeping dogs as companion animals. The following research will be used to highlight ambiguities as well as changes in order to not only better understand the position of the dog within Islam, but also to provide a very concrete example of how interpretations of religions are not isolated or single but are dependent on context.

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Brill Academic Publishers, 2014. Vol. 22, no 6, 545-559 p.
Keyword [en]
Islam, dogs, shariah, change, interpretations, sufism, Quran, politics
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History of Religions
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Historical Studies
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URN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-25023DOI: 10.1163/15685306-12341357ISI: 000345819300001Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-84929325395OAI: oai:DiVA.org:sh-25023DiVA: diva2:756046
Available from: 2014-10-16 Created: 2014-10-16 Last updated: 2015-06-08Bibliographically approved

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