Islamic Sufism Spirituality

Cat and Paradise

Posted on: November 21, 2008


“One of the most touching cat stories in early Arabic history relates the tale of the Sufi from Baghdad, Abu Bakr al-Shibli (d. 945) who dies and was seen by one of his friends in a dream. On being asked what ALLAH had done to him, he said that he had been granted admission to Paradise but was asked by the ALLAH if he knew the reason for this blessing. Shibli enumerated all his religious duties – fasting and praying, performing the Pilgrimage and giving alms – but none of these acts of piety had saved him. Finally ALLAH asked him, ‘Do you remember the cold day in Baghdad when it was snowing and you were walking in your coat when you saw a tiny kitten on a wall shivering with cold, and you took it and put it under your warm coat? For the sake of this kitten We have forgiven you.’”

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4 Responses to "Cat and Paradise"

I like it very much.

That is very touching indeed and a great lesson!

i love this story, but i am shocked that there are many arabs in muslim countries that show no respect love or care towards any animal, i wish i could change that, i try by feeding the stray cats and loving them but the people still run them over by car leaving them for dead on the road not giving it any thought. can someone give me some more ideas of how to make these people love more, not just animal but also their wives

this story was so touching, i cant help but let my tears fall… amazing story, thank you for sharing this, may ALLAH be with you!

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