Cat Adoption at Jumu’ah Prayers
November 17 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Valley Humane Society of Pleasanton will be on site with immediately adoptable furry felines who are ready to be part of your forever family.
12 p.m. to 4 p.m. | Friday, Nov. 17 | MCC Banquet Hall | Free; no RSVP required to attend | See adoption fee below
“Verily, there is a Heavenly reward for every act of kindness done to a living animal.”
Prophet Muhammad (PBUH)
Each adopter must be at least 21 years of age. The adoption fee for a kitten is $125 or $200 for a pair and $100 for a cat. It includes:
- -medical summary report
- – spay or neuter surgery;
- – microchip and transfer of ownership
- – age-appropriate vaccinations;
- – up to date on flea control;
- – parasite control treatments;
- – free sample bag of food and
- – free vet check certificate
- – coupons for local pet stores
Prophet Mohammad (peace be upon him) was fond of cats, particularly his cat Muezza. Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) was so attached to him he’d let the cat sit on his lap while he gave his sermons. He’d even drink water that Muezza had previously been lapping up.
There are several well-known tales about Muezza. One says that the cat saved Prophet Muhammad from the deadly bite of a venomous snake. Another relates a time when Muezza was asleep on Prophet Muhammad’s robe when the call to prayers sounded. Although most people would have shooed away the cat, Prophet Muhammad instead cut off the sleeve of his robe so Muezza could rest in peace.
Islam instructs Muslims to revere cats. In fact, mistreating a cat is considered a significant transgression.